Best sports nutrition – Unived, Active Root & Home Run REVIEWED (which one suits you best?)

by Nov 16, 2020Advice, Nutrition0 comments

Written by Claire Maxted

November 16, 2020

My review of the HomeRun energy bar, Active Root’s DIY Gel mix and Unived’s wide range of gels, energy drinks and recovery powders. Scroll down for links to buy and more nutrition advice films from Wild Ginger Running.

If you’ve already tried these and have an opinion, or if you really rate another sports nutrition brand, type it in the comments below and tell us why you like it, so people watching this can make even more of an informed decision.  

And if you don’t use sports nutrition, let me know what rocks your boat, and tell me about any particularly weird things you’ve eaten on the trail or seen other people eating. I think a lady on the Scafell Skyrace in my nutrition film below, with a tube of condensed milk and oxo cubes for the salt was my strangest encounter so far. 

Home Run bars


Active Root Gel Mix and more

Active Root sports drink

Unived sports nutrition

Use code UnivedUK to get 10% off your first order here

Unived Gels



Unived Elite Gels


Unived Elite Drink Mix


Unived Recovery Mix


Nutrition advice films from Wild Ginger Running

Best food for long distance races? (17 ideas from Scafell Skyrace)

Anita Bean’s energy balls recipe

How to choose sports nutrition with My Race Kit expert

More nutrition reviews and healthy recipe ideas from Wild Ginger Running in my nutrition playlist here

Interviews with Unived athletes

Camille Herron

Hayden Hawkes 

Harry Runs

Top 3 tips for endurance from Harry Runs after his 15th place at UTMB 2019 (3rd Brit!)

Harry Runs – how to train for UTMB & more! (ultra running coach Harry Jones was 15th at UTMB 2019)

What a top vegan athlete eats in a day – Harry Runs (pro ultra runner)

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