Hammer GelHammer Nutrition
Hammer Gel might look like similar products on the market, but it’s what’s inside that counts! Other energy gels are made with simple sugars, citric acid, and usually artificial flavors and colors. The results are predictable: energy peaks and valleys, and trips to the porta potty.
Hammer Gel’s complex carbohydrates, all-natural ingredients, and pH-balancing formula provides quick yet sustained energy in a convenient, tasty, concentrated form. The addition of branched-chain amino acids helps to prevent muscle tissue breakdown while reducing fatigue.
The result is a highly effective, concentrated fuel source that digests easier than any other energy gel.
It might look similar to others, but the ingredients—and benefits— are completely distinct. Hammer Gel is real endurance fuel—not sugar!
Only Espresso and Tropical flavors contain caffeine, 50 mg for Espresso and 25 mg for Tropical per serving.
- Rock-solid sustained energy
- No sugar crash
- Easy to digest, no GI distress
HOW TO USE HAMMER GEL®
Use as a primary source of calories during exercise and competition lasting up to two hours.
Suggested Doses by Body Weight*
WEIGHT SERVINGS CALORIES
Up to 90 lbs
(Up to 41 kg) 0.5-1 serving/hr 40-45 to 80-90 cal.
(41-54.5 kg) 0.5-1.5 servings/hr 40-45 to 120-135 cal.
(54.5-70 kg) 1-2 servings/hr 80-90 to 160-180 cal.
(70-86 kg) 1.5-2 servings/hr 120-160 to 135-180 cal.
190+ lbs (86+ kg) 1.5-2.5 servings/hr 120-135 to 200-225 cal.
*These are estimated doses. Each athlete should determine in training, under a variety of conditions, their personal optimum.
If using more than one fuel, be sure to combine all of the calories from all of the products consumed to reach a correct total hourly intake.
Mixing / Usage Instructions
Consume 0.5-2.5 servings per hour (see chart above), along with 16-28 ounces (approx 475-830 ml) of plain water per hour from a separate source.
Hammer Gel may be used as the sole source of calories during workouts and races up to two hours, perhaps up to three hours under certain circumstances. When training sessions or races go much longer than that, select either Perpetuem or Sustained Energy as your primary fuel source.
Hammer Gel is perfectly compatible with all other Hammer Nutrition fuels. During ultra distance events, while Hammer Gel cannot be your sole source of calories every single hour, it may be used occasionally to give you a little variety in what you're consuming.
Maltodextrin – A high-glycemic index (GI) complex carbohydrate, ideal for providing fast-acting, long-lasting energy during exercise and for replenishing the body’s glycogen stores after exercise.
Energy Smart® (Grape Juice, Rice Dextrin) – This all-natural, low-sugar sweetener plays an important role in Hammer Gel’s delicious flavor while contributing minimally to the overall carbohydrate content. Energy Smart® is certified non-GMO, gluten-free, and allergen-free.
Citric Acid – Used in minimum amounts to meet FDA requirements for acidity levels. Hammer Gel contains less citric acid than comparable products.
Salt – Minimally added for preservation, flavor, and digestive support. It is not a source of electrolytes (see Endurolytes® product line).
L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine – The branched-chain amino acids (BCAA’s) protect against muscle tissue breakdown, while also helping alleviate fatigue.
L-Alanine – This amino acid is used to help meet energy demands, particularly when the body’s carbohydrates stores are running low.
Potassium Chloride – Source of potassium and sodium.
Cultured Dextrose – An FDA-approved, all-natural preservative.