Here is my IR for the Recharge Sports Mix. Thanks in advance for the edits. Gail
Recharge Sports Beverage Mix
Gail Staisil, Marquette, Michigan
Initial Report - Sept
Sept 4, 2011
Name: Gail Staisil
Height:5' 9" (1.75 m)
Weight:145 lb (66 kg)
2001 AT yahoo DOT com
the last 19
years, backpacking has become a passion. I am a four-season backpacker
and an off-trail navigator. Although
I do take yearly trips to the American West or Southwest, the majority
of my trips are in Michigan and Canada.My pack weight varies considerably but my base weight is below 18 lb
(8 kg). I am primarily a tarp camper who averages more than 50 nights a
year backpacking in a huge variety of weather conditions including
relentless rain, wet snow and sub-zero temps.
Flavored Sports Beverage Mix
Tropical, Lemon and Orange
Weight 0.14 oz (4 g)
each powdered pack, net wt for 8 packs - 1.12 oz (32 g)
Weight 1.1 oz/31.18 g (for all 8 packets without
box) Note: My scale wouldn't
calculate only 1 packet.
and Product Description
Recharge Flavored Sports Beverage Mix arrived with no issues. Four
flavors of mix were included. Each small box included 8 powdered mix
packets of one flavor (8 X 4 = 32 packets total). The separate boxes
contained grape, tropical, orange and lemon flavors.
The Recharge sports mix is marketed as a flavored sports beverage mix
with electrolytes added. The all natural product has no added sugar,
preservatives or artificial color.
The general purpose sweetener used is called Rebiana. It is derived
the leaf of the stevia plant using a highly refined process. The US
FDA (Food Drug Administration) approved the sweetener in 2008 as a
general purpose sweetener. The sports mix is naturally gluten-free.
Facts for All Flavors
Serving Size: 8 fl oz (240
ml), Amount Per Serving (1 packet makes 2
% of Daily Value*
Sodium 30 mg
Carbohydrate 1 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
10%, Niacin 10%, Vitamin B12 10%, Zinc 4%, Calcium 2%, Vitamin B6 10 %,
Chromium 4 %, Pantothenic Acid 10%, Vitamin A 2 %, Not a significant
source of other nutrients. *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000
The ingredients list for all flavors is the same with the
exception of the first ingredient. The grape flavor contains grape
juice concentrate, the orange flavor contains orange juice concentrate,
the lemon flavor contains lemon juice concentrate and the tropical
flavor contains pineapple juice concentrate.
The remaining ingredients for all flavors are: Maltodextrin, natural
flavors, gum acacia, citric acid, malic acid, tripotassium citrate
monohydrate, sea salt, tricalcium phosphate, rebiana, absorbic acid
(Vitamin C), zinc picolinate, niacinamide (niacin), D-calcium
pantothenate, (pantothenic acid), pyridoxine hydrochoride (Vitamin B6),
cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12), chromium polynicotinate.
and Product Description
Trying It Out:
The mixing instructions for the drink mix
are located on the side of the small boxes that they come in. The first
step is to take a sip from a 16.9 oz bottle of water. I assume this is
for those who buy a fresh bottle of water and don't fill a bottle
themselves. This leaves room to add the drink mix. Having used a
variety of drink mixes before I knew that the same thing can be
accomplished by not filling a reusable bottle to the brim. That said, I
The second step was to empty the contents
of 1 pack of Recharge into
the water. Each packet already has a perforated tear strip so this was
easily accomplished. The powder mix poured easily into my container
with no mess.
The third step is to replace the
cap and shake until the powder
dissolves. At first thepowder didn't immediately dissolve but
rather suspended. After a minute or so it was completely dissolved and
ready to drink.
I tried the grape flavor at home and was
pleased with the gentle but
fruity taste. Idetected no aftertaste from the
don't drink water with mixes added while just at home so I was intent
upon getting out in the field. I quickly packed for a short 3-day
backpacking trip where I would get my first field results. I've already
taken that trip and will provide data in the field report.
* No sugar
* Low calorie
* Tastes good
* Easy to
* None so far
to Knudsen and BackpackGearTest.org for this opportunity to test the Recharge Flavored Sports Beverage Mix.This concludes my
Initial Report. The Long Term Report
this report in approximately three months from the date of this report.
Please check back then for more information.
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