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Product Detail & Benefits

Description:

HEED is a definite "step up" and welcome departure from the seemingly endless number of powdered sports drinks available to endurance athletes. One of the primary flaws inherent with most sports drinks is their reliance on simple sugars as the carbohydrate source. The use of simple sugars such as glucose, sucrose, and fructose not only severely limits the amount of calories that can be efficiently digested and utilized for energy, but also may cause wild fluctuations in energy levels. HEED's complex carbohydrate formula, on the other hand, allows you to obtain the ideal amount of calories you need, providing a more consistent and longer lasting energy supply, and without putting you at risk for the stomach distress commonly caused by simple sugars.

HEED also provides a complete, easily assimilated electrolyte profile—not just salt and potassium, which comprise the electrolyte "profile" of most other drinks. For many athletes under normal conditions, one or two scoops of HEED will completely fulfill electrolyte requirements (in addition to caloric requirements). For other athletes, the electrolyte profile in HEED will provide an excellent base from which additional Endurolytes can be added to completely satisfy electrolyte needs. With added chromium polynicotinate for maintaining stable blood glucose levels and l-carnosine for buffering lactic acid, HEED is truly in a class of its own in the world of powdered sports drinks.

So whenever a sports drink is your preferred choice, "heed" your body's desire for a superior fuel. HEED is the only choice you need to make!

Benefits:

HEED sports drink comes in the following delicious flavors: Strawberry, Melon, Mandarin Orange, Lemon-Lime, and Unflavored.

Sports drinks have been around a long time, and for many athletes they're more convenient than energy gels. Unfortunately, most sport drinks are not much more than artificially colored sugar water that does little to aid your performance and even less for your health. That is why we developed HEED as a healthy alternative; HEED's subtle tasting, complex carbohydrate formula goes down easily and supplies you with consistent, long-lasting energy and the electrolytes you need to keep pushing the pace. No citric acid is added to the formula, so it will not burn your throat or stomach. HEED's sweeteners, stevia and xylitol, are actually good for you; xylitol is especially beneficial for helping promote oral health. The full-spectrum, amino acid-chelated electrolyte profile helps satisfy your body's mineral requirements. L-carnosine and chromium polynicotinate help to buffer lactic acid and support stable blood glucose levels. If you prefer sports drinks over energy gels or like to use a combination of the two, try HEED and find out what a sports drink done right can do for your athletic performance.

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Nutrition Labels:

HEED Lemon-Lime
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 29 g (Approx 1 Level Scoop or single serving)
1 Level Scoop: 47.0 cc = 3.2 Tbsp = 9.5 tsp
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Sodium 45 mg 2%
Potassium 25 mg <1%
Total Carbohydrate 27 g 9%*
Sugars 2 g
Protein 0 g
Calcium 6%
Magnesium 8%
Manganese 25%
Chromium 20%
Not a significant source of total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Xylitol, Natural Flavor, Calcium Chelate, Potassium Chelate, Magnesium Chelate, Salt, L-Carnosine, Stevia, Glycine, Tyrosine, Manganese Chelate, Chromium Polynicotinate.
Allergen Warning: This product is processed in a facility that also processes dairy and soy products. This product contains Xylitol.
HEED Mandarin Orange
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 29 g (Approx 1 Level Scoop or single serving)
1 Level Scoop: 47.0 cc = 3.2 Tbsp = 9.5 tsp
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Sodium 45 mg 2%
Potassium 25 mg <1%
Total Carbohydrate 27 g 9%*
Sugars 3 g
Protein 0 g
Calcium 6%
Magnesium 8%
Manganese 25%
Chromium 20%
Not a significant source of total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Xylitol, Natural Flavor, Calcium Chelate, Potassium Chelate, Magnesium Chelate, Salt, L-Carnosine, Stevia, Glycine, Tyrosine, Manganese Chelate, Chromium Polynicotinate.
Allergen Warning: This product is processed in a facility that also processes dairy and soy products. This product contains Xylitol.
HEED Melon
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 29 g (Approx 1 Level Scoop or single serving)
1 Level Scoop: 47.0 cc = 3.2 Tbsp = 9.5 tsp
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Sodium 45 mg 2%
Potassium 25 mg <1%
Total Carbohydrate 27 g 9%*
Sugars 2 g
Protein 0 g
Calcium 6%
Magnesium 8%
Manganese 25%
Chromium 20%
Not a significant source of total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Xylitol, Natural Flavor, Calcium Chelate, Potassium Chelate, Magnesium Chelate, Salt, L-Carnosine, Stevia, Glycine, Tyrosine, Manganese Chelate, Chromium Polynicotinate.
Allergen Warning: This product is processed in a facility that also processes dairy and soy products. This product contains Xylitol.
HEED Strawberry
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 29 g (Approx 1 Level Scoop or single serving)
1 Level Scoop: 47.0 cc = 3.2 Tbsp = 9.5 tsp
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Sodium 45 mg 2%
Potassium 25 mg <1%
Total Carbohydrate 27 g 9%*
Sugars 2 g
Protein 0 g
Calcium 6%
Magnesium 8%
Manganese 25%
Chromium 20%
Not a significant source of total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Xylitol, Natural Flavor, Calcium Chelate, Potassium Chelate, Magnesium Chelate, Salt, L-Carnosine, Stevia, Glycine, Tyrosine, Manganese Chelate, Chromium Polynicotinate.
Allergen Warning: This product is processed in a facility that also processes dairy and soy products. This product contains Xylitol.
HEED Unflavored
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 29 g (Approx 1 Level Scoop)
1 Level Scoop: 47.0 cc = 3.2 Tbsp = 9.5 tsp
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Sodium 45 mg 2%
Potassium 25 mg <1%
Total Carbohydrate 27 g 9%*
Sugars 2 g
Protein 0 g
Calcium 6%
Magnesium 8%
Manganese 25%
Chromium 20%
Not a significant source of total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Xylitol, Calcium Chelate, Potassium Chelate, Magnesium Chelate, Salt, L-Carnosine, Stevia, Glycine, L-Tyrosine, Manganese Chelate, Chromium Polynicotinate.
Allergen Warning: This product is processed in a facility that also processes dairy and soy products. This product contains Xylitol.

