Sustained Energy. Increased Endurance. Immune System Support.
These all sound like pretty darn great things, am I right?
I'm all about energy. Having enough to get me through a kickbutt workout, refueling post-workout to have increased energy for the day, and those pick-me-ups when that late afternoon slump starts to hit.
Through the FitFluential ambassador program, I was given the opportunity to try out some FRS products - all products that give you natural, sustained energy.
Where does this natural energy found in all FRS products come from? Quercetin.
So... what the heck is quercetin?
According to the FRS website, it's powerful antioxidant that's found in foods like blueberries, apples and grapes that has been proven in clinical trials to provide sustained energy and many other health benefits. Quercetin acts like a 'super-fuel' in the body by enhancing the production of mitochondria - those little organelles in cells that produce energy.
What did I think?
At first I was I little bit thrown off by the color of the quercetin. It creates a natural yellow color in the drinks, which I was not at all expecting when I opened them. Once I found out that the color came from the quercetin, I was relieved because there weren't any weird colorings added to the drinks.
I also at first thought that the quercetin tasted a little weird (I think because I didn't know what to expect because I'd never had it before). However after a few sips of my first drink I came to like the flavor.
I found that I got an energy boost from all of the products I received, but certain products I liked more than others.
Which products would I buy myself?
This is a key question that I wish more bloggers included in their reviews. Sure, you can like something and say it's great, but would you spend your own money on it?
On a regular basis, I wouldn't buy the Healthy Energy drinks, but if I was looking for a pick-me-up (cough cough finals week) I would definitely buy a couple for the energy boost.
However, I wouldn't buy the Healthy Slim drinks for myself because I'm not trying to lose weight (the drinks have Slendesta in them to curb appetite). For those of you that may be interested in the product, I took a few sips of each just to see what the flavor was like, and I liked the Strawberry Melon better than the Tropical drink.
My favorites were the Pomegranate Blueberry Soft Chews and both the Blackberry Acai and Orange Cream Healthy Protein drinks. These are the products that I would buy for myself to keep on hand.
The Pomegranate Blueberry Soft Chews tasted a lot better than the Orange Hard Chews. The chews reminded me of Starburst which I liked a lot!The recommendation was to take two in the morning and two in the afternoon, which is what I did. I found that I had a lot of energy for my morning workout and never hit that afternoon slump! Two thumbs up.
Both flavors of the Healthy Protein drinks were really good - I loved the smooth creaminess of the drinks. No chalky nasty protein drinks over here! These babies had 25 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber for staying power, all for 200 calories or less. They would be great if you didn't have time to make a full meal after a workout, or were just looking to add some protein to the side of a PWO meal.
I'm always down for a post-workout drink that tastes good and keeps me full and energized for more than an hour or two.
If you're interested in trying out a few FRS products, they have a free trial on their website - you just have to pay $3.95 for shipping and they'll send you a 9-day supply of a few different products! Pretty sweet, no?
Also, if you still want to learn more about quercetin and how it works, check out the FAQs and the science of quercetin on the FRS website.
**Disclaimer: I received these products free of cost through FitFluential. All opinions are my own.**