Hammer Nutrition Hammer Gel

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My go-to gel. I've tried all sorts of gels, some taste…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $20

Summary

My go-to gel.

Pros

  • taste
  • no sugar rush

I've tried all sorts of gels, some taste like canned frosting, some are too sweet with simple sugars and some try too hard to be natural. This gel is just right.

The formula used in this energy gel contains more complex sugars which take a little time to absorb. This means that you get a nice even energy boost instead of the high and crash of gels that use simple sugars. The formula also uses proteins which help with the sugar rush and minimize muscle tissue degradation.

I like the espresso flavor best as it tastes like a dark chocolate, and has a little caffeine for a boost. I've used this gel as food on several long runs over six hours and I never got tired of the flavor, which is more than I can say about most electrolyte drinks and other gels/chews. 

The advantage of the large bottle is that you can put it into a squeeze flask and take as much or as little as needed and no metal packet garbage. I hate trying to get the last bit of gel out of the foil packets.

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Get clean, consistent and long-burning energy with this complex carbohydrate gel that won't cause insulin spikes and tastes great.

- REI

The Hammer Gel 26-Serving Jugs are required equipment for true endurance athletes. These single-serving packs are great for throwing into your jersey or lumbar pack. Whether you're cycling, distance running, or completing a World Cup sailing event, you can turn to Hammer Gel when you need sustained energy. For over a decade, Hammer Gel has been the benchmark of concentrated carbohydrate energy, primarily because of what it doesn?t contain?Hammer Gel has no added refined, simple sugars and artificial colors or sweeteners. Hammer Gel Jugs are the economical choice for even, reliable energy, not the ?flash and crash? of sugar-loaded products. You get only what?s good for you: complex carbohydrates, natural ingredients, and real fruit. The result is a great tasting concentrated fuel source that goes down and digests easier than any other energy gel. Hammer Gel is versatile as well ? you can drink it straight, add it to your water bottle, or combine it with Sustained Energy, HEED, and Perpeteum to create a variety of tasty energy combinations for any length activity, anywhere, anytime.Hammer Gel may be used as the sole source of calories during workouts and races up to two hours. When training sessions or races go longer than that select either Hammer Nutrition?s PERPETUEM or SUSTAINED ENERGY as your primary fuel source. Hammer Gel is perfectly compatible with all Hammer Nutrition fuels so during ultra distance events, while Hammer Gel cannot be your sole source of calories every single hour, it may be occasionally to give you a little variety in what you?re consuming. If you need a little extra boost, the Espresso and Tropical flavors also contain caffeine (50 mg per serving). All other flavors have no caffeine.You can use Hammer Gel to flavor Sustained Energy, Hammer Whey smoothies, etc. Hammer Gel flavors can also be mixed for a variety of tastes. Try these combinations: Banana + Choco

- RockCreek

Description Of Hammer Nutrition Hammer Gel JugFor over a decade, Hammer Gel has been the benchmark of concentrated carbohydrate energy gel, primarily because of what it doesnt contain - Hammer Gel has no added refined, simple sugars, and no artificial colors or sweeteners.FeaturesRock solid energyMade with real fruit and wholesome ingredientsVersatile and economicalEspresso and Tropical contain caffeineGluten-free and vegan friendlyContains no MSGKosher Certified26 servings per jugWon best of MTBR award from 2003-06

- US Outdoor Store

Avoid the sugar high and subsequent crash of some other energy gels with Hammer Nutrition's Hammer Gel. This tasty, easy-to-digest, and well-balanced energy gel helps keep you going for hours using long-chain complex carbohydrates and amino acids instead of cheap, ineffective commercial-grade sugars like glucose or sucrose.

- EMS

Great tasting sports energy from Hammer Gel containing no added refined, simple sugars and no artificial colors or sweeteners. Just pure carbohydrate gel energy when you need it. Amount: 12 Hammer Gels to a box. Select Flavor: Apple Cinnamon, Banana, Chocolate, Espresso (w/Caffeine), Montana Huckleberry, Orange, Plain, Raspberry, Tropical (w/Caffeine), Vanilla.

- Mountains Plus