09.04.2020

Healthy Energy Drinks – is there really such a thing?

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We’re sure you know this, too – you’ve simply not slept well the night before, but are expected to be at full capacity the following day. Or you are at a party after a long day and feel you have to stay until 4:00 a.m. because your friends insist on celebrating till all hours? A healthy energy drink would be just the right thing in those situations. But is there such a thing as healthy energy drinks? Some well-known energy drinks have been rightfully criticized for their questionable artificial colors and additives. And the caffeine content of some energy drinks is so high that health experts view some of these stimulants as injurious to health. But luckily, healthy energy drinks are not a dream – because they do exist! You don’t want your strength to leave you in the middle of an enjoyable celebration? Then get yourself Natural Energy Booster from Vit2Go! right away!

Healthy Energy Drink: What is really contained in regular energy drinks?

Perhaps you have already asked yourself what’s in the colorfully packaged, regular energy drinks. In the final analysis, it’s always a variation of the following:

At first blush, this does not sound very healthy, which is why it makes sense to look for natural energy drinks. Energy drinks, by themselves, are not a bad idea because how often do you experience an efficiency slump during the day? Whether after a meal, prior to sport, or while studying – our power levels do not always behave the way we would like them to. But slamming down coffee or energy drinks by the liter can have very bad side effects: Your blood pressure rises, you can experience rapid heartbeat and, additionally, you can become nauseated. Extreme exaggeration can even lead to coffee shock [1] which can lead to death. That’s why the watchword should always be: Moderation!

Fresh coffee and coffee beans
Caffeine, in moderation, is not injurious to the body.

Although caffeine, taken in moderation, is not a problem for a healthy body, legislators felt compelled to control the amount of caffeine contained in energy drinks. This is why an energy drink cannot contain more than 32 mg per 100 ml. Children under the age of 16 are also not allowed to consume energy drinks because their bodies are not yet capable of sufficiently processing the caffeine. If you do not wish to burden your body, but want to give it the missing energy, you should consider natural energy drinks, such as the Natural Energy Booster, for example. In addition to the natural caffeine from the guarana plant, as well as taurine, the natural stimulant also contains a mix of eight different B vitamins plus three amino acids. We don’t know what could be more natural and healthful.

Natural Energy Drink: How does caffeine affect the body?

The advantage to caffeine is its quick effect. It’s in the bloodstream in 30 minutes and passes the blood-brain barrier almost without delay. As an antagonist to the body’s own relaxant, Adenosine,  it ensures that the nerve strings receive no fatigue signal and just keep going. Blood pressure and metabolism rise and become faster – therefore, no trace of fatigue! The body temperature rises and kidneys as well as colon are stimulated. As you can see, caffeine gets your entire body going. Additionally, it ensures raised powers of concentration. Therefore, caffeine is truly an Energy Booster, with a high level of effectiveness – especially if you don’t already drink liters of coffee each day.

Here is an overview of the ingredients in the Natural Energy Booster:

  • Natural Guarana
  • Taurine
  • Vitamin B-complex consisting of eight B vitamins
  • Stevia
Guarana nuts and powder
In addition to coffee, guarana is also an important supplier of caffeine.

The Natural Energy Booster is a drink powder which comes in a handy sachet and is mixed with water. You simply put it into a glass of water, enjoy the fruity ginger-citrus flavor, and can recharge your batteries in no time. So simple – and so free of artificial preservatives and coloring, and without sugar. Unlike conventional energy drinks, the Natural Energy Booster is sweetened with stevia and, therefore, is low in calories.

What is Taurine?

If you’ve ever had an energy drink, then you know that it almost always contains taurine. But what, exactly, is taurine? Taurine is a substance produced by the body [2], which is seen as a waste product of two amino acids. It is produced by the liver and the brain. Taurine ensures that signals between nerve cells are accelerated, therefore creating better concentration and alertness.  Its effect is strengthened when taken together with caffeine. While there has been a rumor that taurine is made from bull testicles, it is actually produced artificially in a lab and can, therefore, be consumed by vegetarians and vegans.

