Darigold RE:FUEL becomes Spokane SC's Official Recovery Beverage

Spokane Soccer Club Shadow is proud to announce that Darigold RE:FUEL is now the Official Recovery Beverage for the club, providing optimal restoration opportunities for the Spokane Shadow and Spokane Sounders youth teams as well as the men's and women's first teams. 

"We are thrilled to announce that we have teamed up with our local distributor of Darigold, which has created an excellent product to help athletes perform better," said Spokane SC Technical Director Abbas Faridnia. "Darigold RE:FUEL is a great provider of proper nutrition for physical recovery of the body, which is a key component for success on the field - something that is especially important for us with many of our teams often playing two games in a weekend or more at a two-four day tournament."    

Darigold RE:FUEL can currently be found at the following stores/sellers: Albertsons, Safeway, Walmart, Winco, Amazon Fresh, Costco Business Center, Haggen, QFC and Top Foods. 



Darigold RE:FUEL protein milk is a lactose free recovery beverage that is scientifically proven to increase performance and recovery of muscles after exercise. It is chocolate milk with added protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to nourish tired muscles and fight fatigue.

Darigold RE:FUEL - is available in Chocolate and Chocolate Peanut Butter flavors - does not have artificial sweeteners or a medicinal aftertaste. It tastes like real Darigold Chocolate Milk...because it is real Darigold Chocolate Milk.


Many studies have shown that a 3-to-1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein is optimal for fast and effective muscle recovery. Muscles need more than just water or a commercial sports drink to recover fully from intense workouts, training, and exercise. Muscles need both carbohydrates and a smaller amount of protein to recover. This ratio supplies the right amount of carbohydrates to begin restoring the glycogen in muscles and protein to repair and rebuild muscle tissue.

Added vitamins and essential minerals in Darigold RE:FUEL, along with natural electrolytes, send nutrients to tired muscles to help the body recover faster. Research subjects who drank reduced-fat regular or flavored milk after a strenuous muscle workout had less exercise-induced muscle damage than those who drank water or typical sports drinks. Exercise-induced muscle damage can lead to future impairments in muscle performance, which could affect future exercise bouts.

Compared to a soy beverage: Canadian researchers found that active adults who drank milk after resistance exercise experienced greater support for muscle gain. A second study found that untrained participants who drank fat-free milk after exercise gained more muscle and lost more body fat at the end of a 12-week training program. Researchers suggest milk’s advantage may be due to unique properties of milk proteins that may cause differences in speed of digestion and absorption.  Additional information (including sources for the research) can be found at DarigoldREFUEL.com.  


Darigold was created from a co-op of five Puget Sound area dairy  producers in 1918 to sell excess product to markets outside of the greater-Seattle area. Based in Seattle, the company is currently one of the largest US dairy processors with annual sales of over $2 billion.