Previously I had been using Lemon Lime Gatorade powder. It was refreshing and gave me the energy and electrolytes I needed.
My coach recommended using a supplement.
He uses EFS and the Camelback Elixer for the shorter rides. He also said I could use Cytomax, Accelerade, or Hammer.
I opted for Cytomax due to it's availability and price at the local GNC.
1st night out I filled one water battle with water and the other with Cytomax with the recommended dosage. Started drinking Cytomax 30min into the ride after starting out with water. Over all I was liking the effects but couldn't stand the taste. I don't know if it actually helped with pain cause all I could think about was the damn taste.
Decided to give it another go tonight. Mixed 2 water battle with only 1 scoop per bottle instead of 1.5 for my force reps workout.
Again, seemed to be doing it's job. The taste this time was better with it watered down a bit but the BIGGEST problem I ran into this time is no matter how much I drank, it never quenched my thirst. My mouth was dry and I felt thirsty almost the entire ride.
I'm thinking about takin g it back.