You’re looking for a healthy and natural alternative to energy drinks or coffee?
We have just the right thing for you: the ENERGY from Vit2go is a stimulating, refreshing beverage whose natural caffeine is derived from guarana and for this reason particularly mild and long-lasting in its effects.
In contrast to the “energy kick” from coffee or energy drinks, which only lasts a short time and often leaves you even more tired than before, ENERGY keeps you alert and active for hours.
But ENERGY from Vit2go is much more than just a pure stimulant:
during sports or any other exertion, apart from fluids through perspiration your body loses important minerals. Performance pressure and stress weaken the immune system and can make you ill. The vitamins, electrolytes and amino acids contained in ENERGY are perfectly harmonized with one another to restock your nutritional reserves, which makes it an ideal daily beverage with a natural and highly effective stimulating effect. So you stay alert and healthy!
Important tips for drinks with a high caffeine content:
- Please remember that ENERGY contains a high amount of caffeine and should be consumed in moderate amounts.
- If you are pregnant, a nursing mother or are on any kind of medication consumption of food and drink containing caffeine is not advised.
- Mixing alcohol and beverages containing caffeine is a health risk and is particularly not recommended.
The most important active ingredients in detail:
Besides caffeine derived from guarana, this healthy energy drink contains important vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and trace elements.
Just what it contains is listed here in detail:
Guarana: The natural source of caffeine
Guarana is the most important ingredient of ENERGY as it is the source of energy! The guarana extract used is completely natural and is taken from the caffeine-rich kernels of the fruit. Natural caffeine from guarana is well-known for its long-lasting, stimulating effect. In contrast to a shot of energy through coffee which usually lasts only a short while, the effect of guarana lasts for hours. This is because the caffeine in guarana binds to other substances which then release it again only very slowly and with a delayed action, in some cases. Pure guarana extract has a lightly bitter taste, which is complemented in ENERGY by a fruity ginger and lime aroma.
Caffeine: energy for body and mind
Caffeine is a pharmacological substance which belongs to the group of stimulants. The consumption of caffeine has various effects on the body; for instance it counteracts fatigue, increases concentration and the receptivity of the brain. Caffeine has a similar molecular structure to adenosine, found naturally in the body, which is produced through the activity of the nerve cells and which sends a signal to the body that it needs a break. Caffeine molecules block the adenosine receptors which in turn blocks the signals of fatigue. An excessive consumption of caffeine can lead to negative effects such as sleep problems, agitation and digestive problems. Please respect your own personal limits for caffeine!
Ginger: a spicy root with a big effect
Ginger root has a lemony, lightly spicy taste and is valued world-wide for its positive effects. The most important active substance in ginger is its etheric oil, whose concentration and contents depend on the source and the variety of the root stock used. In Asia, ginger is used primarily for problems with digestion or symptoms in the digestive tract, as it has a proven effect on the production of bile. In addition, ginger counteracts inflammation and is said to lower blood sugar levels.
Dextrose: fuel for the brain
The dextrose molecule is one of the most important substances within carbohydrate metabolism in the human body. Dextrose is known popularly as glucose and is found in Nature as well as in fruit and honey as well. As it is a concentrated form of sugar, glucose is absorbed directly into the blood stream and for that reason very popular as a quick source of energy. Dextrose can help to overcome short phases of fatigue, as well as increasing concentration and endurance.
Taurine: a helping hand for caffeine
The aminoethanesulfonic acid taurine is found in large amounts in the body as well as in Nature and is ingested in animal-based foods. Taurine was extracted from bull urine for the first time in 1928, which is where the name also comes from (from “Taurus”, meaning “bull”). In itself, taurine does not do anything for fatigue but it does heighten the effects of caffeine, which is why it is found together with it in many energy drinks. Taurine also has an anti-oxidant effect, that is, free radicals and other harmful substances are neutralized. In addition it supports lipid metabolism.
L-Ornithine: a key substance for building up muscles
L-ornithine is a semi-essential alpha-amino acid, which is synthesized in the human body from L-arginine and in addition is ingested with plant-based foods. L-ornithine plays a particular role in the urea cycle, as it constitutes a vehicle substance. How much L-ornithine the body needs depends on the individual situation. Professional athletes have a higher need for L-ornithine, for example, and should make use of a nutritional supplement to maintain an L-ornithine balance. L-ornithine supports the utilization of fats for energy and increases the efficiency of the muscle cells.
L-Tyrosine: the amino acid for a good mood
L-tyrosine is an alpha-amino acid, which is synthesized in the body from phenylalanine and which is used to build most proteins in the body. As a precursor to neurotransmitters such as dopamine, tyrosine has an effect on the current emotional state. A number of scientific studies came to the conclusion that taking L-tyrosine regularly can increase the performance of the physical body in times of stress, cold temperatures or exhaustion. A deficiency in L-tyrosine can lead to an increased secretion of the hormone norepinephrine, which can cause depression or apathy.
L-Phenylalanine: vital for hormone regulation
The alpha-amino acid L-phenylalanine is essential, that means it cannot be made by the human body itself and has to be taken in with food. L-phenylalanine is initially broken down in the body to dopamine and then to adrenaline. The hormone adrenaline in turn causes an increase in the heart rate and a dilation of the bronchioles for a more rapid supply of energy reserves. In addition, L-phenylalanine is involved in the synthesis of other important neurotransmitters and has an effect in this way on psychological well-being. Together with tyrosine, L-phenylalanine is used to treat mild depression, for example.
