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 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, …

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.

Review: Honey Stinger Organic Energy Gels, Instant Surge

 

There are a plethora of energy gels on the market, and more players are entering the sports fuel scene every year with new technologies and gimmicks. I’ve personally …

Review: Huma All-Natural Energy Gels, Eat Chia Seeds and Run

While energy gels serve an essential purpose for endurance athletes, none of us would categorize these sugary, syrupy concoctions as healthy. I’m picky about what I put in…

Review: What is Maurten Hydrogel? The No-Nonsense Energy Gel

With GOATs such as Eliud Kipchoge and Kilian Jornet representing Maurten, the Swedish energy gel brand, with its sleek black and white packaging, is making waves in the endurance …

What’s an Energy Gel? The Gooey Elixir that Endurance Athletes Can’t Live Without

 

 

Here’s the simple and classic definition of an energy gel: it’s typically a carbohydrate-rich, gel-like substance conveniently packaged to replen