#1 Sugar Free Energy Drink
Here's the deal:
You want an energy drink that keeps you feeling wide awake all day long without the crash, but you're worried about your health too.
After all, most energy drinks like Monster are loaded with sugar - they're practically glorified cans of soda.
Further still, sugary energy drinks spike your blood pressure, giving you a sudden energy boost followed by a crash, leaving you worse than before.
In this post we're taking a look at the best energy drink without sugar on the market.
Let's dive in:
Most energy drinks are loaded with sugar, which - when consumed regularly - can have severely negative side effects including heart problems, weight gain, tooth decay, and more.
That's why it's best to avoid added sugar whenever possible, especially when you're a regular user of energy drinks, caffeine, etc.
But are sugar-free energy drinks any better for you?
According to this article from the Mayo Clinic:
"Sugar substitutes are sweeteners that you use instead of regular table sugar (sucrose). Artificial sweeteners are just one type of sugar substitute.
The topic of sugar substitutes can be confusing. One problem is that the terminology is often open to interpretation.
Some manufacturers call their sweeteners 'natural' even though they're processed or refined. Stevia preparations are one example. And some artificial sweeteners are derived from naturally occurring substances — sucralose comes from sugar."
Most artificial sweeteners are a better alternative to sugar for those aiming to prevent weight gain, since they add virtually zero calories.
Additionally, since artificial sweeteners don't have any carbohydrates, they won't raise blood sugar levels, which is ideal for those with diabetes.
And in the context of energy drinks, most popular options like Monster and Red Bull are loaded with sugar, which leads to a sudden spike followed by a crash in sugar/energy levels.
A sugar-free energy drink that uses an artificial sweetener instead helps to avoid that problem.
So if you're looking for an energy drink without the crash, opt for a sugar-free one like EarlyBird.
If you're looking for a sugar-free energy drink, it's probably because you're worried about maintaining your health (as you should).
You wouldn't put crappy gasoline in an exotic sports car, so why would you fuel your body any differently?
That being said, we all need a pick-me-up once in a while, so if you're in the market for an energy drink, here's how to make sure you choose the healthiest option possible:
The FDA recommends no more than 400mg of caffeine a day for a healthy adult, around four cups per day (a standard 8oz serving of coffee has 95mg of caffeine.)
Energy drinks like Monster Redline are packed with caffeine, in some cases more than 300mg each. Consuming caffeine in excess can cause a range of problems like headaches, insomnia, anxiety, and the jitters, so choose a healthy energy drink with a sensible amount of caffeine.
You should also consider your caffeine tolerance, as coffee vets can probably handle more than someone who rarely/never drinks caffeine.
I like to have an energy drink with 100-200mg of caffeine per serving (EarlyBird has ~150mg, but you can add more or less powder to your shaker cup to adjust accordingly.)
Always look at your energy drink's sugar content.
Mainstream energy drinks are loaded with sugar which, like I said above, is not good for you. First of all, it'll spike your blood sugar levels followed by a crash, leaving you feeling like you have less energy, not more.
A healthy diet is one with minimal sugar intake, which is why EarlyBird doesn't have any added sugar. When looking for your next energy drink, choose one that's sugar-free, or that has as little sugar as possible.
Energy drinks like Red Bull usually have some extra ingredients like Taurine, an amino acid that combines well with caffeine to boost energy. Others even have B Vitamins that help your body convert food into energy.
The EarlyBird Morning Cocktail
EarlyBird is hands down the best energy drink without sugar (or calories, for that matter).
Unlike most energy drinks, however, EarlyBird is packed with nutrients that your brain and body need to function at peak performance.
EarlyBird doesn't give you a sudden boost in energy followed by a crash, nor do you feel jittery afterwards.
You'll have energy all day long - whether you're driving, gaming, studying, or working the night shift, EarlyBird is the best energy drink to stay awake on the market.
After years of research and testing, we discovered the three keys to waking up early and getting sh*t done, which has become the EarlyBird mantra.
You can lose up to a pound of water overnight just from breathing which is why you normally wake up dehydrated and thirsty. Water helps, but we found something that works even better… more on that in a little bit.
Overnight your body shuts down and goes into sleep mode. Trying to jump out of bed and expecting your muscles/the rest of your body to cooperate is, well, not a good idea.
It's like trying to jumpstart your car after leaving it sitting out in the cold all night long. There's nothing wrong with your car but it needs an extra kick to get started.
Your morning mood has been shown to affect the rest of your day, hence when someone's in a bad mood "they woke up on the wrong side of the bed."
Starting your morning on the right track is one of the keys to having a great, productive day.
We tested a new morning cocktail everyday for over 400 mornings (weighing, blending, and flavoring) until...
We discovered the perfect combo of 3 Nootropic Blends. The EarlyBird Morning Cocktail gives you Energy, Motivation, and EXACTLY what your body (and brain) need.
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A study published in the National Library of Medicine analyzed the effect of sugar-free Red Bull on young adults' running performance and found the energy drink "did not influence high-intensity run time-to-exhaustion in young adults."
While sugar-free Red Bull may not do a great job boosting sports performance, it's still loaded with caffeine, and therefore should still yield the same (or similar) effects as a cup of coffee.
But even sugar-free Red Bull doesn't have all the benefits of EarlyBird, like the fruit/veggie blend, and other nutrients to promote mood, energy and hydration.
According to an article published by Columbia University, energy drinks and weight loss don't necessarily go hand-in-hand, especially those loaded with sugar.
In fact, most energy drinks like Red Bull are just glorified cans of soda.
If you have a can of Monster every day, you're almost guaranteed to experience negative side effects in the short and long run, since the drink is filled to the brim with sugar.
However, research on sugar-free energy drinks that use artificial sweeteners is somewhat mixed.
Some studies have shown artificial sweeteners to be a great sugar alternative that helps with weight loss, while others have linked artificial sweeteners to diseases like cancer and weight gain. It's important to do your own research before putting anything in your body!
What's the bottom line here?
A healthy diet, plenty of sleep and exercise are all essential for your body and brain to fire on all cylinders. You can't remove one of those components from the equation and substitute it with an energy drink expecting to feel energized and healthy.
That being said, a 'healthy energy drink' like EarlyBird is the best alternative to sugary options such as Monster/Red Bull, since it's sugar-free and has zero calories.
The EarlyBird Morning Cocktail