One thing that I have struggled with in any of my training has been the fueling AFTER I am done. About a year ago was the first experience I had with dehydration while running and then afterward I couldn't get electrolytes back in me fast enough. That experience with dehydration left me exhausted, sore, and rundown for a few days. This year I was determined not to fall into that so when I had the opportunity to review this product I jumped at it! Vega Sport has a #fuelyourbetter campaign going on and I chose the Recovery accelerator because, again, the after the run seems to be my hardest time.
Vega Sport has products that are plant -based and what is important to me is that they are gluten free and soy free (this is huge because there are so many products that aren't). You can read more about the Recover Accelerator here on their website
I used Recovery Accelerator after several shorter runs- since I am just getting back into it- both on my treadmill and outside. With it being my first runs back after the surgery it would be expected that I would have some soreness but with using this product I didn't have the soreness I expected. AND, I could tell a difference the day that I forgot to bring it with me to use after running outside.
The one con was the thickness of it. A pouch is almost an ounce of powder. You are supposed to add the powder to 12 oz. of water and mix it up. I specifically bought some 12 oz. bottles of water to try this with and I will say I am still hunting for the perfect ratio. For me there was almost too much powder and it became too thick (I had to keep shaking it up to keep it from clumping) with that amount of water. However, using too much water took away some of the taste (which in my case was tropical). I still have several packets left and will continue to play with the ratios of the mixing. I am sure that using the whole packet leads to the right amount of recovery supplement- I just wish there was a way to have it be about the amount that's in a Crystal Light packet which seems to be the perfect size for those bottles.
I didn't get it to test it as much as I would have liked to but look forward to further testing and seeing how I can make it work best for me. I also would like to try out some of the gels that they have to help with fueling. I am always on the lookout for the best fuel.
How do you #fuelyourbetter?
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Instagram: @vega_team (I don't typically take pictures of my "after drink" so I don't have any there but will work on that for the future LOL)