I’m not an energy drink kind of girl – never was. I work out on an empty stomach first thing in the morning (working out with food in my belly makes me want to hurl) and always feel energized. This is what works for me and it may very well work for you too – or maybe you need some breakfast before your workout. That’s fine! As my girl Kasey says, #beTRUEtoYOU!
Now, I’m going to totally contradict myself. And I’m totally okay with it. I blame the NRG Matrix team for making such a rockin’ product.
For those of you that are not familiar with NRG Matrix, it is actually a raw, organic energy drink made from mushrooms. Yep, mushrooms. Don’t be deceived by the modernized packaging. This stuff is the real deal, my friends. I will totally admit that I pre-judged this product. Kasey told me to check it out and, at first glance, I thought, “Ya, ya, ya, I have energy for dayyys. I don’t need this supplement stuff.” Forgive me, NRG Matrix. I was wrong and judgmental. Tisk tisk! And, for the record, this is not a supplement. It is a whole foods-derived energy drink!
What I love the most about NRG Matrix is the fact that it provides an affordable alternative to Red Bull, Monster, and all those other energy drinks that have been proven to have long-term negative effects on our bodies. NRG Matrix was created by a team of healthcare professionals and scientists seeking to create an honest, compassionate #plantPOWERed product that gives us long-lasting energy. Um, yes please.
The primary ingredient in NRG Matrix is medicinal mushrooms, which contain a key ingredient called cordyceps that has been scientifically proven to enhance exercise performance. Cordyceps does this by increasing the amount of oxygen delivered to our bodies and enhancing the production of ATP, a co-enzyme in our bodies that is responsible for energy transfer.
Here’s what the ingredient list looks like:
- Organic Medicinal Mushrooms grown in San Marcos, California (for lasting energy)
- Organic Extracts – Yerba Mate, Guarana, American Ginseng, Tumeric Root (for improved immune function)
- Vitamin Blend – Vitamin C, Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12, Vitamin D (derived from the Medicinal mushrooms!)
- Organic Stevia, Monkfruit
Impressive, huh? I love how every ingredient has a purpose. The monkfruit and stevia give NRG Matrix a delicious, mild citrus flavor.
I can really attest to the product. I’ve been using it every other day for the past two weeks and have been recording my energy levels. On the days that I drink NRG Matrix during my toning routines, I definitely notice a difference in my energy levels. I literally feel like I could go for hours! When I don’t drink NRG Matrix and just drink water, after about an hour, I’m ready to call it quits. Like I said, it’s the real deal and I would absolutely recommend it to everyone!
NRG Matrix is a powder that comes in a convenient pouch. I simply pour the packet into my Camelbak before filling it up with water. After a generous shake, you’re good to go!
So, what do you think? Would you like some NRG Matrix? Well, if you insist..
Thanks to the kind team at NRG Matrix, they’ve agreed to gift TWO readers with a 10-pack of NRG Matrix! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me how you would incorporate NRG Matrix into your daily life. Entries will close on Saturday at 12:00 a.m. and the winners will be announced on Sunday. GOOD LUCK!
*Edited to add (thanks to reader, Kirsten!): You can purchase NRG Matrix online at their website here! Per packet (i.e. per serving), they’re almost $1.00 cheaper than the price of leading energy drinks in most stores.