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Frequently Asked Questions

How does TORQ Energy compare to other sports drinks?

In a nutshell, TORQ Energy (as well as the bars and gels) use a research-proven 2:1 maltodextrin:fructose formulation for 40% greater carbohydrate delivery. Some other sports drinks use maltodextrin and fructose but in different ratios. TORQ Energy also contains all five key electrolytes lost through sweat (sodium, chloride, magnesium, potassium and calcium) in the range recommended by experts. Many other sports drinks only contain one or two electrolytes (typically sodium and potassium), or they do not come close to the recommended ranges for the electrolytes they contain. And, of course, TORQ products do not contain any artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors.

What’s the best way to TORQ?

  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
  • You can mix TORQ gels with TORQ energy in hot/humid conditions providing you stick to the principles outlined in 1, 2 and 3.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Always remember to satisfy both your energy AND fluid requirements – enjoy your TORQ product.

Why does TORQ only sell individually packaged gels and not a refill bottle?

This is to minimize the amount of preservative (sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate) in the gels. If TORQ offered a large bottle of gel, this would have to contain much more preservative than is currently used. One option TORQ is considering is a gel powder.

Are TORQ products gluten free?

All TORQ products are gluten free apart from the bars. These contain oat gluten but are wheat free.