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09-21-2012, 09:22 AM
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Team BioSteel is popular (in my opinion) because Mike Cammallari wears their hat & t-shirts in post-game interviews (plug/endorsement for a friend of his, or the product he uses... fair enough - I just don't like endorsements being forced like that
I haven't checked their product line in a while, but when I read the nutrition label, it just seemed like a different approach then other performance drinks - an approach that I didn't feel was "optimal".
From what I read, there were no carbohydrates in the drink (their "pre & during" drink) - and this is NOT optimal for a sport like hockey. As well, there was no caffeine or creatine, two helpful substances that also help in hockey.... it's just amino acids (very important) and some vitamins & minerals...and lots of marketing and pushes from their buddies Cammallari and Gary Roberts. Gotta love the fraternity! lol.
Regarding their post-workout drink, again, unfortunately there are no carbohydrates - critically important post-workout! Your body needs carbs to stimulate the anabolic process (= to release the hormones that shuttle the protein to muscle), so with no carbs, it's not very effective!!!
Regarding the price, it's actually not "that" expensive (relatively speaking)... pretty neat trick the other marketing giants have done, the Dairy Farmers (who btw of course supply great funding for these "chocolate milk studies"),,, it's a bit of a myth to think that "supplement products" are crazy expensive and "milk" is somehow not... a large chocolate milk (at Tim Horton's let's say) is about $2.25, giving you ONLY 18g of PROTEIN, 60g of carbs, and 6g of fat... Male athletes especially NEED more protein then that, particularly post workout! So for that "price" of $2.25 or so, you're not getting a very thorough recovery drink... so, per "unit value" sort of thing, I'm suggesting that the "supplement" stuff isn't all that expensive when viewed from that perspective.
Nevertheless, chocolate milk does have it's place, and is a decent alternative if you don't have a more thorough recovery drink available.
Hope that makes sense!
Team Biosteel is not popular because Mike Cammalieri wears its logos. Its because its done an excellent job in creating a productive product and marketed it well getting a handful of athletes from hockey to olympic sports to the NFL who believe in it. I dont think one product was made this popular because of Mike C... Stamkos believes in everything Gary Roberts and Matt Nichol has told him in the last 3 years including nutrition. Now they have Nail Yakupov.
You say the drink is not optimal. You say your body needs carbs after a work out and you say it needs creatine? And no caffeine?
After that sentence, no one should be listening to your advice. Caffeine and especially creatine is far from needed in hockey or being a healthy living being in general. I dont even want to know what kind of sport drinks you drink. The only thing your body needs is healthy arrange of varied food and fruits and water.
Biosteel was not meant to load you up on Carbs and Caffeine and especially crap like Creatine. If your randomly tired before a game or practice, have some green tea. Much less dehydrating then coffee and 10x healthier for your body now and in the long run. But if your constantly tired and need caffeine then you should be getting more rest in general.
Amino Acids is basically the original source of energy that your body needs. Its the building blocks of protein and energy. Have foods with more Vitamin B and you will notice your body being more energized on a constant basis.
Stay away from supplements like Creatine. Does more harm than goodl.
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