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I'd loaded with glycerol before with little effect. This time I used your Liquid Endurance exactly as your website directed. What a difference! I was hardly dehydrated after Ironman Coeur d'Alene last weekend and finished 3rd in the women's 50-54 age group.
Kyle Dees
Hammer, I don't often take the time to reply to Internet suppliers but this time I feel compelled. The day after placing my recent order I returned home to find a message on my machine from your company from (I couldn't believe it) a real human being at E-Caps confirming my order and thanking me for my purchase. In this day and age I found it quite refreshing that someone would take the time to make a phone call! The order arrived 2-3 days ahead of what I expected, nicely packed with some bonus items and an answer to my e-mail inquiry printed right on my invoice. Thank you for the exemplary service and an excellent product. Since discovering Hammer Gel I have had a hard time finding it regularly stocked at local shops, so I appreciate the opportunity to purchase over the Internet. I am done with those sticky little foil bags forever (after all, what are you supposed to do with them when empty?... litter the roads or stick them in a rear pocket and then lick your fingers the rest of the ride and hope you don't get it all over your handlebar tape). Better product, better delivery system! Thanks Again from a new Disciple, Brad
Brad
Just wanted to thank you for Recoverite ! I have used all of the known recovery drinks, and I was amazed at no muscle soreness. I am recovering from a shoulder injury for several months and it seems to have helped it too !
Lynda McGuire
You have an amazing product and staff. I have never felt more comfortable from ordering from a company then with yours. It makes me feel good to know that the other person on the phone knows what they are talking about and not just trying to sell me a product to make money for themselves. I will continue to use your products with confidence.
Chris Werth
To whom it may concern... I wanted to thank you for your products and informational help you sent with my order. I was a tri-athlete in the 80's and went back to my old ways in preparation for a multi-day stage triathlon held in Minnesota the last week of July 2005. When I received your brochure, I made some adjustments to my nutritional program and was amazed at how much of a difference it made! Your products sustained my partner and I during the competition, the endurolytes caplets kept me from cramping (a problem I have had over the past few years during century bike rides) and the Recoverite product was absolutely miraculous. At 48 years old, my recovery was as good if not better than athletes much younger than I. I credit my recovery betwen stages to this product. My partner and I ened up 3rd overall and second in the Masters class, despite limited training because of work schedules and family demands. Your products enabled us to comete more comfortably and recover more completely. Thanks again
Peter Nugent
Your products are amazing! I am able to do things in my training now that I never thought would be possible. Thanks for developing such high quality products!
Joseph Campbell
These single servings of Hammer Gel rule! They make getting through the races without stopping to load up so easy. I have bonked before, but never when I had Hammer Gel to keep me going.
Dave Sewell
Over my many years of racing, leg cramps in the heat have been a real issue for me. A teammate gave me some Endurolytes recently, and ever since then, my leg cramp problem is solved! It's really remarkable. I have to say no electrolyte product has been nearly as effective for me as Endurolytes.
Paul Langlois
A few weeks ago I emailed you guys about an order I placed for some mito-r caps. FedEx had messed up the shipment and my package was delivered to who knows where. I emailed you guys to inform you of this although I didn't expect you to do anything (nor did I blame you for this shipping mistake). But, a week or so later, my order arrived. I appreciate you taking action to correct a mistake that wasn't your fault. I will continue to buy Hammer products and recommend them to my friends. Thanks again.
Brendan Bull
I will push Hammer Nutrition till I'm blue in the face. Best stuff around. The new bars are unreal!
Jeremey Davis
Please add 4 boxes of Almond Raisin to the order. These bars, along with the Choco ones are to die for! *They melt in your mouth in a little lilting orchestra of flavors and textures.* Complete with their enzymes...raw IS the way to go. I am glad you guys came out with this forward thinking product. I think as a society, organic will take a bigger hold then raw foods and finally raw organic-vegan foods.
