Pure Performance

This hot dry weather is taxing on my garden, but also on us humans. As I go out to water the garden each day I am reminded  that the people in my household need to stay hydrated too. Our drink of choice in the summer is Shaklee’s Performance Sports Drink. When you’ve been using Shaklee products for as long as I have you sometimes take if for granted that they work better, are backed by solid science, and are better for me than many of the name brands on the market. Every once in a while it is good to take a closer look at how our products stack up to the competition.  I was on a webinar this morning where they compared Performance to PowerAde, Gatorade, Vitamin Water… and I came away really grateful. Performance scores higher for results and purity and is competitive in cost per serving.

Performance® Score Card

  • Six hydrating electrolytes
  • -Including calcium and magnesium
  • No artificial sweeteners
  • -Including sucralose, aspartame
  • No artificial flavors
  • No synthetic colorants or stabilizers
  • Proprietary OPTI-LYTE electrolyte blend plus a unique mix of carbohydrates delivers instant and sustained energy.
  • Backed by laboratory tests with high-level athletes that show that Shaklee Performance maintains blood glucose levels to sustain energy output and to increase stamina.
Gatorade Score Card
Doing research on Gatorade is a bit overwhelming as there are so many product variations. Here’s a bit that I learned and links to more information. Ingredients include: water, high fructose corn syrup (glucose-fructose syrup), sucrose syrup, citric acid, natural flavor, salt, sodium citrate, monopotassium phosphate, modified food starch, red 40 and glycerol ester of rosin, and sucralose in the G2 low calorie version shown at left.

I would much rather end on a high note (pun intended) so let’s take a closer look at the history of Performance. The history of the design of this high quality sports drink is pretty darn cool. Fact – this product was designed to fuel an athlete on a  human powered flight over the Agean Sea, called the Daedalus Project 

A world record human powered flight over open seas.

Pedaling the distance of three marathons – back to back.

One aircraft. One man. No engine.

Seventy-two miles.

No rest.

One fuel: Shaklee Performance.

Mission accomplished.

Comes in delicious orange and lemon lime flavors and a very cost effective sports team pack. I invite you to try out a small can and do your own comparison. Not happy for any reason? Just contact me for a refund.

2 comments to Pure Performance

  • […] Performance fuels 700 mile bike ride By Monica, on July 25th, 2012 Received this wonderful testimonial from a new customer yesterday and had to share it. Monica,   I am nearly done with my 700 mile bike ride to raise money for the UW Cancer Research Foundation.  I started on July 4th and am scheduled to finish on August 4th, my 70th birthday.  I ride anywere from 25 to 70 miles per ride.  The heat is unbearable so I leave at sunrise or ride late in the day.  Every time I go out my water bottle is filled with the Shaklee Performance hydration drink.  It really does what the label says!  Gone are the occasional cramps two hours later and the next day I am ready to go again.  Incredible product.  I don’t leave home without it!   Every high school sports coach should have their athletes use it.   Thanks,   Dave Norby Read the story behind Performance and see how it stacks up to the leading brand. […]

  • […] Read the high flying story about the history of Performance and how it stacks up to the name brands … […]

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