e-Gel vs.
Clif SHOT Bloks

Clif SHOT Bloks and other "chew" products are loaded with sugar and fat, just like candy. They may taste good, but if your trying to improve your performance ...
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  Calories 150 100
  Carb Grams 37 g 24 g
  Carb Sources Maltodextrin
Evaporated Cane
Juice (sugar)
Brown Rice Syrup
  Simple Sugars 18% 50%
  e-Gel contains twice as many complex carbohydrates compared to SHOT Bloks and less than half the simple sugars. Watch this video to learn why you should use primarily complex carbs and limit your simple sugars.

 Electrolytes e-Gel SHOT Bloks
  Sodium 230 mg 70 mg
  Potassium 85 mg 20 mg
  Electrolytes are critical to maintain hydration and to avoid cramping and injuries. e-Gel has approximately 4 times as many electrolytes as SHOT Bloks and is designed to meet the American College of Sports Medicine's recommendations.

 Amino Acids e-Gel SHOT Bloks
  Histidine no
  Leucine no
  Valine no
  Isoleucine no
  Amino acids help to reduce lactic acid build up, maintain muscle protein and aid in recovery

 Citrates e-Gel SHOT Bloks
  Sodium Citrate no
  Potassium Citrate no
  Citric Acid
  Citrates assist in the carbohydrate to energy conversion process as well as reduce and slow the build-up of lactic acid in your muscles.

 Antioxidants e-Gel SHOT Bloks
  Vitamin E 120% 0%
  Vitamin C 120% 0%
  Antioxidant vitamins C and E help protect against tissue damage, reduce soreness and aid in the recovery process.
  e-Gel SHOT Bloks
Vitamin B6 10% 0%
  Vitamin B6 assists in energy conversion
Caffeine none none*
  To read our recommendation on caffeine, click here

 Other Ingredients (why would you want these in a sports nutrition product ???)
  Fat / Oil none
  Carnauba Wax none
  There really is carnauba wax in Clif SHOT Bloks (also used as a car wax). The fats contained in SHOT Bloks have to go through a digestive process that draws blood and oxygen away from your working muscles. Watch this video to learn more about this.

 Pricing e-Gel SHOT Bloks
  Cost Per 100 Calories $1.05 $2.00
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Customer Testimonials

Jeff Rommel

"I broke the golden rule and tried e-Gel for the first time on race day. I ran the Houston Marathon and it was a great experience - no stomach issues and no muscle cramping. Water in my bottle and an e-Gel every hour got me through the race. I'm not the fastest runner, but I set a PR!" (...continue reading)

Houston, Texas
Sport: Running

Adam Lecompte

"This is by far the best gel product on the market, and I have been through them all. I have had nothing but positive training and racing experiences with this product. I trained on and used e-Gel in a half half marathon and busted a 1:32.44! My personal best of 5 half marathons. The sustained energy is incredible! I absolutely love this product." (...continue reading)

Houma, Louisiana
Sport: Running and Triathlon

David Ball

"I've been using e-Gel for 2 years exclusively and will not go with anything else....I qualified for Boston with a 3:18:16 and felt great. One e-Gel 15 minutes before the race and one at miles 6, 12, 18, and 23 mile marks and then the last three miles were my fasted splits" (...continue reading)

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Sport: Running, Triathlon

Jeff Domenico

"I was running my best marathon ever in Detroit, had five miles to go and I took my e-Gel 100 yards before a water station. I got to the station and it was a bunch of guys handing out beer! GU and other gels are so thick that I would have needed water right away, but the e-Gel was so thin and easy to digest, I got through it just fine when I hit a water station about a mile later. Not only did I finally hit my sub-three hour dream, I hit 2:57!" (...continue reading)

Battle Creek, Michigan
Sport: Running

Sam Albrecht

"40 miles into a 56 mile ride in the desert with two big hills I started cramping, and had to stop several times. The next week I did the same ride with e-Gel and had no cramping despite it being over 100 degrees. My hydration was the same, so I have little doubt the e-Gel played a big part in keeping me going that day." (...continue reading)

