As you can see, I hit the mother lode with my last drugstore.com shipment. All these supplements, meal bars, workout enhancers, whey protein powders, and electrolyte balancers were sent to me free! Keeping an open mind, I resolved to try each one unless it contained a scary disclaimer. I can unequivocally say that some of these workout powders that you’re supposed to dissolve in a glass and gulp before working out taste downright disgusting! Conversely, some of my other samples like the Manuka Newtons and the FRS Healthy Energy Soft Chews were a treat and something I’ll definitely be adding to my routine diet.
Manuka Newtons – Sweetened with Manuka honey from New Zealand boosting the immune system with its inherent antibacterial properties and fortified with white Chia seeds rich in omega-3 fatty acids which help regulate electrolytes. Made with all-natural, non-GMO ingredients, these powerful cookies have an ideal 4:1 carb to protein ratio fortifying high endurance. I ate one and felt like I didn’t need to eat for at least 2 hours past my normal dinner time.
FRS Healthy Energy Soft Chews– These tasty pomegranate blueberry chews are powered
by Quercetin, a powerful all-natural antioxidant found in foods like blueberries, red apples, and grapes. It has been shown in multiple clinical trials to provide sustained energy, increased endurance, and immune system support. Combined with a patented mix of green tea extract and vitamins, 2 of these chews provide the same level of Quercetin as eating 40 apples in a sitting. Why is this a good thing?Instead of using lots of caffeine and sugar to give your body a lift, the Quercetin in these soft chews act as a “super fuel” mimicking the effects of exercise by enhancing your body’s mitochondria (energy-producing units in cells).
Photos courtesy of Steve Mirsky