Over the summer, the Beachbody company (known for P90X, Insanity, the 21 Day Fix) released their own line of supplements for athletic performance. Let me preface by saying that I am not a supplement type of person. This doesn’t come naturally to me. The only “supplement”, per se, is my nutrient-dense superfood drink, Shakeology. Otherwise, I keep it simple!
But I decided to try some of the new Beachbody Performance line to see how they helped me (or if they did nothing).
Today I am going to share my experiences with the Beachbody Performance: Hydrate supplement.
The Hydrate supplement is meant to help people recover the electrolytes lost during peak performance in exercise. You may immediately think, “why not drink Gatorade? That’s supposed to do the same thing.” Yes and no. Gatorade is made from many more ingredients, including TONS of sugar and artificial colors and flavorings. (One 24-ounce bottle can have up to 40+ grams of sugar in it!)
I was interested in the Beachbody Performance Hydrate because each serving has 9 grams of sugar (only 3 grams more than my plain Greek yogurt). As someone who has hypoglycemic issues, I really appreciated the much lower sugar option (not to mention the more natural side of things, too!). This Hydrate made from natural sugars (beet sugar, stevia) to keep it lower-sugar but still natural. Excellent!
I began to take 1-2 scoops with me as I taught group fitness classes, especially the more tiring ones (P90X). I immediately liked how light the citrus flavor is! It’s NOT overwhelmingly sugary in taste. I drink about half of my liquid during my workout and then the rest immediately after I’m done, simply because I’m teaching and don’t have much time to drink water.
I’ve noticed that I feel less drained by the end of my workout and feel great, even at the end of the day. My husband (who does Body Beast, a weight lifting program) didn’t feel much of a difference, but as a group fitness instructor who talks throughout her class, my throat gets dry. I get more dehydrated than many. I like the added boost!
A canister of Beachbody Performance Hydrate lasts me 2-3 months, which is great. More bang for my buck!
The taste is light, but the color is bright yellow. (No changing to taste, though!)
Overall, I like it for really tough workouts. It gives me extra hydration and have noticed less fatigue.
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Do you want to give Hydrate (or any other Beachbody Performance supplement) a try? Reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can get you started!
In peace & health,
Amanda & the fit family