Sunday, June 23, 2013

Giveaway and Review: Vitacost Aro Black Series Glutamine Fruit Punch , Win a $25 GC

Hello Dear Readers:

  I received a container of  Aro Glutamine to facilitate this review. The opinions within are my own.

As most of you know, I am in training mode for 2 races coming up before I know it and I work out about 5-6 days a week. I am working with Nichole Huntsman of Revolt and running and working out with Stroller Strides in Dutchess County.  Working out that much I know my muscles need a break and all of the help they can get. SO you can imagine how thankful I was when Vitacost contacted me to review the Glutamine Fruit Punch flavor from their new Aro Black Series Glutamine products. Yum.

If you are not familiar with Glutamine and how it assists in Muscle Recovery check out this link at Vitacost for more details. In short, I take the Glutamine the morning before a hard workout, to avoid muscle pain and aid in recovery. 

The first thing I noticed when I opened this Aro Black Series Glutamine was the delightful pink color, and small scoop.

 Perfect! A serving is one scoop mixed in to 6-8 ounces of water. So I dont even have to measure.  Once the water is in, the Glutamine appears a brighter, punchier pink:

The flavor is sweet, but not too sweet. And refreshing. Especially in June, when it is hot out. I drank it right down and it is so super delicious.  And the best part. My muscles do not hurt. After using this for a few weeks, it really does work.

 Despite the tabatas and hard workouts that I am doing. It really works well, and tastes great so..... no complaints here. 

 For more info check out the public relations info I was sent :

 "VITACOST LAUNCHES NEW SPORTS NUTRITION LINE, Inc. (NASDAQ:VITC), a leading online retailer of health and wellness products, today announced the launch of the “ARO Black Series,” a new proprietary sports nutrition line.  ARO, which stands for “Attack, Recover and Optimize,” offers specially designed formulas and superior quality products at everyday low prices for the elite as well as the everyday athlete.  

The new line includes pre- and post-workout formulas, protein powders, flavored glutamine, creatine, and branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), in addition to other general health items designed to support athletic performance. All items in the line are free of artificial colors and gluten and contain no hidden ingredients, an increasingly important characteristic for sports nutrition products. The new ARO line initially will contain 27 SKUs with additional products to be added throughout the year, including a line of meal replacement products marketed under the “ARO Lean” brand name.
According to the Nutrition Business Journal, U.S. sales of sports nutrition products accounted for $3.6 billion of the $30.0 billion total U.S. dietary supplement market in 2011.  Of this amount, sales sold through the Internet channel accounted for $0.5 billion and are forecast to grow at a 12% CAGR through 2020.  
“We are excited about the launch of our new ARO Black Series and believe it meets the rapidly growing demand for high-quality sports nutrition products,” stated Jeffrey Horowitz, Chief Executive Officer of “In addition, the new ARO line is completely transparent, with no hidden ingredients and is free of harmful impurities – an important distinction when comparing brands and something very important to today’s sports-minded consumer.  Sports nutrition is an attractive category and Vitacost is quickly becoming a destination for these products with our sales up 59% in 2012 – far outpacing growth for the overall industry.  ARO is a natural fit to our existing proprietary business, which accounted for 23% of total company sales in 2012 and is a key part of our overall growth strategy.” 

For more information on the Vitacost ARO Black Series, visit "

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I would get some coconut sugar and some sunscreen for the kiddos!

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