Having energy throughout a busy work or school week is sometimes easier said than done. If you are gifted with the power of perpetual energy and alertness, good for you. But if you are like the rest of us, staying alert may include energy-boosting products like energy drinks, shots, pills and or good old coffee. But with so many options in the energy arena, what's the best choice for you? Let's take a look.
Energy drinks at times have equal to or less than the amount of caffeine in a standard cup of coffee. But those wings come at a cost, drinks like Monster, RedBull, etc, also contain additional additives, sugars, and calories. Although energy drinks are a quick and easy way to have a burst of energy there are a few things to look out for.
These powerful cans of energy juice contain high amounts of sugar. For example, one 8oz Red Bull contains 26 grams of added sugar. This is more than half of the daily recommended amount of a 2,000 calorie diet. A common side effect of these beverages is a short burst of energy with a big crash. This spike of sugar will give you the jolt you seek but will lead to a cloud of fatigue shortly after.
Do energy drinks really give you energy? Yes, but be sure to read the label to better understand what goes into their energy blend. Besides sugar, these drinks also contain additives that help keep you awake but aren’t great if you are striving towards a clean or healthy lifestyle. Yohimbe can be found in energy drinks which has been linked to detrimental effects on your blood pressure.
If you're in search of an energy boost without the crash, try the new Lightning Blend. Lightning is made with 200mg of naturally sourced caffeine in a single cup. Additionally, it's infused with essential vitamins and Alpinia Glanga a powerful nootropic for cognitive performance and focus. This gourmet dark roast coffee is made from 100% Arabica Coffee Beans sourced from Colombia and Honduras.
Energy shots are similar to their canned counterparts in terms of caffeine content, but they are smaller in size which makes them easier to grab when you’re on the go. These shots typically contain little to zero calories but hidden sugars, whereas their energy drink counterparts can contain up to 200 calories per 16oz can.
According to officials at the Mayo Clinic, there is a health concern with these products. Mainly that there has been little to no testing of these ingredients, particularly when combined together. It is unknown whether the ingredients produce good results, interact with other medications and or possibly damage the liver or kidneys.
The Lightning Shot
VitaCups Lightning energy shot contains naturally sourced clean energy from green coffee beans. The main difference in our shot is that we don't add sugar, artificial or otherwise. VitaCup products are free of artificial caffeine sources, unlike energy drinks and shots which do not reveal their caffeine sources.
The Lightning Shot is a 74mL cold brew coffee made for energy on the go. The shot is available in standard cold brew and vanilla.
Energy pills such as caffeine tablets are a quick and efficient way to stay awake without consuming any liquid. Taking caffeine pills and other energy-boosting medication can be advantageous to those with caffeine sensitivity and those who do not enjoy the taste of coffee. Please be advised to take the recommended portion size because this may lead to an overdose. Symptoms of a caffeine overdose include erratic heartbeat, seizures, disorientation, and stupor.
VitaCups Energy Boosting Blends - Green Tea,
VitaCup's line of coffee and tea will give you the extra oomph you need along with superfoods, and a mix of essential vitamins. Our product will give you a boost without the jitters or negative side effects found in other products on the market. All the vitamins and caffeine are naturally sourced so you won't get the jitters or headaches. For example, Genius Blend coffee and tea contains MCT oil, turmeric, and cinnamon - to reduce brain fog and boost productivity. Other bold blends like the Slim, Lightning, Probiotic, Beauty, and Power Blend all provide a little something extra to your energy boost.
Well, there's the skinny on the energy-boosting products on the market. We hope that you feel a little wiser and more informed when you're choosing your caffeine source. But of course, we encourage you to choose VitaCup, the cleanest form of energy.