I know that a lot of you guys use energy gels as fuel for running, cycling, swimming, or any other endurance sport. I have always been a Shot BLOK fuel user because the gels make me want to throw up mid run. I am not sure if they just don't agree with my stomach or what, but I cannot use them at all. Not to mention the aftertaste you get. It just doesn't work for me. I have always hated it because they are so portable and easy to take for quick carbs while running. I have always wanted them to taste good and trust me I have tried just about every flavor. No luck!
My great friend Ray called me up and said OMG I have this wonderful energy gel to try. I was like hmmm, ok Ill try anything once. He told he had picked up an all natural gel at Cycle Therapy in Mobile called Huma, and that I needed to try it. I checked it out out on the Internet and contacted them for information on the gels.
So the awesome guys over at Huma sent me some samples to try.
The first thing I noticed is that I could pronounce all the ingredients in both gels. And that all of the ingredients were all natural. Oh and of course they had my beloved cha-cha-cha-CHIA in them. SCORE
Who is Huma?
Hüma is a brand new Nashville-based company that makes all-natural, great-tasting energy gels people enjoy eating. It was started in January 2012 by Ian McCollum and Kevin Sherbourne, two young Vanderbilt students who were tired of awful energy gels. Hüma gels were officially launched in November 2012 and have since seen their popularity expand like crazy! (From the website)
Where did Huma come from?
The idea for Hüma was born in the sands of Iraq. 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 figured if it worked for them in Mexico, maybe it would work for him in Iraq.
It did. In fact, the stuff was amazing at keeping him going, and that discovery eventually led to the creation of Hüma. Today, Hüma brings together Tarahumara tradition, sports nutrition research, healthy ingredients and great taste as our best shot at helping you enjoy your gel. (From the website)
So on my 8 miles on Sunday, I tried the strawberry and it was delicious. It had no aftertaste and gave me the energy I needed at mile 5 to finish my run. I was so excited to have FINALLY found a portable squeeze energy gel that I could stomach and not throw up mid run. YAY
The best part is that the great guys over at Huma want to give you guys a chance to try Huma Energy Gel. They are giving (5) 6 packs of gels to give to 5 winners.
This giveaway will run from 1/22/13 to 1/27/13. I will announce the 5 winners on Monday January 28th, 2013
I was given the product by Huma to review and test. All thoughts and opinions are of my own, 0to26point2, and no one elses. Facebook is in no way affiliated with this giveaway.