Go Honey! Packets
- The durable, re-closable package is perfect for backpacking and car camping because it can withstand over 150 pounds of pressure.
- As long as you attach the lid correctly, it won't leak or burst.
- Energy gels are thick carbohydrate syrups used to extend muscle energy (glycogen) during exercise. They provide simple and complex carbohydrates.
- They provide about 100 Calories (17-25 g carbohydrate) per packet.
- Energy gels are designed to deliver a quick rise in blood sugar and maintain that glucose level for up to 45 minutes during exercise. Sometimes electrolytes and other "non-essentials" such as herbs and caffeine are added to the gel.
- Honey is a great energy gel because it causes less of an insulin response than other sugars. Honey gives athletes a slower, more sustained energy spike than sugar. This means it creates a smaller post-sugar “fall” than other sugars. This is because of the complex mixture of sugars in honey. Honey contains dextrose (glucose chains), fructose, and at least 22 other, more complex, sugar types. These sugars are not found in nectar, but are formed during ripening and storage of honey by bee enzymes (Graham, 1997). This means they are more readily available for absorption by our tissues.
How to Use Energy Gels
Consume about 1/3 of packet with 250 mL water 15 minutes before starting your activity and 45 minutes into the ride or run.
Repeat every hour throughout the duration of the event.
Athletes need to consume adequate water with energy gels to prevent dehydration. A good rule of thumb is about 250 mL (1 cup) of water for every 100 calories consumed. When water is not consumed with energy gel, water leaves the body tissues, and enters the digestive tract to help digest it. This means less water for muscles and can lead to dehydration.
This product is not intended to replace proper diet and nutrition.
Net weight is 100 g (3.5 oz.)
eoGEAR SKU # 5120-035
At The Honey Company they sell great honey. It is all-natural, raw, and unfiltered. This means we don't heat our honey, add water, homogenize flavors, or used pressurized filters to process the honey. It is the closest thing to harvesting the honey yourself. Buying this product is buying it directly from the farmer/producer (Stan). He keeps the bees and extracts the honey himself. (With a little help from his wife.)
You will notice a difference in the flavor, texture, and freshness of our honey. This is because our honey is raw, or has not been heated in the bottling process. This preserves beneficial bee enzymes in the honey. During the extracting process, we scratch the outer beeswax cappings from the honeycomb cells, spin the frames, let the honey flow through one screen to remove wax cappings, and into containers. That’s it!