We appreciate your curiosity about SportLegs. Yep, it really does seem too good to be true. Curious why you've never tried it BEFORE an activity, which is precisely what the package instructions recommend. Taken afterward, it does indeed speed recovery. But most folks find that benefit is dwarfed by what happens when you take it an hour before your sport, which is what we recommend. Speaking of controlled tests, in randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind trials at Ohio's Kent State University in Fall '03, Lactate Threshold (the point where the "burn" hits you, when you're skiing) increased, for adequately-dosed subjects, an average of 19.8%. As you might imagine, these results have been submitted to ACSM for publication.
So what does that mean for a skier? Well, that's the sport where we enjoy SportLegs the most. Here's why: When you interrupt your run, it's usually because your lungs are heaving, and your legs are on fire. Since SportLegs raises the Lactate Threshold "burn" point so much, you enjoy the spooky sensation of your lungs still heaving, but your legs are lovin' life. You aren't falling as often, and the folks riding the chairs overhead are craning their heads to watch you. You enjoy more sweet runs from the same lift ticket (or season pass). Yet you aren't nearly as sore afterwards, so you can afford to forget your ibuprofen. And a sport that was already pretty fun becomes REALLY fun.
If you're pretty familiar with what skiing feels like, maybe that sounds too good to be true. So stop into one of the hundreds of specialty shops in ski country that sell SportLegs, many since 2002. Because SportLegs works. And in a world of frequent disappointment, it's a great feeling to discover something that sounds too good to be true really is true after all.