Big Bear City, California
Sport: Triathlon

Mary Rogers

"I used e-Gels exclusively and exactly as directed in training for the Lakefront Marathon. This was my fourth marathon and I did not expect to PR, but just to complete it well. With the help of e-Gels taken at miles 2, 7, 13, 18, and 23, I took 10 minutes off of my marathon time and never hit the 'wall' or cramped as I had done in previous events. Some guy laughed at me at the start asking why I had so many gels. I told him I had a plan and I was sticking to it. I'm pretty sure I passed him somewhere around mile 22." (...continue reading)

Springfield, Illinois
Sport: Running

Bruce English

"I recently completed a half-iron distance triathlon with a brutal bike course. At the end of the ride my quads started to cramp. I nursed an e-Gel over the first mile of the run and the cramps abated. I thought it may have been coincidence, but when the cramps resurfaced at mile 7 only to resolve with another e-Gel I was sold. I only drank water on the run and took e-Gel, so I feel confident that this product made the difference. " (...continue reading)

Waynesboro, Virginia
Sport: Triathlon

Malcolm Campbell

"I looked for a gel that had less sugar and more potassium/sodium than some of the other gels. I came across e-Gel and used them is the US 50K Championships in Caumsett Park, New York. I finished 2nd in 3:04.22, so I guess they worked pretty good!" (...continue reading)

Marietta, Georgia
Sport: Ultra Running

Keith Castleton

"Figuring out how to stay hydrated and prevent muscle cramps during long runs and races has been one of my biggest challenges. In the past my muscles would ache and twitch and cause me a lot of pain after long runs. I came across e-Gel this summer used e-Gel during the Top Of Utah Marathon, took 17 minutes off my previous marathon PR and easily qualified for Boston." (...continue reading)

Maricopa, Arizona
Sport: Running

Dave Kumler

"I am an on-ice official in the AHL and I want to share my story about e-Gel ... My job as linesman requires me to sprint repeatedly and physically separate anyone who fights throughout the game. We get no breaks, no downtime, no relaxing...I need my energy level to remain constant. I had yet to find any product that satisfied my requirement. I tried GU, Clif Shots and the like, but found that I was still needing something to get me thru the last half of the game. With e-Gel, I found it." (...continue reading)

Cleveland, Ohio
Sport: Hockey

Joseph Swenson

"I am an Ultra-Runner and a proficient sweater and I need to take in large quantities of salt to keep from shutting down during training and races. I was relying on salt caps along with other Gel's like GU to try an maintain my metabolism but it was easy to get the mixture wrong and bonk....I plan on using e-Gel as my main electrolyte / energy gel at Western States 100 mile this June, bypassing the aid station's GU which made me so nauseous by mile 80, I almost did not finish the race." (...continue reading)

Livermore, California
Sport: Ultra Running

Nadine Echeverry

"I just finished my first marathon, and I am singing the praises of your product! I have been training with Team In Training/Greater Los Angeles Chapter/Long Beach since May. .... At first, I bought them just because I LOVED the taste compared to the Clif shots I had been using. Also, I LOVED the consistency of your e-Gel, in that I didn't feel like I had to chew it!" (...continue reading)

Lakewood, California
Sport: Running

Dan Cadriel

"I competed in my very first Ironman at Ironman Arizona after 17 years in triathlon. With horrid winds on the bike, I was nervous about my marathon. I packed my 6 Cherry Bomb e-Gels and I was off to a sub 4 hour marathon including a sub 7 minute mile at the finish line! The Ironman distance is all about nutrition and pace. I was so pleased with the experience and the endurance that the e-Gel formula gave me. I plan to continue to use Crank Sports products as I conitue to set PRs. Thank you Cherry Bomb!" (...continue reading)

Glendale, Arizona
Sport: Triathlon

Steve Bull

"My buddy and I were riding home after a 40 mile training ride-1/2 downwind, 1/2 upwind on the way home. My friend bonked 10 miles out against a 25 mph headwind. We stopped. I administered to him my coveted e-Gel. He complained-wondered if it would make any difference. 10 minutes later he was back on his bike, riding hard, and saying, "This stuff is incredible." He now buys from Crank Sports. I always thought our experience was a simple but elegant testimony." (...continue reading)

Burns, Oregon
Sport: Cycling, Mountain Biking

Ken Brown

"Three hours into an agressive 5 hour ride, my legs were cooked, and my body needed electrolytes in a bad way. I shot another brand of energy gel and come to find out the gel had gone bad. I had no other means on me, when a training partner handed me what turned out to be the best tasting, quickest reacting energy gel I had ever used. Not only did the Tropical Blast e-Gel get me through the remainder of our ride, it made an immediate impact on my new gel of choice. I don't leave the house without a supply of my new best friends: Tropical Blast and Cherry Bomb. Thanks for finally making a gel that works AND tastes great. " (...continue reading)

