Sports/Dietary Supplement (537 reviews)

H2PRO Bone and Joint Health Lemonade

H2PRO Bone and Joint Health Lemonade

This could not have shown up in my life at a better time. I’ve had tennis elbow for going on two months now, and somehow in the past two weeks I have messed up both my knees. I don’t know what I’m doing to myself, but I’m falling apart. Now I have H2Pro to help me through it. I don’t know if my elbow is finally healing, and my knee brace is working, but after a couple of days of drinking this I see to be doing a bit better. In other good news this actually tastes pretty good. It’s a powder mix, but it has a strong lemon flavor and that same lemon helps fight off the stevia flavor, while still letting it sweeten it up a bit. I actually enjoy sipping this and I’m not chugging the whole thing just to get it over with. It’s simple and nice tasting, while being functional. I don’t know what the next trauma to befall my body will be, but hopefully this will help fix me up before whatever it is happens.

Website
http://www.h2probiotics.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Stevia Extract
Categories
Diet, Mix/Concentrate, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on May 17th, 2016
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Mobius Breakfast Drink Mix Dark Chocolate

Mobius Breakfast Drink Mix Dark Chocolate

Whenever meal replacements are advertised, why is it that breakfast is always the meal that is being replaced? Are people really that busy in the morning that they can’t whip something up quick, or at a minimum spend the two minutes eating a bowl of cereal? I’m kind of a mess if I don’t have my oats and honey cereal in the morning, but I think that has more to do with routine than actual eating. To me breakfast is the easy meal. If I had to choose a meal that I would need a quick replacement for it would be lunch. I’m always busy with work or some project in the middle of the day and I always go for a quick option.

So yeah, Mobius is supposed to be for breakfast, but I broke the rules and had it for lunch. Now I knew there was coconut milk in this, but what I didn’t know was that the coconut flavor was just about as strong as the chocolate flavor. I take that back the coconut flavor is the strongest flavor in here and it tastes like toasted coconut, which I kind of hate, so instantly this drink is not for me. It tastes like someone liquefied toasted coconut and then added cocoa powder to it, which I guess is what this is if you take out all of the other vitamins and nutrients, which there is a lot of. This has 20g of protein, it’s dense in micronutrients, it had medium chain triglycerides as well as nootropics and 100mg of caffeine. I have no idea what most of that means, but I guess it means it has everything you need for a nutritious breakfast (lunch). It uses a blend of sugar and stevia to cut down on calories, and I will say that it is the way to go if you're looking for a healthier drink that doesn't taste completely diet. I also just saw that this has gelatin in it, so I consumed that when I normally don’t. Thanks for that.

If you really like coconut and don’t’ like preparing breakfast drink this. If you’re like me and dislike toasted coconut give the rest of the packets you have to a friend like Mike, who will enjoy it more.

Website
http://www.mobiusbreakfast.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Mix/Concentrate, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on May 17th, 2016
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Celsius Sparkling Orange

Celsius Sparkling Orange

Celsius sent us over a couple of flavors that we have already reviewed. I’m not sure if they are reformulated, or if it’s just new packaging, but since it’s been about five years since I reviewed the other one, I thought I’d give it another go.

When so much time has passed memories can get a bit hazy. I had a general idea of how this tasted, and reading my old review filled in some gaps. From what I said and what I remember I’m pretty sure they have tweaked the recipe a little. This has a cleaner orange taste and it’s not so much an orange soda flavor. It certainly still tastes diet, but I don’t mind it as much as I remembered. It’s a functional beverage meant to help you burn calories, so of course it’s not going to be loaded with real sugar. They seemed to find a way to soften the diet taste a bit, or else I’m just more used to it than I was back then. Either way if you are the sort of person that is drinking Celsius, then you probably have a good idea of what you’re getting yourself into.

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ORIGINAL REVIEW:
A couple of friends and I were planning on riding to Niagara Falls on our bikes today. It was close to, if not over, 90 degrees out but we figured we'd be riding next to the river the whole time, so it should be cooler. It was, but it was still pretty hot. Before we left I downed this can of Celsius. I definitely enjoy their sparkling drinks over their teas. They both taste so overly diet (they are weight loss drinks what so I don't expect otherwise) but the bubbles mask it a bit. This tasted like a really cheap diet orange soda that you would find at Aldi or some such discount grocery store. It wasn't the greatest, but for what it is and what it does I can't really expect a gem. I definitely felt an energy burst from it, and I will assume it helped burn calories. So I downed the can pretty fast, let out a humungous burp and hit the pedals.

