Healthy Energy Liquid Concentrate is the most economical way to get the benefits of FRS. Compared to their powder packets, you'll get two more servings for the same cost. FRS Liquid combines vitamins and quercetin, a flavanoid with anti-oxidant properties, to combat fatigue, muscle damage from strenuous exercise, and illness.Quercetin is an anti-oxidant that's been clinically proven to produce a stimulant effect similar to caffeine. When taken twice daily, quercetin helps keep you focused and feeling energetic. Perhaps more importantly, FRS products with quercetin are Free Radical Scavengers, hence the name. As you exercise, your muscles produce these oxygen-centered free radicals that float around and participate in oxidative reactions that cause cell damage. The quercetin "picks up" the free radicals so they cannot do harm to your healthy cells.Studies also show quercetin to play a role in the production of mitochondria within cells. Mitochondria are the powerhouses of cells and produce most of your cellular ATP, the currency of energy you might say, during aerobic exercise. In this manner, the quercetin in FRS products increases your V0 max potential by nearly 4% and ride time to fatigue by 13%. That could be the difference between first and tenth place in any given race. The mitochondrial increase also slows the usage of muscle glycogen and glucose and shifts towards a greater reliance on fat oxidation for energy, allowing all of your energy stores to work in harmony to keep you fueled throughout your ride. FRS products that contain quercetin also have anti-inflamatory and anti-viral benefits that ease the stress of heavy training cycles and minimize the risk of joint inflammation and susceptibility to illness.FRS Healthy Energy Liquid Concentrate combines quercetin with other vitamins in a blend that maximizes its bioavailability. It's available in Orange flavor and has 120 calories and 250mg of quercetin. The caloric content makes the Liquid Concentrate a great choice for mid-ride refueling for those long days in the saddle.
Weaknesses: I received the free shipment sample of FRS. I've been an endurance athlete for decades and have been experimenting with many nutritional supplements, drinks, powders, etc. In all these years, only a couple of things really seemed to make a difference in performance or recovery in my own unscientific, subjective studies. The FRS tasted good, but the jury is still out on any positive effects it produced for me personally. Probably not enough time using the product. I planned on continuing with the lemon-lime mix and saw it available locally for a good price at retail store.
But hold the horses! : I get unwittingly banged for $65.00 on my credit this month from something labeled: "FRS". WTF? Is this for overdue taxes from the Federal Revenue Service? No, I got taken for not being able to understand the uncomprehendable small print when I entered my credit card to pay for only the shipping of the free FRS sample.
This is really cheesy and below-board. I am not questioning the efficacy of the FRS contents, nutritional or product value. But, basically this is the point that I immediately stop using FRS, ask for a full refund, and banish FRS from my life. It's too bad, I may have been a long time customer if things were more upfront with how the credit card and membership are handled. This business practice really puts a bad taste in my mouth and I could never, ever drink something I feel I got scammed on without gagging it up.
Don't buy on-line directly from FRS as part of the "free trial". This business practice really puts a bad taste in my mouth and I could never, ever drink something I feel I got scammed on without gagging it up.
Strengths: I start my day off with a shot of FRS concentrate every morning it wakes me up and keeps me energetic through out the day,I am convinced that FRS stepped me up a notch on the bike and will continue to pay for it.
Weaknesses: Costs to much for most of my riding bros. tastes o.k.
Strengths: Helps to reduce tired feeling from a lot of riding. Helps system recovery capacity.
Weaknesses: Cost and Free Trial Offer" automatically signs you up for monthly shipments.
The benefits of this drink are longer-term. Not for quick post-workout recovery (try cholate milk for that). This is like a better vitamin, it builds your energy recovery capability. After 3 months, I could handle 40 milke MTB rides better. Not magic, but a definite help. It's a little like Hammer Race Caps, except they help build muscle, this helps build your system.
Be carefuls if you try the "Free Trial Offer". They sign you up for monthly delivery. To cancel, call as soon as you get the free package (you pay shipping), or any time. I did not have a problem with this, they canceled me after the first call. Now I order individual shipments.
Kind of expensive. The liquid is best. The powder dissolves slowly. The chews aren't as effective.