An All-Natural Energy Drink That Works
- Tastes Great
- Great Pre-Workout
- Supports Fat Burning*
- Supports Positive Mood*
- Supports Energy and Focus*
- Micro Scoop - Perfect for Bottled Water
- Less Expensive than Energy Drinks or Coffee
- No Artificial Colors, Flavors, or Sweeteners
- OU Kosher Certified
We could all use a little extra energy to get us through our hectic day. But most energy drinks simply aren't formulated with the health-conscious person in mind. Most are either loaded with sugar, or contain artificial sweeteners like sucralose and aspartame. Many also contain synthetic stimulants which are more apt to deplete the body rather than nourish it. But now, there's a healthy and natural alternative – Integrated Supplements Herbal Energy.*
Integrated Supplements Herbal Energy Drink Mix is a naturally-flavored and naturally-sweetened blend of invigorating and nourishing herbs such as Catuaba, Damiana, Mucuna, and Yohimbe. These herbs have been used by cultures for centuries to safely and naturally improve alertness, focus, mood, and even sexual energy and stamina.*
And perhaps best of all, Herbal Energy is a fraction of the cost of other energy drinks, or a cup of premium coffee.
Whether you need a quick pick-me-up at work, or the energy to power through a tough workout, you’ll quickly be convinced that there’s no energy product on the market that can compare to Herbal Energy – another breakthrough formula brought to you only by Integrated Supplements.*
Herbal Energy Does What Coffee Can't
Because of its caffeine content, coffee is known worldwide as, perhaps, the quintessential "energy drink". But sometimes even coffee drinkers want something with a little more "kick." Herbal Energy combines not only caffeine, but several other herbal sources of energizing nutrients which work synergistically to support sustained and balanced energy levels. And, unlike coffee, the taste of Herbal Energy is light, sweet, and refreshing – without the presence of sugar or artificial sweeteners.*
Herbal Energy Does What Other Energy Drinks Can't
Let's face it – most energy drinks are little more than over-hyped sources of caffeine. The other "exotic" ingredients they contain probably do very little to impart an energizing effect. But Herbal Energy is different. The ingredients in Herbal Energy all work synergistically to enhance the production of important brain chemicals involved in energy, alertness, and drive. And unlike most other energy drinks, Integrated Supplements Herbal Energy tastes great. Its flavor is light, refreshing, and natural – it doesn't have the strong medicinal/chemical taste of many other energy drinks and energy shots.*
The precision scoop inside each jar of Herbal Energy makes it easy to find exactly the right dose for you. Looking for a subtle pick–me–up? A single scoop (half serving) may be all you need. Looking for serious energy to help you power through a brutal workout? Try 2 scoops (a full serving). Best of all, the small scoops are easy to pour into a standard 500ml (16.9 oz) bottle of water.
Herbal Energy Ingredient Breakdown
Mucuna (Mucuna pruriens Extract)
Mucuna pruriens is a tropical legume which has been used for hundreds of years in Ayurvedic medicine as a nervous-system tonic and aphrodisiac. It is often used to elevate mood and to enhance sexual energy. Mucuna is one of the few plant sources of l–dopa, a direct precursor to the "feel–good" brain chemical, dopamine.*
Damiana Leaves (Turnera diffusa)
Damiana leaves have been used traditionally to enhance energy levels, mood, and both male and female sexual health. Modern research has shown that Damiana may reduce anxiety and act as an adaptogen – a substance which improves the body's ability to cope with stress.*
Catuaba Bark (Trichilia catigua)
Catuaba is a Brazilian herb which has been used for centuries as an aphrodisiac, and to combat exhaustion and fatigue. Though energizing, Catuaba is also reported to calm the nerves and reduce anxiety. Modern research has shown that Catuaba may impart a mood-elevating effect through its actions on the "feel–good" brain chemical, dopamine.*
Yohimbe Bark Powder (Pausinystalia yohimbe)
The bark of the African Yohimbe tree has traditionally been used as an aphrodisiac and energy tonic. These traditional uses are in keeping with modern research showing that substances in yohimbe may increase levels of energizing brain chemicals such as norepinephrine and dopamine. Integrated Supplements Herbal Energy contains a small (but effective) dose of whole yohimbe bark powder – not a concentrated extract of yohimbe alkaloids like some yohimbe supplements. Though some concentrated yohimbe extracts can be overly stimulatory in high doses, the small dose of whole yohimbe bark in Herbal Energy is both safe and effective, and is likely to impart a pleasant energizing effect at the recommended dose.*
Integrated Supplements Herbal Energy contains 100 milligrams of natural caffeine per serving – approximately the amount in a cup of fresh coffee.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is Herbal Energy different from other pre-workout drinks?
