Hey everyone, I hope you all have been enjoying the giveaways this week! They have been pretty awesome if I do say so myself…if only I could enter my own giveaways A huge thanks go out to ALL of the sponsors! And now on to the next one!
Today’s review/giveaway is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of FRS:
So, most of you know I’m a busy mom of two little boys ages 5 (turning 6 next week) and 3. Let me tell you, my 3 year old is a terrible sleeper. He had been up every 2-3 hours at night for pretty much the last 3 years *gasp*. To say I’m in a constant state of sleep deprivation is an understatement. (And I’m not looking for sleep training advice, we’ve done it all and actually just fixed the problem within the last week or so) Anyway…I had been going to be around 10:30pm every night and then woken at 1, 4 and then ultimately up for the day at 5am. Needless to say, by the time 10am arrives, I’m pretty much a zombie, running on pure adrenaline only. I’ve talked about how I also don’t do a lot of caffeine. I don’t like coffee, and very rarely drink tea unless I’m sick. Shocking, I know. The only type of caffeine I do is Nuun Energy and that is only when I work night shift at the hospital. I usually hit the gym in the morning and it’s definitely a challenge to get my energy up high enough to be able to give my workout everything I’ve got. And by mid-day,
I just want to nap on the couch.
Now, I don’t usually buy into the “energy” drink craze and have never been a fan, but I was curious about this product. I was asked to participate in the Two-10 Day Challenge to test it out and see the difference it made in my workouts and my everyday life.
I was asked to use the products twice a day for 10 days (hence the name of the challenge).
- 1 full-sized bottle of FRS concentrate (16 servings)
- 1 sample pack of FRS soft chews (2 servings)
- 2 regular-sized cans of FRS drink (2 servings)
So let’s talk about the product first…..
The patented FRS® Healthy Energy® formula uses antioxidants and vitamins that work with the body at the cellular level, unlike traditional energy products that rely on chemicals, sugar and large doses of caffeine to create energy spikes. FRS users experience many benefits including:
- Long-lasting, natural energy
- Improved athletic performance
- Increased mental function
- Immune system support
One of the really cool things about this product is that it was originally developed by scientists as a great way to give chemotherapy patients long lasting, sustained energy. The patented energy formula contains the all-natural antioxidant quercetin (found in blueberries and apples), green tea extract and seven essential vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, and E). The FRS products DO contain a small amount of caffeine, but it is derived from the green tea extract and not the source for improved energy (amount equivalent to 1.5-4 oz of coffee). The caffeine present acts as a metabolic enhancer to kick-start the patented FRS formula. So not only does it provide extra energy, it also provides immune support and promotes muscle recovery after exercise! You can read all about the science behind the drink HERE.
So what did I think?
During my challenge, I drank one serving of the mixed concentrate before my workout. You mix 2 oz of concentrate with 6 ounces of water. You have to make sure you shake the concentrate up well because the quercetin settles at the bottom. Now, I was NOT intrigued by the color, in fact I was afraid I would have to hold my nose while I chugged it really fast to just get it over with. But imagine my surprise, that despite the odd browinsh/orange color, it actually tasted GREAT! I would then have my second serving in the late afternoon where my slump really kicks in.
Now, full disclaimer. I was only able to test out the drink for ONE workout because after that I became really sick with bronchitis which has prevented me from getting back to the gym. But for that one workout (the day after Thanksgiving) when I was still in my post-Thanksgiving food coma, I definitely noticed an increase in energy after drinking it. I was dragging pretty hard that morning (from food? maybe, from illness brewing? maybe). But I did notice a difference. I continued to do the challenge while I was sick because well, with all of the antioxidants I figured it could definitely be beneficial while I was fighting infection. I was pretty much in bed for 10 days straight, not wanting to move. After my drink in the morning I definitely felt a surge of energy that would allow me to get out of bed, shower and feel somewhat like a functioning human being.
The cans and chews were also delicious and I loved having the convenience of not having to mix the concentrate. I didn’t get a chance to test the chews on a long run but would definitely be willing to try.
So…bottom line. I loved the products. Since I am sensitive to caffeine I felt like this is a great option for me. I felt energized and more focused and I felt good knowing that I wasn’t reaching for something loaded with sugar and chemical like your typical energy drink.
And now for what you have all been waiting for, the giveaway!!
FRS Energy & Endurance wants to give one of you your very own TWO-10 Day Challenge Packs so you can OWN YOUR workout! Just use the Rafflecopter below!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of FRS.
- NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
- You must be 18 years of age or older and is open to U.S. residents only
- The sweepstakes will run from 12/12/14 at 12:00am EST through 12/19/14 at 12:00am EST
- In order to enter to win you must use the rafflecopter entries.
- One winner will receive an FRS TWO-10 Day Challenge Pack, valued at approximately $20
- The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
- The winner will be selected at random on 12/19/14 and will be notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email If the prize winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, prize will be re-awarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
- All entrants are bound by the official rules of this giveaway.
- Winner must be able to prove identity and provide a legal mailing address.
- All entries are verified by myself.
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