Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Frog Fuel - Product Review

I’ll try anything once…or twice. Unless it is completely awful and I had a bad experience with it the first time.
Frog Fuel is one of those products which my just fit into this category. This is my review of this product. (Frog Fuel had no input on this review. They provided me with a sample and the opportunity to pass it on to you, my readers.)
I had mentioned in a previous post that I took one about 20 min before heading to the gym but that I was going to try them out on my long run this past Saturday before I reviewed.  Which I did.
I tried one of them.  I thought the taste was 'bad' the first time around, but it was doable you know?  But going into this 2nd one on Saturday I knew ahead of time what it was going to taste like and I had to force it down.  It just does not taste good.  I thought it tasted a lot like a 5 Hour Energy. They both share the same berry flavor and a slight bitterness. It’s not bad, but it’s pretty strong, and not something I’d eat just for pleasure. 
I am used to Gu (Peanut Butter all the time!!!) and use to be a PowerBar Gel gal, but once Gu came out with PB, it was all over with for me.
The product touts 15g of protein. That is a punch! It contains zero carbs, however, which kind of defeats the purpose as a running booster. I could, however, see using the product throughout a P90X workout or after a tough, physical weight lifting session might be beneficial?  But honestly I'd rather just drink a tall glass of chocolate milk!!  It is made from collagen protein and it contains glutamine and taurine. Those are two amino acids that assist in muscle growth through fast repair. That being said, I see little gain from using this product during a long or modest run.
Not to suggest, however, it is worthless by any stretch of the imagination. And if you are one who might like the taste of a super concentrated Lime Gatorade, this might be your product! If not, just dilute it. And if muscle gain is your game, this is a valid contender!
I know that not every person responds to a product in the same way, whether its negatively or positively.  I use to tell every new runner that when they would come into Luke's Locker with questions on nutrition on long runs or in the actual marathon.  Its trial and error.  And don't give up on a product after one try (hey I did try it twice).  I took the gel after 5.5ish miles this past Saturday and ugh...but I soldiered on.  After that my tummy just never felt right.  Not in the GI sense that we runners are accustomed to when a product doesn't sit right with us, but rather it was more of a nauseous thing..Which if you read my post about the run in general you know I threw up during the run.  Now granted I cannot say with certainty that this product resulted in that, it could have been a combination of that and the high sugary Gatorade Pre-Fuel that I had...I don't know.  All I know is that I got sick and I don't like getting sick.  And I certainly don't like getting sick when it interferes with my long run!

So while it didn't do so well for me, maybe it will for you?  If you want to give it a try, then read below for more information on the product and how to enter.

I wish I would have loved it, but I just didn't.


Why use FrogFuel?

1. It's hydrolyzed. Faster absorption means better performance and quicker recovery!
2. It's a Pure Collagen Protein - Improved skin, muscle mass and tone, increased joint flexibility, healthier bones, arteries, hair, nails and eyes.
3. Contains Taurine - Help rebuild muscles faster!
4. You can toss it in your go bag.

Unlike many other companies, the founders and owners of Frog Performance not only use their own products but also live and breathe the lifestyle they preach! You've got one body so treat it right and enjoy life. Performing like a lean, mean, green machine!

There are no banned substances, sugars, fats, carbs, gluten, cholesterol, lactose & excess ingredients.

Wanna get your hands on some FREE FrogFuel?  Here's what you gotta do. Watch the video below and take the Frog Performance quiz. I'm a free spirit! Tell me what your Fuel level is in the comments! (That will be your entry. Easy right?)

I will select a winner via on....oh let's say a week from today?  July 24th?  Noon (Mountain Standard Time)

I'll post the winner on either Wednesday or Thursday.  Just make sure to come back to see if you've won in case I don't have your email. The winner will receive three FrogFuel 1oz Protein Shots.


Feel free to check out the FrogFuel workouts and FrogFuel Fitspiration. And of course, follow them on the social media links below.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Free spirit