If you’ve been reading this site for awhile, you’ll know I try to support local bike-related businesses when I can.
Recently, I heard from Harrison Valner, a fellow bicyclist and co-founder of Kyoku, a new LA-based startup making personally customized, plant-based recovery drinks tailored to your individual needs.
It sounds like a great idea to help get over those agonizing muscle aches when you push it a little too hard, and bounce back to hit it again even harder tomorrow.
They sent me a sample to try out, specifically tailored to accommodate my diabetes, with just eight net carbs.
I’m looking forward to trying it out, since recovery is a big issue for me these days; even a short ride can knocked me out for hours afterwards.
I’ll let you know how it works.
But in the meantime, I’ll let Harry tell you more.
Shortly after meeting each other in early 2018, Ryan Roddy and I both took an interest in the world of endurance sports.
We quickly found ourselves road cycling, mountain biking, and training for triathlons. How different this was from what we were doing before! Previously, our fitness backgrounds were rooted in anaerobic activities such as strength training, HIIT, and CrossFit, where post-workout recovery was such a significant focal point of training. As we learned more about endurance sports, we noticed many of these athletes, specifically road cyclists, focus on hydration and energy nutrition and often neglect recovery nutrition entirely. Although the training is different, post-workout recovery remains just as important.
We really understand that improvement begins with recovery, and we wanted endurance athletes to benefit from that. That’s how Kyoku was born. We set out to create a superfood recovery shake that was engineered to help riders replenish their body’s depleted nutrients, repair muscle fibers, and reduce inflammation. But why does this matter? We knew that if we could give this product to cyclists, their performance would improve each day. Over time, their rate of improvement would skyrocket! This was incredibly exciting to us.
Now we had an idea. But what was next? We had to get the right team assembled to create the product, and so we proceeded to work with a team of industry-leading M.D.’s, Ph.D.’s, and RDN’s in Los Angeles. They ultimately created a recovery shake system made from a personalized blend of plant-based superfood ingredients with nutritional properties tailored to help each rider recover faster according to their unique body type, riding style, and cycling goals.
Roughly 40-60% of Kyoku’s custom formulas consist of a plant-based protein blend. The remainder of the formulas contain a mix of potent herbal ingredients and superfoods that help tackle specific recovery goals. However, we understand that everyone is different, and we all have different goals. So how could we do our best to address such a wide variety of needs? Personalization, of course! That’s why everybody’s shake composition is different, allowing each and every individual to maximize their recovery and performance to reach their goals faster.
To get started, all you have to do is take a quick (but thorough) assessment at www.kyoku.com. After this, Kyoku cross-references your answers with our research database to customize a superfood recovery shake specifically made for your body type, riding style, and cycling goals.
But wait, there’s more!
For you, we’re offering something special. To get $15 off of your order, use discount code BIKINGINLA at checkout. Worried that this might not live up to its hype? Although we’re certain it will, we want you to be certain, too. Kyoku has a 30-day Personal Record (PR) guarantee, so if you don’t reach a new PR within 30 days of starting with Kyoku, we’ll either help refine your formula or give you a refund. There’s nothing to lose!
Kyoku’s on a mission to empower every cyclist to break their PR’s through recovery nutrition. We’ve helped countless riders break their PR’s so far, and now we want to help you!
Just to be clear, I haven’t received anything of value in exchange for this guest post, other than that box Kyoku to try out and review.
So check it out, and give ’em a try. And pass along the discount code to everyone you know, and everyone they know.
You’ll be helping a local bike business get off the ground, despite the worst economic environment in memory.
And we might even talk them into sponsoring this site if enough people respond.
It could happen.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to try to get a little sleep tonight, which seems to be in short supply lately.
We’ll be back tomorrow with our regular Morning Links to make sure you don’t miss anything.