Hammer Nutrition HEED Sports Drink

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Hammer Nutrition HEED Sports Drink
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HEED Sports Drink from Hammer Nutrition provides steady, consistent energy, buffers lactic acid, and helps prevent cramps. Hammer's commitment to proper nutrition continues with HEED; unlike other sports drinks, HEED is not artificially colored sugar water. Those drinks do little to aid performance and can even harm your health.
That is why Hammer developed HEED as a healthy alternative for you. HEED¿s subtle tasting, all-complex carbohydrate formula goes down easily and supplies you with consistent, long-lasting energy and the electrolytes you need to keep pushing the pace. Because they add no citric acid to the formula, it will not burn your throat or stomach no matter how long you drink it.
HEED's sweeteners - stevia and xylitol - are actually good for you, xylitol being especially beneficial for helping promote oral health. The full-spectrum, all chelated mineral, electrolyte profile helps satisfy your body¿s mineral requirements.
L-Carnosine and Chromium Polynicotinate help to buffer lactic acid and support stable blood glucose levels. If you prefer sport drinks over energy gels or like to use the two together, try HEED¿ and find out what a sports drink done right can do for your athletic performance.


  • Specifications based on a range of flavors; nutrition facts displayed here and on wrapper may differ; information on wrapper reflects actual contents
  • Ingredient l-carnosine helps prevent lactic acid buildup in muscles
  • Buffer lactici acid
  • Won best MTBR Award 2005-2010
  • Helps Preven Cramps
  • HEED contains no citric acid—won't burn your throat or upset stomach
  • Discount will be applied when you check out; offer not valid for sale-price items ending in $._3 or $._9
  • Provides the right blend of electrolytes, calories and fluids to maintain a consistent energy level for up to two hours during your workout
  • Steady Constant Energy
  • Kosher Certified
  • Subtle tasting
  • Gluten- Free and Vegan Friendly
  • Sweeteners stevia and xylitol are added to replace simple sugars that most other sport drinks use; promotes oral health
  • Easy to use—simply mix with 16 - 24 ounces of water and consume
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Hammer HEED is a step up from standard powder sports drinks. Hammer HEED is for endurance athletes looking to get the most out of their workout. Hammer realized that a problem with standard sports drinks is that they rely on simple sugars as the carbohydrate source. The use of simple sugar such as glucose, sucrose, and fructose not only severely limits the amount of calories that can be efficiently digested and utilized for energy; it causes fluctuations in your energy level. HEED avoids this by using a complex carbohydrate formula that allows you to obtain the proper amount of calories in a consistent prolonged manner. The consistency ensures your stomach isn’t distressed. The added chromium polynicotinate helps to maintain stable blood glucose levels and I- carmosine buffers lactic acid. HEED is in a class of its own in the world of powered sports drinks.

Sports drinks have been around a long time and for many athletes they're more convenient than energy gels. Unfortunately, most sport drinks are not much more than artificially colored sugar water that does little to aid your performance and even less for your health. That is why Hammer developed HEED as a healthy alternative to keep you hydrated. HEED's subtle tasting, all-complex carbohydrate formula goes down easily and supplies you with consistent, long-lasting energy and the electrolytes you need to keep pushing the pace.


No matter what your sport of choice may be, this 16-serving tub of HEED™ (High Energy Electrolyte Drink) will have you going the extra mile with ease!

Ingredients: maltodextrin, xylitol, natural flavor , white stevia, sodium chloride, l-carnosine, glycine, calcium chelate, magnesium chelate, potassium chelate, l-tyrosine, vitamin B6, manganese chelate, ChromeMate® brand chromium polynicotinate

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Best consumed:Before / during activity
Calories from fat:0
Calories per serving:100
Carbohydrates:25 grams
Dietary fiber:0
Potassium:16 milligrams
Saturated fat:0
Serving size:29 grams
Servings per container:32
Sodium:62 milligrams
Sugars:2 grams
Total fat:0
Trans fat:0
Weight:2 pounds

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Hammer Nutrition HEED Sports Drink Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Great fuel

Heed is truly amazing stuff. Similar to the Hammer Gels, this is very quickly available fuel that you really notice working. I find it great as a primary fuel for mid length rides around 2 or 3 hours and it is also good as part of your fueling for longer rides. I didn't find the flavor to be an issue at first, but the more I drank the less appealing it tasted. The way I overcame this was to drop 1-2 Hammer Endurolytes Fizz tablets of the same flavor in my Heed. This definitely improved the flavor and also put fuel and electrolytes in one convenient bottle. Because I like how well this works so much, I was tempted to give it 5 stars, but the flavor of the product by itself could be improved.
JaredZ at REI on 09/09/2013

