Hammer Nutrition Heed Sports Drink Nutrition

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Heed Sports Drink

Hammel Gel Heed energy drink mixes are designed as a sole source of calories for workouts upTo 2 hours. Complex carbohydrate formula, no added simple sugars Complete electrolyte profile for easy assimilation Designed as a sole source of calories for workouts upTo 2 hours

User Reviews (35)

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Rob   Weekend Warrior [Jul 12, 2011]
Strength:

Provides carbs and electrolytes.

Weakness:

Tastes awful. Expensive.

I couldn't stomach the taste. Was 4 hours into a century ride and got "over-HEEDed". Had to switch to water to finish it off.

Bottom line: it's like Buckley's cough syrup. Tastes awful but it works.

Similar Products Used: Gatorade, Cytomax
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RATING
2
VALUE
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2
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sjumpr1   Racer [Apr 18, 2010]
Strength:

taste good, stays down well, light taste not syrup-like

Weakness:

more flavors would be nice

works as advertised, even better. The only one that stays down really well even while going hard in the heat. Nothing is even close for 2 hours or less. The big thing for me is heartburn with all the others and with this not even a hint of heartburn. Can go longer and harder without energy plummeting. Level stays very consistant. Works perfectly!

Similar Products Used: gatorade, powerade, cytomax
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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
Scott   Cross Country Rider [Jan 11, 2010]
Strength:

Wondrous anti-bonk fueling. No sugar, fast absorption, electrolytes, stays down, no upset stomach, mixes easy, does OK with hydration packs (no mold if rinsed and dried). No sugar crash, helps with cramps.

Weakness:

Tastes a little odd at first. After a while everything else tastes too sweet.

There is no better sports drink product on the market. Buy it if you prefer sports drink over gel, or if your serious about refueling. Great for 1-3 hour rides. Adjust caloric intake for intensity and duration of ride, 100cal/scoop. Combine with Perpentium for rides over 2 hours. Personally, I need over 30oz per hour during the summer. I cramp on everything else.

Similar Products Used: To say this product is like Gatorade is like comparing a Ferrari to a Chevy!
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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Monkapotamus   Weekend Warrior [Jul 13, 2008]
Strength:

good taste, works great.

Weakness:

none

it tastes good, the mandarin oranges tastes kinda like a creamsicle, its very subtle though. You can drink as much as you want and it doesnt make you sick. I can ride harder for longer periods of time without getting burnt out. i was very surprised that i actually noticed a difference. HEED Has increased my workout significantly, and now i dont crash when im done. Very satisfied.

Similar Products Used: gatorade, powerade, monster, redbull etc
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RATING
5
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RATING
5
Eric Gregory   Cross Country Rider [May 30, 2008]
Strength:

flavor, works well, not to expensive, easy to drink, not sugary, mixes well

Weakness:

its hard to pour the powder into a water bottle(I crafted up a paper funnel)

I tried the orange and unflavored heed. The orange has a very light taste and it wasn't to bad at all.
The unflavored was pretty close to being unflavored, but not as bad as many other unflavored powdered drinks. Sometime I mix the unflavored heed with tang(its good if you like tang)
Overall the product works great.

Similar Products Used: gatoraid, poweraid, cytomax
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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Steve   Cross Country Rider [Aug 20, 2007]
Strength:

Great tasting, mixes well, no simple sugars, doesn't stain bottles, consistent energy.

Weakness:

Not as readily available as other brands, a few more flavors would be nice.

For rides lasting less than 2 hours, HEED can't be beat! It has great flavor without being overpowering. I wish they made a few more flavors, for variety, but that's a minor issue. Since it doesn't contain simple sugars, HEED delivers consistent energy, rather then a quick sugar buzz. GREAT STUFF!!

Similar Products Used: Cytomax, Accelerade
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Amylynn   Racer [Dec 31, 2004]
Strength:

Heed tastes great and provides a lasting energy supply. It can be mixed with other Hammer Nutrition Products for a more customized energy source.

Weakness:

None

Heed is the perfect 'short day' (2hr) energy drink. The taste is far superior to other energy drinks and it is packed with calories and complex carbs which are needed throught a workout. It reduces cramping and increases your energy. During cross-country races I often mix Heed with other Hammer Nutrition Products such as Hammer Gel and Perpetuem.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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Karl Etzel   Racer [Feb 21, 2005]
Strength:

Convenient all in one mix for short (sub 2 hr) efforts. Good taste, not too strong, even when mixed at the high concentration end of the suggested range. This one will definitely go down well in the hot conditions unlike a lot of the overly sweet drinks out there. Can combine with other Hammer products for longer efforts.

Weakness:

If I have to come up with one: I guess if you are a last minute shopper this one is not in a lot of stores yet so you gotta stock up online if your LBS isn't carrying it.

Another great product based on sound nutrition from the folks at Hammer.

Similar Products Used: Cytomax, Gatorade, PowerBar products, Accelerade
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Karl W Keltner   [Jan 06, 2005]
Strength:

light taste that is refreshing

Weakness:

none

This is a great product, like all Hammergel products, that is a "healthier" alternative to the sugar & sodium loaded competitors. For workouts 2 hours or less, it is a consistent stream of calories that does not leave you bloated or otherwise feeling sick to your stomach. It works well with Hammer Gel for shorter workouts & events. Excellent choice for anyone having to watch sugar intake (diabetics).

Similar Products Used: PowerAde, Gatorade, Amino Vital
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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
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Marc Heim   [Jan 11, 2005]
Strength:

Light mild citrus taste that is good and refreshing in the heat, energy without insulin spike, electrolytes to reduce cramping.

Weakness:

You can't pick it up at the corner convenience store in a ready made single serving.

A phenomonal product! Gatorade should be embarrassed. This is the real deal. Energy, low sugar, great taste, no aftertaste, real electrolyte replacement. Ideal for sipping at any time, better than water. As a primary fuel source, best for shorter durations, say for less than 2 hours. For longer durations, look to use a more potent fuel source. As a hydration supplement, good anytime for any duration.

Similar Products Used: Almost all.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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