BioSteel Hydration Mix Review

Image of different flavors of BioSteel Hydration Mix.

Disclaimer: Barbell Pursuits is an affiliate of BioSteel, and as a paid promoter, received a sample product for the purposes of this article.

If you read and loved my review on the BioSteel Sports Hydration Drink, then you’re going to want to stick around to read this one.

Today, we have another staple of the BioSteel family of hydration products - this time, the BioSteel Hydration Mix.

Even though it might seem to be fairly similar given that they’re both hydration supplements, this one deserves its own review and I was very excited to write it just as I was with the sports hydration drink.

If you're looking for a sports supplement to keep you in the game or working out but need something without preservatives, additives or sugar - BioSteel Sports Hydration Mix is the way to go.

Who Is BioSteel?

Once again, if you’re read the BioSteel Sports Hydration Drink review, then you’ll be familiar with this little section about BioSteel and who they are.

BioSteel is a sports nutrition company founded in 2009 by John Celenza and former NHL player Mike Cammalleri.

During his time on the ice, Mike learned that the sports drinks he was consuming were actually littered with sugar, preservatives and fillers. It became a challenge to source ingredients to hydrate in a more sustainable way--giving rise to the creation of BioSteel.

Since then, it’s been adopted as the Official Sports Drink of:

  • Brooklyn Nets
  • Toronto Raptors
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Miami Heat
  • L.A. Lakers
  • Dallas Mavericks

BioSteel is also the Official Sports Hydration of U.S. Soccer and USA Hockey.

Along with individual athletes like Patrick Mahomes, Connor McDavid, Jalen Ramsey, Luka Dončić, Tyler Seguin, DeAndre Hopkins, Brooke Henderson, and many more, BioSteel is gaining considerable popularity.

BioSteel’s Sports Hydration Mix is one of those products you’re quickly going to find making a regular appearance in your gym bag.

How it Works

Sports hydration mixes aren’t a new product so you likely know how it works in the simplest terms.

Pour the powder into water (or your choice of liquid), stir, and drink! Simple, but I want to talk about how the hydration mix actually hydrates you.

BioSteel Hydration Mix works by providing the body with essential electrolytes, amino acids, and a vitamin/mineral blend that is designed to support energy, muscular function, and of course, natural hydration.

Something that will intrigue you about BioSteel Hydration Mix is that it contains zero sugar. Crazy, right? Especially when you consider that there are no preservatives and no additives to their formula, just clean, healthy, and useful ingredients that are natural.

Nutritional Value

Where most people think water is a good enough source of hydration and those looking to get the maximum effect from their hydration is what BioSteel is trying to bridge the gap on.

Yes, water is necessary and you need to be drinking the recommended daily intake, but it’s only one part of the equation. Electrolytes are the workhorse of the hydration process that allows for your body to get the nutrient access it needs.

Electrolytes are minerals (sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphate, and chloride) that have an electric charge and allow for water to be distributed and moved throughout the body to the cells. This is why BioSteel Hydration Mix is such an essential addition to your supplements.

You can get plenty of these minerals from your daily diet, but there’s also the problem of getting too much sugar, too much sodium, or minerals from poor food sources that the Hydration Mix helps solve.

Given the fact that it’s zero sugar, no artificial sweeteners, and the fact that it uses no artificial additives and preservatives, it’s the healthiest way you’re going to supply your body with the necessary electrolytes it needs to stay refreshed and energetic for anything from running errands to a full 90-minute game of soccer.

Ingredients

Looking at the nutritional facts label:

Graphic image of BioSteel Hydration Mix Nutritional Value.

There aren’t any surprises or shockers here.

