Pinterest
Book Excerpt of the Week: Caffeine Weight-loss and Physical Activity  We'll talk MUCH MORE about caffeine and fat metabolism/weight-loss when we get to GREEN TEA.  FOR NOW let me just say that NO ONE should expect an energy drink to be a safe or effective weight-loss method. If an energy drink helps you make it to your workout that's a different story.  An energy drink may give you wings but it will not make you lighter all by itself   http://amzn.to/2bjHRbk . . . #bookexcerpt #booknerd…

Book Excerpt of the Week: Caffeine Weight-loss and Physical Activity We'll talk MUCH MORE about caffeine and fat metabolism/weight-loss when we get to GREEN TEA. FOR NOW let me just say that NO ONE should expect an energy drink to be a safe or effective weight-loss method. If an energy drink helps you make it to your workout that's a different story. An energy drink may give you wings but it will not make you lighter all by itself http://amzn.to/2bjHRbk . . . #bookexcerpt #booknerd…

Science Behind Uptime Energy drink: 3-Ingredients to Focus on: 1-Angelica Root Ext (aka Danggui) is used for female reproductive disorders in Traditional Chinese Medicine. After 15 min on Pubmed & SciDirect I DON'T KNOW WHY it's in here. (Dear #sciencenerds please help if u do).  2-Bee Pollen has vitamins polyphenols and enzymes that has shown health benefits in studies but ONLY WHEN USED IN GRAM AMOUNTS! This whole "Power Base" combined is only 20% of a gram. 1 gram = weight of 1 paperclip…

Science Behind Uptime Energy drink: 3-Ingredients to Focus on: 1-Angelica Root Ext (aka Danggui) is used for female reproductive disorders in Traditional Chinese Medicine. After 15 min on Pubmed & SciDirect I DON'T KNOW WHY it's in here. (Dear #sciencenerds please help if u do). 2-Bee Pollen has vitamins polyphenols and enzymes that has shown health benefits in studies but ONLY WHEN USED IN GRAM AMOUNTS! This whole "Power Base" combined is only 20% of a gram. 1 gram = weight of 1 paperclip…

DYK you can make caffeine last longer if you encapsulate it? By burying the caffeine inside ball your body has to digest that ball before it gets the caffeine. When you combine that ball with free-floating caffeine you get a steady dose of caffeine all day with no  crash! This is roughly how @avitaecaffeinewater works! YES- THIS IS AN ENERGY DRINK!  Visit GreenEyedGuide.com for more science-of-energy drinks! The Energy Drink Guide book

DYK you can make caffeine last longer if you encapsulate it? By burying the caffeine inside ball your body has to digest that ball before it gets the caffeine. When you combine that ball with free-floating caffeine you get a steady dose of caffeine all day with no crash! This is roughly how @avitaecaffeinewater works! YES- THIS IS AN ENERGY DRINK! Visit GreenEyedGuide.com for more science-of-energy drinks! The Energy Drink Guide book

This is a good healthy option with an unusual source of caffeine guayusa. The guayusa gives it a different more earthy taste than beverages with pure caffeine or caffeine from green coffee beans. 16 grams isnt too bad sugar wise but what's surprising is it has as much caffeine as a Monster!!! If you need a STRONG but HEALTHY-SWAP this is a good option. (@drinkruna = 150mg v Monster Energy = 160mg) Read More about Runa here: http://wp.me/p3SHzu-lc  . #runa #cleanenergy #healthy #healthydrink…

This is a good healthy option with an unusual source of caffeine guayusa. The guayusa gives it a different more earthy taste than beverages with pure caffeine or caffeine from green coffee beans. 16 grams isnt too bad sugar wise but what's surprising is it has as much caffeine as a Monster!!! If you need a STRONG but HEALTHY-SWAP this is a good option. (@drinkruna = 150mg v Monster Energy = 160mg) Read More about Runa here: http://wp.me/p3SHzu-lc . #runa #cleanenergy #healthy #healthydrink…

#scienceofenergydrinks cont'd: THIAMIN (Vit B1) is a popular energy drink/sports supp/health beverage ingredient. DYK: It's readily absorbed readily depleted and easily excreted so you can never have too much. What happens when you DON'T GET ENOUGH? Deficiency manifests in different ways and there are diff names for B1 deficiency: Starvation leads to dry Beriberi. The combination of high carbohydrate intakes and heavy exercise can lead to wet Beriberi. Heavy alcohol use can lead to…

