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Douglas Hus
(Hustler) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
(non sweet) Energy Drinks on 01/13/2007 01:30:58 MST Print View

Greetings, are there any reviews of powdered energy drinks out-there?
I'm looking for something that is low in the sugar end.



larry savage
(pyeyo) - F

Locale: pacific northwest
Re: (non sweet) Energy Drinks on 01/13/2007 02:14:25 MST Print View

Are you looking for something that is sweetened but not pegging the glycemic index, using fructose and/or complex carbs to slow the insulin spike or are looking for a more protein drink?
There are reviews for sport drinks for cycling[i.e. endurox cytomax,and accelerade] and drinks for bodyduilding [pre and post workout recovery drinks.]
Some have stimulants lke guarana,taurine,caffiene or products like branch chain amino acids or creatin.
Both bicycing, outside, and muscle and fitness have done reviews ... go hit your library.
PerformanceBike currantly lists 32 brands. I do know taste and consistancy play a big role in how well you can chew down some of these drinks.

Edited by pyeyo on 01/13/2007 02:21:36 MST.

wayne aune
(waune) - F
Energy Drinks-Non Sweet on 01/13/2007 14:24:51 MST Print View

I have used Cytomax (ice tea flavor) and have been pretty happy. It is fairly low in sugar. Cytomax has come out with a nutritional drink that has been created for prior to exercise. One flavor is an orange smoothie and all you do is add water. Excellent for breakfast. Alot of people just want water and there are alot of different things you can add to get a little flavor. Lemon or spearamint for example. Take a look at the post on warm drinks too.

James Pitts
(jjpitts) - F

Locale: Midwest US
Re: (non sweet) Energy Drinks on 01/13/2007 19:02:33 MST Print View

I don't like the stuff that is really sweet either. I just buy the powder and add it to the water to taste. I think I wind up using 1/2 what the package says to add. I mostly want the stuff for the electrolytes but I have started thinking of switching to pills (Hammer Nutrition Endurolytes specifically).

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
(non sweet) Energy Drinks on 02/02/2007 20:55:09 MST Print View

the CLIF SHOT electrolite replacement powder is good (Cran-Razz is the flavor prefered by me)

And Emerge-C is good too.

Both are not too sweet.

Alec Muthig
(Alekat) - F

Locale: Wyoming, USA
Re: (non sweet) Energy Drinks on 02/16/2007 16:09:50 MST Print View

Hammer Nutrition makes a powder called Sustained Energy. It's meant for exercise that takes hours, mixes well, has no flavor, includes some protein and has been useful for me in some of my training/races.