Friday, October 30, 2015

7.2 Recovery Review

Not sure if any of you have heard of the 7.2 Alkaline Diet, here in Iowa it seems to be exploding.  A friend of mine reached out to me and wanted me to try a sample of the 7.2 Recovery, I was told that it helps make you feel less sore after training.  I train hard and after leg days my legs are extremely sore for about 3-4 days.  I was leery of the claims and told her I wasn't interested, she was super nice and let me know that if I ever changed my mind to let her know.

Well then my husbands boss had started taking it, a chiropractor she is friends with was selling it so Kyle got a sample and I decided to try it out.

Recovery with HydroFX


7.2 Recovery with HydroFX is a potent alkalizer, serving to effectively neutralize excess body acids of all types including lactic acid.

Enhanced Cellular Hydration:

7.2 Recovery with HydroFX has been shown to increase cellular hydration by enhancing the body's ability to move extracellular water into the cells.
I only added two of the benefits I was mostly intrigued about.  Honestly I was pretty excited to try it out, two pills three times a day, the benefits sounded amazing.  I've tried many supplements though and very few give me any true benefits.

This product has done nothing for me, the biggest sell for me was that it takes the lactic acid out of the body while it's being made.  We know lactic acid build up is what leads to the soreness.  My biggest test was 48 hours after leg day, I lift HEAVY on leg day and it takes about four days for the soreness to go away.  Sadly it didn't work for me, I continued taking it and have had the same level of soreness with all of my workouts.

Now again I'm not sure if my "odd" body type is what makes this product not really work for me.  Some supplements work for people and not for others.  My friend believes in it 100% and swears by it.

This is why it is so important to always get a sample of product, especially when it is something pricier.  I do not like to waste my money that I could spend on some new workout gear on supplements that don't work for me :)

Not gonna lie, I was hoping this was a "miracle" pill that would help with soreness.  In all actually drinking enough water and stretching are enough for me.  I shall continue to walk awkwardly after leg days and do some extra foam rolling!


  1. I've not heard of the alkaline diet, but alkaline water is pretty popular where I live. Not sure if they have anything to do with each other.

  2. I've heard about this diet but don't know much about it. I've also tried alkaline water before. Interesting!

  3. Wow, I would have been skeptical about the pills working, but it is definitely worth giving it a shot. Maybe it takes more time to kick in?

    1. I was skeptical but with a free sample I decided to try it out, so glad I did without purchasing anything! Pretty any pill that claims to do "magical" things doesn't work anyway :)

  4. My husband (a weightlifter) is into an alkaline diet but doesn't use a supplement for it. Too bad this didn't work for you. Everybody's different, I guess.

  5. Thanks for the honest review! I have yet to find a miracle DOMS-killer - but I'm always looking for new aminos or recovery formulas to try! If you find one, let me know and I'll do the same!

  6. Yea, everyone's body is so's all so subjective!

  7. Someone gave me a sample of 7.4 pheno sports drink, which I assume is the same kind of thing. I haven't tried it yet! Makes sense tho!

  8. I've heard of alkaline diets before, but those involve eating foods that are more alkaline than acidic and I haven't heard of these supplements being included! I'm always wary of things like this - Ive had too many pills pushed on me that claim to do all these amazing things and then never actually work!

  9. Hmmm, I'm not surprised to hear that it didn't work. In the scientific literature there are very few dietary supplements actually proven to have an effect (outside of placebo). BCAAs/Glutamine and Omega 3s are about the only things I spend my money on. And even then I wonder if I am getting a benefit or if it is just mental. Your body is going to take time to repair the microtears in your muscles after a hard workout, no matter what. Sleep in a bottle would probably be the best thing!!

  10. I've never heard of this diet before, though I've seen alkaline water at my chiropractor's office.

  11. I definitely appreciate your honest review. I am definitely always leery about supplements!

  12. I think that every organism is different. There is no universal solution who will work for everybody. When you decided to take supplements you must be careful always. I like your honest review!