One of the keys to preforming at a high level is maintaining a consistent source of fuel for your body both in terms of calories and electrolytes. Our nutrition selection has nearly doubled with the new space giving you a wide variety of products and brands. But remember, never try anything new on race day - experiment and find what works best for you during training.
Gels: The ultimate fast food! Best when you need fast-acting, easy-to-digest source of energy on the move! Use it before and during exercise (every 30-45 minutes) to keep you going strong. Most packets are about 100 calories with some flavors having caffeine which helps metabolize fat during exercise, giving the body an additional fuel source. We offer four brands: GU, Accel Gel, Hammer and Clif.
GU is the original energy gel. It provides 100 calories of high-quality carbohydrates in the form of 70-80% maltodextrin and 30-20% fructose (ratio depends upon the flavor) along with a unique blend of amino acids and electrolytes to fight muscle fatigue, speed up the conversion of carbohydrates into usable energy, maintain focus and prevent cramping.
ACCEL GEL: Accel Gel is unique because it contains protein. The added protein gives you a head start on the recovery process and may help you feel satiated longer. It has a 4:1 ratio of carbohydrate and protein which has been found to increase endurance, reduce muscle damage, and promote recovery. This 100 calorie gel is best to use during or after your workouts. Kiwi-strawberry is our top-selling flavor!
HONEY STINGER GELS: Honey Stinger Gels are a natural, organic way to get your carbohydrates on or before the run. Great tasting and easy on the stomach, these may be a great option if gels don't normally sit well in your stomach.
When you need something to chew on... Sometimes gels just don't work. Either you can't tolerate the glob or they infuse too much good stuff at once in your stomach which can lead to cramping. These products are great because they taste like gummy bears and can be eaten individually over a period of time which keeps your fuel levels consistent and your mouth occupied.
Honey Stinger Chews: These energy chews are the first to include naturally occurring fiber and protein derived from 100% organic tapioca syrup and honey. The chews are smaller and softer than others and not sticky sweet. They are made with organic ingredients, are gluten and dairy free, contain no GMO ingredients and have zero trans-fats and no partially hydrogenated oils!
Cliff Shot Bloks: At 33 calories a cube and their patented Fastpak packing, it's easy to carry and monitor your nutrient intake. The fruity-flavored Bloks feature organic brown rice syrup which is a minimally-refined source of carbohydrate with naturally occurring sodium, potassium and magnesium. No high fructose corn syrup! Some varieties like Black Cherry contain caffeine while Margarita has extra salt to encourage you to drink more fluid.
Jelly Belly Sports Beans: These yummy beans look - and taste - like regular jelly belly jelly beans, but they do so much more! They are scientifically formulated to maximize sports performance using carbohydrates, electrolytes, vitamins B1, B2, & B3 and Vitamin C! They are naturally sweetened and use six real fruit juices. The Sport Beans come in a resalable pack so you won't have to cry over spilled beans in your pocket.
Bars & Waffles: They look and taste like decadent treats, but they are chock full of good ingredients to fuel your exercise. These options are perfect for people who can't stand gels, need to switch up their fuel during a prolonged workout/race or want to ingest real ingredients. Use before, during or after your workouts.
Honey Stinger Waffles: We like to snack on these too! At160 calories per waffle, these 100% USDA organic treats are easy to digest. They were inspired by one of Lance Armstrong's favorite Belgian training treats (in fact, Lance loves these waffles so much that he became a part-owner of Honey Stinger)!
Honey Stinger Energy Bars: Not your ordinary energy bar! All Honey Stinger energy bars are made with over 30% honey, 20% of the daily recommended allowance of protein, 22 vitamins and minerals, calcium, antioxidants, natural flavors and all the benefits of our energy gel.
Liquid Fuel: Sometimes your body needs more than what H2O can provide. These sport drinks are low on sugar and high on electrolytes and energy.
Nuun: Want to stay hydrated without adding more calories to your diet? Nuun is a sugar-free electrolyte drink that recharges your depleted salts without the calories, mess or sticky-sweet taste found in other sport drinks. What is cool about Nuun is that it is a portable effervescent tablet that you add to your own water. It fizzes as it dissolves (no mixing or shaking needed) and then becomes flat so you can easily drink it down. Lots of crisp, refreshing flavors to choose from.
Nathan Catalyst: Proper hydration is necessary for optimal performance. At the right levels, there is faster transport of electrolytes, oxygen, and energy in the bloodstream –– so the heart is working most efficiently. Nathan Catalyst actually helps your body absorb, and therefore benefit from, water. And when the body is properly hydrated and working efficiently, athletes of all levels will enjoy increased energy, experience less muscle burn and cramping, and eliminate the dangers and discomfort of dehydration and “overhydration.”
Recovery Zone: Your body needs 200-300 calories of specific nutrition within 15 minutes of your athletic pursuits to speed physical and mental recovery since recovery has a direct effect on your performance tomorrow. I think of them as wonder products!
Endurox: Endurox R4 is the only recovery drink with the 4:1 carb to protein ratio, and is proven to reduce muscle damage and increase both muscle function and endurance in a subsequent workout. All Natural Endurox R4 still contains its patented 4:1 ratio of carbs to protein, but now includes both whey and soy protein, which enhances the overall effectiveness of our protein-powered recovery drink.