The original endurance fuel. Sustained Energy provides reliable, long-lasting energy, reduces muscle fatigue and shortens recovery time.
Unless you complement your carbohydrate source with protein, your body will start to digest its own muscle tissue (for protein) for energy after about 90 minutes of hard exercise. When your training takes you beyond the range of Hammer Gel alone, you can rely on Sustained Energy with its 7:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio. Sustained Energy contains a superior blend of complex carbohydrates, a precise amount of GMO-free protein, and a few carefully selected micronutrients that all work synergistically to provide consistent, long-lasting energy. With Sustained Energy, you'll have 100% confidence in your fuel, even during your longest and hardest training sessions and races. Without any added flavoring or sweeteners, it has a pleasant neutral flavor.
Since 1992 Sustained Energy has stood the test of time in every conceivable endurance and ultra-endurance event. No matter how difficult or lengthy your exercise or race is, Sustained Energy will come through every time, and keep you going mile after mile, hour after hour.
Hammer Nutrition's original long distance fuel, Sustained Energy has attained a legendary status in the world of endurance sports since its introduction in 1992. Tested and proven in virtually every endurance event on the planet, Sustained Energy, with its unique 7:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio and it's neutral flavor is still the first choice of thousands of athletes. After about two hours of exercise, you need to have some protein in your fuel or you will start to cannibalize or break down precious muscle tissue. So when your exercise goes beyond the range of Hammer Gel or HEED alone, Sustained Energy is ready to serve you, providing premium fuel complemented with specific nutrients that support enhanced fat utilization and lactic acid buffering.
Give Sustained Energy a try—you'll have 100% confidence in your fuel—and you'll understand why it's been the choice of thousands of endurance athletes for well over a decade. For maximum fueling variety and flexibility during your longest and hardest training sessions and races, mix or alternate Sustained Energy with Hammer Gel, HEED, and/or Perpetuem.
This unflavored product is ideally suited for athletes who want calories with as little taste and sweetness as possible. In addition, soy protein ensures that minimal ammonia will be released into the muscles, further reducing fatigue and tissue damage.
You can make a concentrated solution of Sustained Energy and "nurse" it for several hours, alternating with sips of plain water from another bottle. You can also flavor Sustained Energy with your favorite flavor of Hammer Gel.
Dietary ConsiderationsDiabetic Friendly, Gluten Free, GMO Free, Kosher Pareve, Vegan Friendly
|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|
|Calories from Fat||5|
|Total Fat||0 g||0%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0%|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||69 g||23%|
|Dietary Fiber||0 g||0%|
|*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.|
|This product is processed in a facility that also processes dairy, egg, and wheat products.|
Use as a primary source of calories during exercise/competition lasting more than two hours.
Mixing / Usage Instructions:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to potential spoilage issues, Sustained Energy cannot be premixed and left for several hours in warm weather. Please read the FAQ's below for more detailed information on this important topic.
You can mix and consume Sustained Energy three different ways depending on individual preference and logistical concerns. Please experiment with the following options to determine which works best for you.
The One-Hour Bottle - Mix the suggested amount of Sustained Energy for your bodyweight (see chart below) in a 21-24 ounce (approx 520-710 ml) water bottle. Consume one bottle hourly. This method is ideal when training or racing with a support crew. If you're without a support crew but still want to use this option for mixing, keep in mind that it might be cumbersome as you'll have to stop more frequently to mix your fuel drink. Also, because you are trying to fulfill both hydration and caloric requirements from one source, you have limited your ability to adjust one without affecting the other; you may need to consume additional water to satisfy hydration requirements.
The Multi-Hour Bottle - This is by far the most convenient method of fueling because it allows you to be self-sufficient for many hours, requiring only additional plain water along the way. The only limitation is how many scoops you can fit into a bottle. Determine your proper hourly intake of scoops by experimenting with the numbers from the dosage chart. Let's say you've determined through testing that 2 scoops of Sustained Energy per hour is your ideal caloric intake. For a 4-hour workout, you'll need 8 scoops in a bottle, then filled with water and shaken well. You may need to add a few scoops at a time to get it all to mix well. You then nurse this bottle, taking small sips every 15-20 minutes. At this concentration, the water in the mixed bottle does not contribute to your hourly fluid intake needs. To meet your fluid requirements, carry a second or third bottle of plain water, use a hydration system, or know where you are able to refill along your route. Drink according to the temperature/humidity and your exertion level consuming between 16-28 ounces (approx 475-830 ml) of plain water per hour.* This way, as long as you can obtain water along the way, you're set for hours of hard training.