HEED® Sports Drink does not contain:

Wheat, gluten, dairy, added simple sugars, stimulants, fad ingredients, or artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners. If an "energy drink" contains any of the above ingredients, it can cause unwanted side effects that may actually hinder your performance.

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Product Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heed I have used it fir about 2 weeks and is Great. Thank you very much
Date published: 2015-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Refreshing! The melon flavor Heed is refreshing and helps keep me hydrated.
Date published: 2015-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product My new go to drink for long rides over 2 hours. Filled the bottle up for a 3 hour ride and had sustained energy for the whole ride. Great taste even when it gets warm
Date published: 2015-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used by the whole family Heed keeps our energy balanced during long days of training or activity. My son used it during a six hour table tennis training camp and my wife uses it during golf. I use it while training for open water swimming and distance running events. Predictable results every time!
Date published: 2015-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome stuff! HEED has been my go to drink for a long time. Tastes great, especially for long workouts.
Date published: 2015-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can Feel the Difference Great product. I can feel a big difference when I use it. I feel more energetic and hydrated. I recommend it :)
Date published: 2015-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HEED Sports Drink I bought this because I have tried the samples and they deliver the right amount of energy at the right time !
Date published: 2015-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Have used for 10 years. Like taste. No real negatives.
Date published: 2015-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased with service and products will order again.
Date published: 2015-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't ride without it I have been using HEED for couple of years now and won't ride without it. I had been having problems with cramping and dehydration, HEED was recommend as a solution along with Endurolytes. Love them both and are a staple for all my rides.
Date published: 2015-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product!! My son (8) and I have been using Heed during our triathlon training. We love it on our long bike rides!!! I love not having to take the endurolyte tabs during exercise.
Date published: 2015-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Hydration Hammer Heed keeps me perfectly hydrated on any length ride in any kind of weather!
Date published: 2015-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Product I have been using Heed for many years--the taste is terrific and does not lead to any digestive problems.
Date published: 2015-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Products love your products, been using for years, won't consider a long event without perpetuem
Date published: 2015-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Energy with great taste! My buddy and I ran a 1/2 marathon last weekend, so I mixed up some HEED Sports Drink in our running bottles. After the race he commented how great the drink tasted and gave him energy to push through the final miles.
Date published: 2015-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super and reliable I have used Hammer Heed for 2 years and enjoy the reliable energy, mild taste and electrolyte replacement.
Date published: 2015-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sports drinks are new to me. The idea of sports drinks were new to me. I have always been a weekend warrior and water drinker who believed that sufficient. I recently renewed my commitment to cycling but found after my saddle time increase to beyond an hour that I was at an energy deficit for the duration of the ride as well as for the rest of the day. I was talking to my brother, a distance runner, who provided a framework to think about hydration and energy and he recommended the Hammer products. I went to the website, and read the tremendous amount of research material posted and decided to purchase Heed and Recoverite samples from my local bike shop as most of my rides are in the one to two hour range. Following the product directions and recommendations I immediately discovered that I had more energy, felt stronger during the ride and recovered quicker without my normal drag using the Recoverite. The difference vs water only is amazing! I am a new convert to Hammer products and ordered the economy sizes of Heed and Recoverite to supplement my hydration. As for drink-ablity Heed lemon-lime is light in flavor and doesn't make my mouth gum up. Following up with water in the bottle on a later ride, no residual flavor remained to contaminate a water only bottle. Recoverite Chocolate has a pleasing flavor and is easy to drink. I also I have been very pleased both products for their taste and flavor but even more impressed with the results. Thank you for making products that are helping me achieve a new level of fitness.
Date published: 2015-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Succinct. Excellent ingrediants. Does the job and tastes great.
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nothing Else There is nothing else I put in my bottle when I hit the road, dirt, or pool!
Date published: 2015-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go To Juice HEED is all I use running. Great sustained energy.
