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Luna Sport Moons: For Long Workouts

If any of you are training for a marathon, or you just love running long distances for fun, you're going to need more than your trusty sneakers and your tunes to keep you going. To move you need energy and fuel, and if you're on the move for over an hour you'll start to run out of juice. Carrying around food will just weigh you down, and you most likely won't have the appetite for it anyway. So Luna, the makers of those energy bars we all love, has created the first organic energy electrolyte chew designed for women, called Luna Sport Moons. These chews were designed for female endurance athletes: cyclists, runners, skiers, mountain bikers, triathletes, and hikers.

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Luna Sport Moons are like the fruit snacks you ate as a kid. They're an easy source of quick carbohydrates, and each flavor offers different functional benefits. Watermelon Moons are full of B vitamins. The Blueberry Moons contain antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, and the Pomegranate Moons are loaded with half your daily value of vitamin C. They can be eaten 15 to 20 minutes before an activity to increase blood sugar levels, and then every 20 to 30 minutes during your workout to maintain your energy levels. They affect blood sugar levels slower than those gooey gels because they're semi-solid. Each packet of chews contains 100 calories, so it's easy to keep track of your caloric intake.

Fit's Tip: Most gear shops sell Luna Moons for about $1.30 each, but REI has them on sale right now for $0.89 per packet.

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eliepoo eliepoo 7 years
when i was training for a triathlon earlier this year i found these at my local bike shop. i liked eating them when going for my long bike rides and liked how the chewiness kept my mind off the burning in my legs for a little. for me I think they're especially good because i get a boost of energy without the cramping that usually accompanies me when eating before and during a workout.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
fuzzles ... oranges are often served on marathon courses and are really good! my problem with them is that the stringy parts of the orange gets in my teeth and bugs me for 20 miles ;) ... also, the bags of luna moons, sport beans, etc are more convenient to stuff in your bike jersey (compared to an orange, which you'd have to peel) btw, cute kitty!
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
I'm not a marathon runner, or anything else listed for whom this product is aimed. But, still, I can't help but wonder why an orange segment here and there during the course wouldn't be a healthier, and more refreshing option?
runningesq runningesq 7 years
I'm with Javs ... every 20 minutes is a lot! When I bike, I eat a bag of Luna Moons, sport beans, or a GU every 45-50 minutes. The Luna Moons aren't bad ... but the sweetness gets icky after 5 bags ;)
shannon625 shannon625 7 years
I tried the pomegranate. The taste isn't bad, but I found them too sticky--I spent the next mile trying to get them off my teeth.
michlny michlny 7 years
Thanks! Basically sugar for energy....makes sense!
javsmav javsmav 7 years
Ingredients: Organic Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Brown Rice Syrup Solids, Pectin, Citric Acid, Colored With Black Carrot Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavor, Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C) , Organic Sunflower Oil, Carnauba Wax, Palmitate (Vit. A), Tocopheryl Succinate (Vit. E). They are pretty tasty. I also like clif bloks and sports beans. I don't know about every 20 minutes though--that's a lot of eating. I usually eat them every hour. Yes you want to stay fueled but you don't want to eat 800 calories on run on a 2 & 1/2 hour run--I would think that would make you sick. Save some of those calories for post-run pancakes!
michlny michlny 7 years
Would love to see ingredients!!
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