Hammer Nutrition - Energy Gel (26 servings)Hammer Nutrition
Rapid Energy Fuel
Unlike other similar-looking products on the market, Hammer Gel’s complex carbohydrates, all-natural ingredients, and pH-balancing formula are easily digestible and provide quick-acting yet long-lasting energy in a convenient, tasty, concentrated form. The addition of branched-chain amino acids helps to prevent muscle tissue breakdown while reducing fatigue.
✓ Rock-solid sustained energy
✓ No sugar crash
✓ Easy to digest and no GI distress
✓ Real endurance fuel
✓ Espresso and Tropical contain caffeine
✓ All flavours are Vegan Certified except Nocciola
HOW TO USE
Suggested Doses By Body Weight*
*These are estimated doses. Each athlete should determine in training, under a variety of conditions, their personal optimum.
If using more than one fuel, be sure to combine all of the calories from all of the products consumed to reach a correct total hourly intake.
|Up to 90 lbs (Up to 41kg)||0.5-1 serving/hr||40-45 to 80-90 cal.|
|90-120 lbs (41-54.5 kg)||05-1.5 servings/hr||40-45 to 120-135 cal.|
|120-155 lbs (54.5-70 kg)||1-2 servings/hr||80-90 to 160-180 cal.|
|155-190 lbs (70-86 kg)||1.5-2 servings/hr||120-160 to 135-180 cal.|
|190+ lbs (86+ kg)||1.5-2.5 servings/hr||120-135 to 200-225 cal.|
Mixing / Usage Instructions
Consume 0.5-2.5 servings per hour (see chart above), along with 16-28 ounces (approx 475-830 ml) of plain water per hour from a separate source.
Hammer Gel flavours can be mixed for a variety of tastes. Try these combinations:
- Banana + Chocolate or Espresso = Banana Split
- Orange + Vanilla = Orange Creamsicle
- Raspberry + Orange + Banana = Fruit Punch
- Raspberry + Espresso = Raspberry Mocha
- Vanilla mixed with any other flavour to make it milder for long-term use
Swipe Pictures for All Nutritional FactsEspresso: Maltodextrin, filtered water, Energy Smart (fruit juice, natural grain dextrins), cocoa powder, natural flavor, coffee powder, sodium acid sulfate, salt, potassium sorbate (as a preservative), caffeine, amino acids (l-leucine, l-alanine, l-valine, l-isoleucine), potassium chloride.
Apple Cinnamon: Maltodextrin, filtered water, apple juice concentrate, Energy Smart (fruit juice, natural grain dextrins), ground cinnamon, malic acid, vanilla extract, potassium sorbate (as a preservative), salt, amino acids (l-leucine, l-alanine, l-valine, l-isoleucine), potassium chloride.
Chocolate: Maltodextrin, filtered water, Energy Smart (fruit juice, natural grain dextrins), cocoa powder, sodium acid sulfate, salt, potassium sorbate (as a preservative), amino acids (l-leucine, l-alanine, l-valine, l-isoleucine), potassium chloride.
Montana Huckleberry: Maltodextrin, filtered water, Energy Smart (fruit juice, natural grain dextrins), huckleberries, natural huckleberry flavor, citric acid, potassium sorbate (as a preservative), amino acids (l-leucine, l-alanine, l-valine, l-isoleucine), salt, potassium chloride.
Orange: Maltodextrin, filtered water, orange juice concentrate, Energy Smart (fruit juice, natural grain dextrins), potassium sorbate (as a preservative), citric acid, salt, amino acids (l-leucine, l-alanine, l-valine, l-isoleucine), potassium chloride.
Raspberry: Maltodextrin, filtered water, raspberry puree, Energy Smart (fruit juice, natural grain dextrins), natural flavors, citric acid, potassium sorbate (as a preservative), salt, amino acids (l-leucine, l-alanine, l-valine, l-isoleucine), potassium chloride.
Tropical: Maltodextrin, filtered water, pineapple concentrate, Energy Smart (fruit juice, natural grain dextrins), natural flavors, citric acid, salt, potassium sorbate (as a preservative), caffeine, amino acids (l-leucine, l-alanine, l-valine, l-isoleucine), potassium chloride.
