There is nothing more satisfying than taking that first gulp of an energy drink when the afternoon slump hits you. The rush of caffeine, taurine, ginseng, sugar, and maybe a dash of a few other chemicals tells your brain to speed things up so you don’t slow down. Putting this stuff into your body probably isn’t the safest way to get through your day, but it feels so good. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a truly “clean” energy drink? Oh wait, there is and it’s called Proper Wild!
There isn’t an energy drink that I haven’t tried. I’m won’t bother going through the list of all of them because it really doesn’t matter what I like; and to be honest, they all taste pretty much the same. They are all lightly carbonated with subtle notes of citrus and a noticeable amount of chemical bitterness found in every can.
Typically I reach for the sugar-free versions which are probably why they have that chemically enhanced flavor. But the majority of non-sugar free energy drinks are loaded with so much sugar it’s pretty disgusting to think about. At the same time, it’s just as disgusting to think about the chemicals I’m putting in my body. The worst part about these drinks is that it only boosts my energy level for a couple of hours. So every time I have one I ask myself was it worth it?
So now that I’ve given you my opinion on energy drinks, I’m going to take a minute to talk about energy shots. A 2 ½ ounce little bottle gives you basically the same amount of energy found in about three cans of any energy drink. That’s enough energy to get you through a long road trip and to keep you focused throughout the day.
In my honest opinion, the energy shot is the way to go. They typically have less sugar and you don’t need to sip on something that tastes like you’re licking a grapefruit covered in bleach.
The downfall to these little guys is that they are expensive and are still loaded with chemicals and artificial flavors. Keep in mind, when you see “artificial flavors” as an ingredient, this means that a chemist has found a way to combine chemicals made from inedible ingredients, like petroleum, to produce the desired flavor. Here I am again asking myself is it worth the boost in energy?
Proper Wild Review
Recently I saw an advertisement for Proper Wild which is an energy shot that claims to be all-natural. And from what I’ve read it has similar energy-boosting effects compared to the other brands on the market.
Of course, I was a little skeptical, but the cost is a buck less than the other brands, they offer free shipping on all orders, and they have a money-back guarantee. I’ve really got nothing to lose, so I thought that I’d give it a shot (no pun intended).
The energy shots are only available online and sold in packs of six. The cost comes out to be about $3.99 per 2.5-ounce bottle or $23.99 for a 6-pack. Ordering online isn’t an issue for me since I buy almost everything from my laptop, but it does stink that I can’t run down to the 7-Eleven to pick one up. They are still a new company, so who knows, maybe they’ll be in the stores soon enough? However, they do offer a subscription service, and when you subscribe you save 20%, making the bottles $3.17 per shot or $18.99 for a 6-pack. It’s actually a really good deal compared to the other (chemically enhanced) brands out there.
When my box of Proper Wild Peach Mango shots arrived I couldn’t wait to try it out. But they recommended serving it chilled so I put them in the fridge overnight and planned to have one the next morning.
Skipped the Coffee
Before I left for work, I skipped making my morning coffee and headed to the fridge. I grabbed a bottle, shook it well (as they recommend) before opening it, and took a little whiff of what I was about to shoot. The smell was amazing! It smelled exactly like a bushel of fresh peaches without a hint of any other scent. When I tasted it, it was a little bitter at first and then I got a rush of the peach mango flavor! And now the true test was to see how long it would take to kick in and how long it will last.
After about 10 minutes I started to feel the effects of this mighty little proper wild drink! It didn’t make me feel jittery like the other ones, it was just pure, clean, and unadulterated energy. That one little bottle got me through my morning with ease. And when 3 PM rolled around, I didn’t feel tired or like I needed a pick-me-up. What an amazing little bottle of all-natural liquid energy!
Now that Proper Wild has sold me on their all-natural energy shot, I wanted to explore a bit deeper to see what makes it all-natural. The two main ingredients are organic caffeine, which comes from Green Tea and the other is L-Theanine, which is a naturally occurring amino acid that is also found in Green Tea. The other ingredient listed on the bottle is organic Panax, which is a root extract of ginseng. If you aren’t familiar with ginseng, it’s an herb that has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries. It has some pretty amazing health benefits like strengthening the immune system and reducing inflammation.
Proper Wild Other Ingredients