10.30.2013

Enliven Product Review

Thirty30 contacted me and gave me the opportunity to try some of their new product, Enliven. I received the product free of charge for this review. I did not promise a positive review. All opinions in this post are solely my own.

I must confess, a primary reason why I accepted this opportunity is because of the cause behind Thirty30. They care about the environment and 10% of their proceeds go to protect coral reefs. How could I not be interested when my full-time job focuses on protecting our oceans? I was interested. I am always looking for companies to support that care about the environment.

The product was Enliven, which is promoted as pre-workout drink. This company is new. This product is new. It is an all natural dietary supplement that you add to your water. The flavor is pure lemon. It does contain caffeine and a high percentage of B vitamins. I wondered if this could be a alternative to the small cup of coffee I typically start my days with. I have a funny thing with coffee - during certain phases of my training cycle it just doesn't rest well in my stomach but I do like a bit of a pick-me-up especially at 4:00 am in the morning.

My first try of Enliven was not a full packet. What can I say? I am a cautious gal. I sprinkled a bit into 6 oz of water and yes, the flavor was nice and yes, I did feel a pick me up. But perhaps more than I really want as I don't like feeling jittery or any other odd sensations. I am very in tune to my body and "feeling off" makes me uneasy. To be honest, I am going to attribute that to the onset of perimenopause and already feeling a variety of odd things here and there and two recent trips to the ER that turned out to be nothing serious but still unnerving. I don't want to add to that.

B vitamins are water soluble vitamins that aid in the processes of getting energy out of food. It makes sense that this supplement would contain them. Products will high levels of B-3 or niacin can contribute to niacin flush or the feeling of heat. I don't see B-3 listed as an ingredient, which from my personal standpoint is good. But I still don't like the jitters I experienced with just a bit of the drink even if it was short lived.

Would I recommend this to others? Personally, I won't be drinking it anymore. Like I said, I don't like the jitters. But perhaps I just more sensitive to B-vitamins or caffeine. It may be perfectly fine for someone else. We all are different and in terms of my standards of reviewing a product before consuming it, Enliven passed them all with flying colors. I didn't see any ingredient I black list. It is natural and the flavor is good. And please don't forget the bonus, Thirty30 cares about the coral reefs!

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for the opportunity to give Enliven a try.
Daily Affirmation: My honesty is my strength.

1 comment:

  1. Good to read your honest review. I do like my coffee in the morning too so am a bit cautious about added caffeine from other sources.

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