This giveaway is now closed. But the review is still worth reading.
Earlier this year I signed up with Bia, a new by-women, for-women, athletic brand with a great online community. As an early adopter and evangelist, I received a free care package that included a cute little tube called Zipfizz. I tried it out before a run commute one day and it was fantastic.
As you can see from my 5 Day Mega Me Challenge and Recap posts, I took the 5 Day Zipfizz Challenge, which basically consisted of drinking Zipfizz once a day and reporting my findings. Zipfizz sent me a free sample kit with one each of their 5 regular flavors and a water bottle!
Claims. According to their website: “Zipfizz is the only healthy energy drink-mix powder in a tube. Delivering an advanced formula that provides a significant amount of vitamins, fewer calories, lower carbohydrates and superior taste! Simply put, it’s different because it’s good for you!” Some claim that Zipfizz gives you 4-6 hours of energy.
Comparisons. Hydration in a tube seems to be common these days. Now that I’m a Nuun Ambassador I’ve hyper aware of tube tablets and was surprised to see so many varieties from different companies on the REI shelves.
Zipfizz is different, though, in that it’s not a tablet. It’s a tube of powder that you mix with 16 oz of water. It dissolves and fizzles in a similar fashion but a little faster. Zipfizz is also in the market as an energy drink, pitting itself against the Gatorades and yes, even regular old coffee. This is why I skipped coffee during my Mega Me challenge to see if Zipfizz could handle wake-up duty. It certainly did.
Now, the above chart is interesting and helpful (download a pdf from Zipfizz), but I’m so not even close to being tempted to use Red Bull or 5 Hour Energy. Gatorade…well, sometimes. Although I do like having healthier, more natural options, and would pick Zipfizz over Gatorade any day. To give you that energy boost, Zipfizz uses Vitamin B12, Guarana and Green Tea Leaf extract.
Zipfizz is also big on flavor. Because of the fizziness it slightly reminds me of one of those Emergen-C packs. In fact, Zipfizz does have a TON (500mg) of C to give you a boost. However, the flavors are much better (Orange Soda and Pink Lemonade were my favorites) and Zipfizz uses Xylitol instead of sugar. I use Xylitol in my morning coffee sometimes. It’s a good natural, plant-based substitute.
Conclusion: Zipfizz worked and it tasted good. Each time I had it, whether morning, mid-day, or at the end of the day (right before Crossfit), it kept me alert and energized for at least 3 hours. I do think the flavors are strong and I tend to combine one tube with 18 oz of water. I know that dilutes the electrolytes little but I’m okay with that. I highly recommend Zipfizz over other energy drinks and highly encourage you to cut out any beverages that contain sugar or that high-fructose corn syrup stuff. This is much better for you and provides you with stuff your body needs.
GIVEAWAY: [This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for participating!]
It’s always best to try something new for free, right? Zipfizz is going to give one lucky reader a free sample set of Zipfizz (one tube each of their 5 standard flavors and a Zipfizz water bottle). So, what do you have to do to enter? The rules are simple:
- Follow Zipfizz on Twitter and Facebook. Comment below that you did so.
- Follow me on Twitter and/or Facebook. Another comment to confirm.
- +1 entry if you follow my blog (or comment if you already do)
- +1 entry if you share this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook (tagging me)
- +1 entry if you leave a comment telling us what your go-to energy source is