Today, performance is the name of the game. From home to the office, more and more adults want to function at their best, mentally and physically.
What does performance mean to you? After all, your definition is what really matters…
There are many facets of performance. Which of these strike a chord with you?
- You’d like healthy blood flow for a healthy heart and brain, and cellular and tissue health.
- You want a simple way to help protect your body and brain from the effects of daily stress.
- You’d like more energy throughout your day without relying on caffeine- and sugar-containing energy drinks.
Now there’s a novel way to get all this and more. It’s one you may not have heard about yet simply because it’s never been done before...
Shortly, I’m going to tell you about one of the most exciting developments I’ve come across in years. I now use it regularly not only to boost my energy, but to help protect against the many stressors my body and brain encounter each day.
Are You Paying an Unwanted Price for Your Energy Boost?
Many people rely on energy drinks to boost their physical and mental energy. Do you?
No matter your end goal… gain energy to push through fatigue, raise your metabolism to help burn body fat, maintain your blood flow, or simply sharpen your mind… the drink you choose matters.
The typical way energy and performance-boosting drinks work is through added caffeine and sugars.
But the caffeine isn’t usually the naturally occurring caffeine you get from coffee or tea. Energy drinks or ‘functional beverages’ as they’re called in the industry, typically contain synthetic caffeine.
If the energy drink doesn’t contain coffee or tea, and lists ‘caffeine’ on its label, you can assume it is synthetic caffeine.
So what exactly is synthetic caffeine, and where does it come from?
While naturally occurring caffeine comes from plant parts like coffee beans, tea leaves and cocoa nuts, synthetic caffeine comes mostly from big factories in China.
First developed by the Nazis in 1942 and later produced by Monsanto, synthetic caffeine starts with ammonia that converts to urea. Then it’s combined with various chemicals to create the final product.
The Caffeine Con That Few People Know About
Here’s the problem with synthetic caffeine... Few people realize they’re consuming it! Most don’t know that the caffeine in energy drinks isn’t the same as the caffeine in coffee or tea.
Small to moderate amounts of naturally occurring caffeine in coffee, combined with its valuable antioxidants, are considered beneficial for health. However, too much synthetic caffeine can be disastrous.
Synthetic caffeine is potent stuff. One tablespoon of the chemical powder is equivalent to drinking 50 cups of coffee or 192 cola soft drinks at once – enough to kill you.
Just one-fourth of a teaspoon can make your heart race and bring on anxiety.
Drink enough energy drinks, one after another quickly enough, and you could find yourself in serious trouble...
Compared to the naturally occurring caffeine in coffee and tea, there are four main differences with synthetic caffeine:
- It absorbs through your digestive system faster, leading to a quicker rush.
- Because it causes a faster spike, it results in a quicker crash.
- It lacks the vitamins and nutrients found in naturally occurring caffeine to help buffer its effects.
- It’s typically combined with sugars to mimic naturally occurring caffeine’s effects.
Experts and researchers are becoming increasingly alarmed over the rising use of synthetic caffeine in so-called energy and performance beverages.
In one year alone, there were 6,724 calls to poison centers regarding energy drink consumption.
Another study looked at calls concerning adverse effects from energy drinks with caffeine-containing additives, such as guarana. Guarana is a plant whose seeds are high in caffeine.
Although not synthetic caffeine, these potent sources of caffeine can be problematic. There were 534 calls in that same one-year period for energy drinks with these types of caffeine-containing additives.
No matter the source, the use of caffeine-containing additives and simply too much caffeine are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the issues with energy drinks.
Synthetic Caffeine + Sweeteners = Even More Trouble
As I pointed out earlier, many of today’s energy and performance drinks are designed to use synthetic caffeine along with sweeteners to provide their mental and physical boost.
Many products contain not only artificial sweeteners but added sugars, too. Some even contain high fructose corn syrup – the worst type of sugar for your health.
Table sugar isn’t much better… once it breaks down in your body to equal parts of fructose and glucose, it closely resembles high fructose corn syrup.
