The folks at Pacific Health Labs recently sent me some samples of their products to try out as part of a Pacific Health Labs review. Pacific Health Labs produces a variety of endurance fuels including recovery drinks, energy gels and bars. I tried two types of products: a recovery drink and an energy gel.
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From the product website
“For more than a decade our discoveries have helped muscles work stronger, faster, longer. Pacific Health Laboratories developed a working collaboration with some of the world’s top nutritionists, biochemists and sports scientists.
The discoveries that have resulted from this partnership have reshaped sports nutrition. Athletes at all levels incorporate PHLI’s discoveries and products into their daily training and race regimens.” – source
Accelerade – Recovery Drink
The Accelerade Protein Powder Recovery Drink was my favorite product by far. I especially enjoyed the fruit punch recovery drink. The drinks were all packets of powder that could be mixed with water on the spot.
Packets ranged in calories with the lowest at 60-calories for 1 serving of the drink. What makes these drinks unique is they also pack protein. And as we all know protein is key to muscle recovery after a workout. I found the flavors to be refreshing and tasty.
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Accel Gel – Energy Gel
I found the consistency of the Accel Gel to be too watery. Flavor-wise I had no issues except the fruity flavors were almost a bit too sweet for me. I was partial to the gels with caffeine and the Double Espresso flavor proved to be my favorite.
I’m still not sure what my body thinks of the gels, however. The gels also have protein in them (and milk products FYI in case you are lactose intolerant). I am used to taking in carbohydrates while running – but never protein. The jury is still out on this one.
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Overall I was most impressed with the recovery drink made by PacificHealth Labs. If I were to purchase their product directly in the future, that’s the product I would purchase.
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This is an option for hydration for runners.
What do you drink after running?
Disclosure: I am not compensated for product reviews, unless otherwise stated. I was given a free sample of the product in exchange for writing a Pacific Health Labs review. All opinions and thoughts here are my own. Some links within this post are affiliate links.
*This post was originally published in 2011 and has been updated and republished for accuracy and comprehensiveness.