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Old 03-26-16, 11:11 AM
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Cytomax

What's up with Cytomax? I was thinking about trying it, But I read alot of bad reviews about it. Thanks
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Used it without issues then switched to Crank Sports e-fuel and e-gels. Know nothing about bad reviews since I never checked.
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I stop using all sports drinks not to long ago and I can definitely feel that I'm not able to last as long or as strong as I can when I drink cytomax ,, I think cytomax and accelarade are great. Always supply me with carbs and help me not bonk.
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I used to keep nothing but Cytomax in my bottles. It does work. I don't know why I stopped, I'll get some more one of these days.
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It's like any other drink mix, it makes salty, carby, water that tastes like "fruit"
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It's actually my drink of choice. That said, any drink is fine and you should go by taste and tolerance.
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It was the only sports drink I ever used that left mold in the water bottles if you didn't clean them out right away.
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Comparison information for Cytomax and others......

e-Fuel vs. Cytomax Competitive Comparison
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Old 03-27-16, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by cyclebycle13 View Post
It was the only sports drink I ever used that left mold in the water bottles if you didn't clean them out right away.
A lot of sports drinks will leave mold. I figure it's the glucose/starch which is an ideal petri dish medium.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
A lot of sports drinks will leave mold. I figure it's the glucose/starch which is an ideal petri dish medium.
Of the dozens I've used cytomax was the only one (Heed, LG, Gatorade, 1st Endurance, Evervit, Extran and countless others I can't remember). We're talking not rinsing out for a matter of hours, not days. That's when I stopped using it.
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It never left mold in my bottles. I would imagine if you had mold issues it could be prevented by cleaning the bottles as soon as you get home, I don't see what the big deal is.
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With Cytomax and some other sports drinks, I find that what leaves a bad taste is the specious claims and marketing BS.
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There's nothing "specious" about ingesting carbs, sodium, potassium and all the other goodies when you're on a long, hard ride. Of course if you don't ride hard you probably wouldn't notice a difference.
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Of course if you don't ride hard you probably wouldn't notice a difference.
Was that part necessary? Really?
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Cytomax works great. Used it for many years. It only leaves mold in your bottles if your the type who lets dirty dishes pile up in the sink. Mold takes a long time to grow. I can put my bottles in the dishwasher because I never use the heat cycle. The only thing is that, like almost any carb containing drink, it will rot your teeth if you use it all the time. Since I ride almost every day, I used it almost every day and had tooth decay issues. I switched to HEED a few years ago - no tooth decay issues since. Xylitol is the second ingredient. The melon flavor is good.
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Several years ago "Outside" magazine published an article about research on maltodextrin/fructose.
I've bought the ingredients in bulk and mixed my own for years, for a fraction of the price of commercial products.

Article (recipe in lefthand margin): Drink Responsibly | Outside Online
Maltodextrin: Maltodextrin - Bulkfoods.com
Fructose: Fructose - Bulkfoods.com

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I used to use Cytomax, then later Heed, but both were too sweet, left a slight aftertaste and had some minor GI issues. The last few years I've been using Skratch Labs and enjoy it much better. It's not nearly as sweet, has a cleaner taste and is easier on the stomach. I usually take one bottle of Skratch and one bottle of plain water for rides 40-70 miles. Any longer and I'd probably take two bottles of Skratch, knowing I'll refill with water.
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