The world of energy drinks is vast, and there isn’t enough time to give every caffeinated drink the full “Energy Drink of the Month” deep dive review. In my quest to highlight the caffeinated beverages that don’t fit the coffee or energy drink stereotypes, I like to share the science behind the various caffeinated beverages I come across in my travels.
The Science Behind GNC Lean Shake Burn
If you’re short on time, I’ve put together a rather simple side-show to highlight Lean Shake Burn’s key ingredients and what they do. For more details, see below.
Last week we said NIACIN was the Captain America of the Energy Drink Ingredient Avengers – one of the BEST energy drink ingredients – because it participates in numerous reactions to form ATP (the chemical form of energy) in the human body. But is niacin really a vitamin?
Vitamins are essential to life and, by definition, something we need to get from the diet because we can’t make on our own. Did you know the human body can MAKE niacin? As this book excerpt explains, tryptophan and protein are the key ingredients for this magic.
Niacin is still considered a vitamin because we can make some but we can’t make enough to survive and thrive.
The amount of niacin our bodies can make in a day from the amino acid tryptophan is not the full amount we’d need in a day, but it helps. Moreover, our bodies cannot make tryptophan: it is an ESSENTIAL amino acid, meaning we have to get from the diet.
STAY TUNED every Monday for more book excerpts and the science behind energy drink ingredients. Stay tuned for next week’s book excerpt as we continue our page-by-page exploration through the Energy Drink Guide.