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Hammer Nutrition HEED (32 Servings)

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“Sports drinks” are a dime a dozen. But most are the same—just sugar, salt and citric acid. That’s why we made HEED—the healthy alternative. HEED offers complex carbohydrates, a balanced electrolyte profile, and essential nutrients to balance blood sugar, buffer lactic acid, and ensure long-lasting energy.

HEED’s subtle flavor goes down easily, and the absence of citric acid prevents gastric upset and tooth decay. The healthful sweetener xylitol promotes oral health.

NOTE: It is believed that xylitol is unsafe for consumption by dogs; therefore, we do not recommend you feed your dog any xylitol-containing products, including HEED or Recoverite.


Ingredient breakdown:

  • Maltodextrin: A high-glycemic index (GI) complex carbohydrate, ideal for providing fast-acting, long-lasting energy during exercise and for replenishing the body’s glycogen stores after exercise.
  • Xylitol: This natural sweetener is found in a variety of fibrous fruits and vegetables. It promotes oral health, as it does not ferment and support the acid-producing bacteria that cause tooth decay.
  • Full-spectrum electrolyte profile: The complete profile of sodium, chloride, calcium, magnesium, and potassium helps maintain performance of many important bodily functions during exercise, while also helping protect against muscle cramping.
  • L-Carnosine: One of the most versatile and beneficial nutrients available. It buffers lactic acid during exercise and offers antioxidant support.
  • Glycine: This amino acid is beneficial for aiding with muscle tissue repair, protecting collagen in joints, and reducing joint pain. Additionally, glycine has a naturally sweet taste, contributing to Recoverite’s delicious flavor.
  • L-Tyrosine: Aids in the functioning of the adrenal, pituitary, and thyroid glands, which are responsible for the production and regulation of numerous key hormones. This contributes to increased performance levels and decreased recovery time.
  • Chromemate® brand chromium polynicotinate: This trace mineral helps regulate blood sugar and plays a vital role in the synthesis of glucose, fatty acids, and amino acids.

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The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.

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Reviewed 8/27/2020
by Grcolnago
Cycling Enthusiast
Tucson as 85749
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Feast delivery and this powder works well for me.

I use it for endurance cycling. 75 miles. 5 days earlier week

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Reviewed 8/21/2020
by Anonymous
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Does the job

First time trying it and flavor is just OK. Good in the electrolyte department.

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Reviewed 4/21/2019
by Anonymous
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
No Good Electrolyte Replacement, Cheap GMO Energy

Used the whole jar because I'm cheap and won't waste it but Hammer HEED is inferior as electrolyte replacement to Skratch or Osmo - not enough sodium or potassium. Then there is the maltodextrin, which is a cheap artificially-created energy source (usually processed from GMO corn) that has a couple serious downsides a high glycemic index that makes blood sugar regulation harder and a lot of people have a negative GI reaction to it which involves gas, bloating and diarrhea. That reaction, and the low electrolyte levels, are why I no longer use it.

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Reviewed 6/6/2019
by Bill P.
Maitland, FL
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Hammer Nutrition Heed - Awesome!

Hammer Nutrition Heed is a great hydration-energy mix for cycling or any workout. Ive tried several and this is the best energy mix by far. Biketiresdirect.com made the ordering process simple and delivered on time. Will definitely order again.

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Reviewed 6/12/2015
by Anonymous
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Keeps me from bonking on long rides

I use this with hammer perpetuem for long rides, and by itself for shorter rides. I'm generally not good at eating at regular intervals and this helps me to keep from bonking.

It tastes okay. Not bad, but not great. After a while I do want some plain water.

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Reviewed 6/14/2018
by Brad
Competitive Racer
Dallas
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No sucrose and works well for me

Great product and works well for me including in the heat. Outstanding flavor

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Reviewed 6/12/2018
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
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It works for me

Great to help sustain effort on longer rides

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Reviewed 5/26/2017
by Velo Q
Casual Cyclist
SoCal
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
No GI issues. I tried many other products and brands (I even had major GI issue with Hammer Perp.) but with Heed

Great for endurance ridding. I take 30%-50% more than recommended when mixed with water for my double and triple century rides.

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Reviewed 9/9/2013
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Northville, MI
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Great energy product that does work. No caffeine

Use it in my long walks and bike training

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Reviewed 8/23/2013
by HARVEY KECH
Cycling Enthusiast
BRITISH COLUMBIA
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1 of 11 customers found this review helpful.
DISGUSTING TASTE

OUT OF 6 PEOPLE NO ONE COULD DRINK IT HAD TO TRROW OUT

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Reviewed 7/12/2013
by TiogaToad
Cycling Enthusiast
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Tastes Great

Tastes good & goes down easy. Not too thick and bottles clean up easily. I use at least one bottle on every ride to extend my energy level. I will buy again.

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Reviewed 5/23/2013
by Davesd
Cycling Enthusiast
Lafayette, CA
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2 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Too bland

Preparing for a 200 mile race, I bought Heed to get used to it since that's all they served on the race. I found it to be bland compared to other mixes I was using. I ended up drinking less of it on my rides due to the taste...I'm sticking with my other mixes.

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Reviewed 5/23/2013
by Mitchel_S
Cycling Enthusiast
seattle,wa
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Great product for keeping your electrolytes balanced

Pro Keeps your electrolytes balanced, tastes good. Mixes well

Cons On long rides I get tired of the sweet stuff.

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Reviewed 3/3/2013
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Monroe, WA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great for rides of 20-50 miles

I use this product on midrange rides. On longer rides I use Perpetuem.

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Reviewed 10/22/2012
by Fuji 2012
Cycling Enthusiast
Granville, Ohio
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Mixes well, colorless which I love, and tastes good.

I use this ride on all of my road rides, which vary in distance from 20-100 miles. I do not notice any typical fatigue issues when I use it. I really like that it is colorless when mixed which makes keeping bottles clean less of a chore following a long ride. I would recommend it.

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Reviewed 9/13/2012
by Anonymous
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Durham, NC
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
This highly soluble and easy on the stomach!

I like this product mixed 2/3 heed 1/3 Perpetuem. The electrolyte plus protein is especially good on long rides!

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Reviewed 8/13/2012
by holdfirmly
Cycling Enthusiast
New Hampshire
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Tastes good and works really well

I've been riding long miles in serious heat and even used this for the Pike's Peak race with Hammer Gel as my sole source of hydration and nutrition. It works better than anything else I've used. It also tastes great!

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Reviewed 1/30/2012
by PortlandJay
Competitive Racer
Sacramento, CA
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Finally an energy drink that works and is easy on the stomach.

I've tried them all, and HEED is by far the best energy drink of all. It has a variety of flavors to choose from, is easy on the stomach and just plain works. Their use of all natural ingredients and no food coloring make it a top choice of many athletes. Sure, it's a bit more expensive than others - but it works for me and I don't mind paying the extra price. The amount of information and research on the Hammer Nutrition website is amazing. Since HEED has complex carbs and electrolytes it can be used in place of energy gels on shorter rides.

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Reviewed 11/12/2020
by Anonymous
Olympia, Washington
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Every Ride

We don't cycle without this in our water!

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Reviewed 6/15/2020
by Roger H.
Portland
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Great recovery drink.

I use Heed after a long run to speed up my recovery. Great product.

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