Tasty and Effective

After using almost every type of sport drink, I decided to try Heed. I use it during my workout of 2 or more hours. The taste is one of the most pleasant I've tried (orange & strawberry) of all the sports drinks. I mix it a little more diluted that the directions - but have tried it diluted and full strength and both taste well. Heed doesn't seem to give me that bloated feeling of ingesting too much of a sport drink. I also like the fact that the ingredients aren't artifical colors, flavors or added simple sugars. Its difficult at times to know if it is doing what its supposed to, but in my longer workouts I don't feel the "bonk" like I used to feel.
mountainathlete at REI on 05/05/2013

Goes down easy, Not filling

I would give it 5 stars, but I noticed it's hard to mix when I put it in the bottle with ice in it already. I can see strand-looking unmixed powder. I found it's easier to mix first into a cup (or even the bottle with little water), then add ice and more water so it's fully diluted.

The flavor is a little light for my preference. I prefer heavier taste. But compared to my Cytomax energy and recovery, this doesn't seem to fill me up. I mean, I feel full sometimes on the Cytomax that I don't want to drink anymore (not good!).
Mr Putt Putt at REI on 09/09/2009

The Best Electrolyte Drink Out There!

I've been using Hammer's Heed for the past 4 years. I've tried all the other brands that I could get my hands on and when I found Heed that was it. I have a sensitive stomach and it's never bothered me. It goes down easy, excellent electrolyte replenishment, and no simple sugars = no sugar crashes. It's also easily mixable with other powder products if need be. I also use Hammer's Perpetuem or Sustained Energy and they coincide with Heed just fine. Heed's the best electrolyte replenishment, or sport drink, you can get.
Splat at REI on 10/10/2009

not sweet

Before using Heed I would drink Gatorade, but while resting it didn't taste too sweet, during a ride I found it difficult to drink. The opposite was true of HEED. While you wouldn't want to drink it before a ride it is just right during. It keeps my energy up at an acceptable level over the course of an up to 5 hour ride, but it's effects start to fade after that duration.
gneiss at REI on 05/05/2013

how many servings?

I like the product and find its only fault to be that the included scoop will hold 40 grams of the powder and the label would have you use 1 or 2 heaping scoops per water bottle which would yield less than half of the 32 servings which are to be in the canister. There simply are not 32 scoops of powder in the Heed canister no matter how you look at it.
savagemnml at REI on 09/09/2008

Awesome sports drink!

HEED is seriously one of the best sports drinks that I have ever used in training and racing. Optimal for use in events of 1-2h duration, it features a perfect blend of carb and electrolytes that is easily mixable and tastes great. Much more bang for your buck than other sports drinks, allowing higher calorie consumption for better energy levels. Give it a try and you will notice the difference!
Mark_triathlete at REI on 12/12/2007

Throw your Gatorade away

I called Hammer nutrition to inquire about this and another product and quickly found out why this is such a successful company. Performance products (no, not male enhancement) that are nutitionally smart, palatable and just plain work. No more cramps like I got from colored sugar water otherwise known as Gatorade. The main ingredient makes it taste like cake as my wife observed, I'd agree. Like the lemon lime.
bikingis4me at REI on 10/10/2007

Great stuff, without the sappy sweetness

I've used this for a few seasons with great success. One thing that separates this product from the rest is a muted flavor, which during long workouts becomes very nice. No sweetness overload! The sugars used are even tooth-friendly, so no worries there as well. And....Hammer phone or e-mail support is the best!
tri-guy at REI on 12/12/2007

Not overly sweet.

Unlike other electrolite sports drinks, Heed is not overly sweet. Personally if my bottle is full of other un-named, sweet tasting, sports drinks I will get sick to my stomach on an intence, long or hot rides. Heed gives you everything you need for rides under 30-40miles without being too sweet.
Cycling Fool at REI on 05/05/2013

Neutral Reviews:


I found this product works best when the drink is still cool. After hours of sloshing around in the bottle and getting heated by the sun, it can almost be too heavy to drink. I wouldn't say that it is necessarily any heavier than Gatorade or Cytomax, but since this product isn't supposed to be as sweet as those two, it feels like a thicker mix.
To me, loading one bottle with Heed and one with water to go back and forth between the two worked best and kept me going.
Overall a great product. I didn't experience any bonking and cramping over 96 miles and my stomach felt fine.
RobbieS at REI on 04/04/2013

Not lumpy in your water

The worst thing about most of these types of energy additives is they don't disolve in your camelback. Not a problem with this one, no lumps left to sit on the bottom. The taste was like fake strawberry, but aren't they all fake? So no suprise there.The factory seal on one of the packages was open so I did have powder on all of them and my new shoes annoying, but all was dry so it dusted right off.
Bow-Peep at Rock/Creek Outfitters on 03/03/2010