Buzz Power: A Natural Energy Gel Solution for Athletes with IBS

by Hannah Rand June 15, 2023

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common and unpleasant condition that affects the digestive system. It can cause symptoms like stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation and there is no known cure. It’s usually a lifelong problem and can have a significant negative impact on all aspects of everyday life.

Runners and cyclists affected by IBS rely on energy gels as much as any endurance sports enthusiasts, but many people find that conventional maltodextrin based energy gels have extremely unpleasant side effects.

Very soon after we launched Buzz Power we noticed people with digestive issues were posting very favourable reviews on our website and social media. They were telling us how delighted they were that at long last they had found a carbohydrate product that did not aggravate their symptoms.

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What our customers say...

Typical of these was a review from

“As someone who suffers with IBS (so I have to get my endurance fuelling right) Buzz Power Energy sachets are perfect and a perfectly natural product that avoid GI issues, glucose spikes….”

And from Buzz Power champion and elite triathlete Claire Cooke:

Suffering from IBS I always travel with gluten-free oats and Buzz Power Gels to ensure I don't have any issues leading up to race day! I love that Buzz Power is gentle on the stomach and cause no GI issues. The big plus for me was not suffering any GI issues on the day. For me, this is absolutely priceless for my performance and energy levels on race day.

And comments from duathlete Pete Douglass:

I’ve had issues in the past with gas, irritation and discomfort during running. I’ve never had a bad experience with Buzz Power

We had a great review by ultra runner Rick Miller:

This is exactly what I had been looking for my long runs and Ultras. Tastes delicious and no GI issues.

And from runner Leah Higgins:

BuzzPower Energy not only gave me the sustained energy I need to complete my runs but it is also gut-friendly! It tastes great too!

From 300k cyclist Gary Hall:

I was sceptical that they may be too sweet but they are not, just the right consistency when on the move, super tasty, and didn’t upset my stomach at all, gave me enough energy on my 100km training rides...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Management

Anyone who takes part in an endurance sports activity will know that a carbohydrate boost is essential because after a while your body simply runs out of its own energy reserves.

Experience and feedback from Buzz Power users clearly show that they have been able to enjoy their sports activities without the adverse reactions caused by conventional maltodextrin-based energy gels and other “natural” products.

It is important to emphasise that IBS is a condition not a disease and there is currently no available cure. Equally IBS affects different people in different ways, and we cannot guarantee that Buzz Power will be suitable for every IBS sufferer.

However, if you suffer from IBS and have difficulty in tolerating maltodextrin energy gels or so-called “natural” products you may well find, as so many of our regular customers have, that Buzz Power Energy provides a ready solution.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are electrolytes good for IBS?

Electrolytes, which include minerals like potassium, calcium, and magnesium, play a key role in maintaining bodily functions. They can be beneficial for IBS sufferers, particularly those who experience diarrhoea, as they can help to replenish lost fluids and electrolytes. However, it's important to remember that everyone is different and what works for one person may not work for another.

Why do conventional energy gels often cause digestive issues for people with IBS?

Conventional energy gels are often based on maltodextrin, a type of carbohydrate that can be hard for some people with IBS to digest. This can lead to bloating, gas, and other digestive discomforts. Buzz Power, being honey-based, might be a suitable alternative for many people.

Can Buzz Power energy gels help to manage IBS symptoms during endurance sports?

Many of our customers who suffer from IBS have reported positive experiences with Buzz Power. They've noted that it does not aggravate their symptoms like conventional maltodextrin-based energy gels do. However, IBS affects individuals differently, and we can't guarantee that Buzz Power will be suitable for everyone.

Are Buzz Power energy gels suitable for all types of endurance sports?

Buzz Power energy gels are loved by a wide range of endurance athletes, including runners, cyclists, and triathletes. They can provide a much-needed carbohydrate boost during endurance events, which can be essential when the body's energy reserves begin to deplete.

How does Buzz Power help to maintain energy levels without causing GI issues?

Buzz Power gels are made from natural honey which provides a steady release of energy. This helps to avoid the sudden spikes and crashes in blood sugar levels that can lead to gastrointestinal distress. Furthermore, honey is generally easier to digest compared to maltodextrin, potentially making it a more suitable option for people with IBS.


In conclusion, Buzz Power offers an effective and natural energy solution for athletes with IBS. As our customer testimonials highlight, Buzz Power has been a game-changer for many endurance athletes with IBS, enabling them to participate in their sports activities without worrying about digestive discomfort. While we can't guarantee results for every individual, the positive experiences of our customers suggest that Buzz Power could be a valuable addition to your endurance training and competition routine. Why not try Buzz Power for yourself and see the difference it could make?

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Hannah Rand
Hannah Rand


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