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    Gel Shots Without Arsenic?

    I have to give up my CliffShots (after hearing their main Ingredient has HIGH levels of Arsenic.) What are the best and most Natural Alternatives to those (that don't have Arsenic??)---

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    uhhh. wut?

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    try pure unprocessed wildflower honey

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    Arsenic in energy bars/shots?
    That does it. I'm going to stick to puting actual food into my body, and not whatever all those expensive energy things all are.

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    Dr. Allen Lim has some great recipes for real food.
    Dr. Allen Lim - YouTube

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    +1 on honey.

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    First Endurance EFS Liquid Shot?
    They are real expensive $6 compared to most which are $1. I guess I'll have to ask the guys at this health food store here for recommendations.

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    How about GU? They are maltodextrin and water. No brown rice syrup.

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    How about GU? They are maltodextrin and water. No brown rice syrup.
    Yeah, Im gonna switch to GU....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 247 View Post
    Yeah, Im gonna switch to GU....
    ..or you could make your own..I do. Easy and cheap.

    Maltodextrin
    Honey
    Sea Salt
    Fruit Fresh
    Pectin
    Juice/Flavoring
    Caffeine

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    --making your own is okay (if you have the ingredients)---but I dont have any malto, or pectin or flavoring lying around---PLUS I dont do the caffeine in shots (gotta see if GU has without)--looking up now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 247 View Post
    --making your own is okay (if you have the ingredients)---but I dont have any malto, or pectin or flavoring lying around---PLUS I dont do the caffeine in shots (gotta see if GU has without)--looking up now...
    Caffeine is optional...

    What does a 24 serving case of GU cost? $29?

    Maltodextrin: $26

    NOW Carbo Gain at Bodybuilding.com: Lowest Prices for Carbo Gain

    Tha malto will make almost 150 servings of gel unflavored

    One $4 box of pectin will make at least 50-75 servings of gel.

    The fruit fresh ($5) will last as long as the maltodextrin serving wise..

    Flavoring is optional..but a 2l container of fruit juice is like $4 and will make 50 servings..


    Add it up.

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    I mean, if we are talking about fuel for your body to burn practically instantly, swing by mcdonalds and get your favorite flavor of jelly packets. having had raspberry gu, i'm pretty sure it's metabolically the same thing. the packet may have fancy words on it, but my body just sees fuel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 247 View Post
    --making your own is okay (if you have the ingredients)---but I dont have any malto, or pectin or flavoring lying around---PLUS I dont do the caffeine in shots (gotta see if GU has without)--looking up now...
    The strawberry banana and lemon sublime GUs are non caffeinated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 247 View Post
    They are real expensive $6 compared to most which are $1. I guess I'll have to ask the guys at this health food store here for recommendations.
    For an entire flask maybe, but not for just one gel shot. First Endurance also sells the refillable jug for flasks.

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    The strawberry banana and lemon sublime GUs are non caffeinated.
    I got on their website and saw the new Peanut Butter also (that has no caffeine.) I am going to have to see if the place I get these from has that flavor.. (they have just about Everything--supplement wise) and have best prices I (or anyone has ever seen)----especially for Nordic Natural Vitamins....

    Its called Savemart in Lancaster Pa.---

    A year ago the Nordic Natural Rep. was in the store and said those were the cheapest prices he had ever seen. When I moved to Philly I would still come here to Lancaster to buy my vitamins.

    They have a better Natural selection (and about half the price of the best 'Whole Foods' Market I have seen)-----

    ----As for making your own (i'd just rather buy the pre-packaged stuff)---it's just more convenient...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chase1996 View Post
    ..or you could make your own..I do. Easy and cheap.

    Maltodextrin
    Honey
    Sea Salt
    Fruit Fresh
    Pectin
    Juice/Flavoring
    Caffeine
    What's yer favorite way to deliver said homemade gu's ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by givati View Post
    What's yer favorite way to deliver said homemade gu's ?
    Gel Flask

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    The Hammer HEED products are also brown rice free (similar to the GU products).

    I'm not a gel fan, personally, so I used to make a homebrew for my hyrdation pack. I've since gone to an in-line mixer (works with gels and most powders) but it doesn't handle the protein (Endurox) I used to like to mix in for extra-long rides very well. Oh well....my hydration program needed a revamp anyway
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    convenient is right! I'm a horrible cook outside of a grill so I doubt I could mix up my own gels without wanting to vomit on the trails. I MIGHT just give it a try though. My LBS only sells Clif right now. gonna have to tell them to switch it up!!

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    Sensationalized media reports scare you? You should recognize what they are trying to do.

    Your drinking water has higher levels of arsenic - this is posted elsewhere on this forum.

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    FWIW, My wife sent Clif an email asking about this weeks ago but never received a response.

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    Yes.

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