And you probably already know how I feel about artificial sweeteners. I recommend avoiding them at all costs.
In recent years, researchers have discovered artificial sweeteners can raise your risk of obesity and diabetes even more than sugar. Most of them stimulate your appetite, boost your cravings for carbs and trick your body into storing fat.
Here’s an update on some of the latest research on the four most commonly used sweeteners in energy drinks…
- Raises your risk of insulin resistance and blood sugar issues.
- Increases your risk for blood pressure concerns.
- Triggers processes that can lead to nonalcoholic liver disease (NAFLD) and many other chronic diseases.
- Leads to the narrowing and hardening of the arteries in your skull.
- Is the primary factor behind obesity and many chronic deadly diseases.
- Crosses your blood-brain barrier and attacks brain cells.
- Contributes to methanol toxicity and the formation of toxic formaldehyde, leading to dementia.
- Breaks down neurons and other cells that make up your nervous system.
- Increases symptoms of gastrointestinal and pain disorders.
- Reduces levels of red blood cells.
- Contributes to kidney enlargement and calcification.
- Significantly increases the death rate in animal studies.
- Boosts male infertility and miscarriage risk.
- Reduces beneficial gut bacteria.
- Alters glucose and insulin levels, thus promoting weight gain, insulin resistance and blood sugar issues.
Acesulfame Potassium (K)
- Accumulates in the blood of study animals and harms the lining of blood vessels (even worse than aspartame, fructose or glucose).
- Alters your gut microbiome and contributes to weight gain.
- Turns on genes associated with chronic inflammation.
- Decreases many of the genes involved in key energy metabolism pathways.
These recent findings make it very clear to me that none of these artificial sweeteners belong in any energy drink. And of course, I don’t recommend consuming fructose or table sugar regularly either.
What’s Really in The Five Top-Selling Energy Drinks
I decided to take a closer look at what’s actually in energy drinks to see if my suspicions about synthetic caffeine and sweeteners held true for the top-selling products in the market.
Defining energy drinks as “functional beverages designed to boost mental and physical energy,” Statistica lists the top-selling energy drinks based on sales. These five leading products alone generated a whopping $6,203 million in sales in 2017! Here’s what we discovered…
||YES Sucrose, Glucose (37 gms)
||YES Sucrose, Glucose (27 gms)
||YES Aspartame Acesulfame K
||YES High Fructose Corn Syrup (53 gms)
I think you can agree, knowing what you now know about synthetic caffeine and these commonly used sweeteners, these products aren’t a great way of recharging your body or brain.
My team and I have developed what I believe is a much better way to give your body and brain the boost they need…
For the First Time Ever… Hydrogen and Nitrates Combined Into ONE Energizing Superfuel Beverage
I wanted a way to boost my energy, but didn’t want to rely on caffeine, coffee or sugars.
However, I didn’t want to stop at just energy… It had to offer other potential benefits as well – body, heart and brain benefits for all ages.
Several years ago, I started hearing about what many are calling one of the “latest and greatest discoveries ever” for total body health, based on cutting-edge research from Japan.
So my team and I set out on a fact-finding mission to learn all we could about what had caught the attention of Japan’s researchers – Molecular Hydrogen.
What we found out was indeed nothing short of remarkable...
I’ll share with you the details in just a minute, but I’m excited to confirm that, yes, this relatively new discovery offers unparalleled potential for body and mind support. However, after we decided we had to include molecular hydrogen in our physical and mental health booster, we found ourselves in a dilemma…
Molecular hydrogen is a gas. How could we add it to a beverage while keeping the gas from escaping being that it is the smallest molecule in the universe and easily passes through plastic bottles?
Through experimentation and expert guidance, we found a way to add molecular hydrogen to my go-to energy booster – fermented beet juice – and to keep the gas stable and contained inside.
Why beet juice? It was a no-brainer for me. There’s no finer source of nitrates so your body can produce nitric oxide – the power molecule for energy and healthy blood flow throughout your body. And I knew it would help the end product taste great with little or no sugar.
