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HiveEnergy Natural Sports Gel - FAQ


What are Sports Energy Gels Used For?

Energy gels are a convenient and efficient way to fuel your physical training or exercise program. These portable packets provide easy-to-digest calories from carbohydrates, offering immediate and sustained energy when you need it most. Whether you're hitting the trails for a long run or gearing up for an intense workout session, energy gels can help you maintain performance levels by providing a quick source of fuel. With its compact size and quick absorption rate, HiveEnergy is the ideal choice for athletes looking to boost their energy levels during endurance activities. Next time you need a quick pick-me-up during your workout, consider giving HiveEnergy a try to power through your training with ease.


Why should I take HiveEnergy Prior to exercise?

Scientific evidence recommends carbohydrate intake should be 1g/kg per hour prior to endurance activities (1). The intake of carbohydrates during training and competition increases the time to exhaustion.

Consuming 30 grams of easily digestible carbohydrates 5-10 minutes before exercise can provide a quick source of energy to fuel your workout. These carbohydrates are quickly broken down by the body, providing a readily available source of glucose for your muscles to use during physical activity. This can help improve performance and delay fatigue during your workout session.


What is the significance of the phrase "5 mins before then every 45 mins" on the HiveEnergy Sports Fuel packets?

It is generally recommended to consume 1 g of carbohydrates per kg of body weight per hour before beginning endurance exercise (1).

For optimal results, it is suggested to have a carbohydrate intake of 1 gram per kilogram of weight one hour prior to working out and up to 4 grams per kilogram four hours before starting (1).

This may not always be feasible which is when ingestion of roughly 30 grams of easily digestible carbohydrate 5-10 minutes prior to exercise can be beneficial (1).

To sustain endurance during training sessions that go beyond two hours, a carbohydrate intake of 60 grams per hour is advised (1).

HiveEnergy is therefore recommended to be taken 5 minutes before activity and then every 45 minutes thereafter.


Why should I take HiveEnergy Prior post-work-out?

Studies have concluded the effectiveness of honey as a post-exercise recovery aid on glucose metabolism and subsequent running performance in the heat (2).

Honey, when taken regularly for several weeks, can help reduce the negative effects of exercise on the immune system and may also improve bone health(3)


Why choose HiveEnergy Gels over other energy Gels?

Honey, unlike other liquid carbohydrate options, contains both glucose and fructose. Glucose is absorbed rapidly through a sodium-coupled cotransporter and transported to the liver through the portal circulation. Fructose is absorbed by a specific transporter called GLUT-5.

Additionally, since fructose is absorbed at a slower rate, it allows for a more consistent and sustained release of energy into the bloodstream(4). The research on fructose composition is ongoing, but it suggests that it may provide a more steady energy release compared to a sudden spike and drop.

Honey ingestion during exercise has been proven to be just as effective as popular sports drinks and gels, according to studies (5 and 6).


How should I store HiveEnergy Sports Gels?

HiveEnergy should be stored at room temperature of 18° or above. In cold temperatures, the honey may thicken and make it less palatable.


How do I eat HiveEnergy?

While running or exercising keep your packets of HiveEnergy close to your body to allow them to warm up. Gently squeeze and knead the packet before opening. Open up the package and squeeze every last bit into your mouth, no saving some for later! To maximise the benefits, HiveEnergy is created to be consumed in a single dose. Dispose of the packaging responsibly - our planet is important to us!


Where can we buy HiveEnergy?

You can purchase HiveEnergy through our website or from the retailers listed on our retailers list. Remember - For every box of HiveEnergy that you purchase $1 goes towards I AM HOPE. - Help normalise Mental Health, Power Up....with HiveEnergy



  1. Karpinski C, Rosenbloom C. Sports Nutrition: A Handbook for Professionals, 6th Edition. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2017. 

  2. Ahmad NS, Ooi FK, Saat Ismail M, Mohamed M. Effects of Post-Exercise Honey Drink Ingestion on Blood Glucose and Subsequent Running Performance in the Heat. Asian J Sports Med. 2015 Sep;6(3):e24044. doi: 10.5812/asjsm.24044. Epub 2015 Sep 28. PMID: 26448850; PMCID: PMC4594138.

  3. Hills SP, Mitchell P, Wells C, Russell M. Honey Supplementation and Exercise: A Systematic Review. Nutrients. 2019 Jul 12;11(7):1586. doi: 10.3390/nu11071586. PMID: 31336992; PMCID: PMC6683082.

  4. Riby JE, Fujisawa T, Kretchmer N. Fructose absorption. Am J Clin Nutr. 1993 Nov;58(5 Suppl):748S-753S

  5. Earnest CP, Lancaster SL, Rasmussen CJ, Kerksick CM, Lucia A, Greenwood MC, Almada AL, Cowan PA, Kreider RB. Low vs. high glycemic index carbohydrate gel ingestion during simulated 64-km cycling time trial performance. J Strength Cond Res. 2004 Aug;18(3):466-72

  6. Lancaster, S, R.B. Kreider, C. Rasmussen, C. Kerksick, M. Greenwood, P. Milnor, A.L. Al- mada, and C.P. Earnest. Effects of honey supplementation on glucose, insulin and endurance cycling performance. FASEB J, 2001 15:LB315

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