Beachbody Performance Review

beachbody performance reviewAt Summit, Beachbody released a brand new line of supplements called Beachbody Performance. They were designed with the latest research available, headed by Harvard trained scientists. Before making a post about them, I wanted a chance to give them a try so I could give you first hand experience. There are 5 new supplements, Energize, Hydrate, Recover, Creatine and Recharge. I’ve been using everything but the Creatine.

I’ve looked at the ingredients in all of them, and I love how they designed these. They used the highest quality protein sources and other ingredients you typically find in supplements. Two things that stood out to me where:

  • No artificial sweetners! This is almost unheard of in the supplement industry. Other products I’ve tried that don’t use artificial sweetners typically taste like crap. That’s not the case here. So far I’ve LOVED how everything tastes.
  • Quercetin. You’re probably thinking what I thought – what the heck is that? From what I can find, it’s a newer ingredient to the supplement industry that’s supposed to help elevate energy levels and improve recovery time. You can read more about it here, but so far I’m liking the addition.

Energize – This is the pre-workout supplement in the line. In the past, I’ve mostly used Assault or Pumped Raw, both of which I liked and still like a lot. For me, Energize is right up there with them. It uses mainly caffeine, beta-alanine (what gives you the ‘tingles’) and quercetin as the main ingredients. It gives me really solid energy without any shakes and I don’t feel like I crash off of it at all.

Hydrate – This is basically an electrolyte supplement designed to be sipped during your workout, plus it also includes quercetin. I’ve been using a different electrolyte supplement which seems to have been discontinued, so I was excited to see this was included in the performance line. I think electrolytes are often overlooked, but help a ton with your performance during intense workouts.

Recover – I’m really used to the P90X Results & Recovery drink, so this was a bit of a change for me. It’s got 20 grams of protein and 10 grams of carbs and is chocolate instead of orangey. My tastebuds are still getting used to chocolate right after a workout, but so far so good!  And I’ve definitely been recovering well from workouts.

Recharge – I’m typically not a fan of vanilla flavored supplements, but I actually enjoy Recharge. It has good quality protein that you take before bed that helps you repair damaged muscle over night. One thing I really enjoy is that it satisfies my late night sweet tooth without ruining my day nutritionally.

So far, I’m really enjoying the stack. I use the supplements mostly on lifting or more extreme cardio days, but don’t use them for yoga, pilates, easier cardio days. One thing I’ve actually noticed lately is that I’m not going for my morning cup of coffee at work and my energy levels are staying higher, which is a huge plus!

Supplements are always a budget issue. If you don’t have room in your budget for supplements, then don’t buy them. But if you do have some money you’re willing to allocate, I’d highly recommend checking these out. It’s rare to find a whole line that doesn’t put any artificial junk in their products. These truly use high quality ingredients and help maximize what you’re doing with your workouts.

To check out ingredient labels or find ordering info follow these links:

Energize
Hydrate
Recover
Recharge
Performance Stack

Advance Performance Stack (my choice)

Ultimate Performance Stack

Sampler Pack

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