#scienceofenergydrinks cont'd: THIAMIN (Vit B1) is a popular energy drink/sports supp/health beverage ingredient. DYK: It's readily absorbed readily depleted and easily excreted so you can never have too much. What happens when you DON'T GET ENOUGH? Deficiency manifests in different ways and there are diff names for B1 deficiency: Starvation leads to dry Beriberi. The combination of high carbohydrate intakes and heavy exercise can lead to wet Beriberi. Heavy alcohol use can lead to…

The BEST WAY to get more arginine is to get MORE CITRULLINE! SO WHY IS ARGININE/ CITRULLINE SO IMPORTANT?  If you are on a high-protein diet metabolism of that protein makes a lot of ammonia which means the body has to make a lot of urea. Arginine is in the starting line up for the urea cycle but its second job is nitric oxide production. When arginine's first job takes up so much of its resources it's not as available for the second job. In other words when so much arginine is needed for…

The BEST WAY to get more arginine is to get MORE CITRULLINE! SO WHY IS ARGININE/ CITRULLINE SO IMPORTANT? If you are on a high-protein diet metabolism of that protein makes a lot of ammonia which means the body has to make a lot of urea. Arginine is in the starting line up for the urea cycle but its second job is nitric oxide production. When arginine's first job takes up so much of its resources it's not as available for the second job. In other words when so much arginine is needed for…

Energy Drink Bans will only work if its done like in Canada. If the FDA would take a page from Health Canadas playbook and reclassify all caffeinated products as food/beverages it would be easier to issue a caffeine limit.That would protect EVERYONE not just those under age 18.Instead of telling kids energy drinks are forbidden (because minors LOVE it when you tell them theyre not allowed to do something) how about first reclassify anything and everything with caffeine in it as a…

Energy Drink Bans will only work if its done like in Canada. If the FDA would take a page from Health Canadas playbook and reclassify all caffeinated products as food/beverages it would be easier to issue a caffeine limit.That would protect EVERYONE not just those under age 18.Instead of telling kids energy drinks are forbidden (because minors LOVE it when you tell them theyre not allowed to do something) how about first reclassify anything and everything with caffeine in it as a…

DID YOU KNOW there's a book about energy drink ingredients: where they COME FROM (#bullsperm?) what they REALLY do & how much you can SAFELY consume?  http://amzn.to/2bjHRbk This book is written by a food biochemist (me). #chemnerd If you are WORRIED about a loved one and their 5Monsters/day habit If you are CONCERNED because you don't know how true/accurate the "Energy Drinks are Poison" news stories are (#notdeadyet?) or if you want to learn how to IDENTIFY the shady/risky energy drinks…

DID YOU KNOW there's a book about energy drink ingredients: where they COME FROM (#bullsperm?) what they REALLY do & how much you can SAFELY consume? http://amzn.to/2bjHRbk This book is written by a food biochemist (me). #chemnerd If you are WORRIED about a loved one and their 5Monsters/day habit If you are CONCERNED because you don't know how true/accurate the "Energy Drinks are Poison" news stories are (#notdeadyet?) or if you want to learn how to IDENTIFY the shady/risky energy drinks…

Are You A Monster Or a Rock Star: A Guide to Energy Drinks

Are You A Monster Or a Rock Star: A Guide to Energy Drinks

Like many vitamins thiamin was discovered as "That THING that keeps (something bad) from happening." In this case the bad thing is the disease called beriberi. People with beriberi are lethargic confused wasting away. You might conclude "people are lethargic without thiamin" but THIAMIN DOES NOT GIVE YOU ENERGY!!! It's a facilitator NOT FUEL. Thiamin participates in metabolism of fat protein nucleic acids and especially carbohydrates. That's why carbohydrate metabolism is the first to go…

Like many vitamins thiamin was discovered as "That THING that keeps (something bad) from happening." In this case the bad thing is the disease called beriberi. People with beriberi are lethargic confused wasting away. You might conclude "people are lethargic without thiamin" but THIAMIN DOES NOT GIVE YOU ENERGY!!! It's a facilitator NOT FUEL. Thiamin participates in metabolism of fat protein nucleic acids and especially carbohydrates. That's why carbohydrate metabolism is the first to go…