Date published: 2015-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Taste and Benefits One of the students at school conducting a Science Experiement on electrolytes in sports drinks. Heed's amount of electrolytes completely outnumbered those of Gatorade and Powerade. Also, there is no high fructose corn syrup in Heed, and my children love the taste of the Lemon-Lime.
Date published: 2015-04-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Heed tastes awful Although I've used several Hammer products over the years, this is the first time I've used Heed. I wish I had tested a smaller package before buying the large container... this stuff tastes absolutely awful. It's understandable that a product which is man-made - even from healthy ingredients - won't taste as wonderful as natural drinks....but this has a very strong, distinct chemical taste. If I could return it and get a refund, I would.
Date published: 2015-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Product I was turned on to this product a couple of years ago. Not only does it taste good. It is easy on the stomach during a ride in 105 degree heat. Thanks Hammer!
Date published: 2015-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wouldn't run without it I have used HEED for years. It is a great product and I wouldn't run a race or training run without it.
Date published: 2015-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HEED made a big difference in my long runs for my ultra training. I was expecting to have to choke it down, but it actually tastes almost as good as it smells! Highly recommend, I will be ordering more.
Date published: 2015-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Helps maintain my energy ... I started using this a week ago before/during my dressage riding lessons. It's making a difference for me as the hot weather begins in Florida. I drink about half 15 mins before the 45 min lesson and the other half during the next hour when I'm washing and grooming my horse. My energy level stays up .. no crash. I'm 67 yrs old, and need a boost for this type of (2-1/2 hour) strenuous exercise. The taste is pleasant ... not sweet, and not too fruity orange.
Date published: 2015-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Descent athletic drink mix, some issues This was my first Hammer drink mix so my experience is limited. Exhaustive literature is provided about when drinking this is appropriate, etc. When I went to measure my first drink for a workout, it states "1 to 2 1/2 scoops". The problem was no scoop was included! I've mixed a fair amount in even to make just 16-24 ounces of drink. I find the taste to be surprisingly bland. It's pleasant, but bland. The performance seems okay, nothing special. There definitely is no sugar "rush" like there is with many drinks on the market. I am going to try another flavor next time. And I'm still trying to figure out how much a "scoop" is!
Date published: 2015-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can't get away from the Strawberry! Recommendations say to use Perpetum for longer distances, however, I can get away from Heed Strawberry. It goes down with a smooth flavor, sits easy in the stomach and keeps me going. I love this stuff and can't imagine a day without it.
Date published: 2015-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Old Reliable Unbeatable. Accept no substitutes. Great taste (mellow, natural, not sugary), easy to digest even in high volume, definitely extends your fatigue limit. Before and/or during your workout.
Date published: 2015-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Completed Hottest LA Marathon ever!! I completed the 30TH Anniversary LA Marathon on Sunday, March 15, 2015. It was the hottest LA Marathon in history with the temperature reaching over 91 degrees. Over 36 people including elite Olympic Qualifying runners were taken to the Hospital due to heat related illnesses and it was my first Marathon. I am a 45 year old woman who trained on Hammer Nutrition Products. I did all of my training using the various products I am posting this email to every day. Because of the heat I prepared a formula of Perpetuem, Gels, and Heed and carried them in bottles on a hydration belt. For energy and extra electrolyte protection I took a combination of Endurolyte Extreme, Race Caps Supreme, Anti-Fatigue Caps every eight miles. The course was also quite hilly and there was a killer hill at mile twenty. After each big hill I took one Energy Surge Tablet under the tongue and my legs responded. Because of the heat the Marathon committee added extra water stations which I took advantage of at every opportunity. I also carried a water bottle in my hand so that I could skip stations when they were too crowded. THESE PRODUCTS WORK!! I was able to continue my pace despite the challenging course (which I had never run before) and the hot weather. While everyone around me was cramping, suffering, and melting in the heat I was able to stay strong and finish in under five hours (the average time for first timers was over six hours). The LA Marathon committee and volunteers were giving people other heavily advertised products that didn’t seem help much. Many of the people who were taken to the hospital were using these products to no avail. I felt sorry for them and powerless to help them. I don’t blame the Marathon committee or any of the volunteers. They believe as many do that these sucrose/salt based products work because of the millions they spend on advertising. Unfortunately ignorance cannot be bliss when people’s lives and health are at stake. I am writing a letter to the LA Marathon committee to try to get them off the over hyped, underperforming endurance products and using Hammer. GO LONGER, GO HARDER, GO HAMMER!!!! Love, Jenny R. Burbank CA p.s. I also took Recoverite and Tissue Rejuvenator during my recovery and my leg soreness was literally gone in 48 hours. LOVE THESE PRODUCTS!!!
Date published: 2015-03-23
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