Herbal Energy is a naturally-flavored and naturally-sweetened blend of invigorating and nourishing herbs such as Catuaba, Damiana, Mucuna, and Yohimbe – all delivered in a great–tasting and refreshing drink mix. These herbs have been used by cultures for centuries to safely and naturally improve alertness, focus, mood, and even sexual energy and stamina*.
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.
The ingredients in Herbal Energy were specifically chosen to support healthy levels of mood-elevating* and energy-enhancing* neurotransmitters – including, and especially, dopamine.
Healthy levels of dopamine may support:
- A positive mood*
- Energy levels*
- A healthy sex drive*
- Focus and goal-directed behavior*
- Appetite control*
A. 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.
• DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine) or other synthetic stimulants with questionable safety profiles and legal status.
• Unnecessary ingredients and fillers.Q. How is Herbal Energy different from other energy drinks or energy shots?
A. 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.Q. Coffee seems to work fine as a quick "pick me up." Why should I consider Herbal Energy?
A. 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
A. Not at all. Though Herbal Energy contains 100 milligrams of natural 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 a 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.Q. What are the ingredients in Herbal Energy?
Herbal Energy contains:
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.