Sunday, May 20, 2012

100% Organic Energy Drink

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Many moons ago, I wrote a blog about the harm energy drinks can do to a body. Not only have the energy drinks of today caused damage to some of its consumers - some of this damage irreparable - but, they have caused some deaths as well. It would seem that there is a company out there who has developed a 100% organic, nothing added, natural energy drink. Energy drink enthusiasts read on:

Once they went and took the cocaine out of Coke, people have been relying on narcotic-free beverages for a boost ever since. Caffeine has been king, only to be usurped by a whole new breed of energy drinks containing a slew of stimulants fierce enough to make cocaine-y Coke seem like a relaxant.

But truth be told, whether it's an afternoon slump or pre-party fatigue, there often comes a time when a little pick-me-up couldn't hurt. The quick fix of an energy drink can come in handy, but at what price? Artificial sweeteners, colorants, flavorings and preservatives, most often. Which is why energy-drink drinkers who would prefer to steer clear of artificial ingredients can now amp themselves without worry with Scheckter’s OrganicEnergy, billed as the "world’s first 100% all natural, all organic, FairTrade certified, vegetarian-approved, organic energy drink."

Photo courtesy: © Scheckter’s

Scheckter’s owes its kapow properties to extracts from organic raw green coffee beans and organic Guarana which are said to provide a boost in physical and mental performance, while ginseng, gingko biloba, and green tea work their magic as well. Add some organic raw fair-trade cane sugar, pomegranate, elderberry, and lemon juice and you should be good to go. And go and go and cocaine required.

Available at Whole Foods, Target, and other regional stores. Spin by their website,, to check it out for yourself and make up your own mind.

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