Mike Mertz
The advice in the Endurance Athlete's Guide to Success is right on the money. After a Perpetuem/Sustained Energy breakfast three hours before event time, I fueled exclusively with the same products (supplemented with e-caps for myself and shared with two female athletes who were hurting with no electrolyte supplements until I shared some of mine), and ran a 3.30.30 marathon in Athens, Ohio, knocking a full five minutes off of my previous best. Your products do just what you claim...even, sustained energy for the long haul. I do have a question for you. I've been reading Dr. Bill's articles on the dangers of simple sugars, and for avoiding aspartame and the numerous other sugar substitutes. I am wondering what the long-chain maltodextrin used in Hammer products is-what is it derived from, and what process is used to produce it? Looking forward to testing more of your fuels on a 50-miler this weekend. Keep up the excellent work (your customer service and shipping teams are both top rate). Thanks again.
Greg Trapp
Well, My wife and I both race (Sport) and our Gel Bot Bottles came just before one of our mnt bike races, so we loaded them up, hit the starting line and raced. I had actually never even used it before I found myself racing! Anyway, it was really an advantage. Very simple to use. Oh, She got 1st and I squeaked a 3rd. :)
John Holmes
I have been suffering from Acid Reflux for the past two years. I recently tried the iFlora and the Acid reflux just stopped. No burning, no reflux and I can even drink coffee again! I know this is not a coincidence as I have been managing this problem without a noticeable change in symptoms.
Mark Legg
I used Perpetuem for the first time during 24 Hours Up The Nose in Watonga, OK. I had NO stomach cramps, and I never got the overly full feeling. I was able to maintain my pace in, and end up making up twelve places in the last four hours. After that race I was sold and I now use Perpetuem for all my long rides and races.
Michael
I would like to tell you how much we enjoy your products. We utilize many of them from Hammer Gel, Heed, Endurolytes, Tissue Rejuvenator, Perpetuem, Premium Insurance Caps and a few others. I believe that it has helped our riders to become faster and ride smarter as they utilize quality products in a way that will enhance their performance. In the fall of 2005 we won our third straight Mountain Bike Collegiate National Championship. In December, in our first ever Cyclo Cross Collegiate National event we finished in second place. We won three SECCC conference titles this year, and in May we will head to Kansas to try and win our first Collegiate Road National title. Our riders believe in your product and certainly enjoy the quality of it as well. Keep up the good work and we will proudly wear yoru logo as we hopefully reach the top step this year at the 2006 Collegiate Road Nationals. Thanks for the great sticker you sent us for our trailer. As we drive around the East coast racing we proudly promote your products. Hey also thank for the cover shot of Brent Bookwalter in his college kit as he won the Collegaite Cyclo Cross National race.
Doug Owen - Cycling Team Coach
I have been using Saw Palmetto capsules for several years to help fight prostate enlargement and have had satisfactory results. Having had such good results with other Hammer products, when you announced your PSA caps I decided to try them. They are very effective! I have better results with the PSA than the Saw Palmetto alone. Thanks!
Mark Schmidt
Want to say "thanks" to Joe for hooking me up with a great suggestion. I called and had a question about an upcoming 7 mountain bike race that I was running solo. He suggested using a 6 hour bottle of Sustained and Heed mixed so I would not have to stop for fuel. I mixed it up, took it to the race. It allowed me ride the complete race without stopping for any fuel. I ended up on the podium with a strong second place only to miss first by my own fault of choosing the wrong gear on my single speed. Thanks again to Joe and to Hammer for a great product.
Chris Werth
This is the first year that Erika and I have really concentrated on our fueling requirements and it has helped a ton. I used to really watch how hard I would go out because I always had cramping issues. I lost 1 position (3rd to 4th) at the Schweitzer NORBA National last year because I was battling leg cramps for the last 5 miles. Now, I feel like I can let loose and push much harder without worrying about cramps coming on. I use Heed in my water bottles and take regular doses of Endurolytes before and during hard efforts.
Douglas Krumpelman
I can't tell you how much having Hammer Products support our race means to me. I have always been totally impressed with your company in both products (have used them for years) and community involvement (supporting the small races like ours). Keep up the good work.
Chip Greendale
My team and I would like to thank you and Hammer Nutrition for your great products. I used Hammer Nutrition products throughout our race, which provided me the sustained energy I need to keep the pace to be in the position to push for the win at the Planet Adventure 24 Hour Adventure race. I used Heed, Perpetuem, Hammer Gel on the bike and Hammer Gel and the new Hammer Bars on the trek, and Endurolytes the whole race. The Endurolytes were the lifesaver. My teammates and me got off schedule with our Endurolytes and started to cramp up. We took 3 Endurolytes and were back to full speed in 15 mintues. Thanks for making so many great products!
