I was recently given the opportunity to try and review a Vega Sport product through Sweat Pink & Fit Approach for their FuelYourBetter campaign. I was able to select which product I wanted to try...I chose the Pre-Workout Energizer (who couldn't use a little energy?) Since I run & workout in the gym and sometimes struggle with energy, I wanted to see if this would give me a boost. I was also very curious about the Recovery products, but I haven't "officially" started training for St. Jude yet...I have been doing some long runs & hill repeats, but nothing that has exceeded 9 miles...so I figured I'd wait on the Recovery products.
I received a box of 12 individual packages of the Açai Berry flavor.
Directions: Mix one pack of Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer in 1 cup (8oz) of cold water and drink 20 minutes prior to exercise to enhance athletic and metal performanc (directions taken from box/package). **I poured mine into bottled water to make it easier to shake up/mix up.
I must admit, the powder did not dissolve well & I shook it up HARD! The first time I took a sip, I got lots of grainy bits...so I shook it up even harder. It mixed up a little better, but stay dissolved...what I mean is...if you didn't CHUG IT, then it would become gritty/grainy again, so I felt I was constantly having to shake it.
Taste: At first it was not what I expected, it didn't seem very berry-ish to me...it was an acquired taste (I guess I was expecting something really sweet). I will say, that after using it several times I did get accustomed to the taste.
Color: Once mixed up, the color wasn't what I was expecting either...I'm thinking it's Berry...so maybe a pinkish or reddish color. The color was more of an orangey-brown.
- Before shorter runs (usually 5-6 miles)
- Before a strength-training workout at the gym
- Before yoga & a short run
How do you Fuel Your Better?
After using the product, I noticed a slight boost of energy to keep my focus and endurance without a jittery feeling. This product, I feel, would be best for shorter workouts/runs...not so much for long runs.