With the amount of beating my muscles take every day it is essential that I supplement with protein. It is near impossible to consume as much as I need by eating it alone. I've been told by coach to consume 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight. When you weigh 275 lbs like me, that's a whole lot of protein! :o
Currently, I drink Rockin' Refuel. Here are my reasons:
1.) No crazy, incomprehensible ingredients.
2.) Tastes awesome
3.) No fillers
4.) Good amount of protein per serving
6.) Safe for drug testing
A lot of powdered or RTDs (ready to drink) proteins have a lot of fillers. They have weird sugar substitutes, artificial ingredients, and a million ingredients. I need protein dang it! It sucks having to look up all the ingredients on the label and then decide if it's worth the risk of taking the product. If you are in the USADA drug testing pool, you'll understand. Olympic athletes can't just walk into a store and just buy a supplement and take it.
Unlike some athletes or celebrities out there, I have vowed not to endorse a product I do not like or have not tried for the sake of money. I will not compromise that ideal of mine.
I have been drinking Rockin' Refuel for a few months now thanks to their generous donation of products. Supplements cost a lot and this is really helping to offset some of my expenses. I will not eat or drink something I do not like. I won't even chug it. My team mates and coach have experienced this firsthand. I LOVE Rockin' Refuels.
They have 3 flavors:
chocolate (my favorite)
strawberry (It's pretty good for a strawberry flavored drink)
and vanilla (which tastes like the melty part of a vanilla milk shake)
They have expanded their product line and now have a "light" version and a version with 30 grams of protein. They also have it in two forms: shelf stable, and refrigerate only. The refrigerate only ones taste the best but, I like the shelf stable kind because I put one or two drinks in the fridge at a time to save space.
The cost is also very cheap. If you forget to bring your protein or run out, you can easily find these at the grocery or convenient store. They are a local AZ company, so I can't say for a certainty the availability elsewhere. I have found them for as little as $1.34 and as expensive as $1.99. Their competitors runs on average, $3.99. You pay twice as much yet get the same amount of protein. So save yourself some money.
I get drug tested quite frequently and randomly for my sport, so it's important that I take reliable products. If I can read and understand 10 ingredients or less, I can see that there's nothing in there to worry about. Time and time again, I test negative for any banned substances.
Your local Olympian endorses this product. Go out and try it after your next workout!