First before I begin. A huge shout out to fellow Honeymaxx Ambassador and amazing young athlete Dominika Jamnicky. She won the female elite GOLD at the ITU Triathlon Pan Am Cup in Toronto on July 12, 2014. CONGRATS!!
I found Honeymaxx at a race over a year ago. The graphics caught my eye first with their bold claim; “The World’s Only Honey based hydration drink”. After a quick google search, I learned they were telling the truth! Even more curious; a market that is already saturated with sports drinks, why did we need yet another one? The answer was actually a great story.
One of the creators, Mark, found he was allergic to refined sugar and being an athlete and needing a source of energy during his rides he started experimenting with his own sources. After several home made recipes of honey powder he and his best friend Tom realized they had something great to offer everyone, not just athletes.
This product is great for endurance athletes, diabetics (especially athletes who have diabetes) and kids. After trying it out and filling up my water bottle I was hooked. I was told try it out on my runs and see what I thought. After a couple of weeks I was surprised with the results. I went from the kind of runner who depended heavily on gels to get through my workouts, to being able to go longer without them. Don’t get me wrong; gels are a convenient product for all endurance athletes. They provide quick burst of energy and electrolytes. The common complaint athletes have with these products is gut rot, GI issues, energy spikes and even bigger energy dips. Some products overload your system with electrolytes and some don’t provide enough.
Honeymaxx created a formula that has a sustainable energy source which burns slowly and with only all natural ingredients your GI tract stays in tack. A breakdown on these ingredients is simple. Honey: an energy source. Minerals such as potassium, magnesium calcium and sodium make up the essential electrolytes that you absolutely need to replenish. Ginger is added to help your digestion, and a bit of Stevia to naturally sweeten the whole mix.
The taste is light and comes in two flavours, lemon lime and orange also in single serve or 500G bags. The product comes in a powder form, which is where the company has had some challenges. Since it’s not a refined sugar and formulated from honey power, it obviously won’t dissolve like a completely sugar based Gatorade power does. If you follow the mixing directions properly and add some patience it does mix very well. There will be some clumping and those clumps will dissolve in your bottle if you let it sit for a few minutes and then re- agitate. Rumours are they’ve found a solution and production may start soon.
Being the kind of gal that leaves everything to the last minute – I fill my bottle half way with water, pour in the power, fill the rest of the bottle with water, and using my Ud Hydrates hand holder, I’m out the door leaving the agitation to happen as I warm up into my run. In fact I’m often happy to see a bit of the Honeymaxx settle to the bottom of my bottle, because as I near the end of my run and find a spot to fill up, I still have a bit of Honeymaxx left over to flavour the newly added water.
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