Generation UCan SuperStarch

Recently, I was selected to be a Bib Rave Pro for Bibrave.com. From this, I had the opportunity to try a product, Generation UCan (https://www.generationucan.com/). In a world of fantastical powders and drink mixes, would this be any different?

In my shipment, I was given a shaker bottle, literature detailing the benefits of the product, all of which can be found on the website as well, and 6 packets, 2 Cocoa Delite, 1 Cran-Raz, 2 Tropical Orange, and 1 Lemonade. The timing perhaps wasn’t the best as I was tapering for a marathon, but I was happy to get to try this stuff out. That Saturday before my 10 mile run, I chose for my first flavor Cocoa Delite.

Usually, I love chocolate or cocoa flavors. And I was happy to find that this was no different. The directions for use are pretty loose, basically as much water as you want (the recommendation is between 8-12 fluid ounces.) I went with about 12 ounces and shook it up with the aforementioned shaker bottle. The taste was, not that awesome. Not bad, but definitely different. Clearly this would take a bit of getting used to.

But did it work?! Heck yeah it did! It was a 10 mile taper run the week before a marathon, and at no point did I feel any bonk or crash coming on. I felt good the entire run, and had sustained energy throughout. And I didn’t even have a growling stomach after, which is usually a problem for me. I was pretty ecstatic with the results of this first trial.

Tempted though I was to use GenU for my marathon, I didn’t for the sake of not trying something new on race day. So it wasn’t until the next week that I got to give it another go. For my second, I went with lemonade after a 20 mile bike ride. The lemonade did not taste that great to me.

I’ve never been that impressed with gels or powders that attempt fruit flavors, and the trend continued with the flavors of Generation UCan. They all tasted just a bit off. I only tried mine with water, and I would imagine that if you substituted almond milk or something else, you could definitely find one way or another that worked for you. The Cran-Raz and Tropical Orange were the same for me. Flavor-wise, they didn’t do it for me. But I will say, the stuff works, and works well. I would imagine that given a bit of time, I could get used to the flavors, but for now, Cocoa Delite is my jam.

Disclaimer: I received a Generation UCan to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

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