Sport Beans are a seemingly attractive alternative to energy gels primarily because people enjoy eating – especially when it’s candy! However, if your goal is improving your athletic performance we would strongly advise you to take a long hard look at what’s in those Sport Beans.
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|Carb Grams||37 g||25 g|
|Complex Carbs||30 g||8 g|
|Sodium||230 mg||80 mg|
|Potassium||85 mg||40 mg|
Electrolytes are critical to maintain hydration and to avoid cramping and injuries. e-Gel has approximately 4 times the amount of sodium and double potassium compared to GU, and are designed to meet the American College of Sports Medicine’s recommendations.
|Amino Acids||e-Gel||Sports Beans|
Amino acids help to reduce lactic acid build up, maintain muscle protein and aid in recovery
Citrates assist in the carbohydrate to energy conversion process as well as reduce and slow the build-up of lactic acid in your muscles.
Antioxidant vitamins C and E help protect against tissue damage, reduce soreness and aid in the recovery process.
|Other Ingredients||e-Gel||Sports Beans|
Vitamin B6 assists in the energy conversion process
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|Cost Per 100 Calories||$1.06||$1.35|
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Our customers tell it best…
"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, TexasSport: Running
"Figuring out how to stay hydrated, not get upset stomach 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 energy gels this summer used them during the Top Of Utah Marathon, took 17 minutes off my previous marathon PR and easily qualified for Boston." ... continue reading
Maricopa, ArizonaSport: Running
"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, VirginiaSport: Triathlon
"This is by far the best energy 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, LouisianaSport: Running and Triathlon
"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 energy 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, IllinoisSport: Running
"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, CaliforniaSport: Triathlon
"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, OklahomaSport: Running, Triathlon
"I looked for a gel that had less sugar and more potassium/sodium than some of the other energy 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, GeorgiaSport: Ultra Running
"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 energy 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, MichiganSport: Running
"I am one of those people who is funny about taste and texture, not to add a weak stomach. I tried e-Gel as a recommendation from one of my friends ... I have been a loyal customer for over 2 years. It is true when they say you don't hit that brick wall and they don't upset your stomach. I am not drained at the end of a 15 mile training run and recovery is nothing like it used to be prior to using e-Gels." ... continue reading
Dunwoody, GeorgiaSport: Running
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