Ronny Angell
I produce a bunch of ammonia when I train. The odd thing is that its not just when I go long distances, it can be a 3 mile run in the middle of the winter, or a 45 minute ride, etc. I recently purchased the Anti-Fatigue Caps and sure enough they prevent the ammonia smell. Yes!
Mike Mcgee
I tried the new almond raisin Hammer Bar today in one of my workouts. I didn't know what to expect as honestly I don't eat a lot of energy type bars. I am also not an almond fan, but surprisingly enough I loved it! It was so easy to eat, not like some of the 'bricks' that are out on the market! Tasty and delicious!
Avril Copeland
This was the first time I used Energy Surge and WOW it is wonderful. After the race I had not one sore muscle in my body at a message 3 days later which is very unusual for me. I can only attribute it to Energy Surge, since it was the only thing I did different. I completed 9 laps and was 2nd solo woman with 14 hours of racing. During this race many riders passed me and said I was a real inspiration and was riding great. I always told them I owed it all to Hammer Nutrition.
Wendy Skean
Thanks so much! You guys are always so helpful. When I tell people about your website they always come back to me and tell me how impressed they are with how willing the e-caps crew is to help them.
Deanna Frank
I am a big rider that uses a lot of energy during a race. The recoverite has sereved 2 very important purposes in my racing and training. 1. it has helped me recover glycogen stores fast...meaning I always feel fresh and energized for the next day. 2. Its formula prevents muscle damage and encourages muscle repair so I have not started a race with the leg aches and pains that often come with stage racing.
Zach Bell
I have had energy intake problems in the past. During racing I burn more than the average amount of glycogen. this means that I bonk easier and harder than most pro level riders. The Perpetuem formula seems to solve this problem fo me. I always start a race with it and finish the bottle in the first hour. As the race goes on I feel better an better...not worse...it replaces the energy i use in a way that actully steadly makes me stronger as the race goes on. No surgar spikes that will get me off the front only to blow up 5km down the road. The Taste is a little strange, a little to much like condesed milk. I put it down cause I feel the benefits but I am not riding my bike along thinking "mmm I should have some perpetuem."
Zach Bell
Jeremey Davis here with Set-Up, Inc. Just wanted to share a story with you about how great your products are. A group of us just finished (yesterday) cycling the entire Blue Ridge Parkway from Waynesboro, VA to Cherokee, NC. 470 miles in 5 days with more than 48,000 feet of climbing. It was an intense pain fest with each day getting harder and harder due to the wear and tear of our bodies as well as the steepening grades we faced. Personally I used your Hammer Bars, Hammer Gel, Endurolytes and Hammer Heed during the ride and could not have made it without. The bars were the most amazing as they were easy to digest and tasted great even after 6 hours of climbing. As always the gels were spot on and the Hammer Heed was a perfect mix when I needed it. I also mixed the Endurolytes right into my drink mix for sure quick Electrolyte replacement. I know many of the 5 of us also used the bars, gel and Heed to help us make the trek. I wanted to share this with you to let you know we are behind what you are doing 100% and appreciate all you do for the sport. That is from a Race Directors stand point as well as an athletes stand point. Thanks again for the great products.
Jeremey Davis
I am completely convinced that Hammer products have contributed to our success in the Panama Ocean to Ocean endurance Race. Our team won the Women’s Division, breaking 4 out of 5 records, and came in 4th overall (beating many men’s teams). Thanks to Hammer HEED and the Endurolytes we mixed into our water, we suffered no cramping during the extremely hot conditions and just as important, no team member needed to stop paddling to take any product in order to replenish diminishing energy levels.
Dr. Susan Laurence
I wouldn't be were I am without your products. My race last weekend, the weather was 92 degrees, and having the Liquid Endurance and Endurolytes kept my core temp down so I could race faster. I believe that gave me a huge advantage over my competition.
Adam Brown
I would like you to know how helpful your E-caps and Hammer Nutrition products have been for me during my RAAM training. Never in my life have I trained so hard and put in so many hours, yet felt so good.