Dunwoody, Georgia
Sport: Triathlon

Kevin Williams

"I wasn't sure which energy gel to purchase, as there were a ton on the market. After some research I went with e-gel because it didn't have caffeine and it was the best bang for my buck. Man was I thrilled to have it with me on Tough Mudder! We took one every hour or so on our adventure and I didn't once feel fatigued. I can definitely attribute my success on Tough Mudder Tri-State 2011 to the use of e-gel. We killed it and none of my 7 person team were exhausted thanks to the electrolytes and sodium in e-gel." (...continue reading)

Burtonsville, Maryland
Sport: Adventure Racing

Barbara Riesser

"I ran my first marathon in 2003 using Clif Shots but they really bothered my stomach. My trainer recommended the e-Gel and I have had no problems on my long runs now. I have told all my friends who are runners or starting to run about your products and have passed out sample gel packs too! You're e-Gel is awesome! No blood sugar drops either like I had with other products.Products always arrive sooner than expected! You guys (and girls) are awesome!" (...continue reading)

Columbia City, Indiana
Sport: Running

Sandra Marbut

"I learned about the value of gel products through training for marathons. So when I returned to coaching basketball at a very academic school, I decided to see if I could combine the two worlds. With a small roster, our players are on the court for long periods of time and need to sustain high intensity for a solid 90 minutes. After learning what impact fuels have on your body for endurance sports, I decided to try it with our players. It has been brilliant! ..." (...continue reading)

Pasadena , California
Sport: Basketball

Van Warren

"I was at mile 73 of the Gears for Ears Ride for Arkansas Children's Hospital - and I had nothing. I had eaten a Powerbar, hydrated well, and even had a few caramels earlier in the ride, but I was bonking. Then somebody handed me a Crank e-Gel, and it was like coming back to life. I read the ingredients and saw potassium and sodium citrate - key nutrients in the Kreb's metabolic cycle ..." (...continue reading)

Little Rock, Arkansas
Sport: Cycling


"While drafting off of a slightly faster group late in a non-stop century ride, I missed taking my scheduled e-gel at the 4.5 hour mark. After I got dropped ..." (...continue reading)

Dearborn, Michigan
Sport: Cycling

Laurie Loon

"The first time I used e-Gel instead of my usual gels was in a 50 km race and I finished 2nd in my age group. I'm prone to cramping but I had NONE, as well as not even the slightest twinge. I'm impressed with e-Gel and will switch exclusively to it in all future races as well as training. This is really a product that delivers what it promises. " (...continue reading)

Palmdale, California
Sport: Ultrarunning

Jim Dizney

"Professional off-road racing isn't necessarily your marketing target but I'm always looking for a competitive edge. Racing a single seat car requires quick reflexes, intense concentration, and above all else, endurance considering a typical driving stint can vary from a couple of hundred miles to more than a thousand.

At the urging of an acquaintance I tried an e-Gel during a 250 mile race this past weekend. Normal fatigue was a non-issue and my post race recovery time was noticeably shorter and less dramatic."
(...continue reading)

Alpine, California
Sport: Off-Road Racing

Edward Romero

"I decided to run the Chicago Marathon. I trained using all the other gels & became sick to my stomach on ALL training runs including the marathon. A friend (Dr. Ken) recommended I try your product and I did. I no longer get sick to my stomach from gels and have since run the following marathons on Crank and felt no adverse stomach problems: NYC, Philly, Lost Dutchman AZ & 4 Points MA." (...continue reading)

Great Neck , New York
Sport: Triathlon, Running

Kenny Caldera

"I was to attempt the Tour de Tucson, AZ Platinum time minus 5hrs - 111 mile bike ride. This would be my fifth year attempting to ride this grueling race, under 5hrs.....Using e-Gel, I never cramped, I stayed comfortable I came in 4:56 Platinum. I am convinced e-Gel, helped get me there." (...continue reading)