Because the energy-enhancing effect of most pre-workout supplements is almost completely due to simple caffeine, companies often feel the need to include many other seemingly "exotic" ingredients to make their product seem more complex and advanced. Thus, many pre-workout drinks are "witches-brew" formulations that contain dozens of unnecessary (and even potentially harmful) ingredients.
We took a different approach with Herbal Energy. We included several core ingredients which work synergistically to enhance the activity of brain chemicals involved in drive, focus, energy, stamina, positive mood, and sexual health.*
Along these lines, note that Herbal Energy does not contain Arginine, Citrulline, or other common nitric-oxide boosters. We've written several articles on the dangers of trying to elevate nitric oxide with such substances.
We have also excluded DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine) or other synthetic stimulants with questionable safety profiles and legal status.
How is Herbal Energy different from other energy drinks or energy shots?
Most energy drinks and energy shots are rather haphazard mixtures of caffeine along with a “sprinkling” of B vitamins, and a few other esoteric ingredients. For as flashy as energy drinks may seem, however, their energizing effect is often limited to the caffeine they contain.
And because of the costs involved in formulating and shipping liquids, it's not uncommon for energy drinks and shots to sell for several dollars per serving. As such, energy drinks and shots can become quite expensive over time.
Not only do we believe that Herbal Energy is a superior formulation relative to other energy drinks, but because of its convenient powdered form, it costs significantly less per serving than other energy drinks as well.
Coffee seems to work fine as a quick "pick me up." Why should I consider Herbal Energy?
Coffee is an excellent drink with many documented health benefits. There are a few reasons, however, why people may want to consider Herbal Energy as an alternative:
- Price - Like regular use of energy drinks and shots, a daily coffee habit can become quite expensive over time. A serving of Herbal Energy is generally far less expensive than a serving of premium coffeehouse coffee, and may even be less expensive than many types of home-brewed coffee.
- Effectiveness - Though coffee can obviously be a pretty good pick-me-up, Herbal Energy is formulated specifically to support energy, alertness, mood, and even sex drive. The energizing benefits of Herbal Energy simply surpass those of ordinary coffee.*
- Taste - Many people simply don’t like the taste of coffee, and prefer something more light and refreshing. Herbal Energy has a delicious raspberry lemonade flavor, is sugar free, and is made with only all-natural ingredients.
- Convenience - Herbal Energy is a concentrated drink mix you can take anywhere. The small micro-scoops are easy to pour into a standard 500ml (16.9 oz) bottle of water.
Is Herbal Energy just, basically, caffeine?
Not at all. Though Herbal Energy contains 100 milligrams of caffeine per serving, the effects of Herbal Energy are far beyond those of other caffeine sources. The ingredients in Herbal Energy were all chosen to work synergistically to support the production and metabolism or brain chemicals involved in improved energy, alertness, drive, and mood.*
Even the organic acids (e.g., malic acid) used to give Herbal Energy a pleasantly tart taste, also function as facilitators of cellular energy production. Because of the synergy of all the ingredients it contains, we believe that there's no product available today that enhances energy, alertness, and mood as effectively as Herbal Energy.*
Herbal Energy contains yohimbe. Is yohimbe safe?
Herbal Energy contains a small dose of yohimbe which is both safe and effective. More precisely, a serving of Herbal Energy contains a mere 100 milligrams of powdered yohimbe bark (not a concentrated extract like some yohimbe products).*
As a frame of reference, some yohimbe supplements contain a whopping 2000 milligrams of yohimbe per serving – 20 times the amount found in a serving of Herbal Energy.
As with so many herbal ingredients, dose means everything. At the very high doses recommended by some supplement companies, yohimbe can be unpleasantly stimulatory. At low doses, however, the energizing effect of yohimbe is mild and pleasant.*
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