Our Hydro Nitro™ was born… a lightly carbonated, refreshing beverage with molecular hydrogen and a hefty serving of nitrates – courtesy of fermented organic beets.
The Perfect Start for My Hydro Nitro™ Superfuel Beverage: Fermented Organic Beet Juice – Low in Sugar and a Nitric Oxide Powerhouse
Not to be confused with the nitrites found in cured and processed meats like bacon and hot dogs, the nitrates from plants are a great source of nitric oxide.
While the nitrites from cured meats can turn into nitrosamines, compounds that can contribute to cancer, plant sources of nitrates contain high levels of antioxidants and phytonutrients that provide a protective effect.
Thanks to these valuable nutrients, the converted nitrates from plants don’t pose a threat to your health.
Beets contain one of the highest levels of nitrates found in any food.
But wait, it gets even better. When the beets are fermented the microbes not only consume most of the carbs, it more than doubles the amount of nitrates in the beets!
When consumed, their nitrates can convert to nitric oxide, or NO, a gas that plays many important roles in your body. And that conversion happens quickly... You don’t need to wait days or weeks to feel and see the difference!
I don’t recommend drinking regular beet juice as your beet beverage. Its staggering 36 percent sugar content can wreck your body’s ability to burn fat as your primary fuel and cause secondary mitochondrial dysfunction.
Fermented beet beverage is different. Beneficial bacteria effectively remove the sugars and simple carbs during the fermentation process. The bacteria consume most of the naturally occurring sugars in beets while leaving valuable nutrients untouched!
Let’s take a closer look at all the ways the nitrates in fermented beet juice can help you…
The Other Side of Nitric Oxide That Not Everyone Knows About
To fully understand how NO may benefit your health, you need to know more about how it’s produced in your body.
If you could peek inside your blood vessels, you would see that they are lined with a thin layer of cells. This is called the endothelium.
These endothelial cells line your entire circulatory system, from your heart to the smallest capillaries in your extremities.
Nitric oxide gas is continually produced inside these special cells from one of at least two different pathways: NO synthase (NOS) dependent and NOS independent.
L-arginine is the main precursor for the first pathway, and nitrate and nitrite are the main substrates for the NOS independent pathway.
Nitric oxide gas acts as an important signaling molecule, or one that plays a crucial role in cellular communications to help:
- Support your cardiovascular health.
- Promote your normal endothelial function.
- Protect your mitochondria, or your cells’ powerhouses.
- Prevent your red blood cells from sticking together.
- Promote a healthy normal inflammatory response.
- Support your body’s natural detoxification processes.
- Promote oxygenation of your tissues.
- Support your immune and cellular health.
As we saw earlier, healthy blood flow is essential for supplying your brain and organs with oxygen and nutrients. Your blood nourishes and oxygenizes your immune system and muscles, and helps keep your heart beating. Just as importantly, your blood carries away wastes and carbon dioxide.
Here’s what many people don’t realize… nitric oxide – and healthy blood flow – are essential for energy production and optimal performance throughout your entire body, including your brain…
The 1992 “Molecule of the Year” and 1998 Nobel Prize Winner – Key to Brain and Central Nervous System Communications
Your brain is one of the most oxygen-demanding organs in your body. Because nitric oxide travels to all the oxygen-consuming parts of your body, your brain and central nervous system can potentially benefit when you have abundant NO.
In fact, the importance of nitric oxide for your brain and nervous system in clinical medicine is what earned it the “Molecule of the Year” by the journal Science in 1992. Six years later, the scientists who discovered the NOS-independent pathway were awarded the Nobel Prize.
Many studies now show the importance of NO as an important mediator for cellular function and its neuroprotective effects.
When combined with exercise, NO can actually have beneficial physical effects on your brain structure!
A recent study of 26 men and women aged 55 and older examined how beet juice affects brain health when combined with exercise.
This group of individuals did not regularly exercise before the study. During the study, the participants walked for 50 minutes on a treadmill one hour after drinking beet juice, three times a week.
Here’s what the researchers discovered at the end of the six-week study:
- Combining beet juice with exercise increased blood flow and delivered more oxygen to brain tissues.
