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What Run Oregon is Trying: Recovery items from Momentous

Momentous was founded in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 2016. We engineer perfect performance products. Our pursuit of perfection drove us to seek out the absolute best knowledge on nutritional supplements in order to be able to deliver products without fillers, inferior ingredients, or just plain bad stuff. Our products are all NSF Certified for Sport, taste amazing and perform. We are preferred in many NFL, NBA, NHL, and NCAA locker rooms. As for our employees, we are always on the go – literally. Aside from several marathoners and tri-athletes, we also have an Olympic rowing champion, a skate legend, an NFL coach and experienced founders.

Sleep Nighttime Recovery

Matt: I have talked about the importance of sleep a few times before, but its generally around trying to make myself as comfortable when I’m sleeping. However, even with all the best of planning and intentions, sometimes I still find it hard to fall asleep in the first place. Over the past 6-9 months or so I have started taking Melatonin to naturally assist with the process – and have found it to be more or less successful. I recently tried out Momentous’ Sleep Nighttime Recovery, a “research-backed, natural and effective approach to induce and maintain quality sleep” as an option.

First, here’s a little bit more about the importance of sleep. I usually link to this Runner’s World article that says this:

It’s during the third and fourth stages of a typical sleep cycle when a body heals itself. That’s when the human growth hormone (HGH) is released from the pituitary gland. Although it’s gotten notoriety as a performance-enhancing drug, in its natural form it plays a key role in building and repairing muscle tissue and bones, as well as acting as a catalyst for the body to use fat as fuel. Without the right amount of HGH in the blood, recovery from workouts is hindered, prolonging the time it takes the body to build a strong aerobic engine.

But what if you’re not getting to those stages appropriately? Obviously, your performance will suffer. There could be a variety of factors that contribute to lack of sleep (late night runs or diet, for example), but a lack of a good and comfortable bed is also something that could be holding you back as well.

Clearly, being able to get a solid night’s sleep is imperative.

First things first, if you can fall asleep naturally and unaided, I think that’s always the way to go. I don’t know if it’s work or 3-child related, but that was me up until recently. I like that Momentous Sleep recovery only has three ingredients Melatonin, Magtein (Magnesium L-threonate), and Wild Jujube Seed Extract (compared to the 9 in my previous capsule). It’s not a sedative and has helped me gradually fall asleep over the past week. If you are a budding professional athlete, rest easy (pun intended) that it is certified and tested by NSF and Informed-Sport.

Over that past week of trying them out, I have nothing but good things to say. They are definitely more pricey than more mass-produced brands out there, but the knowledge of ingesting safe ingredients can definitely put a mind, and body, at ease.

AbsoluteZero Grass Fed Whey

Erik: I’m always leery of protein shakes/supplements because I believe that you should get your nutrients from food first and foremost. However, that’s not always an option and sometimes you need a boost and a meal is too much or you don’t have time, other people are just watching their calories. Here is where AbsoluteZero shines. At 100 calories, 20 grams of protein, and a few electrolytes, you’re getting just what you need without all the other BS some of the other protein powders have in them. This isn’t without a small downfall though. Since I only mix my protein powders with water so YMMV, but as far as taste goes (I received Piedmont Chocolate) I would give it a 7 out of 10. In my book, this is OK as it doesn’t have an exorbitant amount of sugar or artificial sweeteners but for some it may be a little off-putting if you’re used to the super sweet powders that are readily available at the supermarket. I will say, I did mix this with some powdered peanut butter my wife had laying around and it was phenomenal! The chocolate peanut buttery concoction had me floating on cloud nine!

According to Momentous the “AbsoluteZero Grass-Fed Whey is the highest quality cold-processed whey protein isolate in the world powered by the perfect ratio of ProHydrolase allowing an unparalleled level of digestion resulting in minimal waste and superior replenishment“.  I have to say I did not get the usual bloating I’m accustomed to with this one either. It may be a little pricier but when you’re training and need to feel your best this could be a great option for you, it’s definitely been added to my pantry.

RedShift Grass Fed Whey

Erik: Taking note of everything I said above, the RedShift is definitely more of a recovery shake after a longer, more grueling workout. The other benefit of adding sugar and carbs besides just recovery, is taste! The Piedmont Chocolate tastes like old fashioned chocolate milk and that’s just mixing It with cold water. Flavor on this one is a 10/10 in my book. I’m much more appreciative of recovery focused shakes as I believe they have more nutrients and can help replenish you much better than just a protein shake and the RedShift is no exception. Loaded with 20 grams of protein just as the AbsoluteZero, but with more electrolytes, carbs, and again taste, this one helps get that immediate replenishment after a long run before you find your next meal. It is also non-GMO and gluten free if you happen to have any dietary restrictions.

Momentous states on their website “The RedShift formula provides the additional electrolytes and carbohydrates necessary to optimize recovery after a cardio workout. In addition, a full four grams of D-Ribose supports good cardiovascular health.  NSF Certified for Sport and Informed Sport Certified.” With all of that in mind, combined with the classic taste of chocolate milk I drank as a kid, I may have just found my new favorite post run snack (in addition to a string cheese) with this winner.


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More about Momentous:

Momentous was founded in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 2016. We engineer perfect performance products. Our pursuit of perfection drove us to seek out the absolute best knowledge on nutritional supplements in order to be able to deliver products without fillers, inferior ingredients, or just plain bad stuff. Our products are all NSF Certified for Sport, taste amazing and perform. We are preferred in many NFL, NBA, NHL, and NCAA locker rooms. As for our employees, we are always on the go – literally. Aside from several marathoners and tri-athletes, we also have an Olympic rowing champion, a skate legend, an NFL coach and experienced founders.


Thank you to Momentous for providing us with samples Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

About Matt Rasmussen (1436 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010. Matt joined the Run Oregon team in October 2011, and since then he has spearheaded the blog’s efforts to cover product reviews, news about businesses related to running, and running events in the Willamette Valley.

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