Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Fluid Recovery Drink Review!!

After my Terrible Tuesday workout I was looking forward to coming home and having a muscle recovery drink. A few weeks ago I went looking for a new recovery drink. I like the Ovaltine that I use but as I am  preparing  to start longer races and longer training sessions I feel I am going to need more nutrient that will aid in recovery. I found Fluid Recovery Drink and compared it with Ovaltine and two other major recovery drinks. I liked what I saw so I contacted them for samples, they obliged and I documented my first few attempt so that I could share them with you.

What the company has to say about the product: Fluid replenishes muscle energy levels, repairs damaged muscle tissue and aids in building new lean muscle, helps manage inflammation, reducing aches, pains and muscle soreness, provides electrolytes to replace those lost in sweat, and supports a stressed immune system. It does this through the synergy of healthy all natural ingredients, in specific ratio to each other and through the timing of using Fluid in the "Recovery Window", immediately after exercise. The company claims the product is 100% natural as well as gluten and lactose free.

Take 1: I was provided three samples and my first try was with Berry Treasure. The directions on the back of the package said to add to 8 to 16 ounces of water and shake in a bottle. I typically have my recovery drink with 8 ounces of drink in a glass. I tried it this way and found that this flavor is entirely too strong to use in only 8 ounces of water. I expected the liquid to match the color of the pack since it is a berry drink but it did not and I though it tasted very chemical. I found that I am not a fan of this flavor.

Take 2: My second try was with the Tropical Escape flavor. This time I tried it with 16 ounces of water in a my water bottle. I prepared it before I went out for my run my shaking the bottle to mix as the directions state. I was surprised by how much it foamed. I placed it in the fridge before I left and when I returned I was relieved to see the foam was gone. As opposed to the Berry Treasure, I really like this flavor. It still has a hint of a chemical after taste, but no different than my lemon-lime Nuun. I topped the bottle off and the after taste was gone.

Take 3: In the case of these samples, I apparently tried the best, last. This third attempt was with the Chocolate Wave flavor. The directions note you can also add this to milk if you so choose. This is what I did. I mixed this in a glass with 8 ounces of milk just like when I prepared my previous recovery drink. I thought this flavor was great! I had no after taste or other problems making it. I really like this one!

What I have to say about it: Like I said earlier, I compared it to my current recovery drink and two other popular drinks. I liked the macronutrient levels of Fluid. For someone who is trying to lose weight I feel that it has what I need for recovery but doesn't have so much that I worry about too many carbs. It has more carbs than ovaltine, but with the increase in protein I am willing to overlook it. Overall, I am happy with the macronutrients.

Overall, if you are looking for a recovery drink I definitely recommend Fluid. Visit their website at .


Big Daddy Diesel said...

I have always wondered about that drink, never tried it, thats for the review

Patrick Mahoney said...

Great review. I use Fluid and like it a lot.