Sports drinks have been around a long time, and for many athletes they're more convenient than energy gels. Hammer Nutrition’s HEED Sports Drink was developed as a healthy alternative to the numerous sugary sports drinks available.
HEED’s subtle tasting, all-complex carbohydrate formula goes down easily and supplies you with consistent, long-lasting energy and the electrolytes you need to keep pushing the pace.
The benefits of using Hammer HEED Sports Drinks are:
- Light, non-sweet, non-syrupy taste
- Smooth, even energy-no sugar spikes or crashes
- Help protect against cramps
- Buffer lactic acid
- Low acid formula
- Full spectrum electrolyte profile
- Promote oral health, not tooth decay
- Great value
HEED is a "step up" for serious endurance athletes. One of the primary flaws inherent with most sports drinks is their reliance on simple sugars as the carbohydrate source. The use of simple sugars such as glucose, sucrose, and fructose not only severely limits the amount of calories that can be efficiently digested and utilized for energy, but also may cause wild fluctuations in energy levels.
No citric acid is added to the formula, so it will not burn your throat or stomach. HEED's sweeteners, stevia and xylitol, are actually good for you; xylitol is especially beneficial for helping promote oral health. The full-spectrum, amino acid-chelated electrolyte profile helps satisfy your body's mineral requirements. L-carnosine and chromium polynicotinate help to buffer lactic acid and support stable blood glucose levels. If you prefer sports drinks over energy gels or like to use a combination of the two, try HEED and find out what a sports drink done right can do for your athletic performance.
HEED's complex carbohydrate formula, allows you to obtain the ideal amount of calories you need, providing a more consistent and longer lasting energy supply without putting you at risk for the stomach distress commonly caused by simple sugars.
HEED provides a complete, easily assimilated electrolyte profile—not just salt and potassium, which comprise the electrolyte "profile" of many other drinks. For many athletes under normal conditions, one or two scoops of HEED will completely fulfil electrolyte requirements (in addition to caloric requirements). For other athletes, the electrolyte profile in HEED will provide an excellent base from which additional Endurolytes can be added to completely satisfy electrolyte needs. With added chromium polynicotinate for maintaining stable blood glucose levels and l-carnosine for buffering lactic acid, HEED is truly in a class of its own in the world of powdered sports drinks.
HEED® Sports Drink does not contain; Artificial flavours, colours, or sweeteners; wheat, gluten, dairy compontents, added simple sugars, stimulants, fad ingredients or anything unhealthy. If an "energy drink" contains any of the above ingredients, it can cause unwanted side effects that may actually hinder your performance.
With HEED, you get a product designed for relatively shorter exercise (two hours and under), but one that’s formulated just like the endurance fuels in Hammer's line, Sustained Energy and Perpetuem, quality fuel designed to give you consistent, long-lasting energy.
Suggested Doses by Body Weight*:
- Up to 54kgs: up to 1.5 scoops/hour
- 55 – 70kgs: up to 2.5 scoos/hour
- 71 – 85kgs: up to 2.75 scoops/hour
- 86kgs +: up to 3 scoops/hour
*These are estimated doses. Each athlete should determine in training, under a variety of conditions, their personal optimum.
Usage Suggestions & Notes:
HEED may be used as the sole source of calories, fluids and electrolytes during workouts and races lasting up to two hours and as a partial source of calories when exercising for periods well in excess of two hours.
Each scoop of HEED contains the equivalent amount of electrolytes as approximately 2/3 of an Endurolytes serving. For many athletes, under normal conditions, one or two scoops of HEED will completely fulfil electrolyte requirements. When heat stress increases significantly, you will need to consume additional Endurolytes.