The Best Energy Gels for Ultramarathons

I’ve run ultramarathons (foot races that are longer than the marathon distance of 42.195km) that took only five hours. I’ve also completed a few that lasted over 24 h…

What’s Better? Bananas Versus Energy Gels as Race Fuel

I’ve run ultramarathon races fueled almost entirely by bananas and I’ve run my best marathons fueled entirely by gels. A little disclosure: I’m not a profess…

Energy Gels vs. Sports Drinks, Same Freakin’ Thing?

Are energy gels and sports drinks the same thing? The answer is not really but also kind of yes.

They serve the same purpose: replenishing lost nutrients, particularly carbohydra…

To Eat or Not to Eat Before Workouts? Energy Gels as Daily Fuel

One of the most widely discussed topics in sports nutrition is whether to eat or fast before a workout. Whichever side you lean toward, energy gels can be a convenient tool for daily …

Review: Best Tasting Energy Gels, GU Vanilla Bean and Hammer Peanut Butter

Maybe I oversold it with the title and graphic. If you’ve read previous reviews, you should know that I don’t believe there are delicious energy gels, only palatable …

Energy Gels vs Candy Analysis for Endurance Sports

Let’s start with the bottom line – energy gels are simply better than candy to help you fuel through your endurance adventures such as marathons, century bike rides, …

Review: 32GI Energy Gel, One-Hand Snap Convenience

The South Africa-based 32GI first came to prominence with its low glycemic philosophy for replenishing carbohydrates. Over the years, the company’s portfolio expanded …

Interview: Fueling Tips and Other Advice From Ashley Brasovan

Following our review of Honey Stinger Gels, we reached out to a few folks closer to the Honey Stinger Hive to get their point of view and some insights about their energy gels. We were …

Energy Gels vs. Energy Bars, When to Eat What?

Energy gels are better. They give you a quick boost in a super compact, energy-dense package. Energy bars are better. They’re tastier, leave you satisfied, and provide mor…

Fuel From Real Foods – 5 All-Natural Energy Gels We’ve Tried and Liked

There are two schools of thought.

Sugar is sugar. The source doesn’t matter because the human body will metabolize it into glycogen regardless.

Or

Natural over synthetic.

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