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Generation UCAN Nutrition Product Review

Generation UCAN Product review

I am always looking for ways to improve my abilities when it comes to running, cycling, and just about any fitness related activity. I previously wrote about EnduroPacks and the impact that this had on my training. I was reading about Meb Keflezighi and noticed that he was a supporter of the Generation UCAN nutritional product and wanted to learn more about this product. I sent an email to the Generation UCAN team and they were nice enough to send me a sample of their products to try for this review.

If you attend race expo shows or read fitness articles, then you know there are a ton of different nutritional supplements on the market today. Whenever I see a new product sponsored by great athletes, I always wonder if it would help me improve.

With so much competition, I naturally wonder what makes one product better or different from another. According to their website, the thing that makes their products different is the SuperStarch. As mentioned on their website, “Generation UCAN is powered by SuperStarch, a healthy, natural, gluten-free innovation in carbohydrate nutrition. SuperStarch is a complex carbohydrate (derived from non-GMO corn) that uniquely stabilizes blood sugar and causes almost no reaction from the fat-storage hormone insulin.” It goes on to say that it’s a “more efficient energy source than sugars, caffeine, or high-carb meals.” This product was originally designed to help children with energy imbalances.

These products are easy on the stomach and allow you to perform while burning fat, something all athletes need.

Generation UCAN product description from their website: “UCAN drink mixes and UCAN Snack bars are “powered by SuperStarch” and backed by patented and proven science to help you sustain energy and burn fat the healthy way. Our UCAN Hydrate is a clean, natural electrolyte replacement with no sugar and no fake stuff. Whether you’re running a marathon, climbing a mountain, competing on the field, or live an on-the-go lifestyle, UCAN is ideal for maintaining steady energy.”

Below are the items (along with pictures) I received for writing this product review.

  • 2 packets UCAN Drink Mix (Orange & Cinnamon)
  • 2 packets UCAN with Protein Drink Mix (Vanilla Cream)
  • 2 UCAN Snack Bars (Cinnamon, Chocolate)
  • 2 sticks UCAN Hydrate (Berry, Lemon-Lime)

Pros Cons
  • Variety of Flavors
  • Ease of Use
  • Performance benefits
  • Price

Generation UCAN Product Verdict

Having tried most of the Generation UCAN products, I can honestly say that they make amazing products. Not only do these products help with improving performance and recovery, but they taste great.

If I had to choose one item, I would pick the energy bars. A great energy snack that was the right amount (180 calories) to keep me going during those mid-morning or mid-afternoon times. The recovery options are great for making smoothies with my Vitamix blender.

Generation UCAN Bars

The Generation UCAN bars are great to eat before or after workouts, in addition to keeping them at the office when you need an energy snack. All of these bars include their SuperStarch product and healthier fats, some fiber, and protein. These are great for quick snacks with minima calorie consumption.

Current Flavors: Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate

Highly recommend trying these.

Generation UCAN Powders

Generation UCAN has a number of powder drinks. They include the traditional Drink Mix, Protein Mix, and the Plain SuperStarch. These products are typically 100-130 calories.

Drink Mix: This incredible tasting power has no added sugar, powered by SuperStarch, and can be used before, during, and after workouts.

Current flavors: Cranberry Raspberry, Lemonade, Pomegranate Blueberry, and Plain.

Protein Mix: This great tasting powder is similar to the traditional Drink Mix, but includes whey protein making it ideal for consuming after workouts. As I mentioned earlier, I used this after my workouts and added to my smoothies. A simple way to get the necessary protein to improve recovery.

Current flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla Cream

Generation UCAN Eletrolytes

 

These hydrate/electrolyte products are great tasting and very easy to use. They contain 4 electrolytes and contain no sugar with zero calories. These are great to aid during and after workouts to rehydrate.

Current Flavors: Berry, Lemon-Lime

Here is a comparison of how UCAN products compare with others.

Generation UCAN Product Comparision

Where to Buy Generation UCAN Products

The Active Guy Conclusion

I would certainly recommend trying the Generation UCAN. These products are easy to use, provide long-lasting energy, and taste great.

Have you tried any of the Generation UCAN Products?

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