Review: New Active Root sports drinks
Scottish sports drink company Active Root has launched a new version of the Original Ginger flavour and a new product, Active Root Green Tea and Ginger drink.
I should confess I am already a fan of Active Root sports drink. I like the ginger flavour and I have found it doesn’t adversely affect my stomach as much as other sports drinks.
The one thing that was frustrating about the launch product was that it took a while for the pure cane sugar to dissolve in water. I tended to mix the drink and then leave it for a few hours, or overnight, so it had dissolved by the time I wanted to use it. That wasn’t ideal but it worked.
Brilliantly, the new products are faster dissolving. It is excellent actually. The powder mix of unbleached cane sugar, natural dried ginger and sea salt easily dissolves in cold water. It looks like a smoother powder compared to the first version.
Another development is that there is more electrolytes in the form of sea salt compared to the first version. The amount is now 400mg per 35g.
And there is a new flavour, Active Root Green Tea and Ginger drink. I really like this. It’s the same drink as the Original flavour but with an added touch of green tea, which gives a cooler, slightly more earthy flavour. It’s a less sweet taste and I far prefer it.
This is a better taste for the latter stages of a long training run or race when you are fed up with sweet snacks and drinks. It’s also a great taste for people who are not so keen on the flavour of ginger.
I enjoyed taking regular sips of Active Root drink during a recent race.
Did you know?
- The natural ginger root drinks are a first in the sports world.
- Ginger for its well-known anti-nausea and stomach calming effects.
Find out more by reading my previous blog review of Active Root.
Active Root ingredients
Each serving of Active Root powder, which is mixed with water, includes 200mg of natural dried ginger, 32.5g of carbohydrate in the form of unbleached cane sugar and 240mg of sea salt.
Buy Active Root
Active Root is sold in handy one serving sachets or a 1.4kg tub. Prices from £7.49 for six sachets, £19.99 for 20 sachets or £22.99 for a tub. It’s available in stores and on-line at ACTIVE ROOT.