BY STEVE BORN
If the label of your energy gel says it contains fructose, sucrose (sometimes disguised as cane syrup or honey), or glucose, it contains simple sugar. Aside from the potential serious and multiple threats to your health, simple sugar causes rapid, performance-ruining swings in energy levels, as well as digestive distress.
The bottom line is using "-ose" sugars to fuel your body is similar to lighting a piece of paper on fire. You get a fast heat, but it's a very limited amount. It burns out quickly, and you have to continually feed the fire. That's flat-out inefficient and counterproductive. Check the labels on energy gels for "-ose" sugar, and avoid it; you don't want or need that garbage in your body!
Instead, rely on Hammer Gel, which contains the complex carbohydrate maltodextrin and absolutely no added simple sugars. Here's why maltodextrin is a superior carbohydrate:
- Maltodextrin has a Glycemic Index value of 100, which is equal to glucose (100) and higher than sucrose (58-65) and fructose (12-25). Maltodextrin raises blood sugar levels as effectively as glucose and does it faster than other simple sugars, a highly desirable effect during and immediately following exercise.
- Maltodextrin allows the body to digest a greater volume of calories than simple sugars, without a delayed exit from the GI tract. This minimizes-to-eliminates the potential for stomach distress (no gut bombs!) while supplying the body with more calories for energy production. As one nutritional scientist states, maltodextrin allows one to swallow more energy in less volume.
- Maltodextrin provides a more stable, longer lasting energy than simple sugars, without the flash and crash that's normally associated with these -ose sugars.
You want to get the very most out of the time and energy you spend in your workouts and events. That's why it's essential to feed the fire with the highest quality fuel, not sugar-laden candy disguised as energy gels. With Hammer Gel, your body receives premium fuel, with no added simple sugars, and no artificial or questionable ingredients. Use Hammer Gel to experience:
- Smooth and easy digestion
- No gut bomb effects - bloating, nausea, acid reflux, diarrhea, and more - that occur from products containing inferior ingredients
- Quick-acting, long-lasting energy
- A variety of palate-pleasing flavors
Since 1995, Hammer Gel has set the pace for providing athletes with quality carbohydrate energy in a convenient, concentrated form. In today's flooded market of energy products, Hammer Gel remains uniquely formulated to ensure peak athletic performance - every time!