We made it about halfway through Wheatfield when we decided to stop at a gas station and refill our water bottles. We were sitting outside sipping on some crisp cold water when suddenly my front tire let out all its air. It was loud and it was fast. The bike was laying on the ground for about ten minutes without being touched for ten minutes before it happened. I blame the sun. I really think it got to hot and burst. Stupid sun, you're just fighting dirty because I put on SPF 85 sunscreen!

Website
http://www.celsius.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucralose
Categories
Diet, Energy Drink, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on March 23rd, 2016
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Aspire Fire Cherry Berry

Aspire Fire Cherry Berry

Today on “Great Moments When Your Friends Thought They Were Hysterical” we will explore the time in the late 90’s during a moment of silence, on a long drive when someone felt the need to proclaim, “Ford Aspire, I bet it aspires to be a better car.” For the record the silence was apparently only uncomfortable for this would be comedian. The silence that followed the joke was uncomfortable for everyone.

That dumb joke would never apply to this beverage, because in the world of sports drinks where else is there to go? This is delicious, it is functional, and it is low in calories without tasting like diet death. This has the most accurate cherry flavor that I have ever come across outside of straight cherry juice. It doesn’t taste like syrup, medicine or candy. It tastes like cherry juice with a few assorted berries thrown in for good measure.

If you’ve gone through life thinking that Gatorade was the pinnacle of sports drinks, and why bother with other brands, then you are in for a wild ride. This is the same basic concept as those beverages, but presented in a natural healthier way. It’s chock full of electrolytes as well as antioxidants, B vitamins and minerals. Suck on that status quo of sports drinks.

Website
http://aspirebeverages.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Pure Cane Sugar
Categories
Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on November 16th, 2015
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Kill Cliff Recovery Drink Tasty

Kill Cliff Recovery Drink Tasty

Here we have the last of the Kill Cliff recovery drinks that we were sent. The can only states that the name of the flavor is “Tasty,” but I can assure you that it is orange (blood orange according to the website), and while this is completely drinkable, it is my least favorite of the four flavors. It tastes like a diet orange soda with a little something extra in it. It just happens that that is nowhere close to my favorite flavor. I would choose this over any orange soda I’ve ever tasted before, especially since this has functional properties for when I work out. I don’t really get any blood orange out of this, but it’s also not painfully diet (even though it’s sweetened with sucralose). I’ll take that tradeoff.

Website
http://www.killcliff.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sucralose
Categories
Diet, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on August 10th, 2015
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Purps Hydro

Purps Hydro

This is one strange beverage. That doesn’t mean that it’s bad by any means, it just means that it’s strange. It is a healthy hydration drink. Think of it as an all-natural concoction that combines coconut water and something like Gatorade. There are other products on the market that do the same thing, so this isn’t anything new in that regard, but there is something different about it. The thing that is special about Purps is their Purple Life Formula, which is six different purple superfruits mixed together (mangosteen, maqui berry, açaí berry, blueberry, grape and blackberry). Using so many purple fruits isn’t even the weird part. The thing that is strange about this is that it is so chock full of fruits, yet it has a very distinctive vegetable taste, even though black carrots are the only vegetable listed in the ingredients. It tastes way more like sweetened vegetable juice mixed with coconut water than it does fruit juice. The fruit is there, but the vegetables have taken over the aftertaste. I like it, but it’s still strange. I wonder what is causing that flavor. It also tastes more like a juice drink than coconut water, which gets no complaints from me either. So much purple in one little bottle with so much flavor. I would definitely choose this over a Gatorade or Powerade any day. Those chumps don’t stand a chance in the hydration game.

Website
http://purps.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Evaporated Sugar Cane
Categories
Coconut, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on August 3rd, 2015
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Purps Vita Travel / Home

Purps Vita Travel / Home

This...this tastes weird. I don't know what it is. It's definitely full of healthy ingredients because something that was "bad" for you would taste different. Not better. Just different. This drink tastes a lot like acai which is a primary ingredient. It's a little bitter which could be from the acai or the Stevia. I'm drinking it over and over and I can't tell whether or not I like it. It didn't mix well so I'm getting chunks of mix every once in a while. I'm not counting that against them because I might have mixed it wrong. I'm pretty sure I put mix and water together correctly. At my age, I'm pretty sure that I know how to do that.