Vanilla: Maltodextrin, filtered water, Energy Smart® (fruit juice, natural grain dextrins), potassium sorbate (as a preservative), vanilla extract, citric acid, potassium chloride, salt, amino acids (l-leucine, l-alanine, l-valine, l-isoleucine).
A: While caffeine levels can vary tremendously between different brands of coffee, an 8-ounce cup of brewed coffee generally contains anywhere from 80-135 mg of caffeine, while the caffeine content of an 8-ounce cup of drip coffee is between 115-175 mg. Each serving of Espresso Hammer Gel contains 50 mg of caffeine. Each serving of Tropical Hammer Gel contains 25 mg of caffeine
Q: Is There Fructose In Hammer Gel?
A: Fructose is a real and present dietary danger known and shown to compromise health. Unprocessed natural fruit juice is associated with health-enhancing effects, but the processed form is highly toxic even in relatively small amounts.
This question is important, requiring a few paragraphs to explain.A typical 36-gram serving Hammer Gel contains 0.72 gram from a natural sweetener, called "Energy Smart" made from 50% fruit juice and 50% grain dextrins via proprietary process. Fruit juice contains natural fructose of 3-10% by weight. For every serving of Hammer Gel consumed (at most) 1-2 grams of natural fructose is consumed. The natural fructose content in Hammer Gel for a 9-serving/3-hour workout is no higher than 18-20 grams, well under half of the 50 grams necessary to induce fructose intolerance symptoms.
Since no one knows the proprietary process by which the "Energy Smart" sweetener formula is processed, our comment is an educated estimate. When compared to natural organic whole foods, Hammer Gel generates very small amounts of natural fructose.Naturally occurring, plant-source total dietary fructose ingested from whole non-processed fruits or vegetables is around 15 grams per day with NO reported association with compromised health disorders.Each 3.5 ounces from whole fruits contain small gram amounts of fructose:
|FRUIT||PER 100 GRAMS|
|Hammer Gel||1.0 - 2.0 *|
|*Per single serving|
Q: Why Hammer Nutrition Does Not Offer A Caffeinated Version In Every Flavour Of Hammer Gel?
A: There are two reasons. First, anytime caffeine is added to a flavour it can alter the taste significantly, it is very selective when determining which flavours can contain caffeine.
At this time Hammer Nutrition formulates two caffeinated flavours of Hammer Gel - Espresso is a natural in terms of a flavour that can and should contain caffeine (50 mg/serving), and the tart flavour of Tropical makes it suitable to contain a small amount of caffeine (25 mg/serving).
Secondly, the addition of caffeine to any product will make it more acidic. Though the higher level acidity is minor, it may increase the potential for stomach irritation in some people, especially when consuming large quantities of caffeine/caffeinated products.
Q: Should I Use Hammer Gel Or Heed?
A: Either, it's your preference!
Both products are ideal for use during exercise of any intensity lasting up to 2-3 hours.
|Hammer Gel is a concentrated complex carbohydrate gel with the consistency of syrup. It is the best choice for athletes who prefer drinking plain water for hydration.||HEED is a powdered sports drink mix. It is the best choice for athletes who DO NOT like drinking plain water while exercising.|
|Offered in 12 flavors: Apple-Cinnamon, Banana, Chocolate, Espresso, Montana Huckleberry, Orange, Raspberry, Tropical, Vanilla, Nocciola (Hazelnut), Peanut Butter, and Peanut Butter-Chocolate.||HEED comes in five flavors: Cherry Bomb, Lemon-Lime, Mandarin Orange, Melon, and Strawberry.|
|Caffeine Quotient: Espresso contains 50mg and Tropical contain 25mg of caffeine per serving.||Caffeine Quotient: Cherry Bomb contains 25mg of caffeine per serving.|
Hammer Gel may be used as the sole source of calories during workouts and races up to two hours, perhaps up to three hours under certain circumstances. When training sessions or races go much longer than that, select either Perpetuem of sustained Energy as your primary fuel source.
Hammer Gel is perfectly compatible with all other Hammer Nutrition fuels. During ultra distance events, while Hammer Gel cannot be your sole source of calories every single hour, it may be used occasionally to give you a little variety in what you're consuming.
- Hammer Flask holds 5-6 servings.
- Espresso Hammer Gel contains 50 mg caffeine per serving.
- Tropical Hammer Gel contains 25 mg caffeine per serving.
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