Review of For Goodness Shakes – Sport Recovery Drink
As you may be aware, I do a lot of exercise including Mountain Biking, Gym Training & Running and I’m now training for an Ultra Marathon in June: The Wall Ultra Marathon
I’ve tried various sports recovery / protein drinks in the past with mixed results but I was encouraged to try For Goodness Shakes by a few people so I thought I would give it a go. Being one for self promotion and PR I contacted their CEO and explained what I was doing. They kindly obliged by letting me have the products at a discount and also sent me some T Shirts etc (Photo’s to follow) so thank you FGS! Here is the review as promised.
I have been using the For Goodness Shakes 72g powder sachets in Vanilla and Chocolate for three weeks and wanted to share my experiences. It has been designed to provide a 3:1 ratio of Carbohydrate to Protein mix to aid sports recovery post work out. It contains Whey and Casein protein and delivers 6g of essential Amino Acids to aid muscle repair. The product also contains a special Vitamin & Mineral blend to aid metabolism and help with muscle regeneration and help the immune system. The product is suitable for Vegetarians.
Overall I am impressed with the taste and consistency of For Goodness Shakes, you are recommended to add 400ml of water but I only use about 350ml as I prefer a thicker consistency. The powder tips out of the special sachets easily and mixes in very quickly in my protein shaker style bottle and forms a smooth liquid with no lumps. Both Vanilla and Chocolate taste great unlike a number of other recovery drinks I have had!
After a long run / ride I have 1 shake immediately after and one shake two hours later. I used to get very stiff calf muscles and really tight quads but the shakes seem to have helped with this. I also found that I recover much quicker: My Ultra Marathon training requires me to run two runs in a 12 hour period and I really think For Goodness Shakes has helped with making this less painful.
A lot of my training is strength work in a gym using weights, as with the running / biking I find I am less stiff after training and (touch wood) have managed to avoid any strain injuries that I have been susceptible to in the past. This has meant I can increase the number of times I train and increase the intensity.
Overall I am very happy with For Goodness Shakes, the ingredients are pretty healthy and there are no E Numbers unlike other products. Why would you put “Sunset Yellow” in a sports drink? You know who you are!
One comment for FGS is to consider a Lactose Free version as there are plenty of athletes who are Lactose intolerant who can’t use this product.
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