Review: BODYARMOR SuperDrink #SuperiorHydration

BODYARMOR SuperDrink Review

Disclosure: This posting is sponsored by BODYARMOR SuperDrink.  I received BODYARMOR SuperDrink and compensation to facilitate this review.  My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own.

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We were unhappy with the artificial dyes and sweeteners in the brands of sports drinks that we had already tried.  Our family was excited to review BODYARMOR, especially the kids.

We’re an active family, with the kids constantly on the soccer field, playing at the park, and my husband and I hitting the gym.  Nothing short of a quality sports drink will do!  Beaten down by our hot and humid Georgia summers, we usually drink two bottles of water for every sports drink.  Having kids, we want to give them a sports drink that will help them stay hydrated,  not load them up with artificial sweeteners and dyes.

Why we like BODYARMOR

Working out and playing hard requires fuel, and we want the best fuel for our bodies when they need it the most.

BODYARMOR SuperDrink is a superior sports drink that boasts:

  • natural flavors, colors, and sweeteners;
  • coconut water; and
  • electrolytes and vitamins.

It does not have artificial flavors, artificial dyes, or artificial sweeteners!

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BODYARMOR SuperDrink Tropical Punch Flavor Ingredients

BODYARMOR SuperDrink comes in six flavors: fruit punch, tropical punch, strawberry banana, mixed berry, orange mango, and grape.

Our family will drink a sports drink warm or cold.  We actually preferred BODYARMOR SuperDrink cold, and kept them chilled for soccer practice.

Of note, the strawberry banana had an aftertaste when we drank it warm, which virtually disappeared when chilled.  My husband and I fought over had a preference for the orange mango and grape, which were both really refreshing!  Our kids debated over the mixed berry, fruit and tropical punch SuperDrinks, trying to decide who took which to what practice. Our eldest succeeded in hiding the punches from her brother before soccer, but I was able to steal a few gulps of both at practice, which were tasty.

Would I buy BODYARMOR SuperDrink?

I would buy these in the market, especially as the kids do not like the flavor of other natural sports drink brands that we have tried.  I checked on their website and Amazon, and these are a bit more expensive than their competitors that contain artificial dyes and artificial sweeteners.  I would pay the difference for a superior sports drink to avoid those ingredients, especially for one of the children who is sensitive to them.  These do taste really good, almost like regular juice, with the benefit of electrolytes and coconut water.  Both my husband and I would gladly take them to the gym for our longer workout days, so for our family they’re a winner.

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Our club soccer player after a long practice.

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Disclosure:  My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own.  This posting is sponsored by Body Armor SuperDrink.  I received BodyArmor SuperDrink and other compensation to facilitate this review.

Comments

  1. Kendra Frampton says:

    I have never heard of this brand. I will have to check them out.

  2. Jesenia says:

    I’m not a fan of the other sports drinks out there on the market. Good to hear there’s another alternative, I’ll have to give it a try!

    • Elizabeth says:

      My kids play so hard at soccer (and it’s so hot!), that two bottles of water just isn’t enough. They need the extra electrolytes to help them recover. We really enjoyed it.

  3. Tricia Wehner says:

    I have heard of these drinks and have wondered about them. Thank you for review.I will definitely have to look into trying them now

  4. Kelly Kimmell says:

    Sounds like a good alternative to sugary drinks. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I’ve never heard of this drink before, looks interesting to try!

  6. I have never heard of these—I think my favorite would be that strawberry-banana!

  7. katrina g says:

    i was just looking at them the other day, they look really good. i’ll have to try them out.

  8. Michelle says:

    It’s disingenuous to compare Body Armor to other ‘natural sports drink brands’ considering Body Armor isn’t a natural sport drink. It says right there on the picture of the label that you posted that Body Armor contains cyanocobalamin, a chemical compound with a laundry list of possible side effects that include hives, difficulty breathing, swelling, headaches, nausea, upset stomach, diarrhea, joint pain, and itching.

    According to the label, one bottle has 200% of an adults recommended daily intake of this chemical. What would that be for a small child? 400%, 500%, more?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanocobalamin

    • Elizabeth says:

      There are four shelf stable forms of B vitamins, including cyanocobalamin.

      It is up to the individual consumer to determine what is their optimal intake. I don’t allow my child to drink entire bottles of sports drinks given their sugar contents, and serving sizes are listed for adults. Of note is the fact that the FDA does not define natural and that this drink is by far better than its traditional competitors which include food dye, HFCS, and other ingredients which I avoid.

      I personally am on a vitamin regimen that has increased level of B vitamin complex per my medical practitioner for deficiency, so I do not find a listing above the RDA particularly concerning.

      While it does contain a shelf stable form of b vitamin in the form of cyanocobalamin, I think that your statements are unnecessarily inflammatory. Taking too much of anything will make you sick. Here is an interesting blog posting containing the various shelf stable forms of b vitamins. http://www.metabolics.com/blog/the-best-forms-of-vitamin-b12-in-supplements/

      Thanks for stopping by.

  9. Michelle says:

    Semantics and FDA definitions (or a lack there of) aside, from one mother to another I think we can agree that synthetic chemical compounds made in a lab are wholly unnatural. My comments weren’t meant to be inflammatory. I’ve noticed this brand popping up on several parenting blogs recently, being touted as “nothing artificial” and “all natural”, when it clearly is not the case. Body Armor has even posted a link to this post on their social media touting it as (in capital letters) NOTHING ARTIFICIAL. Considering how obviously untrue this is, it baffles me how this brand isn’t getting in trouble for doing this.

    • Elizabeth says:

      I don’t make those claims in this review, nor do I have control over what the brand posts to social media. I simply reviewed the product in terms of our family’s experience.

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