Why are B vitamins important?

The Natural Energy Booster contains, among other things, a vitamin complex consisting of eight B vitamins. Why are they so important? Not only do B vitamins control various metabolism processes in the body, they also ensure strong nerves, which is ideal for energy drinks. Metabolism, alertness and concentration are supported.

Make your own natural energy drinks

You like to try new things and have sufficient time? That’s great because that gives you the option of making your own natural energy drinks. As a first step you ought to consider that Mother Nature offers many interesting “energy drinks“. Among them are green tea, Maté tea, water, pineapple juice (without added sugar), smoothies containing much iron (for example, containing beets or spinach).
However, these drinks will not be able to compete with the effect of a healthy energy drink, which Is why we would like to show you a few exciting recipes here:

1. Energy Drink with cucumber:

  • 6 apples
  • 1 chili
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 fresh limes
  • Salt or honey

Combine all ingredients in a blender – and you’ll have your drink! If you don’t like it salty, you can add honey instead of salt.

2. Energy Drink with Maté:

  • ½ Liter Maté tea
  • Agave syrup to taste
  • Juice of 2 limes

Prepare the tea according to package directions and let it cool. Then add the lime juice and sweeten with agave syrup. Enjoy ice-cold!

3. India-like Energy Drink

  • 3 teabags of India Chai tea
  • Agave syrup to taste
  • 2 cups unfiltered apple juice

Prepare a half liter of Chai tea and let it cool. Mix it with the apple juice and sweeten it with the agave syrup.

What should a healthy energy drink contain?

If you want to enjoy all the advantages of a natural energy drink, then you should consider the best alternative energy drink based on natural ingredients, since it offers a comprehensive nutrient profile. The Natural Energy Booster contains everything that should be in a healthy, natural energy drink:

  • Natural caffeine
  • Healthy sweetener
  • Vitamins and amino acids

The Energy Drink Powder can also be used as a coffee replacement  – except, of course, if you prefer a hot drink in the morning.

Additional tips for more everyday energy

You are generally always tired? Then the reason could be that a) you have spent the entire night tossing and turning and brooding, b) that something is wrong with your lifestyle, or c) that you should consult your doctor. If you are always really tired, then you should check your daily routine and make sure that you allow for adequate rest breaks and ensure that you get enough sleep. Try to go to bed an hour earlier and see if that has an effect. You should also check your fluids intake, because insufficient fluids render the body tired and sluggish. It should at least be 2 liters daily.
You like to eat too many sweets? That could also be the reason that your fatigue does not improve because sugar ensures a quick rise in your energy curve, and then it falls more rapidly. Make sure you have lighter meals which do not put you into a digestion slump and choose complex carbohydrates. Among them are fruit, vegetables and whole grain products. They will keep your blood sugar level stable for a longer time. You should also plan for exercise in the fresh air. If in spite of everything you find yourself “on the ropes“, it is advisable to see your doctor who can determine if, perhaps, you have an iron deficiency.

When choosing energy drinks, simply watch the quality!

In the meantime, energy drinks have rightfully gained a bad reputation – many shocking news in the media have caused many people to search for natural alternatives that do not harm the body but have a healing effect. The Natural Energy Booster is a healthy energy drink alternative which in spite of, or because of its natural ingredients is especially effective.
Of course, there is the option of making one’s own energy drinks, but those drinks do not contain all of the ingredients of a natural stimulant that make it so effective. In addition to the natural caffeine, the  Natural Energy Booster contains a variety of vitamins and minerals which support the organism as well as the effectiveness of the caffeine and the taurine.

[1] Preszler, Buss. “How much is too much?”. mayoclinic.org. Mayo Clinic. Archived from the original on 3 November 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
[2] Marvel, C. S.; Bailey, C. F.; Cortese, Frank (1938). “Taurine”. Org. Synth. 18: 77. doi:10.15227/orgsyn.018.0077.

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