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On 14 February 2016 at 15:02 | updated on 05 December 2019 at 16:03

Testing the CR7 Drive hypotonic drink by Herbalife

Testing the CR7 Drive hypotonic drink by Herbalife

Online-Skating is testing today the CR7 Drive hypotonic drink by the well-known brand Herbalife. It is destined to endurance sports, like skating...

By  Aurélien GACHET

A code name?

Herbalife CR7 DribeHerbalife's CR7 Drive was developped in partnership with soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo. CR, like his initials, and 7, like his jersey number.

This drink is part of the wide range of products offered by Herbalife, the sports range of which is called Herbalife24 and is designed for endurance sports. Just what I need, long distance skating is my favorite discipline!

Where to find it?

The OLS team is ready to hear you say: why testing a product that's hard to find?

It's true that the CR7 Drive is not available in supermarkets or in general stores. However the brand's distribution network goes through a good bunch of partners. Go check on the website and you'll find an Herbalife coach close to your place...

The CR7 Drive Drink

The isotonic drink is sold in jars of 540 grams (20 scoops) or in bags of 10 x 27 grams. Mix the powder with water : 1 bag or 2 scoops for 500 ml. Classic and just like any powder on the market.

Packaging

We tested the bag version, easier to bring with you. Nevertheless, packaging it in sticks would have made the pouring into 50 cl bottles easier (usually distributed by organizations on skating races).

Taste

The CR7 Drive tastes like acai berry, which is a bit sour. At first take, the drink is very refreshing.

Effects

The intake of carbohydrates helps you maintain your level of performance. Tiredness stroke in later than usual during my training. The drink is easily assimilated. No stomach pain to declare.

Intake comparison: Isostar vs. Herbalife

 

ISOSTAR

HERBALIFE

Role

Carbohydrates (g)

39

23

Substrate (1), glycemia

Salt (g)

0.6

0.6

Prevents hyponatremia (2)

Vit. E (mg)

4.8

X

Antioxidant (free radicals (3))

Vit. C (mg)

39

X

Antioxidant (free radicals (3))

B1 (Thiamine) (mg)

0.44

1.1

Energy metabolism (4)

B12 (mg)

X

0.0025

Protein synthesis

Magnesium (mg)

145

142

Prevents cramps and contractures

Zinc (mg)

4

X

Antioxidant + energy metabolism

(1) Nutrients which serve to muscle contraction : here carbohydrates. It's chemical energy transformed into mechanical energy : muscle contraction.

(2) A lack of sodium may cause dizziness. For example, during a long effort, if you only drink water, without salt, your sodium level drops as you sweat, and if your body lacks too much sodium, il may become dangerous. Hence the salt.

(3) These are portions of oxygen that were not used during muscle contraction and that 'rust' your body, and reduce your performances if there are too many of them. This may happen during long efforts without antioxidant intake.

(4) Element that helps transforming sugar (carbohydrates) into mechanical energy.

Conclusion

According to the quantitative data provided by the producers, Isostar offers more nutrients in variety and quantity than Herbalife's CR7: It is richer in carbohydrates and antioxidants. It would be interesting to compare prices...

Strong points and points to be improved

Pluses

+ vitamins and carbohydrates intake
+ taste

Minuses

- distribution network limited to partners
- high prices, like most products of the same range

Released  on 14 February 2016 - Read 12584 times

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Bénévole sur REL et Spotland depuis plusieurs année je pratique le roller depuis 2008 au Skate Club Lorrain d'Hettange-Grande. Ces dernières je me suis orienté vers la pratique de la longue distance et des courses en solo. Je gère Spotland et effectue quelques articles et news sur REL, un juste retour de ce que m'a apporté ce site.

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