To work out the body needs energy. The quickest source of energy comes from carbohydrates. Energy gels contain carbohydrates. Most energy gels on the market today have ingredients that are unrecognizable and even unpronounceable. As performance athletes focused on healthy eating, do we really want to ingest ingredients where we can’t even pronounce the name? B-LINE is created in a kitchen and not in a lab and is an energy gel alternative that provides carbohydrates from all natural, whole food sources.
Trail Runner Magazine, wrote an article 4 Natural Energy-Gel Alternatives stating that while maltodextrin (the carb source in many energy gels on the market) is derived from natural sources like rice, potatoes, wheat and, most often, corn, the processing to extract the benefits of said ingredients creates a substance that is hard to swallow (literally as well as taste wise).
The article offers 4 all-natural substitutes for the athlete who is looking for a non-synthetic source of energy. These alternatives are:
- Maple Syrup
- Black Strap Molasses
With this list in hand any athlete can go to the grocery store, purchase each item, figure out which is best for their current workout or how to combine them, pack a lunch box with all the pieces and then consume each one, individually, prior to a work out. Sounds like a confusing, time consuming process! Fortunately, all this can be eliminated by choosing an energy gel alternative. B-LINE natural energy offers a 1:1 ratio of honey to maple in every pouch. The BLUE, Raspberry Molasses flavor offers the second alternative offered, organic black strap molasses as a source of potassium. As far as the anti-inflammatory benefits that Dates offer B-LINE offers raspberries as our all-natural alternative. The RED, Pomegranate Banana flavor offers pomegranates as the source of the anti-inflammatory and organic banana provides the potassium (see our ‘What’s Inside’ page for addition health benefits of our all-natural ingredients).
Additional benefits of choosing a whole food, simple, clean energy gel alternative is the body processes it as the food that it is. Being a non-synthetic substance, B-LINE is easier on the stomach especially with the Chia and coconut to aid in digestion and helps the body absorb and use the provided energy at a natural rate. Furthermore, many energy gels are in such a concentrated form that water in required to ‘chase’ the consumption of the gel. With B-LINE this is not necessary. The consistency as well as the properties of the product do not require water at the time of consumption. What a convenience on a ride or a run!
Energy gel may be commonplace in the life of cyclists, runners and endurance athletes today, but this does not mean that a synthetic gel with unpronounceable ingredients must be the only choice. An alternative source of all-natural energy that has ingredients that you know, can pronounce, and buy at your local grocer in the convenience of a resealable, two serving pouch is offered to you by B-LINE natural energy.