New Formula: Hammer Gel

Hammer Gel Highlight


You’ll love the new version of your old standby. They taste great!

About Hammer Gel Reformulation

Since 1995, Hammer Gel has been the benchmark of concentrated carbohydrate energy, primarily because of what it doesn’t contain. Hammer Gel has no added refined or simple sugars. It also doesn’t have artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. Even still, we are always looking for ways to improve perfection at Hammer Nutrition.

One thing we have wanted to do for a while now was find a better preservative than potassium sorbate. While this food-grade preservative has been given generally recognized as safe (GRAS) status and though its toxicity is extraordinarily low (about the same as table salt), we are always looking for even more-natural alternatives to provide the preservation properties that are required and FDA-approved.

We found just the thing in MicroGARD® CS1-50 cultured dextrose. It’s all natural and as effective as potassium sorbate (some even say more so). While the word “dextrose” appears in the name, once it is altered by the culturing process, its no longer the same as a simple sugar.

We also replaced the citric acid/malic acid/sodium acid sulphate combo in Hammer Gel with ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). Now, one Hammer Gel serving will contain 60-200% of the Daily Value for Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant.

A third change was swapping the potassium chloride to potassium carbonate. This allows us to standardize the potassium content for all of the flavors of Hammer Gel at 35 mg per serving. Lastly, we are now using even more-natural flavors in Hammer Gel (more naturally natural, so to speak) to replace any processed natural flavorings that may have been used.

You’ll love the new version of your old standby. They taste great!

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