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Through my relationship with Fit Approach, I received a complimentary Vega Sport product. As always, all thoughts, opinions and ideas are my own.

I had the chance to review the Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer.  I chose the acai berry flavor.

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What is it you ask?  “It is a pre-workout drink mix sporting a unique blend of 13 synergistic plant-based performance-improving ingredients, like green tea, yerba mate, coconut oil and rhodiola, specifically selected to: Provide immediate and sustained energy, Increase endurance, aerobic and anaerobic capacity, and Enhance mental focus and recovery.”  Also, each drink mix is dairy, gluten & soy free.

Sounds good to me since I do my workouts after work and many times have no energy to go out for a run.  The first time I tried it, I had to do 10 minutes warmup, 3×1600, 10 minutes cooldown.  I did it in 52:12 with an average pace of 10:16.  Boom!  The second time did not go well.  It was a hot day and I was not properly hydrated.   As for the 3rd, 4th, 5th and up to the 12th time, some days were good and some were not.  I managed to do 4×400 speed intervals, each one under 9 minutes, which is pretty fast for me.  Before any workout, I only drink water.  This energizer drink was new to me and it gave me a boost of energy to get my legs moving and to keep on running.

Each portion comes in a very handy packet.  It was great for me because I just put this in my lunch bag in the morning before leaving for school.  I mixed each packet with 8 ounces of water and drank it 20 minutes before my run.  Sounds very easy.

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The only complaint I have is the taste.  I did not care for the acai flavor at all.  The taste is a little sweet.  Once I finished the drink, it left an aftertaste but eventually the taste went away.  I did not feel jittery or had any other side effects.  Now, I want to try the lemon lime flavor!!

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