Company Headquarters: Steamboat Springs, Co
History: 1954 EN-R-G and 2002 as Honey Stinger
What sets Honey Stinger apart?
- Honey’s low glycemic properties have been scientifically proven to increase athletic performance by providing a sustained energy boost that allows blood sugar levels to remain constant throughout activity without a high insulin spike and crash.
Highlights you don’t want to miss:
- Honey is considered a combination of carbohydrates. A mixture of carbohydrates is tolerated better by the body. For Honey Stinger, this is natural sugars fructose and glucose.
- Organic ingredients whenever possible, when it cannot be organic, they use Non-GMO
What our Nutritionist* Says:
An organic brand that can be used to fuel your next run before and during every 45 minutes to 1 hour, and after. Honey Stinger uses honey as the main source of fuel because honey is formed from 2 different types of sugars which will allow your body to absorb the sugar more efficiently for the muscles to use. Honey as a source of fuel releases a steady stream of energy to help delay fatigue and prevent ‘hitting the wall’. After runs, honey provides a dense source of carbs that helps restore energy to muscles to help them recover faster.
To enhance recovery even more, include a source of protein directly after your run to help your muscles recover faster to get you ready for your next run.
Pick up your favorite type of endurance nutrition in Waffle, Gel or bite sized chews! All will provide the same nutrition, though the chews are easiest to snack on consistently throughout your run.
What our Staff Say:
“I prefer Honey Stinger… because I want a more natural product.” – Jodi O.
“Honey Stinger gels are awesome! I use them for half marathons and longer! I usually don’t need water to wash it down.” – Josh S.
“Honey Stinger chews are another great option to portion out for during a run or race.” – Michele K.
“For distances above 50 miles, I sprinkle in small amounts of solid foods (honey stinger waffles would be a good example) – Jessica L
Have you tried Honey Stinger products? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.
*Emily Bauman, MS, RD, CD went to undergrad at UW-Stout for dietetics where she also ran track and cross country. For grad school and dietetic internship, she went to West Virginia University where she held a graduate assistantship (GA) in which she was responsible for helping build the sports nutrition undergrad curriculum alongside the undergrad program director and WVU’s sports dietitian. This is also where she first started working at a running store, too (Morgantown Running)
Currently, she works at Bellin Health as an inpatient dietitian as well as an outpatient dietitian at the Marinette clinic where she does a wide variety of nutrition counseling and diabetic education.
She enjoys running, swimming, and biking as her main activities, but will also pull out her rollerblades, kayak or stand-up paddleboard occasionally to change it up.
When she is on a long bike ride, she likes to fuel up with GU, Huma, Skratch and alternate with water along the way.
Content also sourced from www.honeystinger.com