My husband and I have used other hydration products for years. Earlier this year, we tried Scratch Passion Fruit flavor Sport Hydration Powder. We absolutely love it. So much so, we threw away all of our other hydration products. No fizz to go flat or aftertaste, just great taste. We use 1 12 scoops of powder per 10 - 12 ounces of water poured into a 21 ounce Camelbak Podium Ice bottle loaded with ice. It is the perfect formula for us. Enjoy!
Ive tried and used many products but have always had stomach issues after several months. Decided to give Scratch Labs a try and it has been well worth it. Ive now been using this product for several yrs with no problems. It is light and clean and has caused zero stomach issues. Works great in the lovely Florida heat and humidity. Its not sugar sweet or has an after taste.
I've tried 5-7 (or more) different drink types. Some are way too sweet, others upset my stomach too much on rides, etc. But Skratch is very subtle sweetness with no overload to upset the stomach. On 3-4 hour rides, I'll start with two 28oz bottles of skratch and supplement nutrition along the way as well. Tons of flavor choices and I usually keep multiples on hand to vary the flavor on my rides.
Skratch is my go-to electrolyte replacement mix. It is naturally flavored and easily digested, so I get the benefit of hydration and electrolyte replacement without stomach upset and without a lot of burping. Solid product for cycling, swimming, and triathlon. The 20- or 60-serving pouches work great for filling water bottles at home; I take the individual packets with me while traveling.
I started with Skratch Hydration at the beginning of 2020. With the pandemic lockdowns, I wound up riding nearly 1k miles/month in my garage, and really increased my hydration needs especially through the hot summer. I'd wind up going through a 20 serving bag every 2-3 weeks, but the electrolytes definitely work, as my heart rate was much more under control with this than just water alone.
I've used Fluid, SIS and Gatorade over the years. Fluid is awesome, but flavors are limited and get boring. SIS tends to be less sweet, while Gatorade is too sweet, even when watered down. The Skratch pineapple and strawberry flavors are my favorite by far.
Iï¿½ve tried other powders and Skratch has been the best tasting. Itï¿½s the closest in taste to what the flavors are and has no bitter after taste. My stomach also has no problem with it on centuries. For reference Iï¿½ve tried GU and liquid IV. I donï¿½t really have a preferred flavor, trying out each one has been one way of treating myself.
I liked this a lot! It didn't give me the problems some sugary drinks do. It also didn't taste too sweet, which was a big plus. You pay a little more for th4e refined taste provided by this recipe, but it's worth it to me.
This drink mix is not overly sweet or salty.... I have used this product for years and its my favorite hydration mix thus far. My body does not do well with artificial sweeteners found in some other brands.... besides on the bike is not the time to restrict calories. I love the Matcha flavor! The others that I have tried are great too. The only ï¿½gripeï¿½ I have is that i wish it was cheaper, so I stock up whenever its on sale.
Skratch is the best product I have found for staying hydrated without the problems that occur when you drink overly sugary or salty replacement fluids. There is just enough flavor to do what you are supposed to do drink BEFORE you get thirsty. I usually consume this during hot summer rides then go back to water and green tea when it gets cooler. The bars are very much like a KIND bar but I rarely eat unless a ride is longer than three hours.
I use this for road cycling and my old default was Gatorade for riding longer distances in the summer heat. I was suspicious that this was a gimmick because of the high price, but now I keep coming back to Skratch. It's not too sweet and the flavor is subtle. It also doesn't leave that gritty coating feel on my teeth when you drink other sports drinks. Using 1.5 scoops for a 24oz is perfect for me.
I use it a little lighter than recommended to lessen the sweetness and extend servings. Fill bottle first then add this, shake well. If you add the product first, it can be more difficult to fully mix. Strawberry lemonade is one of my favorite drinks of all time, so this was a no-brainer. Excellent taste, easy cleanup.
I have been using Scratch Lab products for quit a number of years at this time. I keep going back and infact just reordered more of the Lemons and Limes. It doesn't seem to bloat me and it does certainly help with hydration both in high heat situations and for long distance rides. Highly recommended.
This is the first sport hydration product I've ever tried since I started cycling a year ago. The difference is very noticeable on a very hot day. I wasn't expecting it to be so effective but there is an obvious difference. I keep one bottle of this and one bottle of water with me on long hot rides now.