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My awesome blend Larisa, from 0to26point2.com mentioned an opportunity to me: to try an energy gel made from Chia seeds that was ALL-natural that’d just been created by a new company called Huma.
Whoa. Chia seeds IN my energy gels??
Most people know that my fuel of choice on runs has been Clif Shot Bloks and Gels since they’ve worked out best for me being organic since I have a sensitive tum-tum.
Two of my favorite products in one? I was okay to give it a shot! I figured why not jumpstart the week by talking about a natural ENERGY source!
The story behind Huma is an intriguing one too!
Where did Hüma come from?
The idea for Hüma was born in the sands of Iraq. In the summer of 2009 a US Army soldier named 1st Lieutenant McCollum was charged with leading grueling missions throughout Iraq. At the time he was reading a book about the Tarahumara, a tribe of Mexican Indians who regularly compete in epic 100+ mile races as part of their culture. To fuel themselves on these ultramarathons, they use a special chia seed blend. He figured if it worked for them in Mexico, maybe it would work for him in Iraq.
It did. In fact, the stuff was amazing at keeping him going, and that discovery eventually led to the creation of Hüma. Today, Hüma brings together Tarahumara tradition, sports nutrition research, healthy ingredients and great taste as our best shot at helping you enjoy your gel.
The owners of Huma sent me two flavors to try: Apple Cinnamon & Strawberry.
I decided to give them a shot on my long run planned for Saturdays coming up after I’d gotten them!
* Huma sent me complimentary samples of their energy gels to try, but opinions on the product and the review are all my own.
I tried the gels out on my long runs leading up to the Princess half & the race itself –
Verdict: I dig em!
They have the consistency of a smooth apple butter and kept me energized and moving without any negative impact to my tummy or overall performance! Winner, winner! They were not super sweet and tasted like real fruit, not fruit-flavored.
What are the Benefits of Huma?
Want to try some for yourself?? I’m giving away 4 prize packs for my readers to try!
What do you look for in your fitness energy gels/sources?
Have you tried the magic of chia energy?