- The group consuming beet juice had much higher levels of nitrate in their bodies than the placebo group after exercise.
- The group who exercised and drank beet juice had brain networks that more closely resembled those of younger adults, suggesting greater neuroplasticity and/or the ability to form new neural pathways.
I believe these findings are very exciting news for anyone who wants to optimize their cognitive performance and help maintain brain health as they age.
Why You Could Use an NO Boost, Even If You’re Not a High Performance Athlete
Did you know that your body can lose about 10 percent of its ability to make nitric oxide each decade of life if you’re eating the SAD or Standard American Diet?
And as we’ve seen, that can have serious consequences for your healthy blood flow and blood pressure, circulation, mitochondrial and cellular health, your brain and much more...
That simple fact should leave you with no doubt about the importance of eating fresh, organically and locally grown (whenever possible) whole foods.
However, poor diet isn’t the only reason for lower NO production levels.
Lack of regular sun exposure can lead to lower nitric oxide production. When UV light from the sun strikes your skin, it releases nitric oxide into your bloodstream.
In addition to declining NO production, these four factors can affect your circulation of blood flow throughout your body, adding to the ill effects:
- Stress can constrict your arteries, thicken your blood and damage blood vessel linings, making it more difficult for your blood to flow easily.
- Excessive sitting slows blood circulation to your organs and tissues.
- Lack of exercise can cause blood in your pelvis and legs to pool and become stagnant.
- Smoking harms your blood cells and damages the structure and function of your heart and blood vessels.
There’s no question in my mind that NO plays a vital role in performance and overall health. Yet, as good as it is, nitric oxide is only half of the story.
Let me tell you about the other half... the Japanese secret that’s creating a buzz throughout the research community. It happens to be the crowning glory of my Hydro Nitro™ superfuel beverage...
Molecular Hydrogen - the Japanese Secret Molecule That Can Easily Penetrate Any Membrane and Organ in Your Body
There’s nothing more accessible to your body than hydrogen. Because it’s the smallest molecule in the universe and has a high lipid solubility, it’s incredibly bioavailable. Hydrogen can make its way into every cell and tissue in your body more easily than a hot knife through butter!
There’s simply no membrane it can’t cross and no organ it can’t enter. And that includes your cells’ mitochondria and blood-brain barrier.
Molecular hydrogen, or H2 gas, is the therapeutic or beneficial form in which hydrogen is found. H2 consists of two hydrogen atoms combined together.
This form of hydrogen offers the most potential for health benefits and is what Japanese researchers have been busily studying.*
H2 is one of the most novel antioxidants ever discovered. So novel, in fact, it will only neutralize with the most harmful free radicals in your body, while at the same time activating the Nrf2 pathway, which makes your body produce extra antioxidants only when you need them.
This does a powerful job on limiting the oxidative damage that leads to accelerated aging, cellular inflammation and changes in your cells and organs.
If hydrogen gas is that spectacular, why haven’t you heard more about it for health?
While hydrogen has long been recognized for its value in promoting health, the first major study was published in Nature Medicine in 2007 and is only recently becoming known to Americans.
Japanese researchers have been studying its potential for the last decade, and now, international scientists are equally as excited...
A Closer Look at Hydrogen’s Potential
One of the most distinguishing features of H2 besides its particle size and bioavailability is its selectivity as an antioxidant.
As I mentioned, hydrogen gas activates the Nrf2 pathway to fight against damaging free radicals and reactive oxygen species, while leaving the beneficial ones alone. When H2 does neutralize a toxic radical, it leaves no toxic byproducts behind – it converts the radical to water!
For your cells to function properly, they need antioxidants to carry out two important actions. The antioxidant molecule:
- Neutralizes free radicals in the cell.
- Improves the redox status, or oxidation reduction, of the cell.
Your cells need the right balance between oxidation and a reduction (opposite of oxidation, like anti-oxidation). Too much of either can lead to serious issues for your cells and tissues.
Hydrogen helps bring everything into balance – or improved homeostasis.
