|During a 90 minute run in IA on Memorial Day with Cran-Raz Ucan in the bottle.|
Originally when I signed up to product test Generation UCAN Superstarch, I thought, well, this should be interesting as I really don't like changing out my hydration sources as I have found two very good companies I really like. UCAN sent me 6 packets to try, 2 each of Tropical Orange and Cocoa Delite, and 1 each of Cranberry-Raspberry and Lemonade. Again, as soon as I saw the flavors, I thought. well this should be interesting as I am not a big cranberry-raspberry flavor guy for drinks as they are often too acidic, and cocoa delite I worried would be too milky for a run.
|The cool little sports bottle whisk thingy to help mix up the UCAN.|
Along with the mixes, UCAN sent a sports bottle to shake it up in that came complete with a little ball whisk thingy to help get the mix to...well...mix. The recommendation for the mix process is one packet per 8-16 oz of water. However, for the sake of my testing and my runs, each packet I tried, I used a 24 oz water bottle so I could easily get it out of my OrangeMud HydraQuiver. Though this might be considered a little thinner for the mix, it worked perfect for me and is what I would personally recommend.
|Sports bottle is plenty big and will make a nice drinking/shake cup.|
UCAN is a natural, slow-release energy mix made originally to help kids with life-threatening conditions manage their energy levels. In terms of its sports applications, it is made to help sustain energy, optimize performance, and enhance fat burn.
|Cocoa Delite was much better than I thought it would be!|
The other day I took Cocoa Delite with me and drank part of it before and after a 4 mile run. It was very good and tasted like a lite chocolate sports shake. It didn't bother my digestive system and seemed to help with consistent energy levels. A few days later I took a bottle of the tropical orange on a 90 minute run and it worked just as well. Again, it tasted very good, (and I froze it the night before), settled well, gave consistent energy. Today I went out for another 90 minute run in high humidity and thought, well, we will see how acidic this cranberry-raspberry flavor is during a run, I fully expected it not to settle well on my stomach as cranberry typically is a little harsh for me. I was wrong again. I froze it the night before and it was like drinking a light cran-raspberry sports shake during the run, again giving consistent energy. I really have enjoyed testing all the flavors, though I still have the lemonade one left to attempt.
|Back of the lemonade drink mix packet.|
In conclusion, the product does what it says. It doesn't bother your GI tract, tastes great, delivers consistent energy, and a solid performance. If you'd like to give it a try, you can take 15% off with the following discount code through 6/30/16: BIBRAVE.
|Some big names use Generation UCAN.|