While I was at the Team Beachbody Summit, they introduced a new Shakeology add-on called “Shakeology Boosts.” There are three types: Focused Energy, Power Greens and Digestive Health. I decided to give the “Focused Energy” a try, especially on days where I’m not feeling rested.
What I like about the Focused Energy are the ingredients. I spent some time looking up each ingredient and found that many include natural form of caffeine. In fact, much more caffeine than a cup of coffee. One of the main ingredients is Guarana, which has been seen to increase mental alertness, fight fatigue and help increase concentration.
On a particularly restless night, I added one scoop of this to my regular morning Shakeology. The taste is a little chalky but resembles chocolate, so it wasn’t hard for me to drink. I did notice that I immediately felt a surge of energy that carried me through my entire morning. For how poor my sleep was, I got quite a bit done at work that morning. I was alert, rested and energized. And I never felt jittery.
However, I did have some intestinal discomfort that’s worth mentioning. All of my life, I’ve struggled with stomach issues. I actually had to switch to Chocolate Vegan because whey protein does not agree with me (and it’s an ingredient in the regular formula). Unfortunately, the Focused Energy Boost gave me slight issues — but only for a few days. Once I started drinking it more regularly, those issues went away (after about 3-4 days of consuming with Shakeology). And, not to be TMI, but the first time I tried this product, I had to use the bathroom — like RIGHT AWAY. That’s not a problem; it’s just something you should be aware of.
My next experiment will be trying the Boost WITHOUT Shakeology. Given my sensitive stomach, it may be easier for me digestively to have this with just plain water. I will keep you posted on how that goes!
Overall, I liked the Focused Energy Boost, and I will continue to purchase and use it daily. I also think this is a great option for those who don’t get enough sleep, are trying to quit coffee and want a natural form of caffeine. This Boost provides all three at a pretty affordable price.
If you have questions, feel free to include them below. I’m happy to answer! 🙂