We've all experienced those days — you know, the ones where you didn't sleep well, you've eaten very little, you missed your midday cold brew, and saying you're exhausted is an understatement.
Or, maybe you're en route to the gym and totally forgot to take your pre-workout, so you stop at the closest convenience store and grab an energy drink to get your heart pumping and blood flowing for a killer sweat sesh.
Because you feel like you're on the verge of a mental breakdown, you grab the closest thing you can find: an energy drink.
And it does the trick! Your wheels are turning, you're starting to feel bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, and you're getting back into your productive groove.
Whatever the reason may be, we all need that extra boost of energy every once in a while to keep us going, and that's okay!
But when you're getting that rush of caffeine from your favorite energy drink, what else are you getting along with it? Sugar? Questionable ingredients? Lab-made chemicals?
If you've ever tried reading the ingredients on the back of an energy drink can, you know firsthand how tough it can be to make any sense from it (why the heck is there so much taurine, anyway?).
This is where caffeine pills shine. If you want to skip all the confusing and potentially harmful ingredients that make up the typical energy drink, you can simply pop a caffeine pill to get your dose of energy.
What's in a caffeine pill, you ask? Pure caffeine, period.
Interested in learning more? We can help. Read on to discover everything you need to know about energy drinks and caffeine pills to find which one comes out on top. Are you ready?
Let's dive in!
What Are Caffeine Pills?
Despite being one of the most heavily ingested psychoactive drugs in the world and the fact that it can cause some pretty serious issues when taken in excess, most experts agree that modest amounts of caffeine are not harmful to your health.
In fact, consuming a little caffeine every day may have some incredible health benefits like improved cognitive function and improved resistance to some medical conditions. That said, there are many different ways one can take caffeine -- like taking it in pill form.
Caffeine pills, just like energy drinks, will focus on your central nervous system to help make you much more alert, focused, and aware of your surroundings. But unlike energy drinks, with caffeine pills, you don't have to lug around a big colorful can to get your caffeine fix, you simply pop a pill, and in ten to fifteen minutes, you're good to go. It's convenience and energy all in one.
What’s In Caffeine Pills?
When putting a caffeine pill in your body, you'd hope to be taking 100% pure natural caffeine, but unfortunately, this isn't always the case.
Some pills use synthetic caffeine, along with other ingredients like unnecessary coloring agents, harmful emulsifiers, and icky additives. That said, when looking for any caffeine supplement, whether that be caffeine pills or energy drinks, always read the ingredients so you know what you're putting in your body.
What Are Energy Drinks?
Did you know that aside from multivitamins, energy drinks are the most consumed dietary supplement by young adults? Yup, it's true -- ever since the introduction of Red Bull to the United States in 1997, the energy drink market has taken off.
So, what are energy drinks, you ask? Simply put, these popular drinks are beverages that aim to improve energy, mental alertness, and physical performance, often containing -- you guessed it -- caffeine.
Additionally, you can often find B vitamins as well as other ingredients such as ginseng, guarana, L-carnitine, and taurine.
In most cases, energy drinks are cold and refreshing. Especially in the summer, this is a much better option than sipping on a super-hot cup of java or swallowing a giant caffeine capsule.
Just make sure to look for an energy drink like Proper Wild's Clean All-Day Energy Shot, which is made with natural fruit juices and zero grams of added sugar, for a refreshing drink that will revitalize your senses and quench your thirst.
What’s The Problem With Energy Drinks?
Energy drinks are great, but the truth is that they're not all created equal.
Many of the popular energy drinks you see on shelves today are loaded with extremely high doses of caffeine and ridiculously large servings of sugar combined with questionable additives, confusing ingredients, and potentially harmful chemicals --- not exactly what you want to put in your body!
Are There Any Healthier Energy Drinks?
Making an energy drink that's not full of sugar and additives to mask the bitter taste of caffeine is definitely not an easy task — which is probably why there really aren't too many energy drinks on the market that could call themselves "healthier."
So, what's the best healthier energy drink, you ask?
Proper Wild, of course.
Finally, a clean energy shot you can feel good about!
Proper Wild's 100% Plant-Based Energy Shots are truly something special, made with zero grams of added sugar with no preservatives, and absolutely nothing artificial, for a clean, smooth taste, without the junk.
Each shot contains 2x more caffeine than a shot of espresso for long-lasting energy and 15x more L-theanine than a cup of green tea for focus and productivity. Sweetened with mouth-watering natural fruit juices like blackberry, mango, and peach, Proper Wild's Clean All-Day Energy Shots will leave your tastebuds begging for more while giving you the focus you need, all day long.
So, which is better, caffeine pills or energy drinks?
Caffeine pills are great because they are super convenient and don't require you to lug around a large colorful can of liquid to feel its effects. That said, if you're looking to quench your thirst, energy drinks are best.
Energy drinks double as a way to hydrate yourself and boost your energy. The problem? These popular fizzy drinks often contain questionable ingredients, an unhealthy amount of sugar, and way too much caffeine, which can lead to icky side effects like heart palpitations, jitteriness, and nausea — not good!
At the end of the day, both caffeine pills and energy drinks have their pros and cons, but if you ask us, a *healthier* energy drink - like Proper Wild - is the way to go.
Here at Proper Wild, we craft our energy shots using clean and simple ingredients, backed by science, designed to maximize your productivity. Made with organic caffeine and L-theanine from green tea for clean, long-lasting energy and absolutely nothing artificial, finally -- an energy shot you can feel good about!
Whether you're cramming for a test, working the graveyard shift, or needing some pre-workout for the gym, we've got your back. Try Proper Wild and experience clean energy today!