I ordered a sample pack from Hammer Nutrition to test out some products for my cycling and also for when I’m on the track! Their customer support was amazing to talk to and customized my sample pack to ensure everything in it was vegan! I was also really impressed that they had so much research behind the products and knowledge to pass down to me as the consumer!
The products I decided to test are the Anti-Fatigue Caps to help with keeping higher endurance towards the end of the day at the track, Fully Charged to help me get some energy and get going at the beginning of the day, Hammer Gel to get nutrients when I lose my appetite due to adrenaline, Endurolytes Fizz and Endurolytes Extreme to help with hydration- especially while on the track in the hot Arizona desert heat, Perpetum and HEED to provide the body's nutrients while out on the track, Vegan Recoverlite and Vegan Tissue Rejuvenator for recovery and helping with the next day, and their CBD products to help with sore spots (mine caused by past injuries) and anxiety.
So far I really love everything I’ve ordered from hammer nutrition! It really works! The best part is the products do not upset my overly sensitive stomach!
The hydration caps and fizz work amazing and really help me especially in this brutal Arizona heat! Being active when the low is 86 is really hard! I had tried another brand’s electrolyte tablets which ended up upsetting my stomach after drinking them down.
I am not a big morning person, and especially not a breakfast person. Which can really hurt me at the track, as I'll go a couple of sessions without eating and it'll hit me out of no where that I'm unfocused and light headed.
With cycling in the mornings, I've been using the Fully Charged which doesn't give me jitters, but definitely makes me feel more alert to where I can push harder.
When I try other energy type drinks, I've noticed that caffeine doesn’t really wake me up but rather just gives me jitters.
I did back to back rides with it and seemed to have more endurance and energy than I expected. Than I did a ride without it and noticed how much more drained I felt. The next ride used the fully charged and I had extra energy again! So I’m really impressed!
The Gel is the other product I'm really excited to try on the track since I notice it makes a nice improvement in energy and focus when I down a serving before cycling vs on an empty stomach. The gels have an amazing taste to them and they don’t add sugars! These really excite me since when I’m on the track, I lose my appetite and forget to eat. So just over halfway I have to come in from being lightheaded and unfocused. This is a simple solution to providing my nutrients without having to stuff down food that doesn’t sound good or may make my stomach irritated on the track.
There there were a few products I was unsure about how they would work, as they are the ones that work behind the scenes a bit more! Like the recoverlite or tissue regenerator. I’ve been using these after every ride and wake up the next morning ready to go! Last week, on one morning I woke up, did my normal ride and then was running late, so I forgot to mix up my vegan recoverlite and felt fine throughout the day. However that next day, I could feel the difference! My legs were sore as though I just spent hours in the gym doing just leg day. So definitely not skipping this after a longer ride.
So overall I'm highly impressed! I'm super excited to try these out on the track and give more feedback of how everything works in that setting!
Just a few more weeks!!!!