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The Best Energy Gels

From drinks and gels to chews and bars, as an endurance athlete you have many options when it comes to in-race fueling. Not to mention, all of the many different brands that offer these types of products. With so many different choices to consider, if you haven’t already found the tried and tested energy supplement that works best for you, figuring out where to start might feel a tiny bit overwhelming.

Since what’s best for one athlete might not be the right option for another, there isn’t necessarily a definitive ranking of energy supplements. Instead, we’ve highlighted out ten favorite brands (based on personal use, ingredients and essential extras like caffeine and electrolytes) and included a list of each product’s most important specs based on the nutritional information provided on each brand’s website. Use this list to compare and contrast products so that you can test them based on your own personal needs until you find the supplement that works best for you.

PowerBar.com

PowerBar PowerGel

Calories: 110-120
Carbs: 27-28g
Main carb source: Maltodextrin and Fructose Blend
Also includes: 200mg sodium, some flavors contain caffeine
Our favorite flavors: Strawberry banana, Berry Blast
powerbar.com

GuEnergy.com

Gu Energy Gel

Calories: 100
Carbs: 20- 25g
Main carb source: Maltodextrin
Also includes: Fructose, 45 – 125mg sodium, amino acids/ amino acid blends, some flavors contain 20-40mg caffeine  
Our favorite Flavors: Chocolate Peanut Butter, Salted Caramel
guenergy.com

ClifBar.com

Clif Shot Energy Gel

Calories: 100-110
Carbs: 22g – 24g
Main carb source: Matodextrin
Also Includes:  Organic Dried Cane Syrup (sucrose), 60-90mg sodium, some flavors contain 25-100mg caffeine
Our favorite Flavors: Chocolate and Razz
clifbar.com

HammerNutrition.com

Hammer Gel

Calories: 80-100
Carbs: 19-22g
Main carb source: Maltodextrin
Also includes: 20-50mg sodium, Caffeine—50mg for Espresso flavor, 25mg for Tropical flavor
hammernutrition.com

CarbBoom.com

Carb Boom Energy Gel

Calories: 110
Carbs: 27g
Main carb source: Maltodextrin
Also includes: 50mg sodium
carbboom.com

HoneyStinger.com

Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews

Per 1 packet 

Calories: 160
Carbs: 39g
Main carb source: Glucose (Organic Tapioca Syrup)
Also includes: Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Honey, 80mg sodium, Cherry Cola and Lime-Ade flavors are naturally caffeinated with white tea extract 
honeystinger.com

HoneyStinger.com

Honey Stinger Organic Energy Gel

Calories: 100
Carbs: 24-27g
Main carb source: Glucose (Organic Tapioca Syrup)
Also includes: Organic Honey, 50mg sodium, Caffeine—32mg in Strawberry Kiwi, Chocolate and "Ginsting" flavors
Our favorite Flavors: Gold Classic, Acai &Pomegranate
honeystinger.com

ClifBar.com

Clif Shot Bloks Energy Chews

Per 3 pieces-

Calories: 90-100
Carbs: 23-24g
Main carb source: Glucose (Organic Tapioca Syrup)
Also includes: Organic Dried Cane Syrup (sucrose), Organic Maltodextrin, 50-150mg sodium, Caffeine—25mg in Tropical Punch and Orange flavors, 50mg in Black Cherry flavor
Our favorite Flavors: Black Cherry and Strawberry
clifbar.com

VegaSport.com

Vega Sport Energy Gel

Calories: 100
Carbs: 22g
Main carb source: Glucose and Fructose (dates)
Also includes: 60mg sodium
vegasport.com

PacificHealthLabs.com

Accel Gel

Calories: 100
Carbs: 20g
Main carb source: Fructose and Sucrose
Also includes: 110-115mg sodium, whey protein (5g)
pacifichealthlabs.com

10 Best Energy Gels