I have a really great product to share with you all today.
You should know that all the products that I share with you are based 100% off my own opinion. Some of the products I have purchased myself and some were sent to me as a sample to try out. Regardless the opinions are 100% my own and I will be upfront and honest about each.
That being said, today during my speed workout I tried a sample of CeraSport’s Rice Based Electrolyte Drink Mix. I chose to try the Fruit Punch flavor.
“Cera Products, Inc. is a woman owned and operated business based out of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. It was established in 1993 by Charlene and Esko Riikonen to develop, manufacture and distribute high-performance, proprietary rice-based oral rehydration solutions.”
What makes Cera Sport Different?
CeraSport is a rice-based hydration system which works to replenish essential salts and fluids that are typically lost during exercise. The rice-base helps to avoid the cramping and stomach issues that often many sugary-based sports drinks can cause. CeraSport is made with stevia instead of the normal sugars that are in most sports drinks today and is completely gluten free.
Score: 4 out of 5
This is one of the most important things to me when trying a new sports drink. There are many sports drinks out there today that are very strong tasting, and when I am running especially during hard workouts it is too much for me to handle.
CeraSport had a nice light taste and wasn’t too much to where it overpowered me during the workout. I don’t tend to chug my drinks when I am running, so the taste was nice to take a sip of quickly and didn’t seem to carry much of an after taste.
The only thing that kept from giving it a perfect 5/5 is that there was something a little different in the taste. It wasn’t BAD per say it was just different from what I am used to. I only noticed this in the beginning, as my workout progressed it began to taste normal to me so maybe it just took some getting used to.
Score: 5 out of 5
I had one of the best workouts I have had in a long time today. This is my second speed workout this week, and I definitely performed better today using the CeraSport product as opposed to just plain water that I used in my workout on Monday. I preferred the fact that it didn’t have the normal simple sugars that most drink mixes have.
I started to sip on the CeraSport about 15-20 minutes before actually starting the workout. I didn’t drink a lot but I wanted to get some of it my system while I was warming up and stretching so that I was ready to go when I got on the treadmill.
I drank the drink mix about ever 6-8 minutes. As I mentioned earlier I didn’t chug it I just simply took a small swig in my mouth. I did this throughout the 11 mile workout and I don’t remember once really feeling fatigued or burnt out even near the end. I even remember feeling like I could keep going at the end, but made myself stop.
Score: 5 out of 5
This drink mix was quick and easy to mix together. The water bottle instructed right on the front to add 16 oz of water and then 2 tbs of the CeraSport. The sample packet that I had was already the correct amount so I just dumped it right into the water.
I did end up adding a little bit more than 16 oz of water into the bottle simply because I like my sports drinks a little watered down. I would say I had about 18 oz of water so not that much more, but it helped to dilute it a little bit.
I shook the water bottle about 5-10 times and the entire mix had dissolved and was ready to go. There was no chunks or pieces of the mix left when I began to drink.
This is a product I will incorporate into my runs probably 4-5 times a week. I don’t always use drink mixes when I am running but for harder and longer workouts I think this is a great addition. I look forward to continuing to use CeraSport and trying out other flavors to improve my running and overall performance during my training.
If you are interested in purchasing CeraSport, you can visit their website to learn more.