Maltodextrin is the preferred carbohydrate source for endurance athletes and
as such it is the primary ingredient in e-Gel as well as most other good
products on the market. Honey Stinger Gel on the other hand uses honey which is
simple sugar (compared to e-Gel which is only 18%) The danger of high sugar content products
such as Honey Stinger Gel is that they
can elevate your blood sugar level too far too fast which can lead to a
sugar crash (also known as bonking). Higher sugar content also raises the osmolality of the product which can reduce energy delivery, delay fluid
absorption and promote dehydration.
Electrolytes are critical to maintain hydration and to avoid cramping and injuries. e-Gel is the ONLY energy gel that is designed to provide complete and
balanced electrolyte replacement. e-Gel has approximately five times the amount
of sodium compared to Honey Stinger Gel. The sodium and potassium levels in e-Gel are
designed to meet the American College of Sports Medicine's recommendation
for electrolyte replacement during intense athletic activity.
Amino acids help to reduce lactic acid build up, maintain muscle
protein and aid in recovery
Citrates assist in the carbohydrate to energy conversion process as well as
reduce and slow the build-up of lactic acid in your muscles.
Antioxidant vitamins C and E help protect against tissue damage,
reduce soreness and aid in the recovery process.
e-Gel is the only energy gel to include vitamin B6 which assists in the
energy conversion process.
While caffeine may give a temporary mental boost, unfortunately it
is a diuretic, meaning that it causes your kidneys to produce more
urine - thus promoting dehydration. Proper hydration is critical to
optimum performance, and in our opinion caffeine should not be
incorporated into your sports nutrition program. Our recommendation
has always been that if you feel that you NEED caffeine, then only
use a caffeinated product (there are plenty on the market) near the
end of your competition when you need the psychological boost the
most and there is little time to cause dehydration. We strongly
recommend against relying on a caffeinated product for the duration
of the competition. None of e-Gel's flavors contain caffeine.
Honey Stinger is a trademark of
EN-R-G Foods, LLC.. The nutritional information shown above for Honey
Stinger Gel is
for a single serving packet of Honey Organic Gold as published
February 2012. Please refer to the manufacturer's web site or product
packaging for the most recent information.
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