Phil Southerland
Well, this is my first season using Hammer products, and I started doing so due to your support of the Army Triathlon Club. So far, I am thoroughly impressed with your products. Initially, I was only a gel user, and I found the gels to be fantastic. At the UC Santa Barbara Spring Triathlon (not my preferred distance) I used some of the espresso gels diluted with a little bit of water to recharge on the bike. The gels gave me the energy I needed with no digestion problems and allowed me to run a 16:58 3-mile trail run. That's the fastest I have run in any triathlon of that distance let alone on trails. The following week, I had the Sea Otter Cat 5 Road Race. There one of your athletes manning your booth introduced me to Heed and Perpetuem. I didn't get to use them for the race, but now I wish I had. I had gels with me, but I didn't carry enough, and I got burned out after a long attack on the climbs. I still managed an 18th place, but I should have gone top 5. Afterwards, I started training with HEED and Perpetuem in preparation for the Wildflower Long Course Triathlon. Normally, I tend to be running on fumes as I cross the finish line, but I downed my Perpetuem on the bike (a little thicker than the directions say), and I had plenty in the tank for the run. Despite a mechanical issue on the bike that cost me about 15 minutes, I still turned in a respectable bike time of 2:53 for 56 miles, and I felt great going into the run. In fact, I had to back off as I turned the first two miles in 13 minutes. Before this season, I drank a lot of Gatorade and ate crackers and Accel Gel on the bike, but I always had to get my stomach under control during the run. This time, I used Perpetuem, Heed, and HammerGel on the bike in addition to water, and HammerGel on the run. I ended up running a 96-minute half-marathon to close out the race with a respectable but disappointing 5:04:01 21st place finish. This time, however, I was happy that my race day nutrition was not a problem. For the first time in an endurance race, I felt great the whole way through. I now plan on optimizing my nutrition as I prepare for Ironman Florida with hopes of qualifying for the Ironman World Championships. Thanks again for your support with your great products. You turned a nutrition skeptic into a true believer. CPT Ian Murray Army Triathlon Club
CPT Ian Murray
I recently used many of your products during a 50 mile ultramarathon. I couldn't believe how well they worked. If there is such a thing as a perfect race, I had one that day. I used sustained energy mixed with Heed. I also took an electrolyte pill and an anti-fatigue pill every hour. I felt incredible!! I never seemed to get tired or feel down!!! I didn't eat anything the entire day(11 hours) and had no stomach distress or cramps anywhere!! I beat my time by 45 minutes from last year. I just wanted to thank you for the amazing products you sell, and I hope they continue to work this well for the rest of my summer races. Thanks again.
Sara Lovett
I recently started riding endurance events up to 40 hrs. and decided to try a liquid diet. I was skeptical, but really like the idea of not eating solid food if I don't have to. I recently completed my first brevet series of 200K, 300K, 400K & 600K. On the last two rides I used Perpetuem, Hammer gel, E-caps and a couple of Hammer bars, just for something to chew on. I was and am very excited to tell you that I felt great throughout the rides and never once felt the dreaded "bonk". For endurance events a liquid diet is the only way to go. Three cheers for Hammer products! ! ! & Thanks for the support when I call with an order and questions. Ride On-
Michael Hine
I just returned from Ironman Brazil where I qualified for the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii and wanted to thank Hammer and E-Caps for my success there. I can say with confidence that the Hammer and E-Cap products I used for training and racing was the secret to my success. My race day nutrition was 100% Hammer products and I did not use the race supplied fuel at the aid stations. I used Sustained Energy, Hammer gels and Enduralytes for the bike and Hammer gel for the run. Throughout my training I used the exact same products and supplemented with a full lineup of E-Caps products.
John Marshall
This season has been my first time using Xobaline. A friend of mine recommended it as one of the must-try products from Hammer Nutrition. I have found a noticeable improvement in my recovery with Xobaline. I find it especially helpful in reducing the cumulative fatigue of multiple back-to-back challenging days. I recently raced the Tour of Shenandoah, a 7-stage race in the mountains of Virginia, where I used Xobaline after every stage. I managed to recover well enough between stages to claim the climber's jersey and then work for my teammate to help him win the sprint jersey. Last week I did some similarly challenging training days in the mountains, and I forgot to take Xobaline after my rides. Whoops! It took me at least 24 hours longer to recover. Now I have a sticky-note on my fridge that says "XOBALINE!" so I don't forget to take it after my tough workouts. Thanks for your excellent products!
