Energy drinks, when used correctly, can be very beneficial for the user. We all know that energy drinks give you “energy,” but that’s not their only benefit.
In this post we’re going to explore the top five benefits of modern energy drinks and what to look for when selecting what energy drink to use. It’s really important to understand that not all energy drinks are created equal. There are some great energy drinks and shots on the market like Proper Wild, and some incredibly unhealthy and dangerous energy drinks that you want to stay away from!
Let’s take a look at the most important benefits energy drinks provide:
#1 Increased Energy
The obvious benefit of energy drinks is ENERGY! This energy usually comes from caffeine and sugar.
Caffeine stimulates your brain cells and stops them from detecting the chemical adenosine, which induces sleep. Adenosine builds up in the brain throughout the day which ultimately tells our brain when we’re tired. By consuming caffeine you end up feeling less sleepy.
The other key contributor of energy is sugar – which is food for the mitochondria of your cells. Basically think of sugar as the gasoline of your power unit or engine!
Now that we understand where energy comes from, it’s important you understand that not all energy drinks have good caffeine or good sugars. When picking your energy drink, look for a drink that uses Organic Caffeine – like the caffeine found in Proper Wild. Organic, natural caffeine breaks down slower than synthetic caffeine to provide longer lasting energy.
You also want to look for drinks that have low amounts of sugar from real fruit juices. These sugars are accompanied with other nutritional benefits instead of just pure cane sugar, which is usually labeled as “Added Sugars,” and provide no antioxidants or nutrients and are just there as a sweetener.
Lastly we highly recommend you stay away from artificial sweeteners and certain zero calorie sweeteners like Stevia which have been shown to cause health issues.
#2 Increased Focus & Brain Function
Another important benefit of energy drinks and shots is increased focus and brain function. Multiple studies have shown that energy drinks can improve your memory, concentration, reaction time and also reduce mental fatigue.
When selecting your energy drink also look for drinks that contain the amino acid L-Theanine. L-Theanine has been shown to boost your focus and concentration when used in collaboration with caffeine. L-Theanine also helps to balance out the negative side-effects of caffeine, such as the jitters and crash.
For dosage, a 1:1 caffeine to L-Theanine ratio is often recommended while staying under a maximum of 400mg per day. As always, consult your doctor if you have more questions about L-Theanine.
#3 Increased Productivity
Number three on our list of most important benefits from energy drinks is increased productivity. Funnily enough, increased productivity is a direct result of boosted energy, focus and brain function.
When you have more energy and focus, that locked in feeling is almost certainly going to make you more productive. Finding the right energy drink for you can help you maximize your day.
#4 More Affordable Than Starbucks
Benefit number four is cost. Energy drink costs can add up quickly, especially if you’re consuming them every day. When it comes to energy drinks, if you pick the right one and buy in bulk, you can actually save a lot.
For instance a venti (large) Latte at Starbucks cost $4.15, if you drink one per day during the week you’re going to be out $20.75.
Now let’s compare a Clean All Day Energy Shot from Proper Wild, which if you take advantage of their bulk discounts, only costs $2.40 or $12.00 for the week.
In that scenario you’d be saving $8.75 (or 42%) by switching out your fancy Starbucks coffee for a shot of Proper Wild. Proper Wild also has less calories, sugar, and is way more convenient!
Speaking of convenience, one of the most important benefits of energy drinks is their ease of use. You don’t have to waste time waiting for coffee to brew at home or standing in a long line at Starbucks. Energy drinks can be bought in bulk, stored in your fridge at home, and are ready to go whenever you need them!
If you’re really interested in convenience, you’ll go with an energy shot that is one sip and TSA travel size approved. Shots can fit in your pocket or purse and can be consumed quickly without filling your stomach and bladder with lots of liquid.
When it comes to energy drinks and shots, they provide a lot of great benefits, but it's important that you do your research and look for well priced, healthier options. Not all energy drinks are good for you and frankly some on the market are not safe.
We take great pride at Proper Wild providing our customers with powerful, plant-based energy shots that really work and care about your health! Our clean all day energy shots will boost your energy, focus, productivity without giving you the jitters or crash!