Everybody loves energy, it’s the currency we exchange with our bodies to power through busy personal and professional lives. So how do you make sure your body isn’t getting the raw end of the deal?
Start by choosing to supplement your vitality with the exciting XS Energy range!
You can boost your energy levels without dumping high doses of sugar, caffeine and calories into your system. XS Energy drinks packed with vitamins and minerals, gives you added energy in every sip, whilst being the first exclusively sugar free energy drinks to be sold globally.
Whether you are on the run, on the road, handling a grumpy teenager, dealing with a surly boss or in need of a little something extra to persuade your picky pre-schooler to cooperate, there is a product in the XS Energy range that can pick you up and keep you powering on. Because you deserve healthier choices that won’t compromise your overall wellbeing.
XS Energy drinks were developed by a nutrition company with a focus on low-glycemic products – forefront of Atkins – Type diets and became the world’s first healthy energy drink.
XS Energy drinks were the first brand to come in a number of different flavours.
XS ENERGY — QUICK FACTS
Why would I consume this drink?
As an additional source of energy throughout the day and as a nice treat. XS Energy Drink is also a good addition to any weight management program as it contains very few (kilojoules) calories.
It is the perfect alternative to cappuccinos, lattes and cola based soft drinks with the added benefit of only 8-10 calories per can.
Why is the recommended consumption 1 can per day?
XS Energy Drinks comply with the standard for formulated caffeinated beverages in the Australian/New Zealand Food Standards Code. This Code describes the type and quantity of ingredients that can be used as part of a recommended daily serving.
Under the Code, a daily serving includes up to 10 micrograms of vitamin B12. This is double the level of B12 in competitor brands such as Red Bull or V.
As each 250 ml can of XS Energy Drink contains 10 micrograms of Vitamin B12, we recommend you drink no more than one can per day.
Is XS Energy Drink suitable to drink daily?
Yes. If you consume soft drinks or coffee daily, then XS shouldn’t be much different.
Why does Red Bull and V recommend 2 cans per day?
The B vitamins in XS Energy Drink are double the levels in the competitors product so you only need to drink half the amount of XS Energy for the same benefit.
Should those with high blood pressure consume this drink?
The issue is hypertension -anyone who is caffeine sensitive or has been told by a doctor to not use caffeine, should not use this drink.
Should those with hypoglycemia use this drink?
Artificial sweeteners rather than sugar are used in the drink. Anyone with a medical condition should always consult with his or her doctor. Many diabetics enjoy XS Energy Drink after they have discussed the use with their doctor.
Is it suitable for use in pregnancy?
Pregnant women are not encouraged to use any drink containing herbs. There are many unknowns about herbs and their long-term effects on a developing fetus. Until more is known about herbs, many health professionals recommend staying away from them while pregnant to be on the safe side.
Is it suitable for children?
The Australian / New Zealand Food Standards Code recommends that children should not consume formulated caffeinated beverages. Therefore, we bring this recommendation to the attention of parents of children under 13 years old. The caffeine level in a can of XS Energy Drink is similar to the level of caffeine in a 600ml bottle of Coke.
What, if any, is the intended use for athletes?
Caffeine is found in many common and everyday foods. It is an alkaloid with a stimulant action. Caffeine is not classified as a prohibited stimulant under the World Anti-Doping Code 2004 Prohibited List unless otherwise specified in particular sports. Refer to the Australian Sports Drug Agency at http://www.asda.org.au/media/fact_sheets/caffeine.htm for more information.
Athletes at high levels should always know the restricted and banned substances related to their sport and to the International sports world, and should always make the decision themselves should they choose to take a product. The final decision is always in the hands of the athlete.
How much sugar is in XS drink?
There is less than 1/2 calorie (2 kilojoules) of sugar in XS Energy Drink. The 8 calories in XS are from amino acids and are protein calories that are used in your body’s natural metabolic process.
