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Barcode: 5060123410594
Sub Type: Other Supplements Brand: Torq
Sub Type Detailed: Carbohydrates Product Form: Gel
Type: Vitamins & Health Supplements

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· "Research-proven 2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose formulation for 40% greater carbohydrate delivery". Wallis et al (2005). Oxidation of Combined Ingestion of Maltodextrins and Fructose during Exercise. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 
· Contains all 5 Electrolytes 
· Natural Flavours 
· No Colours 
· No Artificial Sweeteners 
· Dairy-Free // Wheat-Free // Gluten-Free 
· Suitable for Vegans 
· With Guarana (89mg of Natural Caffeine) 

Maltodextrin used in isolation has been proven to be considerably more effective than glucose used in isolation because of its lower osmolality in the gut. However, the research stated above compared traditional 'maltodextrin only' formulations with a 2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose blend and the results are nothing short of staggering. 

TORQ energy, TORQ's energy drink is formulated using the same 2:1 technology, and our TORQ bars are too, so regardless of the TORQ product you're using (or combination of them), the current research suggests that you won't get a higher carbohydrate delivery and utilisation from any other food or drink. 

The reason a 2:1 Maltodextrin:Fructose formulation works so well is actually rather simple, but it has been overlooked by research scientists until recently. This is because Fructose (fruit sugar) has always been deemed slow and ineffective because of its low glycaemic index. Glucose on the other hand was the preferred sugar for use in sports drinks until Maltodextrin (a polymer containing many glucose molecules) was discovered. 

Maltodextrin is the best carbohydrate to use in isolation, but what happens if you mix Maltodextrin with Fructose? Basically, unlike Maltodextrin and Glucose, which compete with each other for absorption, Maltodextrin and Fructose are absorbed in parallel, so you get the ultra-fast energy supply from Maltodextrin, plus the slower energy release from Fructose. In total, there's a 40% greater delivery of carbohydrate to the working muscle. The peer-reviewed research study stated above is one of many recent pieces of research that have demonstrated these findings and 'peer reviewed' means that the results have been published in a reputable scientific journal. Be wary of claims by manufacturers that cite 'University Studies' without referencing a mainstream publication. 

Based on the results of these recent studies, we suggest that an athlete consuming TORQ products can use 1.3 to 1.4 grams of carbohydrate per Kg of bodyweight per hour whilst exercising. For years, Sports Scientists have been recommending the much lower level of around 1 gram of carbohydrate per Kg of bodyweight per hour and this is all you can expect to absorb through maltodextrin only or maltodextrin/glucose based products. 

Important TORQ gel usage guidelines: 
1) If using a combination of TORQ products, you should be aiming to consume between 1.3 and 1.4 grams of carbohydrate per kg of bodyweight per hour. 
2) During hot/humid conditions, hydration levels are critical to performance and personal safety, so we suggest that you use TORQ energy drink at 6% concentration and consume a lot of it. 6% concentration delivers 60 grams of carbohydrate per litre. 
3) If you use TORQ gels in hot/humid conditions, you should do so with plenty of water. We recommend 500ml water per TORQ gel in these conditions. 
4) You can mix TORQ gels with TORQ energy in hot/humid conditions providing you stick to the principles outlined in 1, 2 and 3. 
5) The research quoted above experimented with a 9% carbohydrate concentration, which equates to one TORQ gel per 320ml of water. This is our recommendation for use under 'normal' or cooler environmental conditions. 
6) Under 'normal' or cooler environmental conditions and/or if the intensity of exercise causes lower perspiration rates, hydration is less of an issue and you can experiment with combinations of TORQ products to satisfy the principles outlined in 1) with lower fluid intake. 
7) Our Forest Fruits TORQ gel contains guarana, which delivers a very potent dose of natural caffeine. Again, the principles above apply to this product, except if consumed towards the end of an event as an 'energy booster'. If the latter is the case, consume at will. 
8) In Summary: Always remember to satisfy both your energy AND fluid requirements - enjoy your TORQ product. 

