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EASE IN ACQUISITION—7
Not quite ubiquitous as of yet; seems that for the time being some of the larger chains are holding off on carrying it—though it’s relatively easy to come most everywhere else. Time will tell if these spread any further than they already have.
Functionally this works just dandy (good gripping section, caffeine content listed) and aesthetically I have no complaints—so I’d call this bottle a successful endeavor. What more is there to say?
Let me just say before anything else that there’s nothing disagreeable whatsoever about getting this drink down—the drink’s failing in the flavor department is the fact that there’s nothing agreeable about it. The ill-designated “flavor” is so weak that the only time it can actually be detected is when one exhales through their nose after swallowing. There’s really no excuse for this degree of blandness, especially with hydration energy beverages on the market so good that just drinking them is a joy in and of itself.
its nature as a hydration beverage, I deemed it appropriate to try it out as a pre-workout drink—and let me tell you, in this respect NOS Active won’t let you down. In the half-hour between drinking it and arriving at the gym, I was so thoroughly energized that found it extremely difficult to sit still, and the hour I spent on Jacob’s Ladder/lifting flew by like it was nothing. And…in spite of the fact that I’m usually pretty hammered by the time I’m done with all that, I felt just fine—plenty sharp and alert for at least two and a half hours more after the fact.
If you do the math in the above section, you get about four hours of efficacy, with no crash.
THE DRINK OVERALL—7.67
To sum things up, NOS Active—Açaí-Pomegranate-Blueberry is an invigorating energy experience, but the flavor could use some work. Still, if you need your electrolytes and a solid energy boost, don’t let the blandness keep you back.
KEYWORDS: NOS Active Açaí Pomegranate Blueberry energy drink review, low calorie, hydration beverage