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Biosteel High Performance Sports Drink
« on: February 02, 2017, 01:20:56 PM »
So my daughter just told me her hockey coaches want her to drink this expensive supplement called Biosteel before and after workouts.  I immediately thought this was bullcrap and briefly looked into it.  At first, the information I came across boiled down to "Most hockey trainers and players drink this stuff, so it must be good."  My skeptical alarms got louder.  I finally resigned myself to check their actual web site where I came across this:

https://www.biosteel.com/en-ca/about

Check out the scientific study at the bottom.  It claims to be double-blinded by a third party.  Could this stuff actually be legit?  Just because it has all the hallmarks of a supplement scam doesn't mean for sure it doesn't work.  What do you think?
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Re: Biosteel High Performance Sports Drink
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 02:29:02 PM »
Try looking for an ingredient list. Compare that to other sport drinks. I bet there is little to no difference.
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Re: Biosteel High Performance Sports Drink
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2017, 02:42:47 PM »
Sports dudes are pushing it pretty hard, but sports dudes as a class are almost cartoonishly credulous about this sort of thing.  That's the extent of my contribution.  Aren't you glad I chimed in?  lol
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Re: Biosteel High Performance Sports Drink
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2017, 02:51:14 PM »
It turns out, the coaches are only pushing once specific biosteel product, the advanced recovery formula.

https://www.biosteel.com/en-ca/products/advanced-recovery-formula/7511

It probably is nearly the same as every other one, so I guess if she's going to try one, it might as well be this one.  I told her to find 3 other girls to split the cost 4 ways so they can try it for cheaper than the $70 price tag.
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Re: Biosteel High Performance Sports Drink
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2017, 03:13:27 PM »
I advise finding empty jars of that expensive stuff, and filling them with generic recovery drink mix powders.
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Re: Biosteel High Performance Sports Drink
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2017, 03:16:38 PM »
Tell the coach that they should buy it if they want the kids to use it. 

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Re: Biosteel High Performance Sports Drink
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2017, 05:50:21 PM »
The best sports drink comes out of your kitchen faucet. Anything else you add to it is money down the drain. Though a good balanced meal afterwards might be a good idea. And in some places the tap water tastes horrid, so a good filter to remove bad flavors might be needed.

All their active ingredients are things you get in your food if you're eating a balanced diet.

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Re: Biosteel High Performance Sports Drink
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2017, 09:52:06 PM »
The best sports drink comes out of your kitchen faucet.

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Re: Biosteel High Performance Sports Drink
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2017, 09:19:04 AM »
Thank you all for your replies.  I'll tell her what you said.
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