Friday, September 12, 2014

IN Refresh Electrolytes Review

A few months ago, a company called Ignite Naturals contacted me and asked if I would be interested in doing a review on their IN Refresh electrolyte product. After briefly researching their company, I agreed to give it a try and write a review. Unfortunately due to my injury I was not able to sample it immediately, so over the past few weeks I have been testing it. Some days I drank it before I run, some days I didn’t – this was to see if there were any differences in workout quality. Spoiler Alert though, this product is definitely going to stay stocked in my home!

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Let’s talk about the facts first; the first thing that drew me to the company was that everything they sell is completely natural. Straight from their website, they say “No GMO’s (genetically modified foods). No stimulants. No artificial sweeteners or processed sugars. No hormones. And no unnatural fillers – just an impressive list of antioxidants and real food ingredients.”

These days there are so many options for energy gels, chews, and electrolytes, but they did not always exist. I think runners in my generation wonder how runners from previous generations were able to get through long distance races without them. You know what they used? Natural foods! I think a lot of companies out there are starting to grasp that concept and Ignite Naturals, along with other brands of energy sources for runners, are bringing those options back into the market.

To review, they sent me their 10-pack box with three different flavors – Blueberry, Dragonfruit Lemon Lime, and Tangerine Passion Fruit.

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After testing them all out, I can tell you all that LOVE this product. Here is why:

Taste – The blueberry was my absolute favorite, followed closely by the tangerine passion fruit. The lemon lime was just ok, but then, I’m not much of a lemon lime fan anyway. I did not feel like any of the flavors were overly sweet. That being said, the directions say to mix with 8-12 oz of water, but if you do that it is a bit too sweet in my opinion. I often mixed mine with 17-20 oz of water and I felt that it has an optimal taste (for me) at 17 oz.

Energy – As I mentioned earlier, I alternated running days between drinking an IN Refresh electrolyte and not to see how my workouts differed. I can honestly say I felt a difference. There were a couple days where I was experiencing stomach cramps, and this helped me get through my running workouts much easier! Even on days where I was not feeling sluggish before running, I felt as though I had a stronger run.

Price – Although I try to stick with healthy, natural foods as often as I can, I think we can all agree that they seem to priced much higher than more processed options. Ignite Naturals IN Refresh electrolytes have two purchase options. The first is a 10 pack box (such as the one I received), or a 30 serving tub.

Price Breakdown (shipping average is $4 for comparison, but you can get free shipping on orders over $75)
One 10-Pack Box = $11.50 + $4 shipping = $15.50 which is $1.55 per serving
One 30-Serving Tub = $26.95 + $4 shipping = $30.95 which is $1.03 per serving
*Bonus Option* Three 30-Serving Tubs (3 month’s worth) = $80.85 + $0 shipping = $0.89 per serving

While the only ‘con’ of In Refresh electrolytes is that they are lesser known in the retail world at the moment, I can see them becoming an power house that gains much of the market for athletes. I really encourage everyone to give them a try if you are looking for other energy sources with which to experiment!

*Disclaimer: I was provided free product samples by Ignite Naturals, but did not receive compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.

QOTD: Have you tried any products by Ignite Naturals? Is this a product you would want to try?

20 comments

  1. Yes!!! I love Ignite Naturals. They are the only sports drink that doesn't bother my stomach.

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    1. Yes! I love that they don't cause me any GI stress!

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  2. I haven't tried this brand but I have tried other electrolytes added to water. I like this much better than sports drinks.

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    1. I totally agree. Sports drinks are usually way too sweet for me!

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  3. I happily pay for a more natural product.
    Glad to know it worked for you.. I'm going to have to check them out.

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    1. You definitely should. Let me know how you like them when you do!

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  4. LOVE! I am an Ignite Ambassador, I LOVE their stuff!!

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    1. That is awesome! Do you have a discount code since you are an ambassador?

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  5. I've never even heard of this before, but it sounds good! I'll have to check it out!

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    1. You definitely should! Let me know how you like when you try it out!

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  6. I want to say I have a few packs in my box of hydration mixes, but I don't think I've tried them. I'll give them a shot if I do have them! Love how natural they are.

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    1. I highly recommend giving them a try :0) The natural ingredients make me very happy too!

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  7. I have some of the lemon lime in my pantry right now! I switch between them and Nuun!

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  8. I have a bag of electrolyte drink mixes and energy drink packets and what not that was sent to me to try but to be honest I haven't tried any of them yet! I'm now going to look to see if this brand is one of them that is in the bag! Thanks for the review!

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    1. Anytime!! I hope you get a chance to check this product out!

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  9. I love lemon in my water but don't usually like lemon lime flavored drink mixes either - I wonder what it is about them? I'll keep an eye out for these guys!

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    1. Yeah I don't understand my dislike of lemon lime mixes either lol! Hope you get a chance to check this product out!

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  10. This is definitely something I would try! The dragonfruit flavor sounds intriguing!

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    1. Right?! I don't think I'd had dragonfruit flavored anything before this lol!

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