Stay Balanced with Phenoh 7.4


Through my relationship with FitApproach as a SweatPink Ambassador, I was recently given the opportunity to try out a new sports drink that is unlike any other on the market!

Phenoh, pronounced “fee-no” is the world’s first alkaline sports drink and made with 7 natural, non-acidic ingredients and a ph of 7.4- hence it’s name! 

Phenoh 7.4 Review

Phenoh 7.4 was actually created by lifelong athlete, Alex Schmotter, who recognized that most sports drinks were full of sugar and way too acidic so he created a better and healthier way to keep hydrated while performing.  

Upon researching traditional sports drinks during dental school, he discovered some detrimental effects that they had on not only the teeth but also the body.  In fact, if you take a look at this chart that is provided on the Phenoh website, you can see how it compares to both the pH levels in the human body as well as other sports drinks and coffee. 

Phenoh 7.4 Review

 

Pretty interesting, I think.  I honestly had NO idea that sports drinks were that much more acidic than coffee! Phenoh is also really close to the same pH level as blood which will keep you balanced and help to boost your performance and endurance without any harmful effects! 

As I mentioned before, Phenoh is Paleo friendly and made with only 7 natural ingredients including organic aloe vera which provides anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties as well as nutrients that help to improve recovery during and after exercise.

Other features of Phenoh include:

  • Sweetened with only organic agave sugar. 
  • High in potassium.
  • Has no added sodium.
  • Fortified with magnesium and Vitamin C.
  • Only 30 calories per 8oz serving. 
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 Over the course of the last few weeks I have gotten to try out Phenoh and compare it to other sports drinks that I have tried….which honestly haven’t been too many as I also am not a fan of chemicals and added sugars 😉 

Phenoh 7.4 Review

Since obviously I have never tried an alkaline sports drink before (this is the world’s first), I had very little idea of what to expect.  After trying it out during both endurance workouts and the super intense ShiftFit Strong training program I am currently in the process of, I was able to see what it was all about.  

Here are my thoughts: 

Pros: 

  • Love that it is non-acidic.  As someone who suffers from chronic heartburn, it was nice to be able to drink something other than water without my stomach going into revolt. 
  • Only made with 7 ingredients which is awesome.  Most sports drinks have more than I care to count.
  • Low glycemic index. The agave nectar has a GI of 17 compared to table sugar which has a GI of 65.
  • Contains 675 grams of potassium per pack and is high in Vitamin C.
  • Quenches my thirst when I am feeling parched. 
  • Comes in a Tetra Pak carton which is more environmentally friendly

Cons:

  • Despite the fact that it is made with natural sugars (which I know are needed for replenishment), and has only 8 grams of sugar per serving, it still tastes a bit too sweet for my liking.  To remedy this, I just watered it down a little and was able to enjoy it just fine! Again, this is just my palate’s opinion, others who have reviewed it described it as “not overly sweet“. 
  • The aloe vera flavor is a bit of an acquired taste.  While I don’t actually mind it, it takes a little getting used to.  I had my super honest 4 year old taste test it and after much contemplation, she came to the conclusion that it tasted like “berries”.  I myself taste a hint of green grape flavor, so I guess the jury is still out. 😉  
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Again, both of those “cons” are more just based on my taste preferences.  If I had to compare it to anything it would be like that infused aloe/cucumber water you get at a spa.  It is actually quite refreshing when you’re parched especially during an intense workout or after a long run.  

What I like most about Phenoh 7.4 is that it was created to be in harmony with the body and help maintain it’s natural pH level.  It also free of any harmful or additives-  which should be avoided when training since they tax your system unnecessarily.

Phenoh 7.4 sells for $28.00 a case which you can purchase on their website.  You can also connect with Phenoh on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

How do you stay hydrated? 

Did you know that sports drinks are more acidic than coffee? 

This post is sponsored by Fit Approach on behalf of Phenoh 7.4.


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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52 Comments

CARLA
Reply April 14, 2015

OH!
I had no idea about the acidity piece.
and I cannnnnnot tolerate the acidity :)
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    Reply April 14, 2015

    I know, me either! Mind=blown!

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply April 14, 2015

I have never been a big fan of sports drinks- my doctor always kind of steered me away from them but this does sound like a healthier choice. I will keep my eye out for it in the store.
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    Reply April 14, 2015

    I am not really either as I am more of a water girl but if you're going to use a sports drink, this is a good choice.

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply April 14, 2015

Nice review! I did not know about the acidity until I tried it as well.
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    Reply April 14, 2015

    Thanks! Yeah, I was quite surprised!

Jess @hellotofit
Reply April 14, 2015

I agree, the aloe was a taste that required some getting used to! I tasted some grape flavors, too :). Nice review!!
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    Reply April 14, 2015

    Happy to know I wasn't the only one that tasted some grape, haha!

Theresa C.
Reply April 14, 2015

I may have to give this a try. I hate sports drinks and I'm always looking for alternatives.
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    Reply April 14, 2015

    It is definitely worth checking out! :D

Ange @ Cowgirl Runs
Reply April 14, 2015

Aloe is definitely an acquired taste - I've learned to like it!
I think one thing they fail to mention in their graph is that just because something is an acid (ie. lemon juice) doesn't mean it's acidic in the body as lemon juice once digested become alkaline. (not to say sugar isn't acidic in the body, but just that the information can be misleading). And drinking lemon juice and brushing your teeth can have harmful effects because of the acidity. Now I'm rambling...
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    Reply April 14, 2015

    Haha I am in no way familiar wit chemistry...I some how got out of taking it in high school and avoided it all college. Thanks for the clarification though, I definitely wouldn't have figured that out on my own!

