Essential Sports Nutrition

2/23/18

Product Review - CarboRocket Half Evil Sport Drink

Fuel Smarter Go Farther. 
Next Level Nutrition For Athletes.
CarboRocket Salt Lake City, Utah
Carborocket.com

About the Company from the website: 
Founder, Brad Keyes, an avid endurance athlete, literally couldn't stomach anything during training and racing. Come race day, vomit was almost guaranteed. He would then spend the rest of the day, useless, curled up in a ball on the floor, much to the chagrin of his wife and kids. After figuring out it was his nutrition that was causing the problem, Keyes began his journey of researching and consulting with top nutritionists and exercise physiologists. This led to him testing ingredients and formulations (on himself and unsuspecting friends) and ultimately their first product, CarboRocket. Finally, something that could be used all day for hydration, fuel and electrolytes that didn't cause any stomach or familial distress! The current sports drink market is saturated with chemical-filled, poor-tasting beverages. CarboRocket is the next generation of sports drinks. The latest sports science research combined with the best tasting, all-natural, proven ingredients makes CarboRocket the perfect alternative for hydration and nutrition needs. 

Products: 
  • CR 333 - Half Evil All-In-One Endurance Drink 
  • CR Hydration Electrolyte Drink 
  • Re+HAB Post Workout Recovery Drink 
  • Rocket Red-Pre-race/workout Superfoods Drink 
  • RocketLytes-Electrolyte Capsules with ginger and peppermint 
Label Claims:
  • All Natural 
  • Gluten free 
  • Vegan (Black Cherry Half Evil 333)
  • BCAA's


Nutrition Facts: CR 333 - Half Evil All-In-One Endurance Drink​ (Lemonade + Caffeine)
  • Serving Size: 3 scoops 
  • Calories: 333 
  • Total Carb: 82 g 
  • Fiber: 0 g 
  • Sugar: 21 g 
  • Protein: 0 g 
  • Sodium: 427 mg 
  • Calcium: 217 mg 
  • Potassium: 210 mg 
  • Magnesium: 110 mg 
Ingredients:
MALTODEXTRIN, FRUCTOSE, CITRIC ACID, L-GLUTAMINE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, NATURAL FLAVOR, L-LEUCINE, L-ISOLEUCINE, L-VALINE, DICALCIUM MALATE, DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, DIMAGNESIUM MALATE, VITAMIN D (No Vitamin D in Black Cherry. LEMONADE AND RASPBERRY CONTAIN CAFFEINE.

Usage: Start with 2 scoops (222 cal) per 20-24 oz of water, consume 16-28 oz per hour depending on heat and activity level. Adjust calories depending on need. 

Claimed Benefits per website: 
  • 333 calories in 1 bottle that tastes and drinks like 100 calories 
  • Simplifies your training and race nutrition 
  • Mixes instantly 
  • 4500mg blend of Branched Chain Amino Acids and L-Glutamine 
  • 1600mg of electrolytes 
  • 50mg of caffeine (lemonade and raspberry only) 
  • Black Cherry is VEGAN and caffeine free 
Product Flavors:
  • Orange
  • Grape
  • Black Cherry
  • Raspberry + Caffeine
  • Lemonade + Caffeine 

Notes:
I have been trying out various CarboRocket products in training (bike and run) and I really enjoy the Grape, Raspberry and Black Cherry Half Evil 333 flavors. I have been using 2 scoops per bottle (26 ounce) per hour of training and the powder mixes well (no clumps) and has a very light consistency, no strong aftertaste and not overly sweet. I also like that you can adjust the scoops to your workout needs - I have been using 1 scoop in a 10-ounce flask for running and 2 scoops per bottle for cycling.

Discount code: 
TRIMARNI for 25% off