Hammer Gel Jug - Hammer Gel has been the benchmark of concentrated carbohydrate energy, primarily because of what it doesn’t contain—Hammer Gel has no added refined, simple sugars and artificial colors or sweeteners.
Choose either easy to use single-serving pouches or these cost-effective jugs for even, reliable energy, not the “flash and crash” of sugar-loaded products. You get only what’s good for you: complex carbohydrates, natural ingredients, and real fruit. The result is a great tasting concentrated fuel source that goes down and digests easier than any other energy gel.
Hammer Gel contains two sources of carbohydrates. The first one is a specific maltodextrin containing a unique saccharide profile that consists of an unusually large amount of pentasacharides, (5-sugar chain complex carbohydrate). This particular pentasaccharide has unique properties that allow for maximal conversion to energy. In addition, this maltodextrin is relatively low on the Dextrose Equivalent (DE) scale. The lower the DE, the quicker it will exit the GI tract and cross the stomach lining, allowing it to be more readily available for energy production. The maltodextrin used in Hammer Gel has a DE of 18, whereas sucrose (table sugar), a sweetener found in many sports gels and drinks, has a DE of 100. Hammer Gel is highly absorbable, and readily available for the demands of both endurance and strength events.
The other carbohydrate source is the patented natural sweetener Energy Smart, a combination of naturally occurring fruit based mono- and disaccharides plus specially developed medium and long chain dextrins derived from grain. The process of creating Energy Smart maintains the integrity of the fruit, grain dextrin enzymes, and naturally occurring vitamins and minerals. Energy Smart is NOT a simple sugar or an artificial sweetener. The unique biochemistry of Energy Smart raises blood glucose as fast as sucrose and faster than fructose.
Hammer Gel is versatile as well – you can drink it straight, add it to your water bottle, or combine it with Sustained Energy, HEED, and Perpeteum to create a variety of tasty energy combinations for any length activity, anywhere, anytime.
Rock solid energy
Made with real fruit and wholesome ingredients
Versatile and economical
Pure steady energy from proprietary complex carbohydrate/Energy Smart blend
Convenience: sip from flask or mix it in your water bottle, no wrappers or pouches.
Versatility: Hammer Gel goes down great straight, diluted, or as a flavoring
Excellent taste in eight assorted flavors - Mix together for more options
Economical: about 1/2 the cost of other gels
Availability: 20 fl. oz. (26 serving) bottles in great flavors: Vanilla(VAN), Plain, Espresso*(ESP), Raspberry(RAS), Orange(ORG), Banana(BAN), Apple-Cinnamon(APP), Chocolate(CHO) and Tropical*(TRO).
Product Usage Instructions
The Obvious: Fill a Gel Flask, which will give you about 5-6 servings equaling 500-600 calories. Take the flask and a water bottle or two out and consume 1-2 servings per hour while you exercise.
Mixed with Water: Hammer Gel mixes very easily right in your water bottle and can replace any powdered energy drink mix. Mix 1-3 servings in a 20-24 ounce water bottle and consume as needed while you exercise.
Post Workout Recovery: It is a very wise idea to supplement with 50-100 grams of carbohydrates and 15-20+ grams of protein within 30-60 minutes of finishing a workout or event. Instead of using an over priced, sugar and artificial ingredient filled recovery drink mix, you can make your own. Use 2-3 servings of Hammer Gel with 1 scoop of Hammer Pro Whey or 2/3 of a scoop of Hammer Pro Soy. This will give you 48 to 92 grams of carbs and 18.5 to 21 grams of protein in an economical and great tasting post workout beverage.
Mix and Match Flavors: Mixing Hammer Gel flavors is fun and can give you an almost limitless variety of custom flavors. Some of the more popular combinations are:
Banana + Chocolate or Espresso = Banana Split.
Orange + Vanilla = Orange Creamsicle.
Raspberry + Orange + Banana = Fruit Punch.
Raspberry + Espresso = Raspberry Mocha
Plain mixed with any other flavor to make it more mild for long term use.