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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 Excellent Product! I use Heed for off road endurance motorcycle races ranging from 2 to 5 hours in duration sometimes in extreme heat; great product with great taste which allows me to stay hydrated and energized for multiple races over a weekend.
Date published: 2015-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Everyday Go To Fuel I love to use Heed before and while I swim. I keeps me fueled without the sugar bonk, I also like to use it on my runs and biking. It's easy on my stomach and tastes good. I like the Strawberry flavor personally and I can use a Gel before hand without any worries of GI issues.
Date published: 2015-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I bought this about a month ago and it has done what I hoped it would. I am now looking for a recovery supplement. I can't beat Hammer products.
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from heed is my new go to sports drink hooked on Mandarin Orange at the moment - using it daily for rides and training. 1 - 1 1/2 scoops depending on the effort
Date published: 2015-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feels Great! As a crossfitter I started using Heed two weeks ago and love it. I feel strong during my WODs and noticed I was taking fewer shorter breaks. Also I noticed I wasn't as sore the day after. I love it so much our gym now sells it. Great product
Date published: 2015-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great taste I only buy Hammer products as no other product has the quality of ingredients AND the honest to God great taste. It doesn't matter what flavor, and Mandarin Orange is no exception.
Date published: 2015-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've been riding with hammer for five years one of the best products on the market as far as I'm concerned
Date published: 2015-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Combination I've been buying Heed (Orange) and Sustained Energy for 5 years and together they make the perfect combination for my long training rides. When I'm on the bike for 10 to 12 hours on a Sunday, I can count on all the energy I need from these two sources without ever feeling hungry. I highly recommend this combination for anyone who wants to get a nice even dose of energy that comes with every sip you take. Not to mention, the taste is fantastic. (The Add Photo below would never add the photo)
Date published: 2015-01-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It tastes like crushed up smarties I'm not sure on how it helps aid my performance, but it is hard to get over the taste. I liked smarties as a kid, but having them made into a drink is not my first choice.
Date published: 2015-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great product, Its a great value I have used Heed and various other Hammer products over the years. Heed is by far my favorite. I use it mostly during the warmer months of the year and have always been pleased.
Date published: 2015-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BEST TASTING ELECTROLYTE/ENERGY DRINK PERIOD! I've been using Hammer Heed for over a year now and I use it during every run or cycling workout. There's no better product of its type out there!
Date published: 2015-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helps keep me fueled and cramp free! I turned to HEED after a lot of research because of it's ingredients all of which are recognizable without a degree in chemistry. No funky aftertaste, good amount of electrolytes, and a clean taste. Sometimes I add a Fizz for some added electrolytes, and it tastes even better!
Date published: 2015-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heed Mandarin Orange Always works great when consumed. This is first shipment where the safety seal was missing from the Heed container. Still using it. Did not yet check the other containers from this order.
Date published: 2015-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All in all, it works beautifully. It provides that extra edge and endurance you need in a race and or while training
Date published: 2014-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I'm just having a hard time getting use to the flavor. It doesn't seem to have much of a lemon-lime taste.
Date published: 2014-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it... but... Love the flavors, such a great alternative. What is the secret of blending it? Mine clumps up and I have to chew half of it!
Date published: 2014-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stuff I have used this for my last couple of marathons. Much easier on the stomach than Gatorade and helps with muscle cramping. Will not run a long run without it.
Date published: 2014-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps me going... This product keeps me going on the road and trail, great stuff!!!
Date published: 2014-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from heed sport drink I use this product daily to keep my energy level high to allow me to work or train daily and not run out of energy. Great product!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2014-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mandarin Orange HEED I ride a road bike for exercise and I love Mandarin Orange HEED. I have been using it for a few years now and like it especially because it has a light taste. I use two bottles with HEED for my 40 mile rides.
Date published: 2014-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice taste ! My husband and I both use HEED... I've been using for about a year and like the taste and how easily it mixes with water. Helps my hydration stay on course
Date published: 2014-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heed for swimmers When I use Heed during swim workouts, I no longer get leg cramps.
Date published: 2014-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heed Melon As always your products work for me. No cramping! Thanks.
Date published: 2014-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from At 53, I started Downhill Mountain Biking Started mountain biking and was quickly awakened to how important it is to be properly prepared. Had the equipment, did NOT have the proper nutrition or endurance products. A friend told me about HEED. It helped to change my entire level of enjoyment for the sport. Now, I pedal longer, don't cramp, and recover faster. Thanks!
Date published: 2014-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Works Riding with type II diabetes I usually drink plain water on my bike rides because of the highs and lows I experience with sports drinks. After reading the reviews about Heed on your website I decided to give it a try. I couldn't believe how well this stuff works. Not only on the bike but my after ride recovery is much quicker. The Mandarin Orange also taste great. Thanks!
Date published: 2014-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you are not using this you are using the wrong product.
Date published: 2014-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought these for an ultra to add to my bottles at aid stations. Very convenient and easy to carry and the product is great. Very easy on the stomach and great tasting.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I recently switched from a competitors product after receiving several free samples of HEED. It tastes great, digests easily and mixed with a FIZZ tab is the best pre-ride fuel I ever used.
Date published: 2014-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this about a month ago and I am really liking it!
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Taste Great The flavor is not real strong. Taste really good...
Date published: 2014-10-29
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