CytoSport Cytomax Nutrition

3.82/5 (17 Reviews)
MSRP : $14.99


Product Description

Ensures proper hydration steady energy and reduced fatigue during exercise. Cytomax's patented alpha L-PolylactateTM buffers lactic acid production in your muscles reducing the burn during intense training and minimizing post-exercise muscle soreness.


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by John a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2012

Strengths:    None anymore

Weaknesses:    BEWARE Has changed since 2010!!! Does not mix well even with hot water, Foam haed 100% of the time even days after mixing, causes bloating gas and pain.

Bottom Line:   
This stuff used to work so well, that I felt like I was cheating... The old formula sometime around (mid 90's - 2010) was amazing, Tasted great, mixed easy, and digested smoothly for un-matched performance.... Now, I'm suffering internally with this product, it has become worthless. Reminds me of the time I tested Accelarade (foamy, gas bloat)..

Maybe Cytomax was "too good to be true" (read that as pro's maybe failed tests while using) ???? It is utter crap now, dont let the new label full you, I guess I'll use Gatorade or Hammer products now!


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Greg a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2011

Strengths:    None.

Weaknesses:    Taste, sweetener

Bottom Line:   
For starters, I have been riding/racing for nearly 30 years and using energy drink since the 80's so this is not my first time with electrolyte replacement.
It's late summer 2011 and someone forgot to tell the geniuses at Cytomax about the old Coke/New Coke disaster in the early 1980's. They recently changed the formula and drastically changed the taste of a decade old product. They FAILED to change the name of the product. I bought a can last week and the first drink of the first bottle was disgusting. I had to go check out the 4.5lb can and figured out they removed the sweetener (glucose, sucrose, fructose, whatever the heck they were using) and replaced it with Stevia. Why on earth would I want a low calorie drink when I'm using it for energy replacement????
They should have taken a page from the world's largest beverage maker Coke and just introduced a new product to get people to try their product again. Instead, they are going to alienate their loyal following of Cytomax, and enter the already crowded energy drink market with a completely new product. Unless they return to the old formula, I will never buy it again, and I don't think I will be alone. Unfortunately, this means I have to go out and buy all the existing products and figure out which one works for me again. Some give me indigestion, some give me gas, some go right through me and I have to stop too often on the rides. Cytomax USED to work great, but I just can't drink the new formula because of the disgusting taste.
Please Cytomax, change the name of your new product to Cytomax light or Cytomax-S or something and bring back the good stuff. It worked for Coke!

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Favorite Ride:   Not telling

Price Paid:    $42.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   all of them at one time or another. Accelerade, Hammer, Gu, Exceed, Gatorade, etc...

Bike Setup:   which one?


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mikpatter a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2009

Strengths:    No acid buildup!

Weaknesses:    Expensive unless on sale.

Bottom Line:   
Less acidic that Gatorade - primary taste is glucose. Mixes well.

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Favorite Ride:   portola loop

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   chain reaction

Similar Products Used:   Gatorade



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by WindMachine a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2009

Strengths:    Taste, consistency, formula, electrolytes, recovery, endurance

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I've used Cytomax for a few years - first during 2-3 hour swim practices in college, and then during cycling which I picked up as a hobby over the last 5 years. I find that it's a great product and goes down easier than Gatorade or other sugary sports drinks.

In my opinion, Cytomax is a great option for endurance athletes. It does well to replace electrolytes and extend endurance on long rides/runs/swims. I've also noticed that it helps recovery when paired with a good recovery meal and overall diet.

I drink the Pink Lemonade flavor primarily, and even when mixed stronger than what's recommended on the label, it still has a light consistency and taste, which I actually prefer to a strong sugary taste. I'm not too picky on flavor and instead make choices on what's been most effective.

From my experience, Cytomax has been the best overall sports drink I've ever used.

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Favorite Ride:   New England in October

Price Paid:    $37.00

Purchased At:   Vitamin Shoppe

Similar Products Used:   Gatorade, Powerade, Accelerade, Twin Labs Endurance Fuel, Hammer electrolyte products

Bike Setup:   2009 Felt Z25


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by mitchell s rosenblatt a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2008

Bottom Line:   
I've used Cytomax for over a year. Instead of taking protein supplements, I'd rather take carb supplements. Before I ride a bike, run and lift weights this product doesn't "wire-me-out" and it doesn't contain caffeine but 12g of sugars. I am not a "hot-shot" biker or trainer but for me this product is working.....thanks......mitchr

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Favorite Ride:   Cyclone

Purchased At:   Coney Island




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