Ingredients:  Maltodextrin (41.5%), Water, Fructose (20.7%), Citric Acid, Natural Guarana Extract, Electrolytes (Sodium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Lactate, Magnesium Carbonate), Natural Red Fruits Flavours (Raspberry, Blackcurrant, Blackberry and Blueberry - 0.14%), Preservative (Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate). 

Nutritional Information  Per 45g Serving  Per 100g 
Energy (kCal/kJ) 112/468  250/1045
Protein (g) 0 0 Fat (g) 0 0
Saturates (g) 0 0
Carbohydrate (g) 28 62.2
Sugars (g) 9.3 20.7
Sodium (mg) 50 111
Chloride (mg) 85.5 190
Potassium (mg) 11.5 25.7
Magnesium (mg) 1 2.3
Calcium (mg) 4.5 10.1
Caffeine (mg) 89 198 

WARNING! This product contains very high levels of caffeine and is NOT suitable for young children. 

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Your item will be professionally & carefully packed and despatched in a timely manner from our UK based warehouse. 99% of our items arrive to the customer within 5-10 working days.

Due to customs laws and eBay policies we cannot amend the customs forms attached to our parcels in any way so please do not ask for us to amend any prices on your order.

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Orders are not processed for shipment on weekends and holidays, so there may be a small delay in your order during these periods. If you have any special requests then please contact us as soon as possible as we process the orders very quickly.

All UK deliveries are shipped via Royal Mail with a typical delivery time after dispatch of 1 - 3 working days unless faster service is selected.

Economy international shipping is standard Royal Mail international airmail (Not tracked). Typical delivery times after dispatch are 5 - 10 working days.

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These times can be shown by eBay to be longer but we have found in our experience that this is not the case. All times given are estimates and all deliveries are subject to postal delay's which are out of our control. UK postage can take a maximum of 10 working days and international mail can take a maximum of up to 20 working days. If your order has not arrived within these times then please get in contact so we can help you out.


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Professional People, Training, and Tools. Your Local OnLine Bike Shop! We are here to serve you! We have been running a bike shop for years and years and we pride ourselves on providing great customer service and care.

This ethos carries into the online world. We ship fast, we do our utmost to ensure you are satisfied with the product and delivery. No fuss returns - just the kind of place we'd like to shop. We absolutely focus on quality - if we wouldn't buy it for ourselves; we won't sell it. Both OnLine and Off-line ethos is the same - the highest possible service is our minimum offering. No quibble - just happy customers.

Our reputation for professionalism and expertise comes from the quality of our staff. Our staff have many years of experience, all of our employees are avid and active riders (and all have university degrees). The sales staff are not compensated with commissions - their incentive is to make you happy. They are trained to listen to the customer, share their knowledge and fit you to the bike that suits your body, your style of riding, and budget. You can also ask these question and we'll do our best over email / IM / Skype etc - Or pop into our Shop.

Our mechanics also play a vital role in the quality of the finished product that you purchase. Our mechanics are the best in the business. They are year-round, full-time professionals who love bicycles; it shows in the pride they take in assembling and servicing your bike. The confidence and respect others have for us is demonstrated repeatedly by how often we are asked to give technical support at races, and charity rides all over the South West area.

Our bricks shop is called Cogs-Bikes. Why the different name - there are just too many web inquiries for the shop to handle so we took the decision to separate the main web shop from the local bike shop - but retain the knowledge and experience of day to day problem solving activities. At the coal face. Cogs-Bikes are known for their built bikes is the best assembled bike you can buy. All production bikes arrive 90% pre-assembled and are built by most shops in 30 minutes or less. We spend a minimum of one hour putting your bike together. Frame and fork alignments are checked first. Then every bolt is tensioned and if necessary greased, cables and housing are cut to correct length, bottom bracket and headset are adjusted, and wheels trued.

Results.Less servicing down the road, more time having fun riding your bike.

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We will aim to resolve any issue with a faulty item as quickly as possible but we need you to tell us as soon as you discover the fault so we can resolve the issue for you.

Please include as many details as possible about the order and the problem with the goods and we will get an alternative sorted out for you. Good idea to give us the invoice number.


