Since then, I have ate some Tuna Sushi, but a small amount.
In my quest to find great recipes for my new way of eating and meal planning. I was told to consume Hemp powder to ensure I had enough protein in my diet. I was intrigued so I purchased some.
Within 12 hrs of consuming Hemp powder - I was taken back to the night of the Vegas Half. If you know that story, you know where I am going with this.
So, I backed off for a day - let it get out of my system and cut down the recommended dosage by Half.
Same problem. Vegas nightmare relieved.
Took another day off and brought it down to 1/8 of the recommended daily dosage.
I gave up. However, I was determined to find a protein source I could stomach. I was recommended to NeoCell Collagen Sport. I know, I know Collagen is cultivated from animals. But, I was willing to try it, since I wasn't EATING meat, maybe the effects would be different. After reading about the product, it intrigued me. From their website:
- 15 grams Pure Ion-Exchange Whey Protein Isolate
- 15 grams Super Collagen™ Bioavailable Peptides
- Rich in BCAAs
- Good source of L-Glutamine
- Enhanced with Exogenous Amino Acids
- Multi-vitamin Fortification
- Doctor Formulated
What’s NOT in Collagen Sport™
- Gluten, Wheat, Sugar & Lactose Free
- No Artificial Sweeteners or Flavors
- No Fillers or Synthetic Ingredients
NeoCell agreed to send me their product so I could try and write a review.
I started consuming the protein powder the first week of March. Within 2 days, I noticed I didn't have any gassy or stomach cramps. Okay - GREAT direction.
Within a few days, I started to see a difference in the texture of my skin.
And never, even until this day - have I had any stomach issues. I consume it every morning in my smoothie. I hear of some who put it in water in the hopes of making a milk shake type of drink. That doesn't interest me.
I took the protein powder with me to the LA Marathon. Made the smoothie ahead of time and my husband had it waiting for me at the Finish Line. I was tired, I wasn't hungry (yet) and I was the typical sore - but I managed to get it down. I knew my body needed Protein and within that 35 minute window.
The results? I never had major soreness or aches after the race. Even days later. My only soreness was a few late-blooming blisters on a few little toes. That's pretty amazing, isn't it?
I am sold on this product and recommending it everyone, especially long distance athletes. It comes in two flavors - French Vanilla and Barvarian Chocolate. I like using the French Vanilla, because I often make my smoothies with Dark Chocolate Almond Milk. Other ideas for smoothies - fruit, chia seeds, flax seeds - anything you desire.
NeoCell is offering a free giveaway to my readers! The winner will receive a 2-week supply of their choice of flavors. TO ENTER: Just comment in the comment section below and you will be automatically entered into the drawing. At the end of the giveaway period, I will post the last comment and the name of the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me via email to claim their prize. If I do not hear from the winner within the 48 hrs - I will draw another name, until a winner has become official.
CONTEST ends, Sunday, April 8th at 11:59pmPST
Good luck and I promise you will love, LOVE this product!
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Charlene L. Ragsdale - Las Vegas, NV
Running Coach, Certified Sports Nutritionist & Public Speaker
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