Christoph Herby
I have learned so much from Hammer and using your products over the last few years. Needless to say, Perpetuem, Hammer Gel, Hammer Bars, Endurolytes, and Recoverite are listed as my essentials, right along with getting the best rest as possible.
Tony Charameda
I am once again race directing the Gator Grinder Triathlon to be run on May 13, 2006. Hammer Nutrition’s generous support of our 2005 race did a lot for making our first year an incredible success. I know that I am early with my request but I am hoping that Hammer Nutrition would once again be willing to support our race.

I am currently looking for a donation of a gel product to put into the athletes race packet and bags to use for these race packets. Last year your donation of both of these items was a wonderful step in giving our race a professional run feel. I am hoping that Hammer Nutrition will once again help us by donating these items. I have personally been a Hammer Gel user for many years (Customer #26467) and would love to see Hammer Gel include in the pre-race bags. With a donation of your product, we would promote your name and logo during the event, in our advertising and on our t-shirts.

The first annual Gator Grinder Triathlon (2005) was a huge success; selling out weeks early and getting rave reviews from the 160+ athletes that competed. This year promises to be bigger and better as we build upon the foundation set with last year’s race. We will be increasing the number of athletes that we can accommodate and are expecting 220-250 athletes to cover the 500-yd swim, 12-mile bike, and 3-mile run course.

I personally have used your products to train for and race in numerous long distance triathlons and know first hand that Hammer Products are what to use if you are serious about your race nutrition. I am working hard towards making the second annual Gator Grinder Triathlon a first class event that will continue to grow over the years. Having the Hammer Gel name once again associated with our event would be a major step achieving our goals.
Chip Greendale
I just wanted to thank you again for your nutrition help! I followed the suggested regimen carefully after having reconstructive surgery on my shoulder and healed much more quickly than my surgeon and physical therapist anticipated!! After 6 months of therapy, in late May I received the much-anticipated "OK" to get back on my bike. Two weeks later I got hit by a minivan (he was behind me, started to pass me, then turned right...through me.) but am now back in the saddle again and doing well.
Jennifer Swenson
Thanks for taking the time to respond to my questions, I really appreciate your expertise. I have ordered some Perpetuem, Hammer Gel and Recovorite from the local Australian supplier. I am hoping a bit more training and your products will help propel my race performances to the next level.
Greg Morgan
Thank you again for your continued support of Red Trail Racing and helping promote the sport of Mountain Bike Racing in Florida!! The people from E-caps have been first class as far as sponsorship and all out support. Steve Born was super helpful and coordinated the delivery of a great array of products to the participants. Many of our participants had never experienced the Heed Sports Drink until the event and I must say they were very happy with the product and most of all the pleasant taste that is usually never used to describe a sports drink!
Raymond Wells
I use Hammer products in both my everyday training and during races. I used the information off this site as well as from the fueling handbook. I don't believe I could have finished as strong as I did or recovered as fast (I raced a sprint the following weekend finishing 2nd in my division, which would have been good enough to win my age group) without Hammer nutritional products.
Dave Shaw
I have competed in marathon and sprint canoe racing since 1972. 2006 is the first year I have used Hammer products. In my thirty plus years of racing the Safari I have always had the "Safari smell". It is a commonly discussed phenomenon among the racers. I did not believe my team mates when they claimed Anti-Fatigue Caps eliminated this smell. This year is the first year I did not experience the "Safari smell".
Pat Petrisky
Are you guys real??!!! You take my breath away, you are so helpful. All of the things you mentioned sound terrific. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As a totally volunteer race director for a 100% non-profit race with all proceeds going to ALS of north AL, you make life great, Thanks. FYI I am an Ironman triathlete with 5 IMs under my 53 year old belt, and hopefully many more to go. I use ONLY your products for my own nutritional needs during my long events (1/2 IM, IM and Ultra trail runs) and trust my body to none other!
