It’s very confusing when you see reports in the news saying that coffee a great way to get your caffeine, but it’s not for everyone.. In fact coffee is on the top of my list of things to avoid for new clients that start working with me. Among most people who have a lot of pressure to get things done, don’t sleep enough, or simply need more energy- coffee is hands down their drug of choice. Even with the antioxidants this beverage can provide, there are more negatives than benefits.
What is a good coffee alternative for caffeine?
Green Tea or Matcha. If you’re craving the ritual of a hot caffeinated beverage, you are much better off going for organic green tea or Matcha. You still get the caffeine and antioxidants you need without the acidity. Green tea also contains a compound called L-Theanine which actually eases anxiety and leaves you feeling an “Alert Calm”.
What makes Coffee not so good?
Already hooked on the habit of knocking back more than one cup of Joe? I’m Cuban and have been drinking coffee since I was a kid, so I’ve been there and know it’s certainly easy to do. Just thinking about the delicious smell of the roasted beans, how it gets you going in the morning and keeps you cozy and warm in the winter is so tempting. I feel like I need to go to rehab just talking about it! Multiple cups, however, can spike cortisol levels which can tax the adrenals as well as increase insulin and inflammation (which can ultimately lead to weight gain). Coffee can also trigger anxiety or cause a nervous stomach. Running to the bathroom is the last thing you want on your mind when you have to give a presentation or need to be performing at your best.
To be clear, I don’t see caffeine in general as a bad thing. I happen to love it. It just depends on the delivery… In animal and human studies, caffeine has demonstrated positive effects on athletic performance, fatigue, and cognitive functions, such as supporting a healthy memory.
Caffeine alternatives for Iced drinks
ATP Boost. In the summer you may prefer to get your caffeine through an iced beverage. Red Bull and Coca Cola are obviously not the healthiest options. As someone who regularly works out and likes the feeling of a caffeine hit, I developed a refreshing, great tasting product called ATP Boost.
What is ATP?
ATP is a nucleotide that transports chemical energy within cells for metabolism. The combination of synergistic ingredients fuels your body’s energy production through not only caffeine, but also a combination of B vitamins, trace minerals, electrolytes, herbs and amino acids. ATP Boost also contains PURENERGY™. Purenergy is an innovative patent-protected ingredient that combines caffeine with pTeroPure® pterostilbene—a highly bioavailable analog of resveratrol—to form a unique co-crystal structure. It appears that this unique structure affects the way the body utilizes caffeine. This is why it offers significant advantages over caffeine alone.
ATP Boost has what’s called a Slower Caffeine “Finish”. Scientists are researching whether or not the extended half-life and slower absorption rate of caffeine from Purenergy can produce a more moderated and gradual finish. This may help prevent the “crash” associated with regular caffeinated energy products and coffee.
If you’re someone who has fully eliminated caffeine, there’s nothing wrong with that! But for those who need a hand in their day to day energy and performance, make sure it comes from a good source!
Want to Learn more about ATP Boost?
ATP Boost transforms water into a great-tasting, revitalizing energy drink. Each stick provides a combination of B vitamins, electrolytes, trace minerals, amino acids, herbs, and antioxidants to fuel your body’s energy production. Building on these important nutrients, ATP Boost also features Purenergy™, a technology-driven, patent-protected ingredient that combines caffeine and pTeroPure® pterostilbene.