Acai Natural Energy Boost by To Go Brands combines nature’s most powerful super-fruit, organic acai, with six other organic super-fruit powders and extracts, and tastefully blends them with the all-natural energy compounds from green tea, yerba mate, guarana and a special dark chocolate extract, new, patented Chocamine™. Synergistically added to these are complete and balanced B vitamins, with an extra shot of B12; vinpocetine, from the periwinkle plant; and chromium, the mineral essential to supporting normal blood sugar levels. Absorption of selected ingredients is enhanced by SuperSorb™. The natural energy formula is delivered in a base of organic soluble rice bran and stevia leaf crystals.
Information on Ingredients:
Açaí (pronounced Ah…sah..ee’)
Açaí Palm grows in tropical Central and South America, growing mainly in floodplains and wetlands. The Açaí Palm produces a crop of berries twice per year. For the indigenous peoples of the Amazon region of Brazil, Açaí fruit makes up a major component of their diet. Additionally, Açaí has become increasingly economically valuable in the region. Utilizing the berries contributes to the local economy of the rainforest without harming the trees. This is important as Açaí juice and blends are no longer limited to the Amazon region, but are now a part of the world wide market.
The fruits deteriorate rapidly after harvest, so outside the tree's growing region the fruit is generally only available as juice or fruit pulp that has been frozen or dried, preserving the high ORAC* antioxidant value of the Açaí fruit.
Low temperature dried Açaí powder is naturally rich in fiber, healthy fats, protein and organic vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamin C and Potassium.
The ORAC value of To Go Brand’s açaí is preserved by a patented Infrared Low Temperature (ILT) process. The dense pigmentation of açaí is from its high antioxidant phytonutrients (flavonoid polyphenols) that give the berries their deep color. Unlike most other berries, the antioxidant power of Açaí quenches both water soluble and fat soluble free radicals. In addition, antioxidant testing (ORAC) of properly dried Açaí powder shows an extremely high and long lasting antioxidant effect.
Green tea (Camellia sinensis) has been a popular beverage in China and Japan for centuries. In these countries it is thought that green tea has a number of health-promoting benefits such as increasing the break down of sugar and fats for energy, detoxification, and supporting the immune and cardiovascular systems. Many of the potential health benefits of green tea are attributed to the catechins, natural polyphenols that are powerful antioxidants. There are four catechins in green tea leaves. They make up approximately 30% of the dry weight of green tea leaves, but epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is the most potent of the four. Black tea leaves have a much lower content of these powerful antioxidants.
Yera Maté is a South American evergreen with white flowers and red fruit. Tea made from this herb is very popular in South America. Its medicinal parts are the dried or roasted leaves, which have proven to be a rich source of caffeine and related alkaloid compounds. Yerba Maté increases the break down of sugars and fats in the body into energy. It also energizes the force of heart contractions and increases heart rhythm. Yerbe Maté has traditionally been used for mental and physical fatigue.
Guarana is a shrub native to Venezuela and northern Brazil. Like green tea, the seeds of the guarana fruit plant contain caffeine, and like chocolate they contain theophylline and theobromine. As such guarana seed is a central nervous system energizer. Guarana is often used as an ingredient in soft drinks in South America. It has also shown antioxidant power.
Vinpocetine is a derivative of vincamine, an alkaloid derived from the plant Vinca minor L., a member of the periwinkle family. Vinpocetine is sometimes called a “nootropic”, meaning cognition enhancer, from the Greek “noos” for mind. Vinpocetine is thought to increase both blood flow to and metabolism of the brain, thereby enhancing concentration and alertness, while simultaneously providing the brain with antioxidant protection from free radicals.
Absorption of vinpocetine is variable, especially when taken away from meals.* To Go Brands uses its patented SuperSorb™ liposomal technology to help maximize absorption.
Chocamine™ is a proprietary, patent pending cocoa extract that has the taste, smell and proven health benefits of chocolate without the sugar, fat and dairy. Chocamine™ unique and synergistic blend is standardized for several important energizing ingredients known as methyl-xanthine alkaloids.
