Energy drinks exist for several decades. Originally, these drinks are intended for athletes, as they had a purpose of rehydrating them after intensive physical activities. The main idea for energy drinks was to replace those lost electrolytes, evaporated with any physical activity.
Over the years, various ingredients have been added to energy drinks by manufacturers to present a drink could target different issues. Unfortunately, as expected, with an increased popularity of energy drinks and increased audience size, more and more different brands have been developed. Most of these brands are not healthy for you.
The needle from the haystack would be Zipfizz. Unlike other energy drinks, Zipfizz is a healthy energy drink, completely sugar-free. According to the official Zipfizz website, this healthy energy drink tastes great, and is responsible to provide an impressive dose of micronutrients and vitamins to the individual's body. The product has made a revolution with its great taste, essential vitamins, and minerals. Not only that, Zipfizz also provides electrolytes and antioxidant’s which boost the user's immune system (Vitamin B-12 effect).
Zipfizz was first announced in 2003. Over the years Zipfizz became more and more popular with its affordable price and positive customer reviews. Packed in a tube, this product comes in a powder form and users are supposed to mix it with water and consume the drink immediately after. Users have experienced a big burst of energy minutes after consuming Zipfizz.
Zipfizz is build up from an advanced formula which provides the user with vitamins, minerals and amino acids with only a few calories and no sugar. These nutrients in a sense boost the body’s immune system, allowing the users to stay always healthy and energized.
Will will now take a closer look at the ingredients found in Zipfizz.
Guarana Seed – Nature gives us many healthy plants to help with the loss of unnecessary weight. Guarana is one of those plants, found in the Amazon rainforests. Guarana has been used for many years by the Amazonian tribes for medicinal purposes. This amazing plant has a very high caffeine content, to be precise Guarana contains between 3 to 8 % of caffeine, regular coffee beans only contain 1 to 2%. The caffeine which Guarana provides is completely different from the one regular coffee has. This type of caffeine is released slowly during a longer period of time, giving you steady boosts of energy. This type of caffeine comes without side effects like nausea, insomnia, jitters, etc. Guarana has also weight loss properties. The “Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics” published in June 2001, offers an incredible study proving the efficacy of Guarana. The participants used a mixture of Yerba mate, Guarana, and Damiana. Results were shocking, all participants lost over 5 pounds of mostly fat. Guarana has almost no negative effects. In high doses it could potentially cause nervousness, stomach irritation, vomiting, etc.
Taurine – Is an amino acid, which make up proteins. It is a common ingredient in energy drinks and is often advertised as an energy booster. Due to its many functions, Taurine supplementation has been linked to various positive effects on many conditions such as hypertension, arrhythmias, seizures, diabetes (4). Taurine is an essential amino acid, which means that adult individuals can produce enough Taurine in the body without any supplementation. Taking additional extra Taurine could potentially produce some mild benefits. Now as energy goes, Taurine studies don’t show any significant data which could prove it’s energy boosting possibilities. Taurine has the potential to have some positive health effects, with virtually no side effects. But when it comes to energy, it really doesn’t help.
Sucralose – Adds the sweetness to foods and beverages without consuming any calories. Just like other sweeteners Sucralose also has a goal in weight management of the user. Unlike sugar, the body breaks Sucralose differently, converting its few calories into energy. Most of the Sucralose you consume is not absorbed in the body, it just passes through. Sucralose does have one negative effect on the body. Consuming Sucralose for longer periods of time could potentially kill a noticeable percent of our good gut bacteria found in the stomach.
B Vitamins – B vitamins are critical for our health and well-being. Most of us don’t get enough of them. There are eight B vitamins (Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, Pyridoxine, Biotin, Folic Acid and Vitamin B12). These vitamins are essential for our cell metabolism, and play several highly important roles in the body. Promotion of cell growth and division, maintaining healthy skin and muscle tone, increasing the metabolic rate, enhancing the immune and nervous system and easing stress are only some of the various benefits B vitamins produce. Deficiencies in B12, folic acid and B6 are very common and are the main causes of anxious feelings, depression, and moodiness. That’s where supplements like Zipfizz come in handy.
Green Coffee Bean – Became a popular weight loss extract after it was promoted on the Dr. Oz Show. It was advertised as Coffee Bean that burns fat fast, even without exercise or diet. Some studies show positive effects of Green Coffee Beans on weight loss, others don’t. It is yet to be determined if this ingredient has benefits which it claims.
American Ginseng – Is a herb found mainly in North America. The natives have used American Ginseng as a stress reliever, immune booster and as a stimulant. Also, it has been commonly used to prevent colds and flu. American Ginseng is believed to have weight loss properties since it suppresses appetite and improves digestion as well as inflammation.
Green Tea Leaf – Green Tea was used in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine to heal wounds, aid digestion, control bleeding, improve heart function, etc. A recent study shows that Green Tea can possibly aid in weight loss and other problems such as type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer disease. Although these recent studies show possibilities, you most likely won’t see a significant weight loss effect of Green Tea. It is more likely to experience a boost in energy since Green Tea contain’s caffeine.
Ginger Root – Ginger is commonly used in treating various types of stomach problems, including upset stomach, gas, diarrhea, IBS ( irritable bowel syndrome), nausea… Consuming Ginger on daily basis will promote a healthy digestion and bowel movement. Ginger has virtually no side effects, only a small percent of users might experience heartburn and stomach discomfort.
Zipfizz brings quality ingredients which are proven scientifically to work. With a small change of side effects, this product does live up to the hype. The only problem in Zipfizz’s ingredient list would be Sucralose. Since artificial sweeteners are proven to destroy the good gut bacteria, consuming this product often would create problems. If the manufacturers switched Sucralose with Stevia this product would be perfect. But since artificial sweeteners are cheaper it is clear why they sacrificed the quality of Zipfizz.
It is a fact that most people have experienced a positive and immediate burst of energy after consuming Zipfizz. Because of that, we can conclude that Zipfizz is a healthy and great tasting energy drink which delivers energy with a dose of essential vitamins. For the users that are trying to lose weight, this product probably won’t make a huge impact. As an energy drink, Zipfizz blows the competition away when it comes to providing energy. Definitely considering all factors, a good deal, not a perfect one, but still worth it.
Study of Vitamin B12 deficiency and peripheral neuropathy in metformin-treated early Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Rudra Prasad Roy, Kaushik Ghosh, Manas Ghosh, Amitava Acharyya, Ambarish Bhattacharya, Mrinal Pal, Sisir Chakraborty and Nilanjan Sengupta https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5040042
Effects of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) on neurocognitive function: an acute, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study. Andrew Scholey, Anastasia Ossoukhova, Lauren Owen, Alvin Ibarra, Andrew Pipingas, Kan He, Marc Roller and Con Stough. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2952762
Steven has researched over 500 weight-loss programs, pills, shakes and diet plans. He has also worked with nutritionists specializing in weight loss while coaching people on how to transform their physiques and live healthy lives.