Maltodextrin and Honey Stingers
I’m a little confused. Yesterday I wrote about 2nd Surge and why I loved it – 100mg of caffeine, brown rice syrup, agave nectar, whey protein isolate, and lots of fruit puree. I mentioned that Honey Stingers are another brand of energy gel I like because they are along the lines of a more natural gel – honey and B vitamins (and no maltodextrin). However, after talking with my G+ friend Mark yesterday, it was brought to my attention that on the actual gel packet, Honey Stingers does not list maltodextrin as an ingredient. But if you look on the box AND their website, it clearly lists maltodextrin as an ingredient. I’m confused because I don’t understand why the labels are different. Any thoughts?
It is my personal preference to stay away from maltodextrin. I think my body does better with other types of sugar, like brown rice syrup. I must say, in addition to being confused, I’m also a little disappointed. I feel that the ingredient list on the gels is misleading. Maybe I’ll send the extras I have with Mario this weekend for his Ragnar Relay in San Francisco. And now I wonder if there are any other ingredients in the 2nd Surge….?
Happy Trails and Happy Running,