If you've ever felt like you lose your steam in the middle of a workout—like you can't truly give it your all because fatigue sets in—and like that's holding back your ability to build strength and endurance, Energize from the Beachbody Performance line may be of interest to you.
In the past I've shied away from supplements that promised to give energy during a workout, because they tend to have long, chemical-laden ingredient lists that I didn't want to get anywhere near. Energize, on the other hand, has a short and natural ingredient list. The active ingredients are:
Electrolytes (calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium)—essential minerals your muscles need to function, which can become depleted during a long, intense exercise session.
Beta-alanine, an amino acid that has been shown to help with healing, muscle recovery, and muscle contraction
Quercetin (uncaria elliptica), a flavonoid polyphenol that quells inflammation in the body
So yes, Energize does contain some caffeine, which works in the body to give you energy by increasing fat oxidation and increasing metabolic rate.
In addition to the above ingredients, Energize contains:
Natural sweeteners: non-GMO beet sugar and stevia leaf
Natural flavorings: citric acid, natural lemon flavor
Silica (a naturally occurring mineral that keeps the powder in powder form)
That's it! Nothing more! You don't need a long ingredient list when you have something that's simple and effective. The NSF label on the lid means the Performance line is approved for use by professional athletes without them having to worry that any of the ingredients could cause them to fail a test for performance-enhancing substances. This line is actually the official sports performance supplement line for Ironman triathlons!
** Update: As of April 2020, this product is available in lemon and fruit punch flavors, with a mixed berry flavor releasing soon! All-natural flavors as always! **
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