HAMMER NUTRITION® HEED ELECTROLYTE SPORTS DRINK 32 servings :: Healthier and easier on your stomach, Hammer Nutrition® HEED Electrolyte Sports Drink serves up a steady dose of energy, prevents cramps and buffers lactic acid build-up to increase endurance and speed up recovery. Contains no MSG, and is gluten-free and vegan-friendly! 25g carbs, 4mg B6, 39mg sodium, 0 fat. 32 servings
Like a wild bucking bronco, this item can't be tamed. It also can't be gift-wrapped. Sorry!
I've been using HEED for a few years and really like it. It has a subtle flavor that doesn't start to taste overly sweet at the end of long rides or runs. The benefit there is that since it continues to taste good, you're more likely to stick to your hydration schedule.
Much of this subdued flavor is thanks to the use of maltodextrin as the source of calories. This is a slow digesting carb relative to, say, glucose, dextrose or sucrose, which is more prevalent in other sports drinks. My stomach has had problem using drinks with these simple sugars, particularly on events over 3 hours. By switching to HEED an other hammer products that get calories from maltodextrin, this problem has largely faded.
My only gripe is that the sodium level is a little low for heavy sweaters or hot, humid conditions. HEED provides ~100mg/serving. Since I need about 500mg/hr for hot events, I supplement with Hammer Endurolytes. These can be taken in pill form or premixed into your drink.
Good Subtle Flavor
I am a "middle of the pack" runner but I still need something to keep me going on longer runs. Heed gives me what I need to keep pushing my limits. When I am exhausted the last thing I want is a sugary sweet sports drink. Heed's subtle flavor hits the spot.
I freeze a small amount of water in the bottom of my bottle. Then I add mixed Heed to fill my bottle. During a longer run my last drink is as cold as the first one. AHHHHH!...one more mile.
Best for sensitive stomach
After trying several products, I come back to HEED as it is the best for my stomach and is no bad tasting when dilute or in higher concentrated mixed forms for energy on the road.
Great for long runs/races
Hammer focuses on a good product, not taste. This is what you want in a good race drink. You may have to mix up the flavors. After a whole container of one, it does get old.
Great Taste - for long endurance triathl
This energy drink I first used during a triathlon (Escape from Alcatraz). I fell in love with it during that race - has a refreshing taste and does not get stale tasting.
Merritt Island, FL
Great flavor and easy on GI system
Tried every HEED flavor and orange is best. It goes down easier than cytomax or accelerade especially when ur on the limit and need hydration. It dissolves quickly in water and has been the gentlest on my stomach. I rarely use it in events under an hour, for those I will make a pre-race drink and have it before. Not only does it not contribute to bloating or sour stomach, but it doesn't give me that sugary stomach like gatorade or a flat soda.
Take HEED of your hydration!
I started taking HEED when I got tired of drinking Gatorade. HEED's taste is lighter and not as sugary ... No GI issues or muscle cramps even during hot marathon conditions ... I mix HEED Mandarin Orange with Hammer Sustained Energy NonFlavored ... And I have a power house fuel that tastes like a creamsicle and meets all my hydration and fuel needs during and post competition.
Long Beach, CA
energy U need without sugary peaks
dissolves easily, more economical in bulk pack, flavors are not fake artificial tasting that starts tasting real bad after the first 10 miles. Having longer chain carbohydrates, you avoid the sugar peaks and falls of drinking straight sucrose, or heaven forbid, high fructose corn syrup. You're an athlete, not being sponsored by a soda pop maker, after all. When traveling to a race, I measure out a couple of scoops into the empty water bottle to put in my luggage, then just add water the night before the race.
central tundra New Hampshire
Replenish without sugar
One scoop into a blender bottle with about 20 oz of cold water. Start drinking before you start workout and continue during. Helps replace lost electrolytes but without all the sugar. Light taste so it takes some getting use to if you are used to sweet sports drinks. 20 oz gets me through about 30 minutes of cross training or running. Then I switch to water.
Syracuse, New York
easy on the stomach
This powder drink doesn't bother my stomach like others do. I can swim, bike, or run while drinking it.
state college, pa
What a difference
I've been using Hammer Recoverite (which makes such a difference for recovery after long runs) so I tried this - what a difference. I've tried various gels and chews, but really felt a difference running a 15 miler last week. My energy level stayed very constant, and I kept my pace through the run. I often drop off pace the last couple miles. I'm sold.
The hydration option I was looking for
I love the Hammer products. One of my favorite things about HEED is it's super-mild taste...you can mix it double- or triple-strength if necessary for long events and your drink will still be palatable. Also, for me at least, it's one of the few that don't cause me gastric upset. Great stuff!
I use this on all my long runs and rides. Never upsets my stomach like some of the other sugary products. The flavors are more subtle than some of the other products on the market.
Helps with faster recovery during training and for races.
Wow, about time RRS! This ...
Wow, about time RRS! This is the best I've found for long runs/races. Now I don't have to go to the bike shop.
Works for me!
I have tried other drinks and they seem to acidic and not very plesant. Hammer products work great for me.
Jeff the Runner
Bay City, Michigan
Great hydration without the sugar
I am a 53 year old distance runner. I use this product before and during strength training, which I do for three or four hours a week. It keeps me hydrated and is much easier to digest than the more sugary/sweet commercial alternatives.
Love this product! it has been a life saver for me. I paddle on a dragonboat during the hottest days of the season, sometimes up to 3 hours at a time. this supplement is perfect to help keep me hydrated and keeping up.
This is good product! Helps maintain stamina
This is a good product! It helps with stamina during runs.
I use this stuff for my Triathlon training and racing, great taste, and replenishes all you loose. Non-GMO, natural, keeps you going strong.
Easy on the system hydration.
Not overly sweet like most drinks. Very easy on the stomach. None of the "bad" sugars. One of the few I can tolerate during a tri.
definetely would purchase again
I use if before during and after a workout. Taste great
great light tast
Not so good when warm.
Works for me
Works for me!
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