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    My cytomax is nasty!

    I recently went half'ers with my road buddy on a 4lb can of cytomax. The problem is that the tropical fruit flavor is way too sweet for me. I sort of tastes like super intense original bubble yum. Is there something I can mix it with to make it a little tastier? add powder kool aid or some lemon? What other cytomax flavors taste better? Thanks

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    I think it taste halfway decent...
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    I just recently purchase the can 1/2 that size and got the citrus flavor. It's really smooth and very digestable. I usually water down gatorade or juice drinks because of the sweetness. I mix 1 1/2 scoops for a normal water bottle and it works fine.

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    I've always had that experience with Cytomax, not to mention it doesn't do well at preventing leg cramps. I've had much better luck (and taste) from HEED, particularly the lemon-lime flavor.

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    The problem is that the tropical fruit flavor is way too sweet for me.
    Have you tried using half as much Cytomax mix with water? Wife and I have used Cytomax for 5+ years and I will admit that over time it has lost its zing so now we add some Sobe No Fear Sugar Free (fruit punch flavored) to the mix. We have a 2 Quart pitcher of water in the refrigerator and when it comes time to make bottles for rides, we add about ~6-8 oz.s of Sobe to each of the four 24 oz. water bottles then mix the Cytomax at about 1-1.5 scoops of Cytomax per ~64-70 ounces of water, shake well and then pour into the bottles to top them off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Caballito
    I recently went half'ers with my road buddy on a 4lb can of cytomax. The problem is that the tropical fruit flavor is way too sweet for me. I sort of tastes like super intense original bubble yum. Is there something I can mix it with to make it a little tastier? add powder kool aid or some lemon? What other cytomax flavors taste better? Thanks
    I'm not sure if they have quality control issues?

    The grape I have - if I mixed it at 2 scoops per 24 ozs, it'll give me stomach issues.


    Peachy Keen and Apple Berry
    are the best.

    Tropical Fruit was weak for me. feels like i need 3 scoops. (looks like plain sugar in the container)
    Tangy Orange - ok..but not as good as peachy keen.

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    I only use about 2/3 the suggested mixture intensity because like you I
    can't stand the syrupy sweetness. Back off the mixture a little and it
    should taste fine. Of course the manufacturer wants you to use a lot,
    but on hot days a more diluted mixture actually hydrates me better with
    less unpleasant side affects.
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    1 scoop of Tangy Orange works well for me.

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    Grape and orange are nasty. The pomegranate berry was so delicious that I could drink it with meals (not that I do). I think it was the slightly sour taste that made it so good and didn't give me sweet belly.

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    Maybe just find a flavor you prefer?

    I use Go Grape and Pomegranate Berry (1.5~ scoops in a 24oz bottle). I've always liked the sweeter taste; makes it seem like a reward. When I go for a swig of Perpetuem I am not usually looking forward to it ;)

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    I miss Apple flavor. The citrus, green colored is ok, sort of a weak version of originial Gatorade. +1 on the cramps though; it actually seems to cause cramps in a strange way b/c I can ride harder for a couple hours than I can w/o cytomax, then when cramp time comes it hits hard. So I mix in some electrolyte powder, been working ok so far.
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    I recently got the Tangy Orange for a change of pace and it stains my water bottles.
    It is too sweet so I will cut the dose to 1/2 scoop. I will stick with the lemon/lime or fruit flavor.

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    I use the grape flavor and mix 1 scoop with a 24 oz bottle. From all of the sports drink I have tried, I can tolerate the Go Grape flavor the best. And at least to me, it has a pleasant enough taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lablover
    I just recently purchase the can 1/2 that size and got the citrus flavor. It's really smooth and very digestable. I usually water down gatorade or juice drinks because of the sweetness. I mix 1 1/2 scoops for a normal water bottle and it works fine.
    +1 on the citrus
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    Thanks one and all, I used 1 1/2 scoop in my 24 oz bottle, add it was also 100+ degrees. I guess if hot water tastes bad, hot cytomax is super nasty! When I got home, I had another 24oz only with ice cold water and squeezed a 1/4 of a lemon. I did taste better, but I have to admit my personal preference is for something a little more on the sour side. I think next time I'll buy citrus or maybe try Pomegranate Berry.

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    which cytomax is recommended for cycling

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    Quote Originally Posted by stunzeed
    which cytomax is recommended for cycling
    I personally love the Pomegranate Berry and the Citrus flavors. I actually find that without breakfast or gels, a 24oz bottle of Cytomax can keep me going for a little over an hour of medium intensity cycling, without feeling drained. I might give Pink Lemonade a try.

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    I've tried pink lemonade and am now using Tropical fruit. The tropical fruit is pretty good.

    I've drank cytomax the morning after a heavy night of drinking when theres no Gatorade to help rehydrate me. Seems to work good for that too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david462
    I've tried pink lemonade and am now using Tropical fruit. The tropical fruit is pretty good.

    I've drank cytomax the morning after a heavy night of drinking when theres no Gatorade to help rehydrate me. Seems to work good for that too.
    I sometimes take an 8oz serving of cytomax for every 4 beers, and I'm good in the morning. Sure it's extra calories, but those mornings are the days I ride my bike to the pool (about 11 miles), swim, and ride back.

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    I used to use the citrus, which ain't bad. Basic lemon-lime flavor. But about a month ago I switched to the all-natural-flavor grapefruit & cranberry. I like this. It has very little flavor or sweetness. It's pretty neutral. Must be what happens when you don't add artificial flavor enhancers.
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