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It’s no secret that I live on coffee….but that isn’t always the most conducive to running. (Just ask my stomach during one of the many many runs I’ve attempted after drinking a cup or five 😬)
So the chance to try a more running friendly energy source definitely appealed to me!
My body has also been through a lot recently (hello baby number two and packing around a 40 lb toddler) so I was keen to try a BCAA supplement to help me recover faster as I start working out and running again!
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While the taste wasn’t my favorite, it was manageable and I did feel like it gave me more energy. While coffee tastes better, this gave me comparable or more energy without wreaking havoc on my stomach. So I’m going to go ahead and call it the winner!
I liked the taste of the EfferEnergy better and appreciated that it motivated me to stay more hydrated! I’m the worst at drinking water so adding some flavor (and electrolytes) is great.
I tried both products before, during, and after my runs and I have to say that drinking it during my run was my favorite. The BCAA Blast even seemed to help me put some pep in my step while pushing the double stroller AND on the treadmill! And if you know me you know that’s saying something lol.
I’m not a scientist, and it’s hard to compare how I felt using these products compared to my “normal” after workout since I’m just getting back to running, but I think they helped and I definitely plan to keep using them!
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