Sustained Energy

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Rated 4.95 out of 5 stars
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The original ultra fuel
  • Long-lasting energy
  • Lactic acid buffering
  • Lean muscle mass protection
SKU: SE30

BENEFITS:

The world’s first protein-fortified sports drink still stands the test of time. Designed to provide steady energy, buffer lactic acid, and prevent lean-muscle cannibalization, this unsweetened and mildtasting 7:1 carb-to-protein blend has been a fan favorite since 1992. It is especially popular with ectomorphic, hyper-metabolic body types with limited fat stores who struggle to maintain muscle mass during high-volume training.

Mix 3 scoops to 16-28 ounces of water.

Ingredient Breakdown:

Maltodextrin – A high-glycemic index (GI) complex carbohydrate, ideal for providing fast-acting, long-lasting energy during exercise.

Isolated Soy Protein – A dry powder food ingredient that has been separated or isolated from the other components of the soybean, making it 90 to 95 percent protein, and nearly carbohydrate- and fat-free.

L-Carnosine – This dipeptide (a combination of two amino acids) L-carnosine is a potent lactic acid buffer. It also offers antioxidant support.

L-Carnitine Tartrate – L-Carnitine Tartrate is a compound containing L-carnitine chelated (“bonded”) to L-tartrate, which is a salt of tartaric acid. L-carnitine is the key nutrient involved in the shuttling of fatty acids into the cell for energy production. Tartrate is a potent antioxidant.

Choline Bitartrate – A type of B-complex vitamin that helps with efficient use of body fat stores as energy. Choline bitartrate also supports enhanced cognition, learning, and memory.

Chromium Polynicotinate – This trace mineral helps regulate blood sugar and plays a vital role in energy production.

Sustained Energy
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 85 g (Approx 3 Level Scoops or single serving)
3 Level Scoops: 150 cc = 10.1 Tbsp = 30.4 tsp
 Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories320
Total Fat0g0%
Saturated Fat0g0%
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg0%
Sodium220mg10%
Total Carbohydrate69g25%
Dietary Fiber0g0%
Total Sugars5g
Added Sugars0g0%
Protein10g
Vitamin D0mcg0%
Calcium42mg4%
Iron2mg10%
Potassium24mg0%
Thiamin0mg0%
Phosphorus100mg8%
Iodine40mcg25%
Magnesium12mg2%
Copper0.1mg10%
Manganese1.8mg80%
Chromium11mcg30%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: Maltodextrin, Isolated Soy Protein, Amino Acids (L-Carnosine, L-Carnitine Tartrate), Choline Bitartrate, Chromium Polynicotinate.
Contains:Soy
This product is processed in a facility that also processes dairy, egg, and wheat products.
A great product
Sustained Energy
Since The Beginning It Has Fueled Me Well
Avoid an energy bonk

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Reviewed by 62 customers

Perfect Endurance Race Nutrition (at least for me)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I know many people prefer Purpetuem and that is also a great product, but my go to nutrition for endurance races is sustained energy. I like that it is pretty flavorless. It's not I enjoy the taste but I don't get tired of it even after 5 hours of sipping while riding. I used to eat bars on the bike, it made the run part so much easier. If you have tried Perpetuem and didn't like or became tired of the flavor, I highly recommend this product. I have been using this product pretty much exclusively for long distance triathlon events in the last 15+ years. I think I have done at least 30 races with them (140.7s, 70.3s, and other half-iron distances) and never had stomach issues. I also use them trail runs and gravel (bike) races, too.

Merchant Response

Hi BarefootK! Thanks you for taking the time to leave us a review and input on your experiences! We're so happy to have helped you out with so many races. Keep hammering!

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A great product

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've used Sustained Energy for I don't know how long and continue to use it not just for workouts but for daily projects. Being a one man band around here Sustained Energy gets me through the day with power left over Good work y'all Bill

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Hi Bill, thanks for your review, we sure do appreciate the support!

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great on long rides

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simple taste; great fuel; easy to use.

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Yes, I would buy Hammer nutrition again

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hammer nutrition is awesome and great for all of my workouts😊

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Yes

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I had been searching for a multi-hour energy drink but couldn't find one that I liked the flavor of. Sustained Energy is my go to drink now. There is little to no flavor. I Make a single multi-hour bottle for longer races and the flavor doesn't change as I increase the concentration.

Q&A

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What is the difference between Sustained Energy and Perpetuem? I'