Most 250 energy drinks in the market today have over 100 calories from 27-30 grams of sugar, (approximately 7 teaspoons of sugar) which is a simple carbohydrate. Most 375 mL non-diet soft drinks have 170 calories from 40 grams of sugar( approximately 10 teaspoons of sugar). Most 160 mL juice drinks have 80 calories from 20 grams of sugar (approximately 5 teaspoons of sugar).
How does XS taste so good without sugar, carbs and so few calories? Aren’t there fruit juices in the drink?
XS Energy drinks use a proprietary blend of Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium (Ace K) and fruit flavours to give the drinks their great flavour without sugar or empty calories. In fact the 8 calories in the drink come from the 2 grams of amino acids, which are protein calories.
Why is it important to not have sugar or carbohydrate calories in any drink?
Calories from sugar and carbohydrates may increase fat deposits. Simple carbohydrates are also called high glycemic (high sugar) foods. High-glycemic foods cause your body to pump insulin to digest the sugar, which sends a message to your body to store calories as fat. Low glycemic foods do not pump insulin to the same degree and aid in your body’s natural metabolism of fat, using your body’s fat resources as fuel. Many experts fear that the epidemic incidence of Diabetes today may be significantly contributed to by high-glycemic diets. The 8 calories in XS are from amino acids and are protein calories that aid your body’s natural metabolic process.
What sweeteners do you use?
Acesulfame Potassium (Ace-K) is a non-caloric, non-cariogenic (does not promote tooth decay), non-nutritive sweetener that is approximately 200 times sweeter than sucrose.
This means the sweet taste is strong enough to give the flavour its punch without the sweetness lingering longer than the taste of the drink.
Sucralose is a no calorie sweetener that is actually made from sugar, so the taste is spot on. It has been approved by the regulatory agencies of more than 50 countries, including the United States (1998), Canada (1991), Australia and New Zealand. Today, sucralose is used to sweeten more than 400 foods and beverages.
Do XS Energy Drinks contain caffeine?
Yes. Caffeine is a great way to boost energy and performance without the sugar highs and crashes. Each can of XS Energy drink contains about the same amount of caffeine as a normal cup of coffee, 80 milligrams.
What are Adaptogenic Herbs?
Adaptogenic herbs help to normalize body system functions thus enhancing human performance. Adaptogenic herbs aid the body in managing stress. When your body stresses it pumps cortisol. Cortisol in the blood stream sends a message to your body that you need foods high in fat and sugar, also known as ‘comfort foods.’ Studies show that adaptogenic herbs suppress the production of cortisol and decrease the cravings some people have for comfort foods. Also, athletes will find that the speed of their recovery times increases after workouts using adaptogenic herbs, such as the blend found in XS Energy Drinks. The blend of herbs in XS Energy Drinks is very similar to the blend used by Russian Olympic Athletes to overcome stress from their workouts and radically reduce recovery times
What herbs are in XS Energy Drinks?
XS Energy Drink contains the adaptogenic herbs Elutherococcus senticosus, Panax ginseng, Panax quinquefolium, Schisandra, Astragalus and Reishi
Why are B Vitamins used?
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5), Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12 all belong to a group of vitamins known collectively as B Vitamins. These vitamins are essential for the breakdown of carbohydrates in the body to provide energy. They are also essential for the breakdown of fats and proteins, which aids the normal functioning of the nervous system.
Is it possible to overdose on B Vitamins?
No, B Vitamins are part of the group called “ water soluble vitamins. Excessive amounts of “ water soluble” vitamins are merely excreted through the urine.
What is Taurine?
Taurine is an amino acid that helps maintain biochemical interactions involved in muscle contraction.
Why are colouring dyes used in the drink?
XS only uses two very popular food colourings to supplement the natural colours of the drinks.
Both Tartrazine (2mg or 8 parts per million) and Allura Red (2.5mg or 10 parts per million) are permitted under the Australia/New Zealand Food Standards Code.
There are no known negative side effects from these dyes when consumed in such extremely low amounts.