All beverages are now $3! We spent this week discussing all the different beverages we offer and how they might help you get through your workout if not day.

Today we’re finishing the list: we’re talking about the rest of the FitAid products! These are basically liquid multivitamins, each directed towards a specific purpose.

FocusAid Energy Blend in Melon Mate (5 calories: 1g/0g/0g) containing 100mg of green tea and Yerba Mate-derived caffeine.

This drink contains nootropics, one of the new hot words in the health & fitness industry, are substances that claim improvement in the cognitive brain function, “particularly executive functions, memory, creativity, or motivation, in healthy individuals”.

When should I drink it?

  • Mornings or afternoons when you need to focus and be alert for work, or for workouts.
  • On the weekends prior to your physical activity away from the gym: running, cycling, hiking, ball sports, house projects, hobbies, etc.

What’s in it?

GABA which aids with stress relief and mental clarity, Alpha-GPC to boost brain function related to learning and memory, Green Tea extract and Yerba Mate for overall energy, B-Complex to assist nervous system and immune system functions, Acetyl-L-Carnitine to nurture brain health through neurotransmitter support. Sweetened with bestevia and monk fruit extract.

ImmunityAid Support Blend (40 calories: 9g/0g/0g, caffeine-free)

You know why people give or get orange juice when they “are under”/have colds? Yeah, this is the drink with the right ingredients, not some sugary water (organic with fresh ingredients or not).

When should I drink it?

  • They’re probably my favorite drink when I just need a beverage and want to avoid caffeine. It helps that it’s not too tart like some of our other offerings.
  • I like these if I feel “off” (thanks Seattle!)
  • Also when I’m not consistently mentally and/or emotionally positive, which leads to a weaker immune system.

What’s in it?

Echinacea for an immune system boost,  Zinc also helps your immune system by jump-starting your recovery systems, Vitamin C because there are so many benefits to it, Magnesium since it’s literally in every cell of your body and is required for you to function as a human, tons of other vitamins (A, C, D3), L-aginine for blood flow, and root extracts (because plants). Sweetened with agave nectar and organic stevia leaf extract.

LifeAid Daily Blend (40 calories: 9g/0g/0g, caffeine-free)

They market this one as “a great daily soda or diet replacement.” With ingredients like Turmeric, Magnesium, Rosemary, Oregano, Cayenne, Ginger, and Vitamin C (that shit sounds like a combo of a medicine cabinet and a spice rack) + Vitamins it’s no wonder it’s better than a can of sugar water!

When should I drink this?

  • Think of this as their answer to Gatorade.
  • Literally anytime you want a slightly-bubbly drink.
  • I’ve had luck with it as something to go with lunch, but also mid and post-workout, especially if ya thirsty.

What’s in it?

Turmeric to reduce inflammation, Magnesium for your cardiovascular system, Rosemary extract for the immune system, Oregano extract, Cayenne extract, Ginger extract, vitamins (B-Complex, calcium), and a bit of sugar for carbohydrates.

PartyAid Recovery Blend in Berry Bliss (40g: 9g/0g/0g and caffeine-free)

Replenishes essential nutrients because you party as hard as you train. Can be used as a mixer, but I prefer the tastes of KILL CLIFF for that. If you’ve ever been to a Champagne Friday at the gym you’ve probably seen me put it in a red cup before the bubbly. Of the FitAid-brand drinks I prefer the taste of this or ImmunityAid.

When should I drink it?

  • Smart to have these before/during/after an evening of fun.
  • Also the day after said evening.

What’s in it?

Milk Thistle for liver health, 5-HTP which is a precursor to serotonin and melotonin, vitamins and minerals (B-Complex, C, D3, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Potassium), Eleuthero Root which helps regulate stress response, L-Tyrosine which is beneficial to brain function when fatigued or sleep-deprived, Electrolytes for muscular function, L-Carnitine for energy production and metabolism.

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Just remember, none of these drinks we discussed this past week do much if you’re not already taking care of yourself through good nutrition, adequate rest and relaxation, and constantly-varied functional movement training executed at mild and high intensities!

CONDITIONING for Friday 3/5/2021

FREYR

max reps in 7:00
10-20-30-40-etc of
– penguin jumps
– crunches
– reverse crunches

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