Rick Greif
Hey Steve, I had to send you a note on our performance at PQ. As you are probably well aware PQ was hot, very hot, and long, very long. I saw a bunch of other teams wearing the Hammer Logo and I saw more than a few popping open the bottles of Endurolytes. I am not sure however, that any team used as many as we did. I also believe we were in much better shape (physical strength) at the end than most teams. We planned on 2 bottles per day so we ordered 20 bottles. We started using them the minute we got started checking in as the temps were at least 100 and we were sweating our butts off. We continued religiously to pop 3-4 capsules every hour for 9 days. We never had any stomach problems, never had any lack of power, we were able to eat whatever we wanted/whenever we wanted, we rode like everything was flat (which of course it was not), and we never felt fatigued out side of normal sleep deprivation. Basically I always believed Ecaps and Endurolytes were key to our success but now I am even more convinced and I have a great story to tell about their true benefits We have never raced in heat, we always seem to race in cold wet terrain so I was not sure how we would handle it. With the help of Endurolytes we did GREAT! 89 teams started 28 finished we placed 22. We met our expectations and probably exceeded them to some extent. I had horrible feet, as did more than 90% of the field, which slowed our progress and probably kept us out of the top 20. I learned a valuable lesson about desert racing. Thanks again for your support and be sure that we (Adventure Pocono) will always be true ambassadors for Ecaps and Hammer Nutrition. Proudly wearing the official outerwear wherever we go. On that note I just moved to the Pittsburgh area and have found a whole new group of tri racers and roadies to bring into the Ecaps family. Especially with our results. It is the true testament to the Ecaps/Hammer program.
Derek Lawrence
I have heard many great compliments on the Heed last year. There were some runners who sounded very questionable before the event, but emailed me their thumbs up afterwards. As always, we VERY much appreciate all your support. You are the best.
Mike Silverman
Steve, I am sure you don’t remember me but I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your help! At the Pacific Crest Half Ironman I had some serious stomach issues that caused me to withdraw at mile five on the run. On Sunday (the day of the Olympic) I wandered by your tent and we talked extensively about my nutrition and you gave me a ton of advice. (less salt, less mixing of foods) Well, I put it to the test this past weekend and the Lake Stevens 70.3 race and it was extremely successful! I PR’d with a 5:56 – with a PR on the bike split (on a tough course) and a PR on my run split. I went with completely fluid nutrition with Perpetuem and Endurolytes on the bike and was able to keep all of my stomach issues in check even as temperatures climbed in to the 90’s! It was a great feeling to be able to get off the bike and actually run! Again, usually my stomach does not like anything on the run portion but I was able to down Hammer Gels and Endurolytes very regularly. No cramping at any point! Prior to this race I was beginning to question if I was cut out for this long distance triathlon stuff, it is very satisfying to know that I am on the road to figuring it all out!
Casey Selfridge
The Endurance Athletes Guide To Success was an extremely helpful resource. After reading your Guide I realised how much I had been neglecting one of the most important areas of training. I already feel 1000x better since then and have been able to perform much higher quality training as a result. Thank-you for writing your guide and making it readily available over the internet!
Karen
I have been terribly remiss in thanking you for sponsoring our 2 man team on Cerro Aconcagua in Argentina. Thanks for your support! Perpetuem and Hammer Gel provided a significant amount of our energy while we worked our way up the mountain and they worked really well for us. Typically, in the morning we would mix a highly concentrated solution of Perpetuem with hot water and carry that in a Nalgene bottle at our sides. This allowed us to sip it often, but to have straight water available from our Camelbacks for hydration. Endurolytes made it super easy to keep our electrolytes in balance.
Brian Ottinger
It's been very hot in Michigan this past week and let me tell you, Endurolytes saved me last saturday during a 15 hour adventure race. It was 90+ degrees with the heat index to almost 110. Mid afternoon heat was getting to me but after downing a couple e-caps and Hammer Gel, I came back to life. The stuff works!!
Michael Boks
I just wanted to extend my absolute appreciation and pleasure for doing busines with Hammer Nutrition. I have received my order in a timely fashion and cannot be happier with my products and the ease in which i was able to receive it. Thank you all for your assistace. I will definately do business with you all in the future.
Jason Schreibfeder
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