Normally, I’m not a huge advocate for energy drinks. Give me coffee or tea all day, every day, but keep those energy drinks far away from me. That was until I had our second baby. Then it was like, give me ANYTHING that will help me stay awake and live a normal life, please!
When I learned about the company Ruckpack, I was excited to give their nootropics a try especially after learning their energy shots are made with natural sweeteners and flavors. A healthier alternative to energy shots was a long time coming, that’s for sure. They make a non-caffeinated and moderately caffeinated version compared to the current mega dosing of caffeine that exists within the current energy shot market. Plus, Ruckpack’s energy shots work to counter the negative side effects that can sometimes be experienced from caffeine ingested from other sources. Theanine helps blunt caffeine’s attack on the central nervous system while improving focus. Citrulline, a vasodilator is used to counteract the vasoconstriction caused by caffeine. They also include the antioxidant, CoQ10.
Below are some pros and cons to their energy shots, and keep reading because I have a discount code for you at the end if you’re interested in trying them yourself!
- The caffeinated shot contains natural caffeine from green tea which means no sucralose or synthetic caffeine.
- Drinking Ruckpack’s energy shots will provide you with all the benefits of caffeine while minimizing the side effects and bolstering the cognitive benefits.
- The company was founded by Marine Special Operation Forces in the battlefields of Afghanistan and is owned and operated by military veterans and service members.
- All Ruckpack products are made in the USA.
- There are caffeine-free and moderate caffeine shots available which is great if you’re needing a quick pick-me-up without feeling jittery.
- The taste was not my favorite but since the shots are all-natural, this made sense to me.
If you love energy shots and would like to try them, use code BB014 for a 20% discount. Then hop back over here and let me know what you think!
*I received six Ruckpack energy shots to try in exchange for writing the above honest review.*