Energy chews

Energy chews, gels, nuggets and tabs
Best energy chews, gels, nuggets and tabs

Energy chews and gels work for marathoners; they can work for you!
Have you thought about stashing energy chews in your preps?
Give them a shot! Energy chews work for athletes competing in
marathons to boost performance, and they can work for you too
as part of your preps.

Consider packing these energy bits in your
bugout bag or get
home bag. Also, you can have them ready for hiking, hunting or
fishing to keep you going. You may also like to stash them in
your safe room.
They are lighter and more portable than ration
bars.


Depending on the type of energy boost you need, these
formulated bits can help in many ways:
  • Boost your endurance so you can go the long haul
  • Give you the  psychological edge to keep going
  • Reduce cramping
  • Save you from pure exhaustion!

Specially formulated chews, gels nuggets and tables are designed
to boost athletic performance by providing glucose and
carbohydrate supplements to keep muscles moving, restoring
electrolytes, including stimulants to awaken your energy drive,
and/ or adding vitamins to replenish the body.
Below is an overview of the most popular energy chews to pack...

Review of Popular Energy Chews
Below are some of the best-selling energy chews, gels, nuggets
and tablets.

#1: Atomic Tabs.
When you want a long lasting, calm, clean energy with no jitters,
and no crash, reach for
Atomic Tabs.  Atomic Tabs also provide  
extreme focus when you need it most. Slow release is better
because it enables you to endure the task at hand and not burn
out too quickly.

One tablet is equal to one energy drink or shot and is way more
effective because it has a time-release formula, unlike energy
shots which hit you almost immediately. Atomic Tabs are made in
the U.S.A.

What makes these energy chews different from the others?
These tabs have an energy release formula to keep up your
endurance. Also, Atomic Tabs come in a compact plastic tube,
while most others come in blister packs. It's about the size of a
AA battery. They also won't melt, and they're not sticky. You
can't say that about some of the others.

  • Carbs: 1 gram
  • Electrolytes: No.
  • Stimulants: Taurine, caffeine, Glucuronolactatone, Beta
    Alanine
  • Vitamins: vitamin B6, folic acid, Vitamin B12

    NOTE: Because they have folic acid, Atomic Tabs are ideal
    for women; however it's not for pregnant or nursing women
    and they are also not intended for young children.

#2: CLIFF shot energy gels.
CLIFF shot energy gels are made with 85-90% organic
ingredients! CLIFF has fewer ingredients than other brands,
delivering only those nutrients essential to performance. Take  
one packet 15 minutes before activity and one to two packets
during each hour of training or racing as a continuous supply of
quick energy. Notably also, CLIFF includes essential electrolytes
can get into your bloodstream faster and help avoid muscle
cramps.

They are also among the best selling on Amazon with hundreds
of 4.5 of 5-stars positive reviews (70% of the reviews give them
five stars)!

What makes this energy gel different from the others? They
are organic with ingredients derived from natural sources. They
are also thinner consistency than many other energy gels, so
they go down smooth and easy.

  • Carbs: Fast-acting carbohydrates provide quick energy
    during activity
  • Electrolytes: Yes.
  • Stimulants: Green tea derived caffeine! 25 mg caffeine.
  • Vitamins: Potassium

#3: Gatorade Energy Chews.
Thirst quenching, but packed with carbohydrate energy, Gatorade
Energy Chews come in a variety of flavors and are the texture of
gummy bears, but dissolve much faster in your mouth. They're
not too chewy, and they're easy to digest.

Put Gatorade Energy chews in your bugout bag! You call the
shots when it comes to energy. Eat all six carb chews before you
start your journey to prep muscles for action, or you can stop and
resupply your fuel levels.

What makes this energy chew different from the others? The
soft gummy gel squares are lighter than other kinds of chews on
the market. These chews include B Vitamins to help the body
process protein, carbohydrates and fats. They are also essential
for good health, supporting energy metabolism as part of a daily
diet, as well as proper functioning of the immune and nervous
systems.

  • Carbs: 24 grams of carbs
  • Electrolytes: yes
  • Stimulants: No
  • Vitamins: 30 mg Potassium, plus 20% Niacin, Vitamin B6,
    Vitamin B3, as well as 20% daily value of Panthothenic acid.

#4: GU chews.
Pictured at the top of the page, GU chews are energy-dense with
calories packed in each portable chew packet to help sustain
energy demands of long duration activities. As well, the specially
formulated branched-chain amino acids in the chews decrease
muscle damage and mental fatigue.

What makes GU chews different from the others? They have a
vegan amino blend that includes luecine, valine and isoleucine. .

Here's what the company has to say:




















  • Carbs: Yes to help sustain energy demands of long duration
    activities.
  • Electrolytes: Yes! Dssential electrolytes in a portable packet
    make it easy to eat while running, biking, or hiking.
  • Stimulants: 20mg Caffeine made from white tea extract
  • Vitamins: 40mg Potassium

See also the GU Gel packs, below...

#5: GU Gel Packs.
GU Original Sports Nutrition Energy Gel is the energy gel that
started it all. Developed in 1993, by Dr. Bill Vaughn for his
daughter to help her perform better in ultra marathons, these gel
packs are calorie-dense and loaded with 21 grams of
carbohydrates.

