Review: STEALTH Secret Training Protein Recovery Shake

Earlier in the year, I reviewed the STEALTH Hydration Mix and Energy Gels, from UK brand Secret Training. They proved to be great products, which followed my line of thought on effective sports nutrition; using primarily natural ingredients, and a reduced quantity of refined sugar.

The latest addition to Dr. Tim Lawson's Secret Training line-up, is the STEALTH Whey Protein Drink Mix. Similar to the Hydration Mix and Energy Gels, its ingredients are focussed on simple, effective nutrition and hydration.

Each 33 gram serving of the drink mix contains 20 grams of protein, around 10 grams of carbohydrates, and trace amounts of fat. In addition, each pack also contains an impressive electrolyte blend, as well as vitamins such as zinc, magnesium, potassium and B vitamins. Flavouring comes from dried real fruit powders, and both the cherry and banana flavours I tried had a great natural smell and taste.

The thinking behind the Whey Protein Drink Mix, is that in the recovery phase your body needs to rehydrate, replenish and repair. The mix of electrolytes, vitamins and protein in this mix, will all aid that process. Stripping out excess sugar, means that individuals can instead opt for lower-GI sugar sources, such as an oat bar or rice cake, and this avoids any sudden insulin spike after exercise.

Overall, I'm impressed. This shake tastes good, is easily mixed with water, and doesn't contain any of the artificial flavourings or colourings that are found in some brands' products. It seems to help recovery, and it should also help prevent post-exercise muscle cramps. Another great nutritional product from Secret Training; there's a reason that this is the preferred nutrition brand of many top riders and teams, including Tinkoff-Saxo.

View the Secret Training range at Secret-training.cc (Link)

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