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Product Detail & Benefits

Description:

Unless you complement your carbohydrate source with protein, your body will start to digest its own muscle tissue (for protein) for energy after about 90 minutes of hard exercise. When your training takes you beyond the range of Hammer Gel alone, you can rely on Sustained Energy with its 7:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio. Sustained Energy contains a superior blend of complex carbohydrates, a precise amount of GMO-free protein, and a few carefully selected micronutrients that all work synergistically to provide consistent, long-lasting energy. With Sustained Energy, you'll have 100% confidence in your fuel, even during your longest and hardest training sessions and races. Without any added flavoring or sweeteners, it has a pleasant neutral flavor.

Since 1992 Sustained Energy has stood the test of time in every conceivable endurance and ultra-endurance event. No matter how difficult or lengthy your exercise or race is, Sustained Energy will come through every time, and keep you going mile after mile, hour after hour.

Benefits:

Hammer Nutrition's original long distance fuel, Sustained Energy has attained a legendary status in the world of endurance sports since its introduction in 1992. Tested and proven in virtually every endurance event on the planet, Sustained Energy, with its unique 7:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio and it's neutral flavor is still the first choice of thousands of athletes. After about two hours of exercise, you need to have some protein in your fuel or you will start to cannibalize or break down precious muscle tissue. So when your exercise goes beyond the range of Hammer Gel or HEED alone, Sustained Energy is ready to serve you, providing premium fuel complemented with specific nutrients that support enhanced fat utilization and lactic acid buffering.

Give Sustained Energy a try—you'll have 100% confidence in your fuel—and you'll understand why it's been the choice of thousands of endurance athletes for well over a decade. For maximum fueling variety and flexibility during your longest and hardest training sessions and races, mix or alternate Sustained Energy with Hammer Gel, HEED, and/or Perpetuem.

Extra Benefits:
This unflavored product is ideally suited for athletes who want calories with as little taste and sweetness as possible. In addition, soy protein ensures that minimal ammonia will be released into the muscles, further reducing fatigue and tissue damage.

Q: Should I use Sustained Energy or Perpetuem?
A: Hammer Nutrition Fuels-what they are and how to use them

Notes:

Notes: You can make a concentrated solution of Sustained Energy and "nurse" it for several hours, alternating with sips of plain water from another bottle. You can also flavor Sustained Energy with your favorite flavor of Hammer Gel.

Nutrition Labels:

Sustained Energy
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 85 g (Approx 3 Level Scoops)
3 Level Scoops: 150.0 cc = 10.1 Tbsp = 30.4 tsp
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 320
Calories from Fat 5
Total Fat 0.4 g <1%*
Total Carbohydrate 68 g 23%*
Sugars 4 g
Protein 10 g 20%*
Calcium 42 mg 4%
Iron 2 mg 10%
Sodium 220 mg 9%
Choline Bitartrate 50 mg  
L-Carnitine 50 mg  
L-Carnosine 100 mg  
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
†Daily Value not established.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Corn Syrup Solids, Soy Protein Isolate, L-Carnosine, Choline Bitartrate, L-Carnitine (as Carnipure™), Chromium Polynicotinate.
Contains: Soy.
This product is processed in a facility that also processes Dairy & Soy products.

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Product Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Energy on tap Sustained energy is well named. Mixed with Heed, it is my primary fuel for training and racing, along with some Hammer gel. I find that this mix does not upset my stomach and provides all the energy I need for multi-hour efforts. It is also so easy to consume while riding my bike.
Date published: 2014-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product That Actually Works I purchased this expecting the worst. Other energy drinks I had used in the past were way too sweet and caused stomach issues on long runs. This product is very neutral tasting and was easy on my stomach. I have not bonked once since using this product and would recommend it to my friends.
Date published: 2014-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect product for my needs! I purchased the Sustained Energy at the request of a personal trainer who has trained several olympic and pro cyclists. I was using another product, but the ingredients with the other product was not healthy. Sustained Energy has proven to give me the energy I need to keep going. I gave it a real test this last weekend as I rode a 137 mile ride. I was not hungry the whole ride and stayed well hydrated. I'm getting ready for a 300 bike race which must be completed in less than 24 hours and I'm sure I will be able to complete the entire ride using this product.
Date published: 2014-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sustained Energy Saved Me From a Major Bonk I was riding fast and aggressively in New York City's Central Park, tackling Harlem Hill repeats. I felt warm-cold shakes and my head getting dizzy and just knew that I was begging to bonk. I pulled over and dismounted my bike so as not to have an accident. I drank the entire bottle I had prepared of Sustained Energy with a double-shot of Hammer Gel Huckleberry. The shakes stopped in a few minutes and within 10 minutes, I was back to full power. I put in another 10 miles feeling fantastic.
Date published: 2014-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ultradistance drink ever Best bike drink for rides over 100 miles and one of the best for runs over 20 miles in marathons and ironmans and mixes well with HammerGel. Also good for everyday training and shorter rides. Add Endurolytes for hotter days.
Date published: 2014-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never without it! First used in 2003 on a 200 mile bike ride at the 160 mile sag stop ... wow ... have used it ever since.
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much better than gels I've used Sustained Energy for several long runs and find it much more effective than gels at maintaining energy levels. It mixes easily and the taste is "neutral" as stated, but I've added a bit of chocolate syrup for flavor.
Date published: 2014-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sustained Energy helps me with my weightlifting I am a masters powerlifter and I take sustained energy before my workouts and before my competitions. It keeps my energy level up so I can train hard. Thanks Hammer!
Date published: 2014-02-02