Ingredient Definitions

Caffeine

Caffeine is used to stimulate the central nervous system, resulting in an increased feeling of energy.

Taurine

Taurine is an amino acid (protein building block) which is used to help absorb fats and fat-soluble vitamins.

D-Glucuronolactone

D-Glucuronolactone is a natural substance which assists in removing toxic substances in the body.

Inositol

Inositol is an essential nutrient required by the human body for growth and survival. It affects nerve transmission, aids in the breakdown of fats and helps reduce blood cholesterol. Some studies have shown that it even helps prevent baldness and stimulate hair growth.

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Vitamin B3 aids in the process of releasing energy from carbohydrates and regulates cholesterol. Vitamin B3 is also used to form fat from carbohydrates and to process alcohol.

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

Vitamin B5 is part of a B-complex group and is used to produce, transport, and release energy from fats. Vitamin B5 makes possible the release of energy from nutrients and also may reduce cholesterol.

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCL)

Vitamin B6 is the main vitamin in the processing of amino acids. Vitamin B6 is essential for growth, health of body tissues, metabolism of food into energy, storage of energy in the muscles, activation of the B vitamins, and regulation of the acidity of the blood. Vitamin B6 is also an essential nutrient in the regulation of mental processes and possibly mood.

Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)

Vitamin B12 is used to ease depression, fatigue and to prevent dietary deficiency. Vitamin B12 is essential for normal nerve cell activity, red blood cell health, maintaining normal bodily functions and maintaining one’s stamina.

Choline

Choline is an organic compound classified as an essential nutrient and usually grouped within the Vitamin B complex. This natural amine is found in the lipids that make up cell membranes and in the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Choline is believed to enhance cognitive abilities due to  the role that the neurotransmitter acetylcholine plays in various cognition systems (memory, intelligence…) within the brain.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin necessary for normal growth and development.  It is known as a powerful antioxidant. The body does not manufacture or store vitamin C on its own so it is important to include plenty of vitamin C-containing foods in one’s daily diet.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin and a powerful biological antioxidant. Vitamin E also plays a role in immune function and DNA repair.

Yerba Maté

Yerba Maté refers to a South American plant and the associated medicinal and cultural drink. A remedy of choice for Guarani Indians, maté is believed to keep its drinkers healthy and energetic. Maté leaves contain xanthines (central nervous system stimulants) and are a rich source of vitamins, minerals and 15 amino acids.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba is a unique tree and one of the best known examples of a living fossil. Ginkgo leave extracts are believed to enhance mental functions (memory etc.) and have antioxidant effects. The flavonoids in ginkgo leaves have been shown to improve blood flow, and help prevent platelet aggregation/blood clotting.

Guaraná

Guaraná a small tree, native of South America is a source of natural caffeine. The alkaloids in the guaraná plant are central nervous system stimulants and as such improve cognitive functions and physical endurance studies show. Guaraná is highly valued by Tupi-Guarani people of Brazil and is believed to have antioxidant, antibacterial and fat cell reduction properties.

Red Tea / Rooibos

Rooibos meaning red bush in Afrikaans is a plant in the legume family used to make a long-appreciated tisane in its native South Africa. Rooibos is becoming increasingly popular worldwide due to its powerful antioxidant content (including SOD-superoxide dismutase) and adaptogenic properties (increases the body’s resistance to stress).

EGCG

EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) is a powerful antioxidant polyphenol found in green tea. It is believed to help prevent both heart disease and cancer and promote weight loss.

Panax Ginseng

Panax Ginseng (a.k.a. Asian ginseng) is a very popular herb used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years to enhance longevity and quality of life. Panax ginseng is believed to have antioxidant, adaptogen and energy boosting properties.

Schisandra Berry

Schisandra berries come from an ornamental plant native to Asia. Lignans in the berry have antioxidant properties and benefit liver health in particular studies show. The plant is also known for adaptogenic and energy boosting abilities.

Isomaltulose / Palatinose

Isomaltulose (trade name Palatinose) is derived from sucrose (table sugar) and a natural constituent of honey and sugar cane.  Isomaltulose has the same caloric value than sucrose but it is digested much slower thus providing more sustained energy. It is also low glycemic and tooth friendly.