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Best in Test: Energy Drinks

Kick your run into gear with these energy-boosting drinks, tried and tested by our team of runners

PRODUCT

BEET IT SPORT NITRATE 400

MARKS OUT OF 10

TASTE: 5 / ENERGY: 8 / PRACTICALITY: 8

An impressive list of athletes swear by these little concentrated beetroot shots for delaying the onset of fatigue. Each one contains 400mg of nitrate and, while they are certainly a strong, acquired taste, they can be mixed into smoothies if you can’t handle them neat.

£20 (pack of 12), jameswhite.co.uk


PRODUCT

OPTIMUM NUTRITION ESSENTIAL AMINO ENERGY

MARKS OUT OF 10

TASTE: 6 / ENERGY: 5 / PRACTICALITY: 7

Optimum Nutrition Amino Energy_AE_30sv_Cherry

The taste and colour of the Cola flavour doesn’t make for the most appetising product, but it does deliver a whopping 100mg of caffeine, Amino Acids and some vitamin C.

£27.99 (30 servings), onacademy.co.uk


PRODUCT

HERBALIFE CR7 DRIVE SACHETS

MARKS OUT OF 10

TASTE: 5 / ENERGY: 7 / PRACTICALITY: 6

Herbalife CR7 Drive Sachets

A very sweet drink, even when mixed with the 500ml water it suggests – 18g of sugar in a 27g sachet explains all. Your tester finds it questionable whether this is any more beneficial than the many isotonic drinks already on the market.

£7.93 (pack of 10), contact.herbalife.co.uk


PRODUCT

UNIT NUTRITION RINSE

MARKS OUT OF 10

TASTE: 4 / ENERGY: 4 / PRACTICALITY: 7

Unit Nutrition Rinse

Essentially a small bottle of water and sugar, the ‘cognitive fuelling’ principle is that you swill it around your mouth for 15 seconds, tricking your brain into thinking it’s had energy, and thereby boosting your performance. About as effective as drinking water with sugar.

£TBC, unitnutrition.com

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