Asked by Heath
Verified Reply - SteveSustained Energy and Perpetuem. Sustained Energy (“SE” as it’s commonly referred to) was introduced in 1992 and its formula has remained unchanged ever since. Perpetuem first became available in early 2003. Both of these fuels are intended to be used as your primary or sole fuel when exercise goes beyond two hours. Deciding whether to use Sustained Energy or Perpetuem (or both) will undoubtedly be influenced by personal preference; however, there are a few differences between these two time-proven fuels that can assist you in the selection process. CALORIES: Each scoop of Perpetuem contains 135 calories. Sustained Energy contains approximately 107 calories per scoop. PRIMARY INGREDIENTS: Sustained Energy contains a 7:1 ratio of complex carbohydrates to soy protein, and is virtually fat free. Perpetuem’s carbohydrate-to-protein ratio is approximately 8:1, with 1.25 grams of de-oiled soy lecithin fat (lysolecithin) added to each scoop of the formula. Three reasons for the inclusion of this specific fat in Perpetuem are: 1. To act as a preservative, increasing the “shelf life” of the carbohydrate and protein components 2. To assist the body in more liberally releasing its fatty acids stores, which account for up to two–thirds of one's energy requirements in long bouts of exercise 3. To slightly slow the rate of digestion and thus decrease hunger pangs AUXILIARY NUTRITIENTS: Perpetuem contains Trisodium Phosphate (aka Sodium Tribasic Phosphate). This nutrient was not added to the Sustained Energy formula. Primary among its benefits, Trisodium Phosphate is a powerful acid-buffering nutrient, reducing the burning sensation effects of lactic acid buildup. FLAVORS: Sustained Energy has always come in a neutral (“plain”) flavor. Perpetuem comes in four flavor options—orange-vanilla, strawberry-vanilla, chocolate, caffe latte (includes 12.5 mg of caffeine per scoop)—and in an unflavored/plain version. OTHER FACTORS: We have noted that Sustained Energy may be the ideal fuel choice when endurance exercise intensity is at a higher level (approximately 70–85% MHR), whereas Perpetuem may be a more attractive choice the longer the athlete goes and when exercise intensity is at a more aerobic pace (under 70% MHR). Additionally, over the course of many years we have noted that Sustained Energy may be the best option for very lean athletes (the “high metabolizer/hyper–metabolic” types), while Perpetuem—with its added healthy fat component—may be more appropriate for athletes with a naturally higher body fat percentage. The rationale for this suggestion is that athletes with a higher body fat percentage have a greater volume of calories available from body fat stores, which the lysolecithin component of Perpetuem may effectively assist in accessing for use as energy. BOTTOM LINE: With Sustained Energy and Perpetuem, you have two great long distance fuel choices. When exercise goes beyond 2-3 hours, you can use either product as your sole fuel, in tandem with each other, or as your primary fuel along with any of the other Hammer Nutrition fuels. Taking into account the earlier-listed differences between the products, as well as testing each product under a variety of conditions in your long–duration workouts, will allow you to determine which fuel works best for you.
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Hello: I have an IBS issues and seem to get gastro discomfort after using Sustained Energy. I'm researching the products that might be causing it. I follow what's known as the low FODMAP diet to the extent possible. I wonder if it is the maltodextrin. Can you tell me if that is derived from wheat or corn? Thanks GF

Asked by George
Verified Reply - Hammer Steve,Hammer SteveThe FODMAP (Fermentable Oligo-saccharides Di-saccharides Mono-saccharides and Polyols) diet, to my understanding, has more to do with short-chain (aka "simple") sugars and polyol sweeteners such as xylitol. Maltodextrin is a longer-chain (aka "complex") carbohydrate and should be well tolerated. It is derived from corn, but going from original substance (corn) to "finished product" (maltodextrin) involves a lot of processing, enough that the DNA of the corn is destroyed--so to any GMO/pesticide/herbicide residues--so that all that's left is the carbohydrate component. The protein component, which is where the allergen resides, is also destroyed. The jury appears to be out on whether or not maltodextrin is FODMAP-friendly; most of it seems to suggest that it is. However, given the choice between that and simple sugars (glucose, sucrose, fructose, etc.), the best option would be maltodextrin. The culprit for the GI discomfort could be the soy protein we use in Sustained Energy. Although the protein we use--because it is free of fiber--is low-FODMAP, you may not have enough of the enzymes necessary to digest this particular protein completely. We are coming out with an awesome full-spectrum digestive enzyme product in the near future, but in the meantime, you might want to try a digestive enzyme that contains Protease and Alpha Galactosidase, The first one will help digest all protein sources, and the second one will help prevent any gas/bloating issues that some people have with soy protein.,The FODMAP (Fermentable Oligo-saccharides Di-saccharides Mono-saccharides and Polyols) diet, to my understanding, has more to do with short-chain (aka "simple") sugars and polyol sweeteners such as xylitol. Maltodextrin is a longer-chain (aka "complex") carbohydrate, and should be well tolerated. It is derived from corn, but going from original substance (corn) to "finished product" (maltodextrin) involves a lot of processing, enough that the DNA of the corn is destroyed--so to any GMO/pesticide/herbicide residues--so that all that's left is the carbohydrate component. The protein component, which is where the allergen resides, is also destroyed. The jury appears to be out on whether or not maltodextrin is FODMAP-friendly; however, given the choice between that and simple sugars (glucose, sucrose, fructose, etc.), the best option would be maltodextrin. The culprit for the GI discomfort could be the soy protein we use in Sustained Energy. Although the protein we use--because it is free of fiber--is low-FODMAP, you may not have enough of the enzymes necessary to digest this particular protein completely. We are coming out with an awesome full-spectrum digestive enzyme product in the near future, but in the meantime, you might want to try a digestive enzyme that contains Protease and Alpha Galactosidase, The first one will help digest all protein sources, and the second one will help prevent any gas/bloating issues that some people have with soy protein.
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Can you take sustained energy & perpetuem on the same event

Asked by Bike crazy
Verified Reply - Hammer SteveAbsolutely! Many ultra-distance athletes will use both products during their lengthy workouts and races, swapping one for the other throughout their workout/race for a little variety in their menu. Additionally, some athletes like to use a Perpetuem/Sustained Energy combination in the same mix, which is perfectly acceptable. Mixing 3/4 of a scoop of both Perpetuem and Sustained Energy together will supply about 182 calories, which is an excellent amount for most athletes.