12439305_1752290541669988_7005676107583035536_nFounders Alexander Kunz and Jeff Beyers searched and found a small but hugely important gap in the protein industry. While most of us are worried with aesthetics rather than performance, these two former Navy SEALs know the importance of things like connective tissue and fatigue from their time at SEAL Team One and more. They understand the importance of being the part as much as looking it.

“FrogFuel liquid protein starts working immediately at the cellular level to increase strength, prolong endurance, and accelerate recovery.”

All those fancy words directly from their website, www.frogperformance.com, sound great but what do they mean? They delve in and explain exactly what cellular level digestion means, why collagen is important, and what makes FrogFuel different. Simply put: most proteins are filtered but not broken down to the cellular level, therefor, our bodies have to work to break those proteins down.

Not only do our bodies have to work to do that, it makes for a larger dose for minimal effects. FrogFuel reduces the weight of the protein to 2500-5000 Daltons, which is the lowest of any other source of protein, which allows for almost 100% absorption of the protein. (A Dalton is a measure of a molecular weight.) We’re talking about rapid absorption rate.

1 box, contains: 24 1.2-oz servings

The protein is made from one of the most abundant and arguably the most important parts of our body, collagen. Collagen is found everywhere in our bodies and is positioned where your knees, elbows, and shoulders hurt from all those bicep curls you do. Collagen is also purported to help reduce arthritis pain and some studies point to this.IMG_5644-225x300

“Benefits of Collagen:

Improved muscle & skin tone

Increased joint mobility and reduced joint pain

Healthier bones, arteries, hair, and teeth”

Frog Fuel is very convenient to take. The packages are easy to open and the jelly-like liquid inside comes out easily regardless of temperature, save for the extremes. They’re small enough to fit in the waistband of your shorts, a small pocket, or taped around the frame of your bike for a long ride. They come with 21 amino acids, 72 calories, 8 grams of protein, 10 grams of carbs, and 0 grams of fat. You can easily mix the fuel with water if you want. Great for those hustlers, like cyclists and runners, who don’t want to waste time mixing items; just rip the package and drink it down.

The taste almost punches you in the taste buds (in a good way). They aren’t terribly sweet and have a bit of sour too (the punch). Because of their cellular level of absorption, I could feel the effects almost instantly. You can feel a jolt of energy come over you, a bit of a flush, from the beta-alanine. It isn’t an intense itching sensation like niacin, but enough to know it’s doing the job.  You’re not going to have to choke this fuel down like many proteins on the market. The caffeine is a good added value too.

FrogFuel-268x300The company promotes that FrogFuel is used as a medical food in over 1000 medical facilities. This is a true statement and I found that to be very notable and worthy because it is used in hospitals, “for long term care, bariatric, dialysis, and wound care”. I’m not a nutritionist or a doctor. I’m an end user. I like this product and can tell it works for me.

As a culminating event for the testing of FrogFuel I completed a triathlon sprint consisting of: 750m swim, 11-mile bike, and 3.7-mile run. I consumed one before the swim, one before the bike, and forgot to take one before the run. Throughout the whole event I had one quick cup of water and two FrogFuel Performance Protein Shots. Considering every event was done using the muscles, tendons, and strength of my one leg, I’d say FrogFuel worked great. I had a bit of cramping in my left leg on the last mile of the run but nothing too serious considering the environment and specifics.

At $48 for 24 1-2 ounce servings, the price is easily affordable. Because they’re made for obstacle course races, triathlons, longer events, and intense CrossFit sessions, 24 servings is about what’d you expect to carry you through a month or more. One pack carried me well over two months of intense training as well as the triathlon.

No doubt the product works. I wouldn’t’ mind seeing some a few more electrolyte salt ingredients like SaltStick does in relation to cramping but all in all, a great product.Screen_Shot_2016-05-26_at_2.46.35_PM

Functionality: 5/5

Weight: 5/5

Durability: 4/5

Cost: 4/5

Comfort: N/A

Total: 18/20

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received Frog Performance via Spotter Up. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Faris recently medically retired from the Marine Corps with six years of service as an infantryman. After graduating from the School of Infantry, Faris was assigned to 3rd Battalion 4thMarines in Twenty-nine Palms, California. Following his tour as an infantryman, Faris became a senior enlisted instructor at The Basic School, Marine Corps Base Quantico.

Aside from owning and operating American Military Leaders of Tomorrow and Code Black CrossFit, Faris is studying to accomplish a degree in nursing. Simultaneously, he is also volunteering at a local hospital emergency department in order to become more involved with proactive and reactive care. Faris is also a cadre trainer for SEALFIT.

 

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Mike credits his early military training as the one thing that kept him disciplined through the many years. He currently provides his expertise as an adviser for the DoD. Michael Kurcina subscribes to the Spotter Up way of life. “I will either find a way or I will make one”.

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  1. Ben

    Frog Fuel should be in every 72 hr kit or bug out bag you put together. It will help carry you further for longer, especially if its a serious situation and you will have to travel by foot. Love this product and if an emergency or catastrophe happens, and you have to travel by human locomotion, you will be glad its in your pack.

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