Advocare Supplement Review

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Advocare Supplement Review

Overall Rating: 2 Stars

About Advocare:

“AdvoCare is a premier health and wellness company offering world-class energy, weight-loss, nutrition, and sports performance products along with a rewarding business opportunity.

Joining team AdvoCare empowers individuals to explore their ultimate potential. When people try the products, the positive testimonials pour in: “I feel better than I have in years.” “My energy level is unbelievable.” “AdvoCare has changed my life.” AdvoCare focuses on wellness and provides an opportunity to enrich your life in the way that you choose.

Distinguished professionals from the fields of nutrition, pharmacology, biology, kinesiology and medicine formulate nutritional solutions that are based on solid science and created with the highest-quality ingredients. The phenomenal results of AdvoCare products experienced by thousands of people present an exciting business opportunity.

Individuals from all walks of life are realizing the unlimited income potential and creating a more balanced life when they share our world-class products and opportunity with others. Another bonus is our DebtBuster® system that provides a simple method for targeting your creditors and becoming debt-free – a system so effective it received the Education for Life award from the Direct Selling Association (DSA) in 2002. In June 2008, AdvoCare received the prestigious DSA Innovation Award. The DSA honors the industry’s best of the best at the Annual Awards Banquet.

The AdvoCare track record is one of success because we remain focused on what we do best: offering safe and effective nutritional products and providing a compelling business opportunity. The future is bright with AdvoCare because we have the best people, proven science-based products, celebrity endorsers who recommend our products, an exciting growth plan and sound company principles.”

Spark Pre-Workout Energy Drink Powder

About:

“Key Benefits:

  • Enhances mental energy and focus*
  • Provides support for long-lasting energy*
  • Helps fight occasional drowsiness*
  • 21 vitamins, minerals and nutrients
  • Sugar-free and only 45 calories
  • Helps reduce free radicals*

Ingredients:

Vitamin A (as beta-carotene), Vitamin B-6 (as pyridoxine HCl), Vitamin B-12 (as cyanocobalamin), Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid), Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl acetate), Thiamine (as HCl), Riboflavin, Niacin (as niacinamide), Pantothenic acid (as calcium pantothenate), Zinc (as zinc monomethionine), Copper (as copper glycinate), Chromium (as chromium citrate), Choline (as bitartrate and citrate), L-Tyrosine, Taurine, Caffeine , Glycine, Citrus flavonoids, Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), L-Carnitine (as tartrate), Inositol, Maltodextrin, citric acid, sucralose, silicon dioxide.”

Rehydrate Electrolyte Replacement Gel

About:

“Key Benefits:

  • Encourages optimal performance through electrolyte balance
  • Allows for immediate and sustained energy with Sequential Carbs
  • Facilitates hydration in conjunction with plenty of water
  • Lemon flavor with only 80 calories
  • On-the-go portable and convenient pouch

Ingredients:

Water, maltodextrin, fructose, dextrose, calcium lactate, natural flavors, citric acid, magnesium citrate, ascorbic acid, L-glutamine, sodium citrate, potassium citrate, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate, sodium chloride, sodium benzoate, potassium chloride, sucralose, pyridoxine hydrochloride, niacinamide, beta carotene, calcium pantothenate, thiamine hydrochloride, riboflavin, chromium citrate.”

Rehydrate Electrolyte Replacement Drink Powder

About:

“Key Benefits:

  • Helps the body stay hydrated during physical activity
  • Provides a full spectrum of crucial electrolytes for improved electrolyte balance
  • Includes amino acids to help feed your muscles
  • Fuels your body with carbohydrates for energy production and sustained muscle endurance
  • Contains antioxidants to fight free radicals commonly produced during exercise
  • Helps prevent cramping during and after exercise

Ingredients:

Pure crystalline fructose, dextrose, maltodextrin, malic acid, Sustamine™ (L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine), sodium citrate, potassium citrate, sodium chloride, ascorbic acid, calcium lactate, potassium chloride, L-arginine, beta carotene, magnesium citrate, sucralose, chromium citrate complex, niacinamide, pyridoxine hydrochloride, calcium d-pantothenate, riboflavin, thiamine hydrochloride, d-calcium pantothenate, chromium citrate.”

Slam Energy Shot

About:

Key Benefits:

  • High-powered, portable energy source*
  • Fast acting*
  • Sustained energy without jitters*
  • Sharpens mental focus*
  • Sugar-free

Ingredients:

Niacin, Vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine HCl), Folic acid, Vitamin B-12 (as cyanocobalamin), Pantothenic acid (as calcium pantothenate), Betaine (as hydrochloride), Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), L-Tyrosine (as N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine), Taurine, L-Carnitine, Glucuronolactone, Glycine, Caffeine, Purified water, malic acid, sucralose, potassium sorbate (as preservative).”

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My Thoughts:

I have heard of Advocare before–and known of Advocare users for a few years now. However, I have never implemented them into my own exercise routine.

Taste-wise, the Spark drink mix, Slam Shot, Rehydrate Gel and Rehydrate Powder all taste pleasant, but you can tell that they are not real flavors. I eat so many fresh fruits and vegetables on a daily basis that my palate can pick out artificial flavors and ingredients like these pretty easily.

Performance-wise, the Spark mix does indeed provide an energy boost and can be used as a replacement for your pre-workout cup of coffee of caffeinated tea. The Slam shot is a quick, convenient way to get a caffeine kick that you can feel. Both the Rehydrate energy gel and powder gave me the feeling of replenishment after a workout. With all of that said, I find that many supplements such as these and similar to these give you the instant gratification because they act quickly via artificial ingredients–not from organic, whole food ingredients. That is what I take issue with. There are a multitude of organic sources that can aid in prepping your body for exercise and also helping it recover. Therefore, brands that choose to use ingredients that are less than conscious of organic, pure ingredients don’t get my vote.

I find that many individuals use a products or supplement because it “works.” Yet, they do not even look at the ingredients. As for me, I want to feel good about what I’m buying and what I’m putting into my body.

Even though I am an optimist, I always strive to make my reviews honest and real. That said, I love the idea of these supplements, but in all actuality, I can’t stand behind the ingredients. Many of them are not recognizable and none of them are a “whole food” source–like chia seed and tea leaves, which are in some organic pre workout and post workout drinks that I love.

3 thoughts on “Advocare Supplement Review”

  1. Thanks Jesica, I appreciate your honesty and taking the time to look into these items and making comparisions to other organic replacements.

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    1. Hey Corinne! Check out MyNaturalForce.com. They have organic, “BS-Free” training and energy-boosting supplements. Garden of Life has organic cleanses, as well. Feel free to shoot any other questions my way!

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