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First Endurance Ultragen

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Test results are in!  I cannot live without this recovery drink. 

Cappuccino flavor is my hands down favorite!

When you first step on the path to fitness, the last thing on your mind is injury or over-doing it. Enthusiasm is a great anesthetic.

Sooner or later, your body learns to have a voice. A loud one that screams either “Stop!” or “Rest!”

If you live a FIT lifestyle, rest and recovery are part of the equation. A critical part. Ignore it and you’ll find yourself injured, burned out, or both.

After turning 40, I found the rumors to be true. My body started to feel more creaky in the morning. The start of my workouts slowed. I wasn’t recovering from my workout the day before in order to push hard again so soon.

Once I began drinking my daily recovery Ultragen shake immediately following my workouts, my body responded. Less stiffness and soreness. More energy .

Many professional athletes swear by it. Made by First Endurance, a company with an excellent reputation and many highly rated sports nutrition products

3 flavors available:  Cappuccino, Tropical Punch, Orange Creamsicle 

As a drink

Mix 2 scoops of the Orange Creamsicle Ultragen with water in 12-24 oz water bottle and shake vigorously.

320 calories and 20 grams of protein in 2 scoops

As a shake

Mix 1 to 2 scoops (I use 1.5) of the Cappuccino Ultragen with water and crushed ice and blend. You can add additional protein powder if desired. This is my daily breakfast during the week. Contains many vitamins and minerals. (see ingredients)

Keep in mind

I do not recommend this caloric recovery drink following a 20 minute walk! UNLESS you are using it as a meal replacement.

For high school and college athletes who are exercising vigorously, drink one of these shakes within 30 minutes following game or practice. 

My test

I gave up my daily Ultragen shake for several weeks because unfortunately, it is not vegan. I substituted raw protein powder, soy protein powder of various brands. I definitely noticed a difference in my recoveries from workouts. So after weeks of being off of it, I tried it again. After just a couple days, I noticed a difference. My workouts didn’t change but the speed of my recoveries did. 

Ultragen is not a magic bullet for improving my performance. However, it helps me be ready to do my best each day–whatever that happens to be.

Where to buy?

Purchase First Endurance Ultragen on Amazon.

For ingredient list and further details about this product, visit First Endurance.

  1. Erin #

    Same thing happened to me! I recently tried weaning myself off of it because its just so dang expensive but I was just always tired. I bought a new tub last week and I already can tell a difference. Thanks for introducing us to it!

    August 20, 2012
    • fitskitz

      You are right, Erin. It isn’t cheap. But I’ve tried 3 other proteins and haven’t found the right one that matches Ultragen’s benefits. More high school and college athletes need to know about it. Thanks for the testimonial!

      August 21, 2012

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