I love trying out supplements and we’ve tried a lot of them over time. I guess what I am looking for is something that works instantaneously. Most supplements need time to work so you don’t every really get the full impact of them until you’ve used them for months on end. This is generally why most people give up on them. We all want to see results now and we tend to lose interest if nothing happens within a week or so.
However, just recently we purchased a product called Better Than Coffee from Primal Force (previously known as Choline Punch) and I have to say that I am mightily impressed. This is one of the first supplements I have tried that has had an immediate effect on me.
We found out about Better than Coffee from an email Wanda had received. In the past she had signed up to a newsletter by a Dr Al Sears. Dr Sears is one of those online doctors that focuses more on health products rather than pharmaceutical type products….which is always good to see! There are a few doctors like this – Dr Wright and Dr Mercola are another two. They basically heavily promote their products and if you have signed up to a newsletter you will probably be inundated with emails from them.
Now normally we would just ignore this type of promotional stuff because they are all generally the same. It usually goes something like this:
“This product is made from high quality leaf products picked by Nepalese Sherpa’s at the very top of Mount Everest under a full moon on the first Sunday in June.”
And the promotional blurb for Better Than Coffee didn’t sound much different but for some reason we decided to give it a try since we like to review products for this site. Yes we were skeptical even though we did buy 3 tubs of the stuff…go figure!
When the tubs arrived we immediately opened one to give it a try. We both had a smell of the contents and agreed it had a lovely sweet smell almost like berries. Not surprising really since one of the ingredients listed on the tub is Natural Mixed Berry Flavor.
We mixed it with juice to try. Once we drank it down we went back to the office and got back to work. We didn’t really think too much about it but within about an hour we started to feel really good. It was like a buzz of energy had hit us and we were feeling fantastic. We both had a very similar reaction.
Normally by around 2pm I am quite lethargic and feel like I need to have a sleep. My energy levels completely collapse and I struggle to keep working. But with this drink I had no problems and I was able to work until 4 or 5pm quite easily. I was literally astounded since I’ve never experienced anything this fast working before.
Not only did it increase our energy levels but our overall mood increased as well. We both felt a lot happier and in a really good mood and it stayed with us throughout the afternoon and into the evening.
I personally find that if I take Better Than Coffee too early in the day it doesn’t seem to have the same impact. In the morning I am usually quite refreshed anyway so I don’t think I need it but when early afternoon hits and I take it I can feel fighting fit again within 15 minutes. However, if I take it too late in the afternoon I have trouble getting to sleep at night so between 1pm and 4pm is the right time for me to take this drink.
It really does get me through the day and I can function normally without feeling the need to take an afternoon nap.
What’s in it?
One of the main ingredients is Choline which is an essential nutrient that has been found to have some really amazing benefits.
Among these benefits are better mental clarity and mental alertness. It is also reported to give you better physical coordination and it may also help to prevent memory loss.
In fact if you don’t have enough Choline you will really feel the effects as your mind will be cloudy, you will probably feel tired during the day and you may also feel distracted and irritable.
This is one of those substances that is beneficial in many ways. It’s a natural anti-oxidant so its good for cleaning up those free radicals that run around your system doing damage. Quercetin may also lower the bad cholesterol in your system and its a natural anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory. Reports have shown that this supplement may also help to lower your blood pressure and therefore reducing your risk of heart disease. And it may also inhibit the growth of tumors.
It also contains Guarana which is a herb that works like caffeine but it does a better job because it gives an energy boost that is more powerful and sustained. Guarana is used to fight fatigue and increase stamina and physical endurance. It’s also used in herbal weight loss pills and there is some evidence that it may suppress appetite and increase fat-burning because of its stimulant properties.
As anyone coffee drinker will tell you that morning hit of caffeine gets them going, well Guarana gets rid of brain fog, and gives you a boost that is longer lasting than coffee.
And 19 Other Ingredients
Apart from these three ingredients there are 19 other ingredients to help give you a boost, including:
Vitamin B6 – which helps maintain healthy brain function.
Folic Acid – there is some evidence that a lack of folic acid is linked to depression.
Chromium – which may help to reduce bad cholesterol and raise the amount of good cholesterol in the body and it may help to reduce your blood pressure and your risk of getting heart disease.
Acai (ah-sah-ee) Berry, a powerful anti-oxidant that helps to improve mental function
Ginko Leaf – according to the University of Maryland, Medical Center, clinical studies have shown that it increases blood flow in your brain which improves memory, dementia and possibly Alzheimer’s disease.
Co-Enzyme Q10 – has too many benefits to mention but helps to maintain a healthy heart and is also beneficial in the treatment of migraine headaches.
So If you are looking for a boost of mental alertness with the added bonus of a long lasting energy boost then we highly recommend ‘Better than Coffee”
It really does work for us, we order Better than Coffee in bulk, on a regular basis.
What is the flavor like?
Better Than Coffee is a powder so you mix it with water or juice. You use one tablespoon per glass of water (8 fluid oz). It’s quite sweet so when we first tried it with straight juice it really was overly sweet. We now make it with half juice, half water. We have tried it with straight water and it is easy to drink but it is much nicer with juice. The flavour really is delicious and we look forward to drinking it. We have tried many other types of energy drink but this one tasted the best by far.
You can see from the image that it mixes quite well with juice although it’s not perfect. You really have to mix it in quickly as soon as you add it to the glass. We also find that we have to stir it between each mouthful otherwise some of it settles on the bottom of the glass and you can be left with clumpy bits at the end. Fortunately however the drink tastes great so even if you happen to find clumpy bits they are easy to swallow.
Would We Buy it Again?
Yes, definitely and in fact we have ordered another three tubs.
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