Huma Chia Energy Gel: Original (multiple flavors available)
In the summer of 2009 a US Army soldier named 1st Lieutenant McCollum was charged with leading grueling missions throughout Iraq. At the time he was reading a book about the Tarahumara, a tribe of Mexican Indians who regularly compete in epic 100+ mile races as part of their culture. To fuel themselves on these ultramarathons, they use a special chia seed blend. He wanted to try it for himself to see if it worked, and the rest is history!
These gels are made of all-natural fruit purees, cane syrup, and chia seeds. The fiber from the seeds causes a steady stream of energy to be released during exercise (so no spikes and crashes), and the 2:1 glucose: fructose ratio is great for the body to break down and use for energy during a workout or a race! The gels also contain all 9 essential amino acids, and they are both gluten-free and dairy-free, as well as vegan-friendly!
The sugar/carbs kick and sustained energy make Huma a great choice for before or during exercise. Huma recommends 1 gel 15 minutes before exercise, and then 1 gel every 30-45 minutes during exercise. Always consume with water. They have a very similar nutrition profile to our Honey Stinger gels, so it just depends which brand you prefer!