This would be very unusual - however, If you have received an incorrect item in your order, let us know straight away by contacting our Customer Care Team. They will try and sort it out for you within the hour.


Sometimes we don't send everything you've ordered at the same time, so first of all, check your delivery note or dispatch emails to see if any of your items will be arriving separately.

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In addition to the Distance Selling Regulations, you can return any item within 28 days of receipt for a refund of that item or to exchange it for a different size or colour.

For returns made outside the Distance Selling Regulations, we will refund the monetary value of the goods returned to us, at the price you purchased them.

Please note that in the interests of hygiene, items marked with a "!" next to the product name cannot be returned, unless they have remained in their original wrapping or are faulty.

In all cases, the items returned must be in their original condition, which includes any packaging. For example, shoes are to be returned along with the original shoe box. All goods will be inspected on return.

The goods are your responsibility until they reach our Warehouse. Please ensure you package your return to prevent any damage to the items or boxes.

We recommend you use a postal service that insures you for the value of the goods you are returning. Please send your returned goods to:
New Victoria House
Weston Park Rd

We also accept cancelled orders under the Distance Selling Regulations -


As an online business, we aim to provide a Returns service that is totally hassle-free for you.

From receipt, you have 28 days to decide if you want to return any item within your order. Just contact us and request a return.

Please note it is very important that when you return an item, we know the order number it relates to, your details and whether you want a refund or an exchange. Without these details we won't be able to take the action you want us to.

It can take up to 7 days for us to receive your return, depending on which postal service you use. However once we receive them, we will inspect and process the goods within 24 hours to ensure you receive what you want as quickly as possible.

So you are kept informed, we will send you an email confirming the action we have taken, as soon as we are confident the goods are in their original condition and the return has been allocated to your account.

Any refund will automatically be issued to the card used to make the original purchase and in the event, we are unable to provide a suitable replacement we will automatically refund you and let you know via email.

In all cases, the items returned must be in their original condition. All goods will be inspected on return and any item in unsuitable condition will be sent back to you.

When returning items from outside the UK, please ensure all custom's documentation is marked as a returned item as any additional custom's fees will not be paid by seller.


We will usually refund you what you paid for the goods but not the delivery charge expect in cases where the order was cancelled under the UK Distance Selling Regulations or the entire order was faulty.


We are very sorry if we have made a mistake on your refund. Please get in touch with ourCustomer Care Team who will try and sort it out for you as soon as possible.

The following may affect the amount you have been refunded

The delivery charge, which would only be refunded under cancelled orders made under Distance Selling Regulations or if the goods are faulty.

Any discounts that were applied at the time of sale, which may not now be applicable .


As soon as your return has been processed by our warehouse, we'll email you to let you know.

In the unlikely event that you don't receive this email within 10 days of posting your parcel to us, please get in touch with our Customer Care Team and we'll get back to you within the hour.

If you have returned your parcel using Recorded Delivery or another service that can be tracked, please give us the reference number when you contact us.


We are really sorry if we made a mistake when processing your request!

If you were expecting a replacement and got a refund instead, this maybe because we were unable to exchange the item for what you wanted. In this instance we would automatically issue you with a refund so you have the choice to purchase whatever goods you want instead.

If you were expecting a refund and we sent you replacement goods, please get in touch with our Customer Care Team so we can sort it out for you.


Of course! Your right to return an item remains exactly the same regardless of whether you bought it with a gift voucher, a payment card, or a combination of the two.

For your convenience, we'll refund anything you paid for with your debit/credit card first, and then send you a new 16-digit code for any outstanding gift voucher credit you are owed.


If you are the Purchaser, you can cancel your unused gift voucher within 30 minutes of placing the order.

After that time, provided the gift voucher has not been redeemed or associated with an account, please contact our Customer Care Team for assistance.

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All items are brand new, with 12-month warranty valid from date of purchase except for consumables which are warrantied for the product’s reasonable lifetime, or if stated otherwise. If you find that you are not happy with the item within 30 days then you can return it to us for a full refund. Items must be unused and in original packaging (Check our returns page for more details)
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