Magnesium: prevents muscle cramps
The mineral magnesium is essential for human life and has to be taken in through food on a daily basis. The trace element is needed for cell metabolism in the human body and is also of particular importance for the effective performance of the muscles and the nervous system. A loss of fluids through perspiration during sports can lead to a magnesium deficiency, the most common symptom of which is cramps, above all in the legs. Magnesium can help to neutralize the cramps, which are caused by a hyperacidity of the muscles. Taking magnesium in the form of nutritional supplements is particularly popular in the world of sports.
Calcium: A mineral with many functions
Already as children we learn that calcium is essential for strong bones. Bones and teeth consist largely of calcium, but beyond that the mineral has many other important functions in the human body. Firstly, calcium is involved in regulating the acid-base balance. A calcium deficiency can therefore lead to a bad PH level of the blood which will disturb the oxygen uptake and transport. Furthermore, calcium is essential for other vital functions such as the heartbeat, the impulse conduction in nerve pathways and blood clotting. Especially in periods of increased physical activity it is therefore advised to supply additional calcium adequately.
Molybdenum: an element for making enzymes
In the human organism, the essential trace element molybdenum is a raw material for the synthesis of enzymes which among others are needed for making uric acid. Beyond this, molybdenum has bacteriostatic properties, that is, it inhibits the creation of bacteria in the body. Molybdenum is found in plant-based foods as well as animal-based ones and is absorbed in the body from the small intestine. Symptoms of a molybdenum deficiency include night blindness, difficulties in breathing and nausea.
Chromium: for an efficient metabolism and blood sugar
Chromium is an essential trace element whose primary function in the human organism is the regulation of blood sugar levels. In addition, chromium influences the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats. Among foods, mussels and nuts have a particularly high chromium content. In a number of studies, in which up to 1 mg of chromium per day was given, an overdose of chromium could not be proven. On the other hand, a chromium deficiency shows itself in symptoms such as lack of concentration, reduced energy levels, and weakness in the muscles. A chromium deficiency can also lead to a raised blood sugar level, which in turn leads to vasoconstriction.
Selenium: trace element for fatigue
The trace element selenium plays an important role in the metabolism of the human body, as it serves as a building block for numerous proteins, strengthens the immune system and is necessary for the activation of the hormones of the thyroid gland. In addition selenium increases potency in men. A lack of this trace element can be seen in particular in areas where the soil is lacking in selenium and shows itself in a lack of energy, fatigue and general malaise. Taking foods rich in selenium, for example nuts, fish and meat, or taking nutritional supplements, is recommended in the case of a selenium deficiency.
Vitamin C: booster for the immune system
Vitamin C is also known by the name ascorbic acid and caries out vital functions in the immune system and other areas of the human body. In contrast to various mammals, fish, or birds, humans cannot synthesize vitamin C and have to take it in through food. Without a continual supply of vitamin C, the condition scurvy can arise, which indicates a truly extreme lack of vitamin C, however. Other symptoms of a vitamin C deficiency include apathy, lack of energy and mood swings. On a physical level, it can come to such signs of deficiency as bleeding gums or a loosening of the teeth.
Zinc: supports vitamin C
The vital trace element zinc cannot be stored in the human body and for that reason must be continually supplied through food. As a component of many enzymes it has an active role in the building of genes and in cell growth. The supportive effect of zinc on the human immune system is due to its ability to prevent over-reactions (a regulatory function). According to an American study from the year 2005, a dose of double the amount of the daily recommended amount of zinc helped to increase mental acuity and concentration in children. Particularly in times of physical exertion taking increased zinc is advised.
B Vitamins: a broad range of effects
Within the concept “B vitamins” there are 8 vitamins to be found, with the names B1 through B12. Originally there were 12 vitamins, as the numbers suggest. However, over time a number of them lost their status as vitamins when it turned out that they were not essential for vital processes. The range of effects of the B vitamins is very extensive and includes a number of metabolic processes in the human body. B vitamins are particularly important for the composition of the blood and as scavengers for free radicals. Athletes, people under a lot of stress or who do heavy manual labor have a greater need for B vitamins.
Vitamin-K1: supports calcium
Vitamin K1 has a blood-clotting effect, which is important for wound healing. In addition the vitamin is important in the construction of the bones, serving as a building block for various proteins and for the absorption of calcium from the blood. Among the foods that contain particularly high amounts of vitamin K are green, leafy vegetables such as Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and dandelion leaves. A deficiency in vitamin K, which can occur due to poor nutrition, can cause a decrease in energy levels, fatigue and headaches. With a balanced, vitamin-rich diet, vitamin K deficiency is rarely seen, however.
Vitamin D3: strengthens the immune system
The human body can synthesize vitamin D by itself out of adequate amounts of ultra-violet light. If the weather is gloomy or there is little time to spend outside, vitamin D has to be taken in through food. Foods that are particularly high in vitamin D are mushrooms, fish, and eggs, for example. With an unbalanced diet, or in the case of an inadequate exposure to ultra-violet light, it can come to a vitamin D deficiency, which shows itself in a loss of energy, fatigue and a weakened immune system (frequent colds). It is important to note that sun screen can prevent the natural synthesis of vitamin D.
Vitamin A: important for good vision
Vitamin A, also called retinol, is needed in the human body for the creation of red blood cells, among other things. The vitamin is of crucial importance for sight, as together with a protein it creates rhodopsin, or visual purple, which is needed for the rods and the cones in the organ of sight. In foods, vitamin A is found particularly in carrots, but also in lamb’s lettuce and chard. The most frequent effect of a lack of vitamin A is night blindness, as well as other visual disturbances. During increased physical exertion or stress, taking nutritional supplements that contain vitamin A is recommended.