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I am not going to lie, I had never heard of MESTRENGTH before I was given the opportunity to try through Bibrave. However I was excited when the box of assorted flavors arrived in my mailbox.
The product, a powder, is packaged in a sleeve, or tube. No need for scissors or a knife to open, just tear it open. You then add to 16-20 ounces of water and shake.
I took a social media poll, as to which flavor I should try first. Grape was the clear winner. So I found a water bottle with measurements on the side, opened the package, shook and drank.
I was most interested in how this would taste, wow, it was packed with a tart flavor. My first thought was it tasted like Kool-Aid without the sugar. I really like this taste, nothing flat about it, and no crazy after taste.
Looking at this comparison chart on their website, you see there are only 5 electrolytes and 5 g of creatine. Don’t worry nothing crazy to bulk you up. However further reading of the label says the product contains Stevia, but I don’t taste it. MESTRENGTH is also Vegan, Gluten Free and Vegetarian
Now that I knew it would taste great, I decided to try Orange after my next run, for recovery. BAM, it was just as tart and full of flavor, but I am not sure if I just run too many miles and am conditioned, but I did not feel better or worse as far as recovery. I did pass a sample along to a friend who works out, and she said she didn’t feel as sore the next day. Perhaps I am just too concerned with flavor to care.
Next I tried, fruit punch, I really didn’t care for this flavor, it didn’t taste like a punch, but it wasn’t bad, just not my favorite. I then shook up a bottle to take to the gym with the lemon-lime. I was hesitant with this one, as it’s usually the flavor of another brand on most race courses, and I am so over it. However this was quite good and refreshing, and kept me hydrated while pounding out the miles on the treadmill.
Lastly I tried the Kiwi-Strawberry, in general this flavor does not appeal to me. Maybe because I am not sure kiwi is a good flavor to bottle up, but I gave it a whirl and to my surprise it was good. Just as tart and full of flavor.
I also loaded 2 bottles of my fuel belt with orange on a recent long run. The flavor had me wanting more. It’s like the tartness lingered in my mouth.
MESTRENGTH meets my flavor and hydration needs, which are most important to me. It packs a punch, it’s not flat and it’s tart. I guess I haven’t actually seen recovery benefits in anything other than compression, so I never get too excited about recovery drinks. Or maybe I just need to get some more and drink it on a regular basis.
To connect with MESTRENGTH:
- Twitter – @drinkMeStrength (they love to chat, so ask them any questions)
- Instagram – MESTRENGTH
- website – www.mestrength.com
- Purchase at Amazon, Bulu Box or Clever Training
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