Recently, we got our hands on a new performance gel, LactiGo, and we’ve been testing it out.
Overall, the consensus is very positive. Our athletes are seeing results from quite impressive to subtle but still noticeable. All say they really like that the formula is non-greasy and rubs right in, leaving no mess.
How Does It Work?
First, it’s important to note that LactiGo is NOT a sodium bicarb lotion, like AMP Human. It’s a gel that uses a powerful carnosine and magnesium formulation which has an instant cooling effect (that you can feel as a “tingly” sensation) on your muscles. As lactic acid builds up, causing fatigue and soreness, LactiGo reduces the pain, allowing you to perform at higher levels and for longer periods of time. You can also apply it after your workout to sore muscles to reduce recovery time.
Easy to apply
Has an obvious cooling action
Most athletes notice at least a slight difference in power output and recovery time. Some noticed a significant difference
Has been clinically tested in a double-blind study with significant results
Many high-level coaches use it to increase the performance of their team
Endorsed and supported by an impressive line up of pro athletes
Nothing to ingest, so no risk of stomach upset
Convenient push top applicator
Strong menthol smell (not everyone sees this as a con, but some athletes aren’t a fan)
The tingly, cooling sensation from the menthol can be a con if you’re sensitive to that sort of thing
For many athletes, performance and recovery improvement were subtle. Some athletes did not notice a difference at all
On the expensive side at almost $9 an ounce. In comparison, AMP Human Lotion is under $4 an ounce
“After applying LactiGo for the first time, I’m on the bike, cruising along -- pushing hard, but nothing crazy. At some point, I look down and see that I’m going 30 watts over what I assumed!! I’m basically flying but don’t even feel the burn in my legs!
Not to mention, after breaking several PR’s that day, I applied some more gel post-workout after my shower. The next day I’m helping a friend move, lifting all kinds of heavy stuff while climbing up and downstairs over and over and I never once felt sore. I honestly didn’t even think about it until later. At that point, I knew it had to be the gel because after my huge training day the day before, I should have been hobbling around in a decent amount of pain but I hadn’t even had a hint of soreness!
Pretty crazy stuff. I’m totally sold. Also, it isn’t a mess to apply like some other lotions. I don’t have to wear gloves or anything, just rubs right in! It’s not greasy and has a menthol smell, kind of like peppermint, but not overwhelming. I appreciate the cooling sensation from the menthol, especially to soothe fiery muscles post-workout. Long story short? It’s been added to my gym bag."
- Benjamin, Feed Athlete
“The gel wasn’t messy at all, which was nice -- but I did not care for the tingly sensation. I found it pretty distracting. Also, I somehow got a little bit in my mouth and the taste was not good, so make sure you really rub it in and don’t leave any on your hands or your fuel's going to taste like menthol As far as performance benefit, I did not notice any huge difference in performance. I’m not saying it doesn’t work -- TBH I’m kind of lazy when it comes to using lotions and going that extra step, so it’d have to be pretty major difference for me to lube up every time I train. The difference wasn't noticeable enough for me to bother."
- Cruiz, Feed Athlete
For most athletes, LactiGo can help you…
Recover faster during and after athletic activity
Have less pain so that you can go faster, further, and maybe even break some records
Prevent muscle fatigue so that your athletic performance is not limited and you can crush it again tomorrow
All this, with an easy-to-apply gel that isn’t sticky or greasy. You can apply it directly to the muscle groups you need to for targeted results
Includes carnosine, which plays a key role in athletic performance and recovery
Prevents muscle fatigue
Topical application, nothing to ingest
Menthol formulation relieves muscle pain during, and after exercise, limiting your need for downtime.
Independent Peer Reviewed Study:
The elite male soccer players who applied LactiGo topical gel experienced significant improvements in tests of maximal aerobic capacity and anaerobic work capacity. The improvements in both tests were after the first application of LactiGo topical gel.