What You Should Know
Honey Stinger Energy Gel is an energy product designed for the elite athlete. If you train hard and compete hard, you may need an energy product like this, but if you are trying to lose weight and get fit, your exercise regime may not be enough to constitute replacing energy via concentrated calories. The idea behind nearly every energy gel product, including Honey Stinger Energy Gel, is to replace calories with calories. The fit body does not have extra calories to burn, so the athlete needs to replace energy during the workout and that’s where Honey Stinger Energy Gel and other products come in handy.
This product contains honey and maltodextrin. Athletes with diabetes should not take this product without first asking their physician. The product is not listed as a low glycemic product. There are other energy gels with low glycemic sources of carbohydrates.
List of Ingredients
- Pure Water
- Potassium Citrate
- Natural Flavors
- Calcium Pantothenate
- Pyridoxine Hydrochloride
- Thiamin Mononitrate
Honey Stinger Energy Gel is a concentrated gel with 120 calories from nearly 30 grams of sugar. Aside from the vitamins added artificially to the gel, this product is nothing more than honey and sugar. We know most energy gel products are created around a sugar base, but many are trying to set themselves apart with amino acids, beta alanine and caffeine to create the idea supplement to support energy levels and longer workouts. Honey Stinger doesn’t add anything but vitamins.
There is very little information on the product provided on the Honey Stinger website. There are a couple of questions with answers, but no product description or information on why honey is a better source of carbohydrates than other sugars. We do know from the Q&A page that the honey is not cooked in any way so it is a raw product. Raw honey should not be consumed by children under the age of one. This information is on the product sheet, but Honey Stinger says children over the age of one can consume the product. We are not sure why any child that young would need to consume 30 grams of sugar designed for the extreme athlete.
- Ingredients are listed on the Honey Stinger website.
- There is a product page for all Honey Stinger Energy Gel products.
- The company claims children over the age of one can take the energy gel.
- There is no information about why honey is a superior energy product.
- The cyclist could just eat honey and gain much of the same effect.
Honey Stinger Energy gel is nothing more than honey packed with vitamins. You can crush up a multivitamin and mix it with a few servings of honey and take it before and during exercise for the same effect. This product is not up to par with other energy gel products.