Most importantly, they contain amino acids help your body build
the proteins you need to survive. Branched-chain amino acids
limit muscle fiber damage and increase speed of recovery, and
extra electrolytes help maintain water balance. Each packet
contains 450mg of Amino acids!

What makes these gel packs different from the others?

  • Carbs: 21g total carbs.
  • Electrolytes: Yes! GU has extra electrolytes help maintain
    water balance
  • Stimulants: caffeine to increase concentration
  • Vitamins: Vitamins and amino acids

#6: Honey Stingers
When it comes to organic energy chews Honey Stingers, pictured
right are a winner. Sweetened with organic honey and tapioca
syrup, these are made in the U.S.A. and are USDA organic. They
are 95% organic. (See also Cliff Chews which are 85-90%
organic). Honey Stingers also have a gram of protein and come in
options of caffeine or no caffeine.

Formulated specifically for health-conscious preppers who want a
great tasting energy snack, these bite-sized chews include 100%
RDA of Vitamin C and natural energy from honey.

What makes this energy chew different from the others?
These chews are smaller and softer than others on the market,
and they don’t stick to your teeth! They're actually good for you.
On the flip side, they are a bit stickier than the others. They
won't stick to your teeth, but maybe a bit to your hands.

  • Carbs: 39 grams
  • Electrolytes: No
  • Stimulants: Some are caffeinated with  32 mg of white tea
    extract (look for caffeinated cherry cola if you want the
    caffein
  • Vitamins: 100% Vitamin C, and 40 mg Potassium

#7: Sqwincher Energy Bursts.
Sqwincher energy chews restore, revitalize and recharge.
Sqwincher Energy bursts offer electrolyte replenishment plus
vitamins and amino acids to help increase energy and help
relieve fatigue.

These electrolyte replacement chews help you to power through
your physical activities or your work day by sharpening your
senses and recharging your muscles with essential minerals.
Convenient energy chews help you reduce that groggy, dragging
feeling of lost electrolytes.  It's good to know that Sqwinchers
have electrolytes to help recovery after physical work, exercise,
or illness, or following exposure to extreme heat.

Isotonic electrolyte replacement drinks have similar
concentrations of salt and sugar as in the human body, allowing
for quick absorption. Sugar provides carbohydrates for energy,
and salts (such as sodium, calcium, potassium, chlorine,
magnesium, and bicarbonate) help to restore the body's
electrolyte balance. The cells in the human body use electrolytes
to carry electrical impulses (such as nerve impulses and muscle
contractions) across themselves and to other cells, a process
required for proper brain and body function.

  • Carbs: 22 grams
  • Electrolytes: Yes! Sqwincher Electrolyte replacement chews
    restore lost electrolytes during physical activity or high heat.
  • Stimulants: Caffeinec to help increase energy and help
    relieve fatigue
  • Vitamins: Essential minerals with 30 mg potassium per
    serving.

#8: Survival tabs.
Survival Tabs are like food bars in little bite-sized nuggets. They
won't really satiate your appetite, because they are only 20
calories each and they have no bulking fiber, but they will help
ensure you get the vitamins you need in a crisis situation where
the food you're eating is less nutritive than what you'd have in a
non-emergency situation.

Three packets, representing three meals, have a total of around
240 calories -- which is only 10% of the calories you need in a
day. Certainly this is better than starving. Think of them more
like survival vitamins and something tasty to go with your rice
and beans. They are like little butterscotch.

The Survival Tabs have such a highly concentrated formula that
99% of their calorie content is absorbed by the body with 97% of
the protein content being available to repair or replacement of
muscles, and nerves!

What makes these tablets different from the other chews?
One portable, personal pouch of the Survival Tabs will sustain a
person for an entire day! They will last 25 years in part because
the pouches are made of Mylar. You're basically getting the
nutritional equivalent of a 2000-calorie diet without getting the
calories. These are gluten free and non-GMO to boot!

  • Carbs: Carbohydrates 58%, plus 25% recommended fat
  • Electrolytes: No.
  • Stimulants: No
  • Vitamins: Yes! You get all the daily essential vitamins and
    minerals needed when facing uncertainty:
    Vitamin A........ ..... 5,000 I.U...... ...100%
    Vitamin D........ ..... 400 I.U. ...........100%
    Vitamin E.......... ... 30 E.I.U. ..........100%
    Thiamine (B1). ..... 1.5 mg. .............100%
    Riboflavin ... ..........1.7 mg. ............100%
    Niacin ... ...............20.0 mg. ..........100%
    Pyridoxine (B6)..... 2.0 mg. ............100%
    Folic Acid ... .........0.4 mg. ............100%
    Vitamin B12 ... ......3.0 mg. ............100%
    Vitamin C ... ..........60.0 mg. .........100%
    Plus, 18mg of Iron (as Ferrous Fumarate)

Choose the energy chews that are right for you!
Consider adding energy chews, gels or tabs to your bugout bag,
get home back or stash them in the glove compartment of your
car. Depending on the type of energy boost you need, these
formulated bits can help you with endurance, and give you a
psychological edge to keep going. Some give you much needed
electroyltes, and reduce cramping. They will save you from pure
exhaustion!

Happy endings...
Go on and give it your best shot! Put these energy bits into your
preps for bugging out or getting home. They will give you the
calories and stamina to help you get where you need to go. They
just may help you survive.

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