Disclaimer: I received NOW Sports BCAA Blast Powder (Natural Raspberry) and NOW Sports Effer-Energy tablets (Tropical Punch) to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!
Don’t you just love how you look up one thing on the internet, and then suddenly you’re bombarded with ads related to that one search. Imagine what it’s like whenever you try to search for a new supplement. Company after company, will pop up on all of your feeds. Finding which product works best for you, can be a daunting task. Fortunately, I’m somewhat versed in what supplements I like to introduce to my fitness routine, so I can easily weed through all of the information available to me. I’ve naturally been on the hunt for a BCAA, and always looking for tabs to bulk up my water while on the go, so I was thrilled when I discovered that a brand called NOW, had released a sports line with athletic related products.
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NOW was a familiar brand to me as I use their essential oils on almost a daily basis. So I knew from previous experience that they were a reputable company, and only strive for the best ingredients, while keep everything accessible to all. I’ve always used BCAA products post workout to help me recover from really hard workouts, so this was my plan for the BCAA.
I’ll always keep it 100% on the blog, I did not enjoy the taste of this… at all. However, where there’s a will, there’s a way. I just simply opted to not mix with straight water and used another electrolyte powder (I couldn’t used the tablets I was given, bc it’s an effervescence tablet so shaking in a shaker would not be wise), and it helped a lot. I did have a couple of hard workouts, and I can say that I didn’t feel the same fatigue as I normally would. This could be due to the BCAA’s or I’m getting stronger. It’s truly one of those things we will never truly know, but there’s a reason why so many people take BCAA’s and it’s why I will continue to use them.
The effervescence, Effer-Energy, is like your basic electrolyte tab, but as mentioned before, it has bubbles! So it’s nice and refreshing taste, and I’m sure I’ll enjoy it even more during the summer for a school and refreshing drink. It also does have green tea, which adds some naturally occurring caffeine to the product.
Now, ha!, if you’re interested in trying these products out, which I would recommend that you do if you’re looking to add supplements into your routine, you can use the code NOWSPORTS20* (use without the asterisk) to save 20%, details below.
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