Once a niche product for club kids and adrenaline junkies, energy drinks are revamping to appeal to a wider, more grown-up audience. And not just any audience -- a health-conscious audience.
Gone are the days of sugary energy drinks loaded with icky chemicals and confusing ingredients being the only options. Today, natural energy shots are flying off the shelves, and for good reason, too.
Not only can they help to provide a little pick-me-up, but they can also help you to achieve your fitness goals. How, might you ask? We’ll tell you.
But First, What’s Wrong With The Artificial Stuff?
We’ve all been there -- that aisle in the grocery store or gas station filled with colorful neon cans screaming promises of instant energy. These popular drinks taste as fake as they look -- packed with sugar or artificial sweeteners and flavors to mask the taste of a megadose of synthetic caffeine and other questionable stimulants.
While these beverages will surely do the trick, they can often lead to an unpleasant jittery feeling followed by a sugar crash instead of the lasting energy and elevated alertness you had hoped for.
Simply put, they don’t make you feel good. And when we’re trying to reach fitness goals, feeling good is of the utmost importance, don’t you think?
How Can Natural Energy Shots Help?
An energy drink that bases its energy-boosting abilities on an unbelievable amount of added sugar, synthetic caffeine, and artificial ingredients might bring you nothing more than dependency, jitters, and a hard crash that can ultimately put a damper on your fitness efforts.
Natural energy drinks, on the other hand, are made with body-nourishing and natural ingredients to support your goals -- not work against them.
Here are some of the ways healthier energy shots -- like the plant-based shots from Proper Wild -- can help you to achieve your fitness goals:
They replenish lost electrolytes.
When you sweat from pumping iron at the gym, your body doesn’t just lose water -- it gets rid of electrolytes as well. And not replenishing these essential electrolytes can lead to a drop in performance and dehydration. Thankfully, natural energy drinks often contain electrolytes, so they are perfect for refueling your body after a sweat sesh to leave you feeling 10/10.
They contain fewer calories.
When we’re trying to reach fitness goals and shed a little fat around our waistlines, it’s important to watch our calorie intake. Why? Because if you consume more calories than you burn, you gain weight. And if you consume fewer calories and burn more calories through physical activity, you lose weight. With that in mind, why would you want to sabotage your fitness efforts with an artificial energy drink that probably contains over 250 calories per serving? (Keep in mind that most energy drinks have over two servings per can, so if you drink a whole bottle, that’s well over 500 calories from one measly drink!)
But some energy drinks are naturally low in calories. Take Proper Wild’s delicious Ginger Clean All Day Energy Shot, for example. It only contains 45 calories -- and that comes from 100 percent fruit juice! These energy shots will give you peace of mind knowing that you’re not consuming a ton of unnecessary calories that can potentially put a damper on your weight loss journey -- thank goodness!
They help to support your immune system.
One of the best benefits of consuming natural energy shots with healthy nutrients and antioxidants are the effects of an increased immune system. When your immune system is in tip-top shape, it can help keep you healthy and in the gym -- not in bed with a fever. The antioxidants provided in natural energy shots work hard to fight off the damaging effects caused by free radicals on the cells, plus you reap the benefits of plenty of vitamins such as vitamin A, C, and E.
They provide sustainable energy.
Almost every energy drink on the market contains caffeine -- but not just any caffeine, synthetic caffeine. Synthetic caffeine is quickly absorbed into your body, giving you the energy you crave much faster than that of naturally sourced caffeine. However, synthetic caffeine will lead to a much quicker crash -- and that’s where our problem lies. When we’re trying to achieve fitness goals, we need sustainable energy to keep our minds sharp and say no to temptation.
Proper Wild’s Clean All-Day Energy Shots are made with organic caffeine from green tea (rather than synthetic caffeine) to provide clean, long-lasting energy. You see, natural caffeine like green tea and yerba mate work with your body -- not against it -- to provide sustainable energy from sun-up to sun-down.
Green tea is a natural fat-burner.
And while we’re on the topic of green tea -- did you know that it’s a natural fat burner? Yup, it’s true! So if your fitness goal is to maintain a healthy weight -- drink up, buttercup! Proper Wild’s plant-based energy shots contain organic caffeine from green tea, which can help to speed up your metabolism, turning it into a fat-burning machine.
They can improve your ability to focus.
Last on the list, but certainly not least, natural energy shots can also help to improve concentration, especially when they contain L-theanine. L-theanine is a naturally occurring amino acid found in green tea, and when combined with clean caffeine, it can help to reduce jitters and heighten concentration and cognitive alertness while also boosting your mood. It’s this combo of caffeine and L-theanine that makes green tea leaves one of the world’s most powerful cognitive boosters when used at the correct dosage.
Proper Wild’s Clean All-Day Energy Shots contain 15x more L-theanine than a cup of green tea and 2x more caffeine than a shot of espresso. For those looking for some serious concentration to get through their workout -- Proper Wild can help!
A Final Word
So, how can natural energy shots help you to achieve your fitness goals?
They replenish lost electrolytes
They contain fewer calories
They boost immunity
They provide sustainable energy
They can help to burn fat
They improve concentration and focus
Are you ready to reach your fitness goals? Our Clean All-Day Energy Shots can help. Made with zero grams of added sugar and absolutely nothing artificial, we truly care about your health here at Proper Wild and designed our plant-based energy shots with you in mind.
Try Proper Wild today and see the difference it can make on your fitness goals -- you just might be surprised.