Natural Athlete Pre-Workout Energy is loaded with superfoods, beetroot, matcha, baobab and rhodiola to provide a premium plant-based pre-workout fuel. Packed with flavour it is made to be palatable enough on its own, or add it to your usual smoothie!
Rhodiola is an adaptogenic herb known for its positive effects on endurance. It helps with fat burning and has energising and brain boosting properties. It is also known as Arctic or Golden root. Rhodiola has four proven health benefits: increased energy and athletic performance; burning fat; lowering cortisol and improving brain function. Rhodiola contains over 100 different compounds. Rhodiola helps to increase stamina and endurance by increasing red blood cell count.
Matcha is a highly concentrated green tea powder. It is a potent superfood used around the world as a high quality, natural source of unrefined caffeine. It is rich in polyphenols. It is also well known to improve mental clarity as well as enhance fat oxidation and boost energy. It has been shown to reverse cellular damage caused by oxidative stress and speed up post exercise recovery.
Maca (Peruvian ginseng) is a cruciferous root vegetable. It is know for its adaptogenic properties. It grows at high altitude in the Andes and is extremely rich in protein, minerals and dietary fibre. It is known to increase energy, endurance and strength, boost immunity and balance hormones.
Inulin helps to improve gut, heart and digestive health. Inulin is a prebiotic which means it supports healthy intestinal microflora (probiotics) that populate the digestive system. Inulin has also been shown to be beneficial to heart health by removing toxins, waste and cholesterol particles. It also assists with blood sugar control and improved immunity.
Baobab is the African superfood and has been used by traditional cultures for centuries. It is rich in vitamin C as well as fibre, antioxidants, calcium and magnesium. The prebiotic fibre helps to maintain gut health and reduce cholesterol. The alkalizing minerals help to maintain a healthy pH.
Beetroot is known to boost athletic performance. Beetroot powder is rich in fibre, iron, calcium, antioxidants, folate and manganese. Beetroot is particularly rich in nitrates. These nitrates can be converted to nitric oxide in the body, which helps to improve blood flow and lower blood pressure.Through this process beetroot powder may boost stamina and endurance. Nitric oxide increases blood flow to the muscles, which helps the cell’s mitochondria to produce energy.
Women pregnant or breastfeeding should consult with a healthcare provider. This formula does contain caffeine from green tea. Beetroot powder is not suitable for those suffering from kidney disease.
Just add water, shake and go!
Although designed to be palatable enough on its own, a great idea is to blend your serving with half a banana, or a handful of berries, or a chunk of pineapple and water.