I was instantly curious when I heard that Vivo Life were introducing and expanding their range. There's so many sports products out there and I was hoping it would be something interesting and new and I wasn't disappointed, their Sustain Plant Based BCAA & Coconut Water is something else. Don't get me wrong, BCAA are not new but Vivo Life's formulation and how they brought it together is pretty good in my books.
I've mentioned before that one of the many perks of working for a health food company is that I often get to try the new additions to our line. Vivo Life sent us a few of their proteins (next on the list to review), their Thrive Raw Green Superfood (for her and for him), Matcha Green Tea, Organic Maca Powder and finally this little gem; Vivo Life Sustain Plant Based BCAA & Coconut Water Powder.
What are BCAA's?
BCAA's are branched-chain amino acid, the building blocks of healthy muscles. They're considered the perfect supplement for people looking to put on mass, but more so people who are looking to cut down and shred some body fat whilst maintaining their shape.
BCAAs are perfect to take pre-workout during a fast to fuel your muscles and give you energy. I workout 3 times a week after nursery drop off and never eat before I head to the gym making this a perfect supplement to add to my routine. On top of this Vivo Life have added blueberry and energy boosting superfood baobab to their vegan formulation. Baobab is high in antioxidant and is a excellent source of vitamins and mineral.
Now you know how amazing the product is, let's talk about the taste. It's sweetened with stevia extract and freeze dried blueberries. It's tasty but very sweet which I think will appeal to the majority of people. Vivo Life recommends adding a scoop to 250ml of water, I prefer to add 500ml instead. I take it whilst I am training and stretching (or up to 30 minutes before a workout).I've been taking it for over 2 weeks now and I've noticed a change already. Because the drink gives me natural energy I am training harder than usual and haven't felt the usual next day soreness that I often had after a proper weight training/cardio session. This is pretty incredible. I thoroughly recommend it. It's a really good product and I can't wait to try more of Vivo Life's range!