Founded in 1995, PacificHealth Labratories, Inc. began an exciting company based on creating premium nutritional tools for athletes’ performance and recovery, or optimal weight management.
They’ve developed special product to market with the proven and patented 4:1 ratio of carbohydrate to protein, the Endurox R4. This product is a drink mix powder that aides in restoration of muscle along with rehydration after an hour or more of intense exercise! It combines antioxidants to reduce post-exercise muscle damage and glutamine to help reduce muscle stress also! It comes in five different flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate, Lemon Lime, Fruit Punch, and Tangy Orange! I was sent the fruit punch to sample, which didn’t have a bad taste, but I have a hard time with powder drink mixes. It definitely helped me feel recovered after a long hard workout though! So efficiency was key!
My favorite product that was sent for review, were the Forze GPS bars. They were actually designed as a weight management tool to supress hunger from a blend of healthy fats, protein and calcium, plus added fiber to activate the body’s natural appetite control signal. I think they taste more like a candy bar! 🙂 They’ve got great texture and taste! The Cranberry Nut and Caramel Chocolate were my two favorites, but the Chocolate Decadence and Peanut Butter Chocolate were delish, too! Each 40g bar has 150-160 calories, depending on the flavor, 5-6g of fat (.5-2g saturated), 8g of protein, and 4-5g of fiber! The basis of each bar was either rolled oats or soy crisp. Each bar provided about 10% you daily value of each, Folic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Riboflavin, Niacin, and Thiamin. Not to mention, 40% of your daily Calcium! The Forze line also comes in shakes – Chocolate & Vanilla!
I was also impressed with the Accel Gels that they sent me for review! It is also the first and only sports gel to have a patented 4:1 carbohydrate-protein ratio which helps to increase muscular endurance 13% more than other sports gels! Because some of them contain additional caffeine, they will give you a quick boost of energy when you need it most! I highly reccommend these for long distance runners who are looking for something to help them stay fueled and energized during the big race! The taste is surprisingly good as well! Unlike other sports gels I’ve tried, these are smooth and creamy with flavors that don’t make you cringe! They come in Strawberry Kiwi, Citrus Orange, Chocolate with caffeine, Vanilla, Key Lime, and Raspberry Creme with caffeine. I think I enjoyed either the Raspberry Creme or the Key Lime the most! They were pretty dessert like!