Is honey good for athletes?

Is honey good for athletes?

Is honey good for athletes?

If you're using energy gels for sports, consider using honey instead. Honey provides athletes with excellent natural energy, much better for you than the refined, artificial sugars found in most common energy gels. 


The science: Honey is made up of fructose & glucose, the natural process by the honey bee adds enzymes which aid our bodies' ability and efficiency to utilize the energy. 


Remember not all honey is equal. According to a 2018 study published in the scientific journal, AIMS Microbiology, Manuka Honey is not only said to be an antibacterial and an antimicrobial, but it is also said to have immune boosting qualities that are unrivaled in other types of honey.

Manuka Performance Liquidfuel Sports Gels are different from usual sports gels, each pouch contains natural Manuka Honey for the carbohydrate / energy source. The rest is pure Green Apple juice and three electrolyte salts to aid re-hydration. 

Our Gels energize, re-hydrate and aid in the bodies' recovery. They are made in a high level, regulated processing facility here in New Zealand (not too far from where we get our Manuka Honey from) so you can be guaranteed that our honey is genuine Manuka Honey. 

But don't take our word for it, ask our athletes: We are the Official Sports Fuel Partner for Tennis New Zealand - with our Liquidfuel gels now used across many of their high performance players.

Tennis New Zealand sports energy


We also sponsor a range of world class athletes from many sporting disciplines:

  • MMA Fighting
  • Triathlon
  • Road Cycling
  • Netball
  • Mountainbiking
  • Superbikes
  • Football
  • Olympics (yes our Liquidfuel is WADA athlete safe)


Is honey good for athletes?

Marcus Daniel

 Give our Liquidfuel Natural Sports Gels a try, you'll notice the difference! Order below: