Hydrating With Hoist
Now on to the Review. I received the opportunity to test out Hoist as an ambassador for BibRave (otherwise known as a BibRavePRO). I swear being a BibRavePRO has been one of the greatest experiences to date!
As always, my thoughts on the products I review are my own. I was not compensated for this review. Simply provided the product to try and tell YOU all about it! So WHAT is it?
Hoist claims that it's the most "hydrating drink on the market"? How can they make that claim? Because their drink is ISOTONIC. Meaning it gets into your bloodstream faster, and doesn't sit in your gut. Here's what their website says about being ISOTONIC.
"An isotonic drink has a similar carbohydrate and electrolyte concentration to your body, meaning that your body will absorb them faster than water alone. Because Hoist is isotonic, your body can start absorbing rejuvenating electrolytes from the first sip. Your body doesn't have to do any work to give your cells a drink. Plus, Hoist does not contain any added colors or high fructose corn syrup. It’s a no-brainer for when you really need to rehydrate fast."
Hoist comes in three flavors: Strawberry Lemonade, Starfruit, and Orange. I was provided with 6 Strawberry Lemonade and 6 Starfruit. So unfortunately I can't comment on the orange.
The Strawberry Lemonade... FANTASTIC! The taste is much like Propel for anyone who's had it, but that's just flavored water. Hoist, however, is made for hydration. Here's how it stacks up to other hydration drinks on the market.
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I do have to be honest though, I did NOT like the Starfruit flavor. It tasted kind of like cough syrup to me. But the Strawberry Lemonade totally made up for it. I had a friend try the Starfruit and she loved it. So maybe it's just me on that one. Regardless, I don't hold it against a product if there's only one flavor that I didn't like.
I will say, Hoist is the only other drink like this that I've tried that doesn't upset my stomach (other than Cocogo, which I'm still very fond of). And I didn't feel the need to drink tons of water on my run so it DOES work! I"m considering stocking up on some Strawberry Lemonade.
Also, there are local vendors who carry HOIST! You can check out if there's a location near you on their website http://drinkhoist.com/ But you can always buy it online as well. It runs about $30 for a case of 12 online.
All in all, I'd definitely recommend Hoist.
Tell me, have you ever tried it? What hydration drink do YOU enjoy the most?