Energy drinks can be a great way to give your body a boost before an athletics performance or a long study session, but the inevitable energy crash that comes a few hours later can make them an impractical choice for many people. But by avoiding energy drinks with caffeine you can usually enjoy the energy boost without any energy crash.
SoBe Energy Drinks
SoBe makes several popular energy drinks that are reported to be caffeine-free. The energy drinks are currently marketed under the label Life Water, are a 0-calorie drink and come in a few different flavors. The main ingredients that help to boost energy are the vitamins B3, B5, B6 and B12 along with the herbs Gaurana and Ginseng. The B vitamins together with the herbs help boost energy without the energy crash associated with caffeine.
Blast Energy Drinks
Blast Energy Drinks is another manufacturer of a popular energy drink. Most of the drinks are very low in caffeine and a few are entirely caffeine-free. The drinks come in a number of different flavors, and for most of them, the active ingredients are vitamins, mostly from the B vitamin family, though some flavors contain vitamin C as well. Depending on which flavor you choose, the little or no caffeine shouldn't create much of an energy crash.
Yerba Mate is considered more of a tea than an energy drink, though some companies market yerba mate drinks in cans. But whether you choose tea leaves or a can, yerba mate is regarded as being an excellent energy booster. Unlike most other energy drinks, the active ingredients are complex and not wholly understood. There isn't too much caffeine in yerba mate and most people don't experience much of or any energy crash.
Make Your Own Energy Drink
The active ingredients in most non-caffeinated energy drinks are vitamins from the B family, so you could easily make your own energy drinks. Any pharmacy carries a B-complex vitamin or B6 and B12 vitamins, which are the two important B vitamins with regards to boosting energy. Take the tablets with a fruit drink or tea, or dissolve them in your drink. By making your own energy drink, you know exactly what you're drinking and can avoid energy crashes.
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