As I continued looking for more hydration products, I was excited to try Neversecond C30 Drink Mix. Like many fueling options, the name alone intrigued me. Plus, as a new company, they have even worked with Jordan Hassay, which is super cool! While it’s fun to hear about all of the professional runners they’ve worked with, admiditately, it was also a turn-off because I want to hear about the common runners too. Their website lacked information about how Neversecond C30 Drink Mix could help me, the regular athlete.
It almost sounds like they only work with professionals.
About the Brand Neversecond:
Neversecond began when lifelong endurance runner and successful entrepreneur Bill Armstrong couldn’t find nutrition supported by cutting edge and current science. His quest to find it led him to the laboratory of Asker Jeukendrup, Ph.D., one of the world’s leading scientiﬁc authorities on sports nutrition.
Jeukendrup has been at the forefront of sports science research for nearly 30 years and worked with several world-class athletes. Both Bill and Asker agreed that the sports nutrition world was full of inaccurate information. Their goal began separating the myths from facts to create the best scientific nutrition to enhance performance and recovery.
About Neversecond C30 Drink Mix:
the Neversecond C30 Drink Mix C30 hydrates and delivers 120 calories with 30 g of carbohydrates and fast-absorbing energy. They specifically choose a mild flavor that is more gentle on the stomach, minimizing the risk of GI discomfort even during hard training sessions or races. No one wants stomach issues during a run or race.
About the Neversecond C30 Drink Mix:
- AJ-21 Carb Blend. 2:1 glucose to fructose carb blend. This optimizes fuel delivery and hydration.
- 200mg Sodium which promotes rapid water absorption.
- Mild flavor.
- Isotonic for rapid gastric emptying.
- Quality controlled and tested.
- Certified banned substance-free. This is extremely important, and I love that it is. Although it makes sense based on their relationship with professional athletes.
My experience with Neversecond C30 Drink Mix:
It’s interesting to me the promotion Neversecond has with “elite and professional athletes.” While yes, it’s easy to argue what works for the pros will work for me too. That isn’t always the truth, and just because it works for professionals doesn’t mean it will work for the hobbyist too. Many professionals only run for 2-2:30 minutes, while hobby runners might run anywhere from 3-8 hours! Those are completely different races and require completely different nutrition. Despite trusting they know their stuff, I don’t always believe everything that works for pros works for the everyday runner like myself.
As usual, I like to try fueling products before I’m actually running. This ensures that I know it feels good before I’m in the middle of a workout. The first time I tried Neversecond C30 Drink Mix, I felt fine. I was fairly indifferent, and it tasted ok. I am not a huge fan of milder flavors, but it was good.
I tried it again during a medium run in the middle of the desert. I could tell I felt better when I drank it. I had more energy towards the end of the run and felt more hydrated. I prefer drink mixes with calories, so I always appreciate it when electrolyte mixes have more than 5 calories.
Flavors I tried:
I am always curious of what color the drink mixes will come out. I usually anticipate a bright, bold color, but the Neversecond C30 Drink Mixes are an opaque muted color.
Citrus: Citrus is a usual flavor to most brands. I found the Neversecond C30 Drink Mix citrus flavor to taste good but not too overpowering. It also wasn’t “too tart” like I’ve found with other citrus flavors. They aren’t joking when they say the Neversecond C30 Drink Mix is milder than other flavors. If you are looking for something with minimal flavor, this is a good option.
Forest Berry: Berry flavored anything is usually my favorite, and I found the Neversecond C30 Drink Mix Forest Berry to be my favorite as well. It was slightly sweeter than most berry flavors but not overpowering.
Cost: 20 servings for 21.95
This is actually one of the cheaper drink mixes I’ve tried lately.
Neversecond C30 Drink Mix Conclusion:
I like the C30 Drink Mix, and I was pleasantly surprised. I went into it thinking it would be decent but not great, and it turned out to be one of my favorite drink mixes. I wish they had more information about how it helps the hobbyist versus always talking about professional runners. If you are someone who appreciates a lower profile flavor, you’ll enjoy the C30 Drink Mix. Finally, it is one of the more cost-effective hydration solutions out there.
Questions for you:
Have you tried Neversecond C30 Drink Mix?
What is your favorite hydration product?