I have recently tried some of the Arbonne sports related health products to see how they help with exercise performance and recovery. Do they really make a difference? Here's what I think.
Phytosport - prepare and endure
This contains arginine and citrulline, as well as B vitamins and vitamin E, which contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress and help reduce tiredness and fatigue. It also contans cayenne, ginseng and tumeric to support enegry, physical capacity and performance as well as support joint tissues.
I found I was feeling less fatigued during my classes after using this product a couple of times and it helped me to feel more energised.
Phytosport - complete hydration
This contains a blend of electrolytes to support isotonic balance and rehydrate cells to promote proper muscle function. It also has vitamin C, cayenne, ginseng and tumeric.
I believe this product would be great if you were doing an endurance sport or sustained activity for a longer period of time. Over a 1.5 hour session I didn't really get to feel the benefit. It did make my water taste nice though!
Phytosport - after workout
This contains a 2:1:1 ratio of branched chain amino acids and magnesium, which contributes to normal muscle function and protein synthesis, along with vitamin B12 to support a reduction of tiredness and fatigue. It also has cayenne, ginseng, tumeric and pomegranate.
I found this product reduced the muscle aches and fatigue that I normally feel after my workouts. It also meant I was well-hydrated as it was extra fluid to take on after exercising.
Energy Fizz Sticks
These contain essential B vitamins, which contribute to normal energy metabolism and pantothenic acid, which contributes to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
This power fizzes up when added to water and gave me a great boost, just like drinking a caffeinated drink.
10 grams of protein, 3-4 grams of fibre and 16 vitamins and minerals in a bar.
This dense bar is very tasty and certainly staves off any hunger pangs between meals. This bar worked well to keep me going between activities.
Ready to drink Protein Shake
A nutritious shake containing 20 grams of vegan protein and more than 20 essential vitamins and minerals.
This shake is really handy to carry around so you have it available when needed. It tastes good and you know it's doing you good even if you don't feel it immediately.
From my mini-trial I definitely felt that these products helped my exercise performance and recovery afterwards. I was less fatigued, recovered faster and ached less.
If you decide to try nutrition products, make sure they are safe and from a reliable source. Remember to keep drinking water as well.
Mum plus One
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