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e-Gel vs.
Hammer Gel



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Hammer
Gel
 Amounts for one pack:
 Carbohydrates

  Calories 150 90
  Carb Grams 37 g 21 g
  Carb Sources Maltodextrin
Fructose
Maltodextrin
Juice Concentrate
Rice Dextrin
  Sugars 18% 9%
  When it comes to carbohydrates, e-Gel and Hammer Gel are both excellent products as they contain high ratios of complex carbohydrates and they both use maltodextrin (complex carbohydrate) as the primary carbohydrate source. In addition to maltodextrin, e-Gel contains a small amount of fructose and Hammer Gel contains fruit juice concentrates. Fruit juice contains fructose and glucose.

 Electrolytes    
  Sodium 230 mg 25 mg
  Potassium 85 mg 0 mg
  The most obvious difference between e-Gel and Hammer Gel is the electrolyte content. e-Gel has all the electrolytes you need right in the gel, and Hammer Gel has virtually none. Instead, Hammer encourages you to consume your electrolytes separately in pill or powder form. That makes one more thing to buy, one more thing to carry and one more thing to figure how and how often to consume. With e-Gel we have taken all the guess work out and made your life easy, just take e-Gel and water as recommended and you will get sustained energy along with balanced electrolyte replacement.

 Amino Acids    
  Histidine no
  Leucine
  Valine
  Isoleucine
  The amino acids in both e-Gel and Hammer Gel are designed to reduce lactic acid build up, maintain muscle protein and aid in recovery. Most energy gels on the market today fail to include amino acids because they are expensive ingredients.

 Citrates    
  Sodium Citrate no
  Potassium Citrate no
  Citric Acid no
  Citrates assist in the carbohydrate to energy conversion process as well as reduce and slow the build-up of lactic acid in your muscles. Hammer Gel and most other energy gels on the market today do not include sodium citrate or potassium citrate.

 Antioxidants    
  Vitamin E 120% 0%
  Vitamin C 120% 0%
  e-Gel is one of the few energy gels that contains antioxidant vitamins C and E to help protect against tissue damage, reduce soreness and aid in the recovery process.

 Other Ingredients    
  Vitamin B6 10% 0%
  e-Gel is the only energy gel to include vitamin B6 which assists in the energy conversion process.
  Caffeine none some flavors
  While caffeine may give a temporary mental boost, unfortunately it is a diuretic, meaning that it causes your kidneys to produce more urine - thus promoting dehydration. Proper hydration is critical to optimum performance, and in our opinion caffeine should not be incorporated into your sports nutrition program. Our recommendation has always been that if you feel that you NEED caffeine, then only use a caffeinated product (there are plenty on the market) near the end of your competition when you need the psychological boost the most and there is little time to cause dehydration. We strongly recommend against relying on a caffeinated product for the duration of the competition. None of e-Gel's flavors contain caffeine. Some Hammer Gel flavors have caffeine, for current flavors and ingredients refer to their website.

 Pricing    
  Retail Price $1.49 $1.40
  Cost Per 100 Calories $1.00 $1.55
  At retail, a pack of Hammer Gel cost about 12% less than a pack of e-Gel, however, each pack of e-Gel contains more than 60% more energy than a pack of Hammer Gel (37 grams vs. 21 grams). On a cost per calorie basis e-Gel is 35% less expensive. Hammer Gel does offer product in large jugs for a lower cost per serving that is comparable to buying e-Gel by the case.

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The nutritional information shown above for Hammer Gel is for a single serving packet of their Apple-Cinnamon flavor as published on their website September 2014. For current nutritional profiles of this and other flavors please refer to the manufacturer's website or product packaging.


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