Imperial, California
Sport: Cycling

Eric Coppock

"I tried all sorts of hydration and electrolyte-oriented solutions over the years, and none of them made any difference. I finally did enough research to figure out that cramping is a fuel issue ... the muscles need hydration, electrolytes, and *fuel* and if you don't provide all 3 you're asking for trouble. e-Gel and a bottle of water is the complete solution for me..." (...continue reading)

Longmont, Colorado
Sport: Triathlon

Brian Thompson

"I'm a 41 year old executive who plays Semi-Pro football in the Copper State league of Phoenix, AZ .... I can't tell you how much help it has been to have the sustained energy boost I get from e-Gel and water. At my age, I need all the help I can get to compete at this level." (...continue reading)

Mesa, Arizona
Sport: Football

Justin Imbeau

"I'm 23 years old and a Marine Combat Instructor at the School of Infantry on Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. I work 20-22 hour days training the nations finest infantry marines. I dont have time to sit down and take a break and hydrate properly, so I carry Crank energy packs they are a huge life saver." (...continue reading)

San Clemente, California
Sport: Marine Corps

Lisa Kaspin

"The Los Angeles Marathon was a death march! The temperature at the start was in the lower 80s and climbed to 90 by the time I finished the race. Many people suffered from heat cramps and vomiting, and had to be pulled off the course. But I did NOT suffer from any of those problems, which was probably due to the high sodium content of the e-Gels I ate during the race; I ate 5 of them!" (...continue reading)

Los Angeles, California
Sport: Running

K. Willoth

"I trained for the Adidas Vancouver Marathon using e-Gel. I especially liked the fact that it contained electrolytes since I am not a fan of sports drinks due to the sugary after-taste. My goal was to complete the Marathon, my first, in 3:45:00. I finished in 3:35:37, using e-Gel the entire way.I am hooked on e-Gel and will continue using it during future Marathons." (...continue reading)

Stanwood, Washington
Sport: Running


"I love your product. I ran my first marathon in November, the Philly Marathon. I had struggled during my early part of my training with nausea and even thrown up a few times on the run using other energy gels or drinks. After I found eGel, I never felt sick again." (...continue reading)

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
Sport: Running

Michael Keller

"I just wanted you to know that I do like your product. I used it during the CIM marathon in Sacramento and during my training runs etc.. I like it for several reasons, one is it's not so thick so it goes down easy. It tastes good and it gives me a great energy boost. " (...continue reading)

Visalia, California
Sport: Running

Gary Bloyd

"I embarked on a 130-mile training ride with about 20 miles of severe hills and about 90 miles of rolling hills ..." (...continue reading)

Florissant, Missouri
Sport: Cycling

Susan Hill

"I hadn't run for about 10 years, and then at age 45 I decided to start running again to get into shape......I am now training for the Moab 1/2 Marathon and will continue to use e-Gels and tell my friends about them." (...continue reading)

Layton, Utah
Sport: Running

Robert De Miranda

"I am 68 years old. Ran Mt. Baldy "Run to the Top" race this labor day....Man it sure gave me a nice boost during the first 4 miles and during the final 4 miles." (...continue reading)

Whittier, California
Sport: Running

Gerald Staley

"I am 62. I am new at running marathons. Until recently, I had only ran one 1/2 marathon and that was in February of 2004, again, in Little Rock. I had a PR of 2:01:47. I remembered the coaches telling us to start the race slow and save the energy for the last half of the run. Save that energy, they would pound in me. I was intorduced to Crank's e-Gel by a biker who had read about it and was impressed with the content. I felt, well if he thought it was good and being far more of an endurance running/biking athalete than I had ever thought about being, I would give it a try...." (...continue reading)

Little Rock, Arkansas
Sport: Running

Michelle Brown

"I was one of the first to bring your product in to the speed skating community in DC. I order regularly.-in speedskating our thighs go lactic quickly-this stuff works-keeps the lactic fatigue bearable. I also like that you promote the need for water consumption with the gel, I always drink more water when I Crank!! This makes my work out much more enjoyable!!" (...continue reading)

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Sport: Speed Skating

Matt Bartz

"I just used e-gel as one of my primary energy sources in my first 100 mile trail run and had great results! I never felt sick and had even energy throughout the event. I have used this product through numerous Ironman Triathlons, 50mile, 50k,100k, and now a 100 mile ultra with success. It goes down easily and the convenient pouch makes it easy for ME to control my nutrition throughout races. I know what I am getting, and it works with predictable excellence every time." (...continue reading)

