Does any one have an opinion on any of these products or use them with good effect? I am just wondering if it is worh trying something before I run to boost my work out but don't want to waste my money.
Sometimes I run to work first thing in the morning - 8 miles on an empty stomach. An energy gel does make a difference, unsurprisingly. However I think they taste awful and I don't like the texture. I wouldn't use them any other time
There's a big difference between sports/energy products and supplements. Sports drinks, energy bars and gels are to give you energy during your workout. They're useful for longer training sessions (over an hour) but if you're eating a healthy diet they're just extra calories that you don't need.
Supplements are designed to provide your body with something that's missing from your diet. Vitamins, protein, omega 3 etc. If you are well and have a good diet then there's no point taking them. There's no evidence that glucosamine or additional fish oil is of benefit to your joints and extra vitamins just get flushed out of your system. They're just a waste of money.