  • Sodium, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium (as Potassium Citrate Monohydrate), Zinc (as Zinc HVP Chelate), Biotin, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin), Folate, Niacin (as Nicotonic Acid), Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pryidoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Thiamine (as Thiamine Hydrochloride)
  • L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine, Glycine, L-Glutamine, Taurine, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Citrate, Choline (as Choline Bitartate), Inositol

Some of the ingredients in their formula might be unfamiliar, but they’re useful nutrients needed for hydration and general healthy bodily function. You can also see it only has 5 calories per serving which is a great bonus.

Overall, it’s impressive what they’ve been able to include in that hydration formula to make it so useful for energy and muscular performance too.

Taste and Flavor

What you might really be looking for is how well the BioSteel Hydration Mix tastes and that’s something that I’m pleased to say was as smashing of a hit as the Sports Hydration Drink.

Naturally, the main goal of any sports hydration mix or drink is to provide equal parts effectiveness and taste, but BioSteel actually achieves this.

Once again, there is a great selection of flavors to choose from. Here are the 8 flavors (plus 4 speciality flavors) you can pick from:

  • Mixed Berry
  • Rainbow Twist
  • Blue Raspberry
  • Lemon Lime
  • Peach Mango
  • Grape
  • White Freeze
  • Watermelon
  • Pineapple Passionfruit (Flash Flavor)
  • Pink Lemonade (Flash Flavor)
  • Banana (Limited Edition)
  • Strawberry Kiwi (Limited Edition)

You can see that there is plenty to pick and choose from. I’ve tried the Mixed Berry and Rainbow Twist for the Sports Hydration Drink, and this time, for the Hydration Mix, I gave Blue Raspberry a go and was very happy.

Serving sizes for their 8 main flavors range from 12 per package to 100 servings (Rainbow Twist - up to 45 serving size). Limited edition and flash flavors come in 20 serving-size containers.

Something that the BioSteel Hydration Mix shares with the Sports Hydration Drink is how light it feels because it’s zero sugar, but it doesn’t compromise on a full-body flavor. Zero sugar means it doesn’t upset the stomach but it feels anything but watered-down.

My Experience with BioSteel Hydration Mix

My experience with BioSteel Hydration Mix was also very pleasant, just like the taste.

In addition to the commitment to a healthy hydration product and a crisp flavor, it mixed incredibly well.

No clumps or residue were left at the bottom and it dissolved quickly in seconds which is crucial when you need to throw some in your shaker bottle or water bottle while on the go, especially at work or on the bench during a game.

Instead of testing it out during a moderate cycling session, this time I wanted to see how well the Hydration Mix would help during a 90-minute flag football game. My league isn’t ultra-competitive, but I’m far from the natural athlete I was back in the day so I knew this would do a good job showcasing if it worked well or not.

Thankfully, the BioSteel Hydration Mix kept me playing at a high level all game. I mixed one sleeve into my water bottle and felt charged up for the whole game. No cramps, legs were churning, and a nice little Blue Raspberry taste wasn’t a bad prize for hard work either!

Price and Where to Buy

BioSteel Hydration Mix is available on their official site store. You save 15% when you subscribe to their email list, and receive additional product deals.

Prices range from:

  • 12 serving size packets - $16.99 USD
  • 20 serving size powder - $24.99 USD
  • 45 serving size powder - $49.99 USD
  • 100 serving size powder - $74.99 USD

With the exception of Rainbow Twist (12 - 45 serving sizes available) and the limited edition/flash flavors (20 serving sizes each), every flavor is available in pouches or containers from 12 - 100 serving sizes.

Final Thoughts

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I’m once again blown away with the quality of product that BioSteel was able to produce.

Not only is it high-quality in terms of clean, healthy, and necessary ingredients, but it doesn’t sacrifice on the taste and flavor whatsoever, allowing you to get the benefits and enjoy it at the same time. Not to mention, it mixes with ease and fits in your gym bag just as effectively.

BioSteel Hydration Mix is a powerful teammate to have on your side to help conquer any workout or crush any game when you need that jolt of electrolyte-powered punch to help you stay active.

Denver Matheson
 

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