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, Cliff and Honey Stinger.
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.
GU Roctane is very similar to the original GU. The main difference is that Gu Roctane contains a higher amount of amino acids and electrolytes. This helps on longer runs to fight muscle fatigue and fight cramping. This product contains 35mg of caffeine. Caffeine is great for improving performance and it speeds up the absorption of carbohydrate which can then be used for energy.
ACCEL GEL: Accel Gel is unique because it contains protein (5 grams). 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 gel contains 100% of your vitamin C and vitamin E. These antioxidants combat tissue breakdown. This 100 calorie gel is best to use during or after your workouts. Kiwi-strawberry is our top-selling flavor!
Honey Stinger Gel: Honey is the main source of fuel in the honey stinger gel. This gel is easier to tolerate on the stomach as it has the same ratio of glucose: fructose as fruit. If you can tolerate fruit you should be able to tolerate this gel. Honey is rich in carbohydrates. Take this gel 15-20minutes before activity to get a steady rate of energy throughout the workout. Take this gel during your run to feel fuller longer and delay fatigue. This gel contains electrolytes to help avoid muscle cramping. Honey stinger contains a gel with 32mg of caffeine which can help with mobilization of fat stores giving the body an additional fuel source.
Cliff Shot Energy Gel: 90% Organic provides quick energy when you need it the most. Made with maltodextrin and cane syrup. Try the double expresso cliff shot gel for 100mg of caffeine to help with performance.
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.
Picky Bars: They are called Picky Bars because, well, their designers are freaking picky: about what we put into our bodies; about the quality of the ingredients in our bars; and where they come from. We make a versatile bar you can count on before, during, and after exercise, with a texture that doesn't dry your mouth out. It's gluten and dairy free so people with allergies and sensitivities never get stuck snack-less. Sound pretty tough to get all those things in one bar? Well it is. But the pro athletes who designed picky bars have experience, common sense, and stubbornness on their side, so they figured it out! Real food with a 4:1 carb-to-protein ratio, balanced for sport performance. It's freaking science, dude.
Strong Stride Recovery Bars: Delicious! Healthy. And new! Strong Stride Recovery Bars are the perfect choice to refuel after a run or workout. They're great snack bars and since they're only made with healthy ingredients, you can feel great knowing you are giving your body is getting a serious nutrition boost. Here are some healthy features of Strong Stride Recovery bars: Low calorie, 10 grams of protein, 40 antioxidants, Probiotics, No artificial flavorings, and 2 servings of fruits and vegetables!
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.
Generation UCAN is powered by SuperStarch, a healthy, natural, gluten-free innovation in carbohydrate nutrition. SuperStarch is a complex carbohydrate (derived from non-GMO corn) that uniquely stabilizes blood sugar and causes virtually no reaction from the fat-storage hormone insulin. It's backed by proven science. Finally there's a healthier, more efficient energy source than sugars, caffeine, or high-carb meals. Originally discovered for children with life-threatening energy imbalances, SuperStarch is a revolutionary fuel being used for ENERGY, SPORTS, and FITNESS
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.