Next to multivitamins, energy drinks are the most popular dietary supplement consumed by American teens and young adults. However, people of all ages consume energy drinks and they continue to grow in popularity year after year.
Health professionals have warned that energy drinks may have harmful consequences, which leads many people to question their safety. This all comes down to which energy drinks they are consuming as some of them are vastly different than others.
Here we share the good, the bad and why EBOOST in its a league of its own in the energy drink world–in a good way.
Most energy drinks typically carry the same ingredients…
Energy Drink Ingredients
Caffeine: To stimulate brain function and increase alertness and concentration. The level of caffeine varies from energy drink to energy drink.
Sugar: And lots of it. Just like soda, this is the main source of calories in the drinks.
B vitamins: Play an important role in converting the food you eat into energy your body can use.
Guarana: This is added to add more caffeine to the energy drink.
From this list, you might be able to tell which ingredients could potentially be ‘bad’ and which could be good’.
Caffeine for people could go either way, for us, it is on the good list because our energy drink, SUPER FUEL getting its caffeine from natural sources and does not have an excessive amount. SUPER FUEL. One can of SUPER FUEL offers 110mg of caffeine from From green coffee seed and green tea, which is the same amount as 8 oz of coffee. Why caffeine can be on the bad list to some is when there is too much caffeine consumed.
Most experts believe that heart problems associated with energy drink use occur as a result of excessive caffeine intake.
Sugar we put on the bad list. Added sugar is the single worst ingredient in the modern diet. Sugar can lead to many negative effects on the body. For starters, it provides tons of calories with no added nutrients. It can also damage your metabolism in the long run, lead to weight, and heart disease. We dislike sugar, which is why you will only find 1-2g of sugar in SUPER FUEL (per can), it just depends on which flavor. The sugar that is present is from the all-natural antioxidant boosting honey.
Getting the recommended amounts of vitamins each day is an important part of the nutrition equation, and B vitamins are essential for preventive care. B vitamins help promote a healthy metabolism and are also linked to a reduced risk of stroke, research shows. SUPER FUEL not only has your daily allowances of B6 and B12. Just one can also contain your daily health needs of Vitamin C, D, Zinc, Folate, Niacin, Selenium, Chromium, and Potassium.
Guarana is an ingredient we left out of SUPER FUEL. Although it is a naturally occurring product (it is a plant from Brazil), in typical dose amounts, the caffeine in guarana has the potential to cause side effects such as… insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, stomach irritation, vomiting, increased heart rate, blood pressure, rapid breathing, and tremors to name a few. Instead, one of our focuses for SUPER FUEL was the ability to help our bodies recover. Recover from what life brings you, a night of drinking, as well as after your tough workouts. To satisfy this need, we added hovenia dulcis + milk thistle to SUPER FUEL to help your body recover. The active ingredient in milk thistle, silymarin, acts as an antioxidant by reducing free radical production and helps support liver functions. Hovenia Dulcis, which is a source of dihydromyricetin, has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine to relieve intoxication after excessive drinking.
Additionally, we added a blend of electrolytes helps you stay hydrated and replenish your body from the minerals lost through sweat. Plus, Huperzine-A, resveratrol, + 5-HTP for sharpness, stress-relief and mood support.
Energy Drink Ultimate Benefit
All in all multiple studies confirm that energy drinks can indeed improve measures of brain function like memory, concentration and reaction time, while also reducing mental fatigue so grab your ‘Kick in a Can’ today.
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