A good example of this is right inside your cells... During normal energy production, your mitochondria are a major source of reactive oxygen species. Molecular hydrogen directly protects mitochondria from ROS’ damaging effects.
The secret of molecular hydrogen gas is in its ability to fight against free radical damage, while also reducing the harm from peroxynitrite – a very destructive oxidant that damages your DNA, which is amplified by harmful EMFs.
Let’s take a look at the easiest way to get H2 gas…
An Easy and Effective Way to Get Molecular Hydrogen Into Your Body
While there are different ways to get hydrogen gas into your body, such as IVs, inhalation and prebiotics, drinking molecular hydrogen-rich water may be a very effective – and the easiest – approach.
Why is that?
It appears that the intermittent, or pulsed, consumption of H2 may be more effective than continuous exposure from other methods.
Human studies in Japan have shown a link between drinking hydrogen water and various biological functions, including:
- A healthy inflammatory response.
- An improvement in the appearance of your skin.
- Increased energy and mental clarity.
- Improved metabolism.
- Improved cholesterol and glucose regulation.
Molecular hydrogen gas is a tasteless and odorless gas, so there’s no peculiar taste or smell when you consume it dissolved in water. And it doesn’t change the pH of the water or your body. In fact, H2 has nothing to do with pH.
When you add H2 gas to water or fermented beets like in our Hydro Nitro™, you suddenly have a beverage with potent properties for fighting the most damaging free radicals and supporting a healthy inflammatory response throughout your body and brain!
How Drinking H2-Rich Water Tricks Your Body Into Thinking It’s Fasting
When you drink molecular hydrogen-rich water, it goes into your stomach and absorbs into your blood, reaching a peak after only two to 15 minutes.
Hydrogen-rich blood is then circulated through your heart and lungs. It takes about one hour for your hydrogen levels to return to your baseline.
Researchers have made some stunning discoveries about the effects of drinking H2-rich water:
- Mimics the effects of fasting or restricting calories by 20 percent
- Increases gastric ghrelin, the hunger hormone, which may offer important neuroprotective benefits for your brain
- Reduces plasma glucose, insulin, and triglyceride –the same effects seen with diet restriction.
- Suppresses body-weight gain in mice, suggesting it may rev up energy metabolism in humans.
For those at genetic risk for cognitive issues, intermittent fasting can be an effective tool for helping to maintain your brain health. Our Hydro Nitro™ superfuel beverage may fit that bill perfectly!
H2-rich water also accumulates in your liver and reduces oxidative stress, or damage from free radicals. This may help protect against damage caused by a high-sugar diet and metabolic syndrome.
An Added Bonus to Help Boost Your Energy and: Malic Acid
I’m thrilled to tell you that our unique Hydro Nitro™ formula also contains an important Krebs cycle intermediary – malic acid.
When your body’s Krebs cycle, or your cells’ energy-producing cycle, slows down, you create more lactic acid and your maximum lung capacity declines. Fatigue, muscle pain and mood changes can result.
What can make your Krebs cycle slow down? A deficiency in any of the nutrients that fuel the cycle, like malic acid, magnesium, phosphate and certain B vitamins, can affect its normal healthy functioning.
Malic acid is a naturally occurring compound found in tart foods such as apples, pears, tomatoes and cherries. When malic acid enters your cells with its higher pH, it converts to the malate ion.
Research shows malic acid reduces muscle pain and muscle soreness, and works even better when combined with a magnesium supplement, like my Magnesium L-Threonate.*
In our Hydro Nitro™, the addition of malic acid helps keep the hydrogen gas in solution and pH at optimal levels, a potential plus for your health!
Why Our Hydro Nitro™ Superfuel Beverage Isn’t Your Typical H2 Water
Because of their potential value for health and performance effects, hydrogen waters and beverages are becoming increasingly common in the market.
However, our Hydro Nitro™ is different...
This is the first time hydrogen has been combined into one lightly carbonated superfuel beverage along with fermented beets.
And notice I said “sparkling”... Our Hydro Nitro™ is infused with carbon dioxide that helps the molecular hydrogen work even better. It isn’t flat and disappointing like other hydrogen waters.
