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Lucozade Gels

Postby Stu » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:27 pm

Hi folks. Has anyone on here had word from Lucozade about the veganicity of their gels? I doubt they're vegany but would like to know as they are provided in an event I'm taking part in this Spring.

Cheers in advance.
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Re: Lucozade Gels

Postby dublin dave » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:39 pm

http://www.lucozadeshop.com/body-fuel-energy-gel/03617.html

Ingredients: Glucose Syrup (89%), Water, Citric Acid, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Stabiliser (Acacia Gum), Flavouring, Colour (Beta-carotene).

Looks vegan...
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Re: Lucozade Gels

Postby Herbsman » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:11 am

Cheap at 45p a gel but it's all glucose syrup... Might maltodextrin-based gels be a better option? They're less sweet and supposedly easier to stomach during a race
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Re: Lucozade Gels

Postby Stu » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:56 pm

dublin dave wrote:http://www.lucozadeshop.com/body-fuel-energy-gel/03617.html

Ingredients: Glucose Syrup (89%), Water, Citric Acid, Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Preservative (Potassium Sorbate), Stabiliser (Acacia Gum), Flavouring, Colour (Beta-carotene).

Looks vegan...


Thanks for the reply mate but it clearly says beta-carotene in the ingredients list. What I'm wondering is if anyone has had word from Lucozade about what the source of beta-carotene is.


Herbsman wrote:Might maltodextrin-based gels be a better option?

No because like I said, it's Lucozade that's supplied by the event. I'll probably carry my own but it would be nice not to have to carry them around.
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Re: Lucozade Gels

Postby captain caveman III » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:27 pm

This stuff is manufactured by vivisectors SmithKline Beecham, isn't it? Personally, i would stay well away, eat some dates and bananas instead. :wink:
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Re: Lucozade Gels

Postby Konstantin » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:22 pm

captain caveman III wrote:This stuff is manufactured by vivisectors SmithKline Beecham, isn't it? Personally, i would stay well away, eat some dates and bananas instead. :wink:


I agree and never touch lucozade because of SKB. There's plenty of other vegan gels around.
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Re: Lucozade Gels

Postby ruckus » Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:54 pm

Stu wrote:Thanks for the reply mate but it clearly says beta-carotene in the ingredients list. What I'm wondering is if anyone has had word from Lucozade about what the source of beta-carotene is.


is beta-carotene ever derived from animal products?
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Re: Lucozade Gels

Postby dublin dave » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:05 pm

ruckus wrote:
Stu wrote:Thanks for the reply mate but it clearly says beta-carotene in the ingredients list. What I'm wondering is if anyone has had word from Lucozade about what the source of beta-carotene is.


is beta-carotene ever derived from animal products?


The issue is that in water based products gelatine is often used as a carrier for the beta carotene.
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