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Comparison of Energy Gels

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| Honey Stinger||120||29g||29g||0g||50mg||85mg||0mg||0||Not Recommended
| Chocolate #9||70||15g||13g||1g||75mg||Unknown||0mg||0||Not Generally Recommended
==Hammer Gel==
==Honey Stinger==
Honey contains only simple sugars rather than the Maltodextrin that other Gels use. This makes this gel much harder to digest than other Gels, and much sweater. This is the only Gel I've tried that has given me digestive problems when taken slowly. I also found the sweetness overpowering and unpleasant, though the honey aftertaste was quite pleasant. I would not recommend Honey Stinger Gels.
== #9 Chocolate ==
The only ingredients in this gel are Agave and Cocoa, and Agave is predominantly fructose (55% fructose to 20% glucose). This fructose is slow to be absorbed and can be difficult to digest, making it a poor choice for most runners. The only runners that this gel would be suitable for would be those that suffer from a blood sugar drop after taking more conventional gels. The Agave makes this gel intensely sweet, which I did not like.

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