Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The return of Try’em out Tuesday..ZipFizz style

So I am officially bringing back Try’em out Tuesday! While I had let my blog fall to the waste side I also had let this little gem die out…so sorry faithful bloggers. But don’t worry I am bringing it back with a vengeance :) And for my first feature back I introducing what i refer to as my new “miracle product”! No joke folks…this is serious stuff!

*Warning: Since the hubby is gone my life revolves around running (basically i have no life besides that right now) so I am sorry if most of my posts reflect that..i promise I will try to throw in some other stuff too :) But for now consider yourself warned ..

Okay back to the Miracle product….ZipFizz!!


Now don’t write this off as just one more energy drink…I actually bought it as sports drink supplement in an effort to increase my potassium consumption so that I can run and not end up in the hospital! I was in my favorite and most dangerous place, Costco (well it is a tie between costco and target for the most dangerous factor) and I saw these cute little tubes of vitaminy goodness.

First let’s take a look at what ZipFizz really is according to zipfizz.com:

“Zipfizz is an all-natural, great tasting energy drink-mix powder
that delivers a powerful charge of micronutrients to the body's fuel system. It contains no ephedra or other artificial stimulants. Most people experience an immediate, revitalizing burst of energy after taking Zipfizz.

Zipfizz is healthy energy in a tube! Give your body a rush of
vitamins, minerals and key amino acids to protect the immune
system. Zipfizz has created an advanced formula that provides a significant amount of vitamins, fewer calories, lower carbohydrates, superior taste, variety and unique packaging! Simply put, it's different because it's good for you!

Use Zipfizz as a morning or afternoon pick-me-up, or enhance
your training by taking it before, during, or after a hard workout.
Because Zipfizz contains no sugar, users will experience an
increased energy level for up to 4 - 6 hours with out the sudden
"crash" associated with other energy drinks.”

Sounds good right…well does it deliver??

I have to admit, i was a little nervous in trying this because i am not one for energy drinks. But since I was still feeling really weird after running (which scared me some) and I was having a hard time keeping my electrolytes in balance I decided to give it a go. Oh and don’t worry i researched it as much as i could first to make sure there wasn’t some unknown death warrant that was hiding in this drink. So about 45 minutes before my morning run I took a leap into the zipfizz world! I chose the orange flavor and yes it was fizzy but not horrible. I was talking to the hubbs via webcam while drinking it and he said i seemed rather zippy :)

That day I was running 10 miles and folks believe me when i say this stuff is legit!! For the first 3-4 miles i kept thinking that i must be going really slow because it was really easy and i wasn’t getting tired at all, but then i would look at my garmin (my baby..oh how i love you) and my pace would be about a 7:30ish. I really couldn’t believe how good i was feeling ..but it wasn’t like some caffeine buzz that i was all jittery or something, more like I felt alive and could breath and run and not get tired. I have to say though, that after about 5-6 miles the effect lessen and i do start getting fatigued but not anymore than usual.

The two real clinchers that sealed the deal were:

1. I felt really good after the run, a lot better than i had been and I didn’t feel tingly at all (which i had been with the whole electrolyte thing) and

2. I dropped a minute from my time. yay!!

Please note that I drank a lot of water with this stuff too which is important so that you don’t get dehydrated.

I have used this stuff every time before i have ran the last week and i am in love! I give it an A++. My time for my runs have gotten a lot better and i have felt really good. It can be a little pricey but I got a box of 30 at costco for about $28. I only use one a day if i am running so they will last for a little bit and I do believe they are worth the money!! If you are looking for good sports supplement or a way to feel energized without the jitters I would totally recommend this!

P.S. if you have anything that you have been eyeing or dying to try but are afraid to try it yourself..let me know i would be glad to check it out!



  1. These sound a lot like Nuun and I love my Nuun. So glad you finally found something that is working for you!!!

  2. Very interesting! I think I will research these little babies. I have been looking for something like this.

  3. That's cool. where'd you get it?

  4. Thanks for finding my blog! Good work on the 40 mile week. I generally run 20-27 mile weeks when I'm not training for something. I've been testing out a variety of different homemade cliff bars, which are both inexpensive and fun to make. Also, pb/oatmeal/honey balls work well for protein and carb refueling.

  5. I am going to have to find this stuff at Costco - can you get it elsewhere I suppose since I don't have a membership there? Talk about energy!