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sport: Ultra Running, Triathlon

Skyler Windh

"My son, Skyler, is an offensive lineman on Paloma Valley's Varsity football team. I bought this for him to try to keep his energy up (especially in the 4th quarter!). He noticed the difference right away. It definitely helps him go head to head against those Defensive lineman play after play after play. After the game he noticed he was not as exhausted as usual. He is now passing them out to our whole O line! Watch out Sunbelt League! Here come the Wildcats!!!!" (...continue reading)

Nuevo, California
Sport: Football


"My son used the e-Gel after graduating high school to compete in a 5 k race. After a month of coached training he did a personal best in the race and came in first place! He swears by the gel. He now is attending the US Merchant Marine Academy and likes the gel to give him a boost through out the day with all the PT and running they do." (...continue reading)

Wilmington, North Carolina
Sport: Running

John Sefcik

"30 minutes into a 3 hour mtn bike ride today I started to feel weak & shakey and considered turning back. Grabbed an e-Gel from my jersery, washed it down with water, and felt 100% again within 5 minutes!" (...continue reading)

Pineville, Louisiana
Sport: Mountain Biking

Kitty Robinson

"When I tried my first e-Gel, I was pleasantly surprised by the pleasant taste and thinner consistency. I had tried other gels before and was always turned off by their thickness. I began to use e-Gels in all of my long training runs and followed the advice given on the website religiously. I couldn’t believe how much better I felt when using your gels! I was stronger during my runs, my mind was clearer and my recoveries were a breeze! I ran my first half with the e-Gels and took several minutes off my time previous half time, felt great the entire race and was clear and coherent after the race." (...continue reading)

Forsyth, Georgia
Sport: Running


"I just completed my first across the state of Florida (coast to coast) bike ride - a one day event 170 miles, Sunrise to Sunset. I finished my 170 miles using 7 e-Gel packs, my ride took 10 hours to complete, averaging 17 mpg, facing a 10-15 mph head wind the entire day." (...continue reading)

Lithia, Florida
Sport: Cycling

Eberle Funches

"I am currently preparing for my 10th Ironman while living here in Okinawa Japan.
e-Gel gets me through each and every workout, be it 30 minutes or 7 hours. My e-Gel packs are like sacks of gold while I am racing at any distance and they keep me going and going. The flavors are great, they are easy on my stomach and it's really a treat after miles and miles of training and racing. Becoming the first and only woman to be a 10 time Ironman here on the island is an honor and I owe my nutritional success to Crank Sports year after year."
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Okinawa, Japan, Florida
Sport: Triathlon

Todd Sorrel

"I've tried all the competition gels for long bike rides but the e-gel was head and shoulders above the others in performance and in taste. Knowing what doesn't work gets you closer to what does.... and that's Crank's e-Gel. Thanks Todd" (...continue reading)

Austin, Texas
Sport: Triathlon

Mike Villierme

"Here I am, 51 years old, 52 is in sight and I referee rugby matches, train for marathons and play over 38 hardball from April to September...I did not start all this until I was in my mid to late 40's. I use the e-Gel on my running days as food, taking a pack every five miles or so. I use it in my other activities on the hour. I'm no super star by any means but am able to participate due to diet, rest and e-Gel. Thanks." (...continue reading)

Sacramento, California
Sport: Running

Kelly Weimortz

"e-Gel is great. It goes down so easy and you don't fell like you are "choking" on it. I am training for my first marathon, and e-Gel is makig it a pleasant training period. I am telling all of my running buddies about this stuff. It is fantastic!!!" (...continue reading)

Columbia, South Carolina
Sport: Running

Scott Everson

"Trying new gels this winter for XC skiing. Yours appears to be the winner in our sampling. Dad & I will be carrying them for the American Birkebeiner. Great value and results." (...continue reading)

Hudson, Wisconsin
Sport: Running

Diana Peterson

"The word will spread in the equestrian world. :-)" (...continue reading)

, Texas
Sport: Endurance Riding

Marc Houle

"What a difference it made in my workouts! It has given me the courage once again to go out and push myself and not worry about added energy. " (...continue reading)

San Jose, California
Sport: Triathlon

Marc Mears

"Wow! What a difference in taste, and most important, in performance" (...continue reading)

Fort Mill, South Carolina
Sport: Running

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