POWDERED CHIA SEEDS
The core ingredient in our energy gels is chia seeds. This all-natural seed provides the ideal daily amount of Essential Amino Acids. In a nutshell, the fiber content holds onto liquid carbohydrates during digestion to reduce or remove altogether that sugar spike and give a steady release of energy so you can go longer and further. Traditional energy gels flood the body with unnatural sugars that create a spike and then "bonk" effect.
When we exert ourselves exercising, our bodies lose a great deal of sodium—also known as that great all-natural element called salt! In order to sustain our energy levels, we replace what is lost with electrolytes. In the good ol' days, a bottle of sports drink did the trick. Endurance athletes then shifted to using an easier version of a sports drink—energy gels. We use sea salt in our energy gels that provide sodium, magnesium, calcium and potassium—in an all-natural way.
The simplest of citrus fruits provide us with the best all-natural ingredient to reduce physiological stress and physical fatigue. Oranges, lemons, grapefruits and other many members of the citrus family are used in our energy gel formulation to ensure the ingredients used are benefiting athletes in more ways than just prolonging performance—but happiness and tasting great, too!
CANE SUGAR + BROWN RICE SYRUP
Upset tummies are the biggest plague for runners and endurance athletes during competition. Maltodextrin is an unnatural ingredient used in most energy gels on the market today and often causes these stomach issues. We found an all-natural way to remove it so that athletes can rely on making it to the finish line—with a smile on their face. Using both sugar cane and brown rice, the ideal glucose to fructose ratio naturally increases the carbohydrate absorption rate. In short, Hüma energy gels work better and won't upset your tummy!
Hüma energy gels are the best tasting all-natural energy gels in the world. In fact, most athletes will report back that they didn't think it was really an energy gel. We picked out and tested our favorite fruits and combined them with other essential all-natural ingredients so that athletes would love the gel. Compared most to a fruit purèe or jam, they taste great not only during exercise but on a warm piece of toast!
By adding a little bit more water, the thickness of the gel is reduced quite a bit, making it easier to enjoy an energy gel while running, biking, hiking or any adventure your two feet are taking you out on. Increasing the water content gives our gels a smooth consistency and also helps prevent dehydration.