I don't know. It's fruity but you get a little bit of a "Flintstone vitamin." You can take that how you want it. I'm still looking forward to the other stuff that they sent us. It should also be known that they have some of the best packaging we've received. Credit where credit's due.

Website
http://purps.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Organic Stevia
Categories
Mix/Concentrate, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on July 30th, 2015
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Kill Cliff Recovery Drink Free Fall Lemon Lime

Kill Cliff Recovery Drink Free Fall Lemon Lime

Can we pretend for a minute that the US Army includes cans of lemon-lime Kill Cliff in the rations of all soldiers in active duty? A can of this would fit in an MRE, right? You get your pasta, your crackers, and a can of recovery drink. Let’s be honest those soldiers need a beverage of this type way more than most civilians do. I mean how many essential vitamins and minerals are those fighting folks going to really get from preservative laden meals? Not much by my calculations. I think this actually be a reality because why else would this can be camouflaged? Sure it’s not the right colored camo for the current war(s) we’re in, but I’m sure we’ll get back to these colors in no time at all.

I do hope the soldiers like diet lemon lime soda, because that is what this tastes like. Okay, maybe that’s not giving it it’s proper due. This tastes like the best diet lemon lime soda I’ve ever tasted. Sure, that’s not really saying much, but it’s an important distinction. It has a decent lemon lime flavor which is stronger and more flavorful than say a Sprite or 7Up. Also the use of erythritol and stevia as sweeteners destroys all of that sucralose filled garbage on the market. This is definitely not a flavor that I would choose out of a batch, but if I were in enemy territory and this was handed to me with my meal I would be one excited soldier.

Website
http://www.killcliff.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Erythritol
Categories
Diet, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on July 22nd, 2015
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Starbucks Doubleshot Coffee and Protein

Starbucks Doubleshot Coffee and Protein

There’s nothing better than a hot coffee and a nice, juicy steak, huh, Bob? This is how I begin and close out every day. A nice porterhouse and a rich, tall glass of coffee. No, Bob. I mean it. Every day. It's how I stay a healthy, vibrant three-hundred pounds. It's more for the ladies to love, if you know what I mean. You don't know what I mean? Well, Bob, when a man and a woman...oh...oh...you do get it. Alright.

What do you have there? Oh, a Starbucks drink. How cute. Wait, what's in it. Protein and coffee. Hmm. You might be on to something. Can I have that can? I'll gladly pay you for it. Thanks.

This isn't too bad. It's got a smooth coffee taste that's a little like the original Frappuccino. You can get a little of the sweet and bitterness from the erythritol but that's really nominal. You don't really get protein, which is nice because sometimes protein drinks can be really gritty.

You might be on to something, Bob. Bob, I spend a hundred dollars a day on fine coffee and sixteen ounce steaks. I can now spend $5. You just saved me almost $35,000 a year. You know what; you just earned yourself a sixty-five cent raise. Congratulations. Enjoy your raise.

Website
http://www.starbucks.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Sugar
Categories
Coffee, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on July 22nd, 2015
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Kill Cliff Recovery Drink Blackberry Lemonade

Kill Cliff Recovery Drink Blackberry Lemonade

I’ve joked about the name, but I really have no idea what the phrase “Kill Cliff” is all about. I’m 99% certain that it’s not about killing Cliff Clavin, but who knows; it’s a strange world out there. Maybe the former Navy Seal who created the project really hated the movie Cliffhanger. Maybe he just thinks that cliffhangers are lazy story telling. I certainly have no idea. What I do know is that I feel like I enjoy the way this beverage tastes way more than I should.

Erythritol and Stevia may be the least offensive of the zero calorie sweeteners, but they still normally aren’t all that great. In here it doesn’t bother me at all and it complements the other flavors. This has a strong blackberry taste that actually tastes like berries. There is definitely some lemonade floating in there as well, so I have no complaints as to how it is names/branded. I mean I actually really enjoy this, to the extent that if it wasn’t functional I could see myself drinking it on the regular for enjoyment. As it stands I have a case of it that I will be drinking when I work out. There’s nothing artificial in here and it helps in muscle recovery. This is by far the best tasting beverage of this functionality that I have ever tried.

Website
http://www.killcliff.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Erythritol
Categories
Diet, Lemonade, Sports/Dietary Supplement
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on June 29th, 2015
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