When we first considered this product it was flat and did not taste good. It took loads of time and research to find a way to add the carbon dioxide, but we succeeded and there is simply no other drink like it.
Hydro Nitro™ superfuel beverage has a pleasing light taste from organic beets and four percent acerola cherry juice. Enhanced only with a touch of monk fruit and stevia, you won’t find artificial sweeteners, table sugar or high fructose corn syrup.
As I mentioned earlier, it was a challenge to find the right packaging for our Hydro Nitro™ so it wouldn’t lose its precious hydrogen benefits.
Hydrogen gas slowly escapes through glass or plastic bottles during storage. We found the ideal can, one that is BPA- and BPS-free, and contains a special liner to prevent direct contact with the can’s aluminum.
Once opened, hydrogen can escape. For best results, I recommend drinking the entire 8.4oz. can of Hydro Nitro™ within 10 minutes of opening. And don’t pour over ice... ice speeds up the degassing of molecular hydrogen.
Nothing Like It in the World… H2 Beverages’ Production Facility’s Unique Filling Technology Infuses and Maintains the Hydrogen in the Can – Where It Belongs
One of the biggest challenges with producing hydrogen products is dissolving the hydrogen in solution, and then keeping it in the can.
The majority of hydrogen products on the market today have low levels, and/or don’t maintain their hydrogen for very long. We know. We’ve tested many, many products…
Most contain little or, depending on how old it is, no remaining hydrogen, regardless of what it says on the label or packaging.
Of course, this isn’t acceptable… A hydrogen drink must contain hydrogen at similar levels used in the clinical studies!
First, after testing many products, we finally located a manufacturer that we could trust to make a quality product. Then, our Chief Research Scientist visited the facility and worked with them to perfect the formulation of our extremely unique product.
Our Hydro Nitro™ production facility is a modern, clean, automated food-grade manufacturing facility. The facility is owned and run by a family entrepreneur with over four decades of experience in manufacturing healthy beverages for schools and the public.
Located in Plano, Texas, H2 Beverages is unlike any other in the world. No other manufacturer, not even in Japan, has figured out what they have. H2 Beverages uses a self-developed, unique filling technology to infuse, dissolve and maintain the hydrogen in the can. Plus, they follow Good Manufacturing Practices, and go above and beyond in taking all necessary precautions to ensure a high-quality drink.
We’re extremely proud of our Hydro Nitro™, and I know you will be more than satisfied.
Order Hydro Nitro™ Today and Take Your Performance and Well-Being to the Next Level
“I’ve tried my fair share of hydrogen-rich water using tablets and hydrogen-rich water generators, there is nothing that comes close to the hydrogen-infused water and fermented beet combo in Hydro Nitro.”
- Ben Greenfield
CEO at KION & Ben Greenfield Fitness
Your daily performance matters – whether you’re an expert athlete or just want your body to function at its best. So it makes good sense to do all you can to optimize your blood flow and protect your cells and tissues from free radical attack.
Our ready-to-drink Hydro Nitro™, with naturally occurring nitric oxide and the other beneficial phytochemical compounds from fermented organic beets, and molecular hydrogen may help you...
- Maintains a healthy normal inflammatory response
- Protects your cells’ mitochondria from free radical damage
- Supports already healthy blood flow throughout your body and brain
- Supports your body’s natural cleansing processes
- Promotes oxygenation of your tissues
- Supports your immune and cellular health
- Promotes brain function, or the ability to form new neural pathways, especially when consumed before exercise
As you can see from this long list, the nitrates and molecular hydrogen in Hydro Nitro™ may help nourish your heart, brain, nervous system and muscles with the oxygen, hydrogen and nutrients they need for optimal functioning. And, at the same time, help protect your cells and organs from the most damaging type of free radicals!
Are you ready to feel more energetic and enjoy a clearer, more focused mind – without caffeine and sugar? Order Hydro Nitro™ in your choice of an individual 8.4oz. can, a case of 12 cans or a case of 36 cans.