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What We Tasted At Interbike

  • By Jené Shaw
  • Published Sep 24, 2013

OSMO Active Hydration and Acute Recovery for Women

After noticing that most of the data in hydration/training studies has been collected from men, Dr. Stacy Sims set out to figure out the different needs for a woman’s physiology. Her years of research led her to create a new line catered to women, who she believes have different nutrition needs, including a smaller recovery window and predisposition to overtraining due to doing too much intensity at various times during the menstrual cycle.

Her new line of products, aimed to “improve power output and endurance, avoid premenstrual performance decline and optimize training adaptations” give options for before, during and after exercise. We tested the Active Hydration in Mango and Acute Recovery in Honey Spice and loved both.

Maybe it’s because I’ve choked down too many lemon-lime and orange sports drinks in my day, but the mango hydration flavor tastes different than anything I’ve had before, and the subtle (read: not overpowering or unnatural) fruitiness is a welcome change. The recovery drink is reminiscent of an iced chai tea latte, and I’m looking forward to trying the “Honey Mocha” recipe suggestion on the back of the container—mix 50 percent rice milk with 50 percent water, add a shot of chilled espresso and top with cocoa. Active Hydration is $19.99 for 40 servings, Acute Recovery is $34.99 for 16 servings and both products are now available.

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Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw is a senior editor at Triathlete magazine, a four-time Ironman finisher and a USAT Level 1 certified coach

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