Elle
Reply April 14, 2015

I have never seen this in Canada. I use a medical grade powder for hydration called Drip Drop - and it works well for me. Gotta find the one that suits you best.
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    Reply April 14, 2015

    Oh yes, I have heard of Drip Drop but never tried it out!

Lora
Reply April 14, 2015

It's so interesting to think about acidity and ph. I actually tried an Alkaline cleanse last year...I did feel better and had AMAZING skin as a result! (Though I don't think you could do it all the time!)
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    Reply April 14, 2015

    Oh really, that is so interesting! This is the first I am really learning about alkalinity!

Marcia
Reply April 14, 2015

I used Phenoh for my fall marathon training and I have to say I found it pleasant and effective. Crazy the stuff that's in some sports drinks.
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    Reply April 14, 2015

    That's awesome! Glad to hear it worked for you! :)

Lily Lau
Reply April 14, 2015

First time I see it, and I hope not last if I try to get it! ;)
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    Reply April 14, 2015

    I hope you get to try it too!

rachel
Reply April 14, 2015

This product looks interesting. I have never heard about this until now. Great review... now off to check out my ph balance ;)
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    Reply April 14, 2015

    Haha yes, you better get on that :P

Kathryn @ Dancing to Running
Reply April 14, 2015

I had no idea how acidity sports drinks are. Thanks for sharing that tidbit!
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    Reply April 14, 2015

    I know, it is so interesting!!!

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply April 14, 2015

I had no idea sports drinks are more acidic than coffee. Yucky! I'm not a big sports drink fan either, but I'm always willing to try something new. Do you think it effected your performance at all?
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    Reply April 14, 2015

    Crazy, right?! It is hard to say, I didn't drink enough of it consistently to say if it had an effect on my performance or not. Marcia said she used it for Fall marathon training and found it beneficial!

Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club
Reply April 15, 2015

I honestly don't really believe in sports drinks. I will drink alkaline water in a minute though or something prior to a workout. This product sounds interesting though.
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    Reply April 15, 2015

    I am with you on not really using sports drinks though I do use Nuun when training for long runs.

Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC
Reply April 15, 2015

hmmm, i found this really interesting. i pretty much only drink nuun - i have no idea about the acidity of it, though. thanks for bringing this to light.
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    Reply April 15, 2015

    I was actually wondering that too since I am a Nuun user as well! Now I gotta go look it up! :P

AJ @ NutriFitMama
Reply April 15, 2015

I really only drink Nuun during/after workouts, but I will have to look up the acidity of it- I had no idea!
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    Reply April 15, 2015

    I was just going to look it up too, now I am curious!

jill conyers
Reply April 15, 2015

I didn't know about the acidity of sports drinks. Love learning something new.
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    Reply April 15, 2015

    Me too! So interesting!

Margo
Reply April 15, 2015

I used to love the taste of aloe vera but now--nope. Sounds like an interesting drink though!
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    Reply April 15, 2015

    Yeah, it is an acquired taste ;)

Farrah
Reply April 15, 2015

Yay for potassium and no added sodium! I love aloe drinks, but the kind that I get (yay Asian markets) are usually wayyyyy too sweet, so I water it down like no other, haha. It's really hard to describe the flavor!

    aelicatese
    Reply April 15, 2015

    It is a really unique flavor, not bad, just different! :P

GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth
Reply April 15, 2015

I pretty much just drink water to stay hydrated. I need to look into this though, sounds interesting!
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    Reply April 15, 2015

    Same here but this is worth a try if you're doing some intense training!

Larisa (0to26point2)
Reply April 15, 2015

WOW, I need to check this out. I drink Alkaline water all the time.

    aelicatese
    Reply April 15, 2015

    Sounds like you'd really enjoy this then! :)

Jasmine @ CHISELTraining
Reply April 16, 2015

This is super interesting!

    aelicatese
    Reply April 16, 2015

    It really is! :)

Sandra Laflamme
Reply April 18, 2015

I keep reading about this and have been curious so reading your pros and cons has been helpful. I definitely do not like super sweet drinks so am not sure if this would be for me. Great review!
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    Reply April 18, 2015

    Well other bloggers have said that it was "not overly sweet" so I guess it just depends on your taste buds! Definitely worth checking out!

Jen Hellickson
Reply April 20, 2015

I also taste a bit of a grape flavor - and love that it's better for my teeth than other sports drinks. No use in having a healthy body if you're rotting your teeth, right?!
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    Reply April 21, 2015

    Glad I am not the only one that tastes the grape flavor!!! And totally agree...healthy teeth are just as important :)

Dapinder
Reply April 21, 2015

I too appreciate the balancing effects of Phenoh 7.4 and its non-acidity!

    aelicatese
    Reply April 21, 2015

    Me too! :)

Jamie King
Reply April 21, 2015

I had NO idea that sports drinks are more acidic than coffee..that actually makes me feel better about how much coffee I've been drinking ;)
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    Reply April 21, 2015

    Haha, same here and I say that as I drink a very large cup of black coffee :D

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