Maintain vitality without risking crash, jitters, or burn-out from stimulants. In this blend, quercetin and D-ribose work together to spark energy production at the cellular level while taurine and Panax ginseng promote physical stamina and mental activity. A B-vitamin complex helps to turn your food into fuel. It really is possible to fight fatigue without caffeine!
Servings: 15 Price Per Serving: $1.73
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|Dimensions||5 x 3 x 8 cm|
If you are caffeine-sensitive or don’t want to concern yourself with keeping track of caffeine consumption, ThinkitDrinkit’s Caffeine Free Energy Base is the choice for you. Like most popular energy drinks, this mix contains taurine. However, this blend actually provides you with a high enough dose of this organic acid so that it can help regulate your nervous system and act as an antioxidant to reduce metabolic wear and tear on your body. Ginseng is another long established ingredient in this mix. However, what you may not know about this Asian root extract is that it is classified as an adaptogen. By definition, adaptogens should help the body adapt to stresses of various kinds: heat, cold, exertion, trauma, sleep deprivation, toxic exposure, radiation, infection, or psychological stress. Ginseng stimulates physical and mental activity among people who are weak and tired. A study presented in 2012 from the Mayo Clinic revealed that ginseng showed favorable results in helping cancer patients with fatigue(1). Ginseng’s active ingredients, called ginsenosides, have been also shown in animal studies to reduce cytokines (molecules involved in signaling immune response) related to inflammation and to help regulate cortisol (the stress hormone) levels(1).
Quercetin and D-Ribose, although not household names, act to elevate your energy on a cellular level, contributing to the production of the body’s energy “currency” ATP (adenosine triphosphate). You may remember from high school Biology class that most ATP molecules are produced by organelles (specialized structures within living cells) called mitochondria. Quercetin, is a flavonoid (a kind of antioxidant) found in many fruits and vegetables. In addition to fighting the harmful effects of free radicals, quercetin has been shown to increase the number of mitochondria in cells, meaning a higher capacity for energy output primarily in brain and muscle cells. D-Ribose is one of the essential building blocks mitochondria require in order to synthesize ATP. Since D-Ribose is ATP’s structural foundation, if your cells don’t have enough ribose, they can’t produce enough ATP to meet energy demands. In the body, ribose is manufactured very slowly and it can not be stored in cells and tissues, so supplementing can help ensure that ribose levels stay high.
The final energy aid in ThinkitDrinkit’s Caffeine Free Energy formula, is the B-vitamin complex. Six true B-vitamins found in this blend help to convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which is used in the ATP synthesis process. These B vitamins, often referred to as ‘B complex vitamins’, also help the body to metabolize fats and protein. Inositol, although not a true B vitamin, is sometimes referred to as “B8”, and is actually a carbohydrate with a sugar-like taste. It modulates the nervous system, by improving the communication between neurotransmitters (chemicals that send messages via electric pulses between nerve cells) which increases cognitive ability. Helping you to maintain focus throughout the day, Inositol adds mental edge to this blend.
- Barton, D. (2012) Ginseng fights fatigue in cancer patients. Retrieved from http://www.mayo.edu/research/forefront/ginseng-fights-fatigue-cancer-patients.
- Color (in powder form)
- Product Flavor Profile (mixed with 8-10 oz. water)
- Slightly bitter aftertaste
- Suggested Flavor Pairings
- Pineapple Passionfruit, Pink Lemonade, Pomegranate Açai, or Sour Apple — All available in caloric and non-caloric versions
- Alternative Uses: Add to…
- Cold Beverages (juice, milk, iced tea, etc.)
- Sports Drinks