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REVIEW:

BY JOHN PARKER

KILL CLIFF SPORTS DRINK
W

e all know the importance of
staying hydrated, especially before
a match. But with the myriad of
sports drinks available these days, the problem
is what to choose? Help me decide! Enter Kill
Cliff, a lightly carbonated "recovery drink" that
I recently discovered.
Kill Cliff recovery drink touts itself as the go-to
energy drink when quitting is not an option; to
"get you back to full speed" with a unique mix
of electrolytes, enzymes, plant extracts and
vitamins, along with a dose of caffeine that's
equivalent to a cup of green tea. So, it may be
better suited for the action side of shooting as
opposed to international rifle, where stimulants
like caffeine could be detrimental. (As always,
consult your discipline rules for guidance)
I tried the raspberry blueberry flavor while at
the Aguila Cup in Decatur, TX, earlier in June
(see page 34). The temperatures averaged well
into the 90s during the competition, which was
an interesting blend of clay bird busting, 3-Gun
and Rimfire Challenge. Although Aguila provided plenty of cold beverages, I had brought
along the Kill Cliff recovery drink in anticipation
of needing an additional boost in the morning.

Kill Cliff manages 15 calories per 355ml can of
the recovery drink by using natural sweeteners
instead of refined white sugar, namely erythritol (a sugar alcohol) and stevia. I found the
drink to be as tasty as Red Bull. The flavor isn't
overpowering and I downed the can quickly
without a wince. It's best served ice-cold.

THE RESULTS
Bottom line: this stuff works much better than
the usual cup of coffee. I felt energized for
about two hours after finishing the can. There
wasn't the "mid-match crash" experience you
would typically associate with other so-called
energy drinks. Consuming Kill Cliff recovery
drink brings on a clean feeling, certainly
derived from the massive dose of B5 and B12
vitamins. But it's not cheap. A 12-pack of cans
will run you about $29, a 24-can case is the
better deal at $56.
I definitely would use Kill Cliff sports drinks
again. Here's the best part: the drink was
created by a Navy SEAL and a portion of the
proceeds from every can sold goes to the
Navy SEAL Foundation. Learn more at
www.killcliff.com. *

SSUSA.ORG | AUGUST 2018

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