Power Ice Review

As a runner, the importance of electrolytes and fueling is an ongoing topic. As a runner in Las Vegas, the concern with high heat adds to that topic. How does one stay cool and replenish electrolytes in a desert summer? How does a runner keep the heat from affecting their performance? There are many options out there, and we all know, what works for one doesn’t work for another. I can drink water and electrolyte drinks all day… but, when running, I’m not a fan of the water balloon feeling one gets from trying to stay hydrated, not over doing it, and regulating my body temperature.

Then… Power Ice came along! Power Ice is a frozen electrolyte popsicle! It’s a popsicle for athletes!! The first time I saw the packaging I had flashbacks to the days of devouring colored popsicles as a child. Yes, as an adult they will lower body temp, but not provide the electrolyte replacement that Power Ice does.


So, I tried two flavors: Lime Cooler and Orange Blast. Both were delicious! Not overly sweet, and the citrus flavors were refreshingly tangy!! I tried them in two different ways: pre-run and post-run.

The information packet and website state that the ice bars can be used before, during and after an endurance event. With no way to keep them cold on a run, I opted to try the other two methods. Taking them pre-run helped to initially lower body temp and Power Ice states that runners who ingested the product before workouts ran 19% further before exhaustion set in. I did notice feeling stronger longer on my run and that the heat began to affect me later in the run than it normally would. I definitely noticed a difference in my running performance, pace and form.

Next up, I tried the ice bars post-run. I noticed a much faster recovery and return to normal body temps in no time at all. After running in the heat, the ice bars were extremely refreshing and a great treat that was providing my body with the electrolytes it just used up! I wanted to eat the whole box after some runs, but controlled myself so I could make them last.


Here is some information on these wonderful things:

  1. 30 calories each
  2. 8 g of carbs each
  3. NO caffeine, fruit juice or High Fructose Corn Syrup
  4. Gluten free and Kosher (my GF friend tried one and had no reactions to it)


So, if you are looking for a better way to beat the heat and replace electrolytes when training or participating in an event, definitely check out Power Ice! You will love them!!

I received a package of Power Ice Ice Bars in two flavors from Power Ice at no cost in exchange for sharing my opinion with my readers. I was not compensated in any other way for my opinion and all thoughts are my own.