You know how it is, you get to the end of the day, finally get the kids to bed and then evaluate your list of things you still need to do. I find myself drinking a cup of coffee most nights to power through my To Do list before bed. I like coffee, but sometimes I'd like a change of beverage. Plus, excessive cups of coffee can stain your teeth. Introducing DARK DOG ORGANIC Energy Drinks, subtle fizzy energy for weary moms (and everyone else). I'm actually not a huge fan of the energy drinks I've tried in the past, so I was pleasantly surprised that DARK DOG fizzy drinks are pretty tasty. The fizzy flavors are subtle and not at all overpowering, nor do they leave an after-taste in your mouth. I drank one of these DARK DOG ORGANIC Energy Drinks the other night and I was pleasantly energized and was able to power through several hours of work. I also had no trouble falling asleep several hours after drinking these naturally-caffeinated energy drinks.
According to newhealthguide.org, some energy drinks can be too high in caffeine. Many 16 ounce energy drink cans contain 160 mg of caffeine, comparable to one cup of coffee and twice as much caffeine as is recommended for kids and teenagers. Adults should limit caffeine intake to less than 500 mg a day. Combining soft drinks or tea plus an energy drink can quickly put a person over the maximum recommended daily amount of caffeine.
Many energy drinks contain 5 to 6 teaspoons of sugar, making your energy and blood sugar rise quickly and crash just as quickly. Energy drinks also often contain Taurine, an amino acid that helps regulate salt and water in the blood. Little is known about possible side effects of too much Taurine.
Energy drinks also often contain twice as much sodium as soda. Other chemicals include carnitine, inositol, maltodetrin and glucuronolactone, which can help boost energy but also do harm to your body.
One DARK DOG ORGANIC Energy Drink 12 ounce can contains 114 mg of natural caffeine.
Comparatively, DARK DOG ORGANIC contains natural sugar and natural caffeine, top-quality ingredients, herbs and vitamins, and no impurities or chemicals. DARK DOG ORGANIC is available in four flavors: Original, Blood Orange, 50 Calories and Coconut Water, the first energy drink that is made with coconut water.
DARK DOG ORGANIC does not have a "chemical" after-taste because it contains real ingredients rather than artificial chemicals.
The natural caffeine in DARK DOG ORGANIC is sourced from natural coffee and aids in brain function, increasing your mental energy in addition to your physical energy.
Rosehip is sourced from the round portion of the rose flower and contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, also high in Vitamin C.
Mursalski is a plant native to the Balkan Peninsula that helps with gastrointestinal ailments, inflammation and rheumatic disorders.
Organic coconut sugar is low glycemic and triggers less insulin release, creating a tastefully healthy blend when combined with organic cane sugar.
DARK DOG ORGANIC does NOT include the following synthetic, auxiliary ingredients commonly found in other popular energy drinks.
You can find the full info sheet about DARK DOG energy drinks here.
Other Energy Drinks
Sneak an organic energy drink into your purse when you need a little extra energy when on the go. Also featured: Savannah Bee honey body lotion and lip gloss, and my favorite Coco & Kiwi Sydney Diaper Bag.
I've mostly stayed away from energy drinks because of their unpleasant effects and I'm impressed by DARK DOG's flavors and effective energy boost without the undesirable side effects of nasty tastes and sugar crashes. DARK DOG ORGANIC offers an alternative for natural caffeine, same as a cup of coffee and just as natural. If you regularly enjoy energy drinks, I'd recommend giving DARK DOG a try as a natural way to stay away and improve your physical and mental energy. Pick some up on Amazon.
All our opinions are exclusive to Mommy Scene & Green Scene Mom.