Fitmixer Amino Review
This review won’t be of interest to everyone, but if you are an active person who wants to have a little more energy for your activities or workouts, then you’ll want to check it out.
The other day I came across a great article by Heather over at Better with Veggies about plant-based supplements for lifting. I’ve been searching for a pre-workout and during workout fuel for some time now, but hadn’t really found anything I liked. Since I lift pretty heavily along with cardio (CrossFit) 6 days a week, having a bit more energy for my workouts was something I really needed to get control of.
I’d tried Gu, just like I did for running, but I never really liked the taste or all of the junk that was in them. I did dates, but the amount of sugar in them was a bit overwhelming for me, even if it is natural. I didn’t really think about sports mixes because they usually have a ton of sugar as well (ex. Gatorade G Series has 23g of sugar), and I honestly didn’t want to hassle with making my own.
In Heather’s article she noted that she used Fitmixer Amino drink mix to fuel her workouts, so I went to their site and checked it out. The main thing I like about this mix is that it contains 5g of Branch Chain Amino Acids, which support muscle growth and recovery. Also, it only has 25 calories and 4g of sugar, which make it a perfect option for a pre-workout boost without having a bunch of unnecessary sugar.
Yes, this mix has some icky stuff in it, too: carageenan and artificial colors just to name a couple. However, it all depends on what is important to you when it comes to your nutrition and performance. For me, I want to limit my sugar intake while still boosting my performance and muscle growth, so I’m willing to add some of the artificial junk to my diet. I eat very cleanly throughout the day, so I figure this one compromise probably isn’t going to hurt my health much.
Overall, I really like this mix. I have felt a noticeable difference when it comes to my workouts, and since I get up extremely early, it’s nice to have that energy boost before and during my sessions. The taste is pretty good considering it’s artificial grape flavoring, and it’s a nice change of pace from water during workouts. They also have fruit punch flavor if grape isn’t your thing. I drink over a gallon of water a day, so it’s good to change it up occasionally 🙂 The price is not bad either when you compare it to other supplements – you get 35 servings for $26.99 (around $31 with shipping), so less than $1 per serving.
Do you take any supplements? If so, which ones?