Not just another energy drink
I know that there are a lot of “energy” drinks out there, and there seems to be more and more all the time. This is a quick review of what I think is a great alternative to all the energy and pre-workout drinks out there. This one is brought to the market by a reputable company that has been making a good name for itself in the fitness industry for a while and doesn’t want its good reputation marred by a bad product. So what I’m getting at is that I trust this company.
So what do I think is the best pre-workout supplement for women and men?
Beachbody calls it Energy and Endurance (E&E), and it’s designed to be taken 15 to 30 minutes before your workout, it is not an instant energy, but energy that slowly builds. E&E is designed to give you a boost of energy to power through your workouts, especially when you don’t feel like working out, and I’m speaking from experience. So if you need an extra boost, even if it’s just to push play to get started, this can help and sometimes all you need is to get started. One of the benefits to drinking E&E is that it gives you energy that last for awhile so you can make it through a tough workout, whether its P90X, Insanity, Turbo Fire or whatever you have to do. For these and a few more reasons I will list below, I do think it is the best pre-workout supplement for women and men alike. It will help you burn more calories and fat and put on more muscle faster, which is another reason why I rank it as the best pre-workout supplement for women and men.
Lets take a look at what’s inside: (Taken from Beachbody.com)
Why I think this is best pre-workout supplement for women:
I think Beachbody’s Energy and Endurance supplement is one of the best pre-workout supplement for women, not that I don’t think it’s great for men, but let’s face it, most men don’t care what ingredients are in what they eat or drink. Men’s attitudes are as long as it works and it helps me, I don’t really care what’s in it. Right guys? Women on the other hand, they want to know what’s in it, will it work for me, will have any weird reactions, how does it taste, and is it safe or good for me? Being married for 17 years gives me some insight to these things. 😉 So you’ve seen what’s in it and I have no doubt that it will work for you, how about weird reactions? If you’re sensitive to caffeine (which I find it difficult to believe in this Starbucks generation) I would recommend that you only take it before an intense workout, and at least 4 hours before going to sleep. E&E does have caffeine in it from natural sources. Now as far as being safe and good for you, as a physician these things matter to me as well. Here is a little more about the ingredients taken from Beachbody’s website, let’s see how they help:
- Advanced nitric oxide boosters to help speed more nutrients and oxygen to your muscles for better performance.
- Natural energizers to help increase energy and focus to maximize your workout.
- Amino acids to help promote muscular energy and overall workout performance.
- Electrolytes to help fight dehydration and support optimal muscle function.
- Essential B vitamins to promote a strong metabolism to provide energy so you can burn fat.
- Stevia for natural, zero-calorie sweetness.
This is all good stuff and I like that it has no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives, and it has no “high risk” or “untested” ingredients.
Now that’s all well and fine, but what about the taste?
If this is truly going to be ranked up there as the best pre-workout supplement for women, it has to taste good doesn’t it? I have E&E on home direct (Beachbody’s program for sending it to me every month), so I don’t forget and run out and it saves me on shipping. I have replaced some of my coffee with E&E because it gives me a boost of energy, but doesn’t’ leave me as dehydrated as coffee. When I first tried its lemon-lime flavor, I wasn’t too sure if I liked it or not. It doesn’t taste bad, no too sweet, and it grows on you the more you drink it. It definitely tastes better cold than warm, and after a few glasses of this, I’ve started to like the taste. I would not have this on home direct if I didn’t use it, and I wouldn’t use it if I couldn’t drink it. Describing how something tastes is very difficult to do, but I can tell you it has a light taste, and no aftertaste.
Beachbody’s E&E is something that I use almost every day, and somedays I use it as a replacement for coffee. I do think this is the best pre-workout supplement for women, and for men. It’s safe, it works, and it helps you get better results with whatever workout you’re doing, because it helps you push harder and accelerated results are a good thing. If you are looking for something to help get you started or get you through your workouts, give E&E a try, I think you’ll like it.
Yours in Health and Fitness,
For more information about E&E or to try it for yourself, please click here or on the image below.