I was given a bottle of Myothon by Vitality Science to test a couple months ago. I hoped use it on a couple of hard end-of-summer rides but unfortunately, my IT band totally failed on me so I wasn’t able to do anything long and intense for a while.

To me, working out is completely mental so I am very skeptical about supplements. If my mindset is there, nothing can stop me and I rarely have “low energy” at the gym. I do everything with the mentality of “go hard of go home” (which can be good and bad) and I’m extremely lazy about remembering to take supplements. I drink  protein shakes like once a week and pre-workouts do not work for me (since I really only need my mind).

The last couple of months have been pretty brutal for my body because I was constantly sore, something was aching, my hip flexors and IT band was still being a pain in the ass. I really began taking recovery more seriously mainly by actually resting (a.k.a. no working out), lots and lots of massages where some are painful but others are just a good half hour nap time I get to take at work and now… Myothon.

Note that these are 100% my own views. If you’re interested, there is a code for 11% off at the bottom of this entry but in the meantime…

Myothon in a nutshell:

  • Blend of branch chain amino acids (BCAA) and also includes the remaining five essential amino acids for everything from mental recovery to sleep quality to fat metabolism.
  • Pill form = convenience.
  • Allows you to train harder, recover faster and perform better.
  • Pure amino acids which means no calories per serving.
  • Worst side effect for taking too much Myothon is gas because they are just amino acids.
  • No binding agents, caffeine and added sugar.
  • 99% Amino Acid Uptake (percentage of amino acids from a protein that are used instead of being converted into carbohydrate and waste).
  • Almost 6x more efficient than whey or casein at providing building blocks for protein synthesis and almost no metabolic waste.
  • Improves atheletes’ endurance.
  • Improves ability to clear lactic acid by 1500% decreasing fatigue and soreness associated with demanding training.
  • Recommended 5 pills half an hour before training and 5 pills immediately after for recovery.
  • Enters bloodstream in an average of 20 minutes.
  • Myothon is a result of 10 years of research.
  • Vitality Sciences sources the same manufacturers that produce medical grade components for IVs in hospitals around the world.

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My experience:

  • I’ve been taking Myothon inconsistently for the past month or so. I am just bad at taking supplements on schedule.
  • I think over the course of the month, my workouts have actually gotten better and I’ve been able to push harder.
  • It was especially evident this past week when I was sleeping at 3am every night but I had so much energy during the day. BUT… was it just from Myothon?
  • I usually took 3 pills for less intense workouts and 5 when I was planning to go ALL out.
  • Soreness seemed to have went away a lot faster.
  • Feeling less tired during the day BUT I don’t know if it was from Myothon since it could be due to many other factors.
  • I had some amazing HIIT sessions on my bike with these but again, I’m not sure if it’s because of Myothon.
  • I’ve had a couple workouts where I don’t feel like Myothon did anything either but apparently, Myothon ‘really shines is when you’re pushing up against your limits.’
  • I hated choking down those big and uncoated pills. But they were a lot more convenient than a shake (and one less shaker bottle to wash).
  • The pills really stink! Kind of like opening a bottle of fish oil capsules (but not as bad).

Final Thoughts:

  • Can’t say for sure that Myothon really helped with the extra energy because I drink a lof of coffee and eat a lot of nutritous food.
  • I’m pretty sure it did help speed up my recovery. I was usually still sore the day after my workouts but it was milder and went away a lot faster.
  • “The important thing here is getting a baseline for recovery.”

  • Can be pricey at $45/bottle.
  • If you are training hard for a big race or just work out a lot, Myothon maybe more beneficial and worth your money. They also have a 100% guarantee.
  • Wish I had this during the summer for all those long rides to see if they are really that effective.
  • Myothon can help to aid performance and recovery but you should never forget good old nutrition and proper rest (as with all supplements).

Myothon retails for $45/bottle on their website but if you type in the code ifknlovefitness, you will recieve 11% off.

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    Kombucha Kombucha is a raw, fermented, probiotic, and naturally carbonated tea.
    Some like to call it love at first sip, but it took a hundred sips for me to fall in love. I’ve seen videos of how this fermented tea is made and knowing I was drinking a colony of bacteria and yeast totally grossed me out …but I’m cheap so I’m going to finish that bottle no matter what (Kombucha is expensive, okay). The tangy and fizzy taste eventually grew on me— and the aftertaste became heavenly!

    While kombucha is not recommended for people who are sick, it does seem to make healthy people feel even healthier.

    Drinking Kombucha is just like eating yogurt but you get more probiotic bang for your buck and you save on the calories. It also contains a trace amount of alcohol at 0.5% and being the weaksauce that I am, I swear I started to feel a little light-headed after that bottle …but I did drink it on an empty stomach, after a cup of coffee. Excuses aside, I am a granny and not ashamed to admit it.

    Kombucha is easily brewed at home but it is a really creepy method and you have to be extremely careful of contamination. After fermentation, the rubbery-mushroom like mother, SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) is formed, which then eats the sugar you put in the tea, magic happens and probiotics are born. That totally sounds sci-fi but I love sci-fi.

    Benefits of Kombucha:

    • Detoxification
    • Will make you feel more alert and energized
    • Boosts your immune system
    • Aids digestion and gut health
    • Joint care
    • Weight and appetite control
    • Clearer skin, thicker hair (as some also claims)

    There is actually no scientific evidence to support the benefits of Kombucha but that just means there are no direct evidence at this time so I really don’t know if it’s actually good for you. All I know is that I like the taste of vinegar-ish tea. There has also been reports of serious complications and even deaths (that still hasn’t been linked directly to Kombucha) linked to the tea but if you are a Kombucha-lover like I’m turning into— you can’t go wrong with MODERATION.

    Have you tried kombucha? What are your thoughts?

    Talks of bacteria and yeast aside, I just had to post some images from my awesome weekend:

    Dr. Who 50th Anniversary

    Happy 50th Anniversary, Dr. Who!! A couple of months ago, my friend sold my soul to The Doctor and we threw a party for the anniversary on Saturday. We actually made a lot more food right down to the last second and didn’t have time to stage a photo shoot until after the show was over. Heh heh heh.

    Asian Food

    I made pho for the first time this weekend (and I actually didn’t fail)… and I thought I’d make a collage with some of my favorite Asian-y foods so my blog can look pretty and delicious.

    I Fucking Love Fitness

    Can’t have an entry without something fitness related. My weekend ride actually got me sick (I already had a cold brewing) but no regrets!