Buzz Power: The Original Organic Honey Sports Fuel

Buzz Power: The Original Organic Honey Sports Fuel

Buzz Power Energy: Natural Energy for Fueling Sports

Each sachet of Buzz Power contains 25g of naturally derived carbohydrate, made from 100% raw, certified organic honey. We blend in performance electrolytes to replace minerals lost through perspiration. 

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A sports energy gel that is completely natural?

Unlike many mass-market energy gels, Buzz Power is made from natural, unprocessed ingredients; making it actively good for your body, as well as race times. Buzz Power Energy is gut-friendly, contains zero artificial additives or flavourings, and our Original On-the-Go sachets are the only sports fuel product made from responsibly sourced, certified organic raw honey.

  • Certified organic, raw organic honey
  • No artificial chemical additives
  • 100% free from processed sugars
  • Gut friendly
  • Caffeine free
  • Low GI
  • Suitable for diabetics and IBS sufferers

Ingredients:

98.7% pure organic honey. 1.3% electrolytes (sodium chloride, potassium chloride, magnesium citrate).

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What are the benefits of Raw Honey for Sports?

Buzz Power is the only natural alternative to energy gels made from 98% certified organic honey. We are not a flavoured gel, nor do we add token amounts of mass-produced honey, which has mostly likely been boiled and sterilised, and therefore doesn't retain the health benefits of raw honey.

Natural sports carbohydrate

Raw honey is an incredible source of natural sports carbohydrate. Made up of approximately 50-50 fructose and glucose (glucose = instant energy release; fructose = sustained energy), honey has been used for millennia to provide to boost energy and wellness.

Proven effectiveness

More recently, a study by the University of Memphis Exercise and Sport Nutrition Laboratory proved that honey is one of the most effective sports carbohydrates, and performs on par with dextrose (the processed, artifical sugar found in most energy gels) in controlled testing with speed cyclists.

"Honey is a natural and effective carbohydrate source for endurance athletes", said the study.

> Read more about why honey is good for sports

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Customer Reviews

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Helen Cowlard
Rocket fuel!!

This stuff is awesome! I’ve never got on with gels but this hasn’t caused any GI issues even on my longest runs. It’s thicker than gels and super sweet so I only take 1 an hour and mix it up with other things in between, but it really is like rocket fuel and gives me an instant boost. Love it!

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Anthony Zappone
Indoor bike training

As a type 2 diabetic my numbers were back to normal 30 minutes after my 2 hours of training

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Lisa Sutherland
A little bit of bee sunshine

One of my preferred training and racing products without digestive consequences on long endurance racing.

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Kate Dennison
Not as good as I’d hoped!

I regularly order sports gels for distance running and thought I’d give these a go. I found it very difficult to get into the package… resulting in a stop of considerable minutes (this happened every time). Then the actual gel was difficult to get out. I ended up with sticky fingers and hands- not ideal. It’s a shame but I won’t be ordering again

Hi Kate. We are sorry to hear that you have experienced problems with our Buzz Power sachets. The sachets themselves are a standard packaging product commonly used for many conventional gels. They are best opened with a sharp downwards tug, to prevent stretching. We use pure honey as an energy source. In cold weather honey will naturally thicken, which is why we recommend storage at room temperature. The consistency can be liquified further by warming in a bowl of hot tap water. We have sent you free of charge one of 100g 'event' eco-pouches. These have a simple screw top and the wider aperture faciiitates dispensing - even on the go. Team BP

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Timothy Savage
An excellent energy boost

I am type 1 diabetic and do a lot of road cycling. I like to carry Buzz because the contents are assured and work very quickly to raise blood sugar and provide energy for the many big hills in my area. Thankyou for a great product. Tim

Buzz Power FAQs

98.7% pure organic honey.
1.3% electrolytes (sodium chloride, potassium chloride, magnesium citrate).

Per 30g sachet serve:

Energy 364kj
Fat 0g
Carbohydrates 25g (Sugars 25g)
Fibre 0g
Protein 0g
Salt 0.3g
Sodium 134mg
Magnessium 2mg
Potassium 12mg

> Read more about our sustainably-sourced organic honey

The honey used in buzz power retains the incredible benefits of raw, organic honey. As our honey is unpasteurised (ie: it hasn’t been boiled and sterilised like the majority of honey you find in the supermarkets), it contains antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and even anti-microbial properties.

Not only is it actively good for your gut, honey is much easier for the body to ‘stomach’ as the enzymes in this golden liquid stabilise the fructose and glucose and stop it being turned into sucrose, which can be harsh on the stomach, and cause the bloating and, ahem, ‘upset’ that conventional gels sometimes leave us with.

In a series of blind trials carried out by the University of Memphis sport and nutrition laboratory, and presented to the American college of sports medicine, it was found that honey is an effective source of energy as any commercial energy gel, and had other striking benefits.

The trial found that honey, when given to competitive cyclists at 10 mile intervals of a simulated 40 mile race, significantly increased power and speed over the placebo and equalled the performance of glucose (the carb which makes up the bulk of most conventional energy gels).

The research paper said, “This study shows that honey is an effective carbohydrate for endurance athletes. “Our first study suggested honey could operate as a ‘time released’ muscle fuel for exercising muscles. Our second experiment suggest that honey would be a good carbohydrate source to replenish muscles. However, our last study convinced us that honey can improve endurance exercise capacity,” concluded the authors.

The research was sponsored by the American National Honey Board, however, the results demonstrate the honey is an effective, safe and healthy source of energy for runners, cyclists and other endurance athletes.

> Read more about the benefits of honey for sport

Raw unpasturised honey has been used as tonic and medicine for millennia. It is an incredible remedy for burns, grazes, and scrapes (if you take a tumble on your trail run or mtb run, spread some buzz power on your injury and bandage, until you can clean it properly), not to mention sore throats and even stomach ulcers.

This is because honey contains hydrogen peroxide. Yep, you heard that right. Honey is a healthy (and safe) source of one of the most powerful antiseptics known to science and nature.

> Read more about the health benefits of honey

The University of Memphis trial mentioned above also proved that honey only produces mild increases in blood sugar and insulin and is an effective energy source that does not result in hypoglycaemia. Which is why feedback from our customers shows that Buzz Power is a trusted energy source for people living with diabetes, as well as people who have IBS or Crohn's Disease.

> Read more about the benefits of honey for diabetic athletes

Raw honey is honey that has been taken straight from the honeycomb. It might be filtered to remove particles and often has a more cloudy appearance. Raw honey also contains small amounts of pollen.

Regular commercial honey is regularly pasteurized, which gives the honey a clearer appearance, but also kills off many of the actively beneficial trace elements. The ultrafiltration process also removes enzymes and antioxidants. If you buy commercial honey, check the label to ensure it doesn’t include sweeteners like corn syrup.

The best way to guarantee a good source of honey is to look for certified organic honey products, like Buzz Power. Or buy honey from a local supplier at your local market.

While Buzz Power is ideal for lots of family activities, like camping or hiking, please don't give it, or any raw honey, to babies under the age of 12 months.

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