1. On the Nutrition Facts food label, are the grams of Other Carb. in addition to the Total Carb. listed?
No, the Total Carb. includes all carbohydrates fiber, sugar, and other carbs.
2. Can you eat CLIF BARS if you are allergic to nuts?
No, all CLIF BAR flavors may contain traces of nuts.
3. Why is there no dairy in your chocolate?
Not all chocolate has dairy. We use semi-sweet chocolate, the main ingredient of which is cocoa butter.
4. Is there any gluten in your bars? What is gluten?
Yes, while CLIF BARS are wheat-free, they are not gluten-free. Oats and barley malt contain a natural amount of gluten. Gluten is an elastic protein substance naturally occurring in most grains.
5. Are CLIF BARS GMO-free?
Yes, our bars do not contain any genetically modified ingredients.
6. What are the sources of Omega-3’s in CLIF BAR?
Omega-3's come in different forms from various foods. CLIF BAR contains omega-3's in the form of alpha linoleic acid (ALA) from organic flaxseed and walnuts. ALA is converted Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosapentaenoic acid (DHA), forms of omega-3's readily used by the body (found in fish such as salmon, cod, and tuna). There is a growing body of evidence that suggests EPA and DHA can help to lower cholesterol and decrease inflammation both of which are associated with promoting heart health.
7. How should I eat CLIF® SHOT BLOKS® compared to CLIF SHOT® Energy Gel?
CLIF SHOT® Energy Gel and CLIF® SHOT BLOKS® Electrolyte Chews are easily interchangeable since they both provide carbohydrate to working muscles. Since 3 SHOT BLOKS pieces equal the same calories as one SHOT Energy Gel packet you can go back and forth between each, while easily keeping track of your calorie intake.
8. What’s NEW with LUNA?
LUNA bar has always been the blissfully good, entirely natural whole nutrition bar for women. And now, LUNA bar contains more than 70% USDA-certified organic ingredients.
9. Why is LUNA bar going organic?
There have always been a certain percentage of organic ingredients in LUNA bars. By increasing the amount of organic ingredients we are providing the healthiest product possible. Organic means pure, fresh, delicious food made without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, hormones or antibiotics.
10. What’s changed/stayed the same from the current LUNA bar?
The biggest change with LUNA bar going organic is the amount of organic ingredients in each bar. You can expect the same great taste, texture, and the same price as a conventional (non-organic) LUNA bar.
11. Why isn’t there any protein in CLIF® SHOT BLOKS® chews?
Well-designed studies have not been able to prove that consuming protein during activity has any performance benefits beyond consuming adequate carbohydrate. Furthermore, consuming protein during activity may actually hurt performance by displacing carbohydrate, slowing carbohydrate digestion, and causing digestive distress.
1. Why doesn’t SmartWool itch?
SmartWool feels good because the super soft New Zealand merino fiber we use has been grown to our specifications, and then we apply Smart Technology making it completely itch-free. The natural crimp in the SmartWool fiber makes it feel springy and comfortable on your feet and your body, wear after wear.
2) How can it keep me cool in the summer?
SmartWool fiber always keeps cooler than your skin. When the fabric and your skin touch, the heat moves to the fabric (from high to low temperature or humidity) acting as a coolant. SmartWool keeps your body cool by keeping either your skin or foot and clothing or shoe-lining dry. For feet, sweaty equals uncomfortable. SmartWool wicks and evaporates moisture far better than any fiber – synthetic or cotton. As your body heats up through exercise, the wicking/evaporation rte of SmartWool increases as well. This same concept applies to SmartWool’s base layers – by keeping your body dry you stay cool and comfortable in varying conditions.
3) Doesn't synthetic also wick moisture?
All synthetic can do is wick, or move, moisture from one side to another - with socks, moisture moves from your foot to the lining of your shoe. The result: wet shoes, wet synthetic socks and wet uncomfortable feet. SmartWool has hollow core fibers with microscopic air pockets that wick, absorb, evaporate moisture as well as insulate against extreme heat and cold. These properties allow wool to use your body heat to convert moisture into vapour, and allow the vapour to evaporate.
4) Aren't cotton socks best for hot weather activities?
No, they are even worse than synthetics. Aside from being an abrasive fiber, cotton gets wet and stays wet, holding moisture close to your skin. Your feet get hot and become tender. Cotton socks are the quickest route to blistered feet. SmartWool's ability to keep feet and shoe linings dry is vital for prevention of blisters.
5) Why is wool better?
Wool is better than any other fiber at assisting the body's natural thermoregulation process - controlling body temperature by wicking, evaporating, absorbing and insulating so the body works at maximum efficiency, all the time. This maximum efficiency is called Optimum Body Temperature (OBT).
6) Explain Optimum Body Temperature.
Optimum Body Temperature (OBT) is the temperature at which your body performs most efficiently during any physical activity. There are three distinct phases during any physical activity; 1) a heating up period before reaching OBT 2) maintaining OBT throughout the activity and 3) as activity diminishes, a gradual cooling off period. If the Optimum Body Temperature is not properly regulated throughout the heating up, maintaining and cooling-down process the athlete runs the risk of muscle damage.
7) How are SmartWool products different from all the merino wool products on the market?
In many ways. SmartWool uses higher-grade merino wool then other manufacturers and we use more of it. SmartWool products are also constructed differently than most other wool products. The entire product line is designed with 100% SmartWool next to your skin - no other fiber comes into contact with you.
8) What's the difference between SmartWool and merino wool?
Merino is nice, but it's not SmartWool.
  • SmartWool uses finer grade wool than any other merino product on the market.
  • SmartWool technology eliminates shrinking.
  • SmartWool is safe for machine washing and drying.
  • SmartWool products are softer than other merino wools guaranteed not to itch and outperform any other product on the market.
9) Will SmartWool products shrink if I put them in the dryer?
10) What if I don't like them?
If SmartWool products aren't the most comfortable, best performing socks or apparel you've ever owned, return them to the store where they were purchased within 30 days for a full refund.