Have you ever experienced the mid-afternoon slump, when you still have hours to go in your day and all you want to do is take a nap? I sure do. When the time comes for me to go to work in the late afternoon after waking up at dark o' clock in the morning to run, getting the husband off to work on time, and taking care of two energetic boys all day, I'm feeling sluggish.
Enter Element Caffeinated Water.
How does Element help me?
- It's purified water with no taste that keeps me hydrated.
- Each 16.9 oz. bottle contains 50 mg of caffeine from green coffee beans, which is equivalent to a small coffee.
- It contains purified theanine from green tea leaves that has been said to enhance focus and concentration.
I drank Element most often on my drive to work when I felt the most tired. Not only did it help me up my daily water intake, but the small jolt of caffeine helped get over my strong desire to pull-over to the side of the road to nap. And if you suffer from a case of "mommy brain" like me, anything that helps me think straight is more than welcome.
This is also a great product for athletes. I would sometimes drink Element first thing before my morning training runs. According to this article in Runner's World, caffeine is shown to increase endurance, reaction time, and speed, as well as enhance recovery.
While some may think caffeine causes dehydration, the same article mentioned that you would have to drink 550 mg worth of caffeine (equal to 5 large cups of coffee or 11 bottles of Element) before experiencing a diuretic effect.
But, unlike coffee and other energy drinks, Element contains zero sugar and zero calories, making it the perfect go-to beverage for a pick-me-up.
For more information on Element, I encourage you to visit their website at http://www.drinkelement.com.
Element is available in stores throughout the northeastern United States and for my local readers, Element will now be available in Hannaford supermarkets this month. For those in other locations, you can buy Element on Amazon with free shipping!
Would you like a chance to try Element for yourself?
The generous folks at Element have offered a 24-pack of 16.9 oz. bottles to one lucky Maine Mom on the Run reader. That's 405.6 ounces (over 3 gallons!) of hydration that will motivate you and help you concentrate!
Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
Disclaimer: This contest will run from September 9th to Sunday, September 16th at midnight EST. One winner will be chosen at random and will be announced on this blog on Monday, September 17th. The winner will have 72 hours to claim your prize, otherwise another thirsty winner will be chosen. All entries will be verified prior to the drawing. Element sent me six bottles for review. All opinions are my own.