Clif Bar FAQ
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CLIF SHOT Energy Gel is an easily-digested source of carbohydrates for performance athletes during activity. Any performance-oriented athlete needing a quick burst of energy can benefit from CLIF SHOT Energy Gel.
CLIF SHOT has fewer ingredients than other brands - whether it’s their gear or their food, performance athletes can’t afford to be loaded down with anything superfluous that doesn’t directly enhance performance. Less is more. The streamlined approach gives you a performance advantage with a fast-acting energy source from maltodextrin and dried cane syrup.
Generally, performance athletes need to consume 200-400 calories per hour from all sources, such as gels, chews, bars and drinks. We recommend one packet 15 minutes prior to activity, followed 1-2 packets per hour during activity (depending upon caffeine level) to help support your needs.
CLIF SHOT BLOKS Energy Chews are semi-solid, easy-to-chew sources of carbohydrates—your body's preferred source of fuel during activity.
The sleek and portable package is unique to CLIF SHOT BLOKS. It provides an overall smaller package, so it fits better in jersey pockets, running shorts, and backpacks. It also opens easily and then allows the athlete to access and squeeze up each CLIF SHOT BLOK one by one.
Half a packet of CLIF SHOT BLOKS can be eaten 15 minutes prior to activity to increase blood sugar levels, followed by 1-2 packets (depending upon caffeine level) per hour during activity. Consumption of CLIF SHOT BLOKS should always be followed with a mouthful of water.
CLIF SHOT BLOKS are primarily used by performance athletes – cyclists, runners, mountain bikers, triathletes, adventure racers, etc. However, any performance-oriented athlete needing a quick burst of energy can benefit from CLIF SHOT BLOKS.
There are times when your body has high energy demands. With a mix of carbohydrates, protein and fiber, CLIF Bars supply working bodies with the extra energy and nutrients they need for extended periods of activity. Wholesome and nutrient-dense, CLIF Bars are formulated to steadily increase blood sugar levels without creating a precipitous “sugar crash.” CLIF Bars help people who respect their bodies and the planet to push farther with sustained energy when normal intakes are not enough.
CLIF® Bar is the original energy bar in the United States that delivers an optimal blend of nutrition for sustained energy for times when your normal intake of energy and nutrients may not be enough.
For best results, CLIF Bars should be eaten about one to three hours before activity along with water to prevent hunger and supply energy to working muscles. During prolonged, lower intensity activity such as hiking or bike touring, CLIF Bars can be eaten during the activity to help satiate hunger and meet carbohydrate demands. CLIF Bars can also be eaten after exercise, as a snack between meals or during a long, busy day to help supplement energy and nutrients as required.