High Antioxidant Super Fruits Blend
The above ingredients are in a base of certified organic, high antioxidant, phytonutrient rich Super-Fruits : Organic grape, apple, pomegranate and mango fruit powders and whole grape and apple extracts (20:1).
Balanced B Vitamins
B vitamins 1, 2, 3 (niacin), 5 and 6 in their naturally balanced ratios to support energy production.
Folic Acid, also known as folate and Vitamin B9, has important neuro-supportive functions. Low concentrations of folate in the blood have been associated with poor cognitive function.
B12 deficiency can result in a number of neurological effects, including cognitive changes. We use special highly bioavailable forms of Folic acid (methylene-tetrahydrofolate) and B12 (methyl-cobalamin) and then package these in our patented SuperSorb™ technology to help maximize bioavailability even further.
Chromium is an essential trace mineral that helps regulate blood sugar.
Rice Bran Soluble Fiber
Soluble fibers may have a positive effect in maintaining normal blood sugar levels by slowing the absorption of carbohydrates. It may also support normal cholesterol levels.
Stevia, also known as sweet-leaf or sugar-leaf, is a genus of about 150 species of herbs and shrubs in the sunflower family native to subtropical and tropical South America and Central America. To Go brands uses the highest grade stevia, extracted from a natural leaf used for centuries in South America and decades in India and Japan. In "over 120 articles about stevia written before 1958, and over 900 articles published to date... no author has ever reported any adverse human health consequences associated with consumption of stevia leaf." Supplement to GRAS affirmation petition no. 4G0406, submitted by the Thomas J. Lipton Company February 3, 1995.
Stevia is promoted as an exceptional aid in weight loss and weight management because it contains no calories and, at least anecdotally, reduces one's craving for sweets and fatty foods. Preliminary research data also indicates that Stevia may actually reset the hunger mechanism in some people. If so, Stevia would help people to feel satiated sooner, helping them to eat less. To maximize this effect, stevia containing products are best taken 20 minutes before meals.
Serving Size 6.3 Grams
Servings Per Box 24
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 23 Calories from Fat 2
Total Fat <1g <1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 8mg <1%
Total Carboydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber <1g 2%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 100%
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 75mg 120%
Chromium (as chromium polynicotinate) 120mcg 100%
Vinpocetine (from Vinca Minor leaf) 2mg †
Balanced B Blend 10mg †
Vitamin B1 (as thiamin HCL) 350mcg 25%
Vitamin B2 (as riboflavin) 400mcg 25%
Niacin (as niacinamide) 4.5mg 25%
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal-5-phosphate) 500mcg 25%
Folate (as folic acid) 5mcg 1%
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) 1mg 16,666%
Panthothenic Acid (as calcium d-panthothenate) 1.5mg 25%
Chromium (as polynicotinate) 100mcg 83%
Amazon Energy Blend: 1009 mg: Organic Acai Powder (with proprietary ILT Processing), Organic Yerba Mate Extract, Organic Guarana Seed Extract, Cocoa Extract (Chocamine™), and a balanced Vitamin B Blend
Super Fruit Blend: 1580mg: Organic Grape, Organic Apple, Organic Pomegranate and Organic Mango
Super Antioxidant Blend: 455mg: Organic Green Tea Extract (30% polyphenols), Vitamin C, Organic Whole Grape Extract 20:1, and Organic Whole Apple Extract (20:1)
♠ Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
† Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients: Organic Rice Bran Soluble, Stevia Lite™, Organic Beet Powder, Xanthan Gum, Vinpocetine (from Vinca Minor leaf), Natural flavors (plant based), Silicone Dioxide (as flowing agent), Citric Acid.
Not for use by pregnant or lactating women.
Just add 1 packet to approximately 8 fluid ounces of cold bottled water or juice. Or add 2 packets to 16 fluid ounces of water or juice.To prevent overflow, create space for the juice powders by drinking a swallow or two from the bottle first.
Avoid Acai, The Natural Energy Boost, if you are sensitive to caffeine or have a health condition that is aggravated by caffeine. Acai, The Natural Energy Boost poses no problems for healthy people when taken at normal dosage levels. Do not exceed four servings day. Pregnant and nursing women and those on blood thinners should avoid vinpocetine.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.