Fluid Sports Nutrition Adds New Flavor- by Grannygear
I have been a fan of Fluid’s products since very near the beginning of the company when they were just a recovery drink. I still use that product, but more than ever I have come to count on the Performance drink, a product that is used during exercise, as a way to keep my body fueled and moving forward on longer and harder efforts. Of course, what supplements work for an individual seems to be avery personal thing. Some folks espouse just plain water, forget the extra stuff. Others can run well on Gatorade, etc. I have found that my body runs better on Fluid Performance than anything I have tried. It is clean and not too sweet, so it never has upset my stomach, even on hot days and with multiple bottles over time. I also find that it keeps my blood sugar more stable during the ride, something I am sensitive to.
I recently used the new Citrus flavor on a multi day bikepacking trip and found that it may be the best flavor yet. Some of the flavors come off as slightly bitter to me but not the Citrus. It also washed out of the bottles well during the trip and did not need scrubbing to keep from building up gunk and swamp moss in there.
I have found that, since I am very needy with electrolyte intake, that I will supplement Fluid Performance drink mix with a couple of items. Clif Shot Electrolyte drink mix, maybe in a 2 to 1 ratio…2 Fluid, 1 Clif Shot, or perhaps Elete Tablytes or all three if this is a 12 hour type deal. But Fluid keeps me running well energy wise and I have noticed I need to eat less solids during long rides, something that works well for me.
Try it for yourself and let us know how you like it. Let Fluid know too, as they keep their ear close to the end user and love feedback.
Fresh Citrus Press Release PDF file
Note: Fluid sent these samples to Twenty Nine Inches at no charge. We are not being paid, nor bribed for this review. We will strive to give our honest thoughts and opinions throughout.