The staples of any energy gel, sports drink, or energy bar are carbohydrates. In this regard, Hammer Energy Gel stands alone in today's glutted market of energy products. A look at the ingredient list on the label will tell you why: our energy gel is gluten free and we use maltodextrin - a long-chain complex carbohydrate. Maltodextrin provides smooth, consistent energy release for endurance sports such as cycling or running. Gels from Hammer contain only a trace of sugar, which means you won’t suffer wild insulin spikes causing a "sugar high" and "sugar crash." You won't find our energy gel or any of our products saturated with cheap, ineffective, commercial-grade sugars, which can ruin health and performance.
Hammer Energy Gel is gluten-free and an easily digested, concentrated source of complex carbohydrates. It contains four amino acids to enhance performance and prolong energy levels during intense training and competition such as cycling or running. Gels have a syrup-like consistency that mixes easily with water if so desired. You can drink it straight, dilute it, or use it to flavour other Hammer Nutrition fuels. Use it before, during, and after exercise.
Hammer Energy Gel is available in the following delicious gluten-free flavours: Apple-Cinnamon, Banana, Chocolate, Espresso, Montana Huckleberry, Orange, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter/Chocolate, Raspberry, Tropical, Vanilla, and Unflavoured.
Since 1995, Hammer Energy Gel has been the benchmark of concentrated carbohydrate energy not only thanks to its maltodextrin content, but primarily because of what it doesn't contain — Hammer Energy Gel has no added refined, simple sugars, and no artificial colours, flavours, or sweeteners. Choose either single-serving pouches or cost-effective 26-serving jugs for even, reliable energy, not the "flash and crash" of sugar-loaded products. You get only what's good for you: complex carbohydrates from maltodextrin, natural ingredients, and real fruit. The result is a great-tasting, gluten-free concentrated fuel source that goes down and digests easier than other energy gels. Hammer Energy Gel is versatile as well; you can drink it straight, add it to your water bottle, or combine it with Sustained Energy, HEED, or Perpetuem to create a variety of tasty energy combinations for any length activity—anywhere, anytime.
Note: Only Espresso and Tropical flavours caffeine gels contain caffeine, 50 mg for Espresso and 25 mg for Tropical per serving. All flavors are Vegan Friendly except Nocciola and all flavors are Kosher except Nocciola which is certified Kosher Dairy.
Consume one serving 5 - 15 minutes prior to and one serving every 30 - 45 minutes during activity. Drink 475 - 825 ml of fluids per hours to support proper hydration.
Use as a primary source of calories during exercise and competition lasting up to two hours.
Suggested Doses by Body Weight*:
Up to 41 kg
0,5 - 1 serving / hr
40-45 to 80-90 kcal
41 - 55 kg
0,5 - 1,5 serving / hr
40-45 to 120-135 kcal
55 - 70 kg
1 - 2 serving / hr
80-90 to 160-180 kcal
70 - 86 kg
1,5 - 2 serving / hr
120-160 to 135-180 kcal
1,5 - 2,5 serving / hr
120-160 to 200-225 kcal
*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.
Mixing / Usage Instructions
Consume 0,5 - 2,5 servings per hour (see chart above), along with approx 475-825 ml of plain water per hour from a separate source.
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 or 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.
You can use Hammer Gel to flavor Sustained Energy, Hammer Soy or Hammer Whey smoothies, etc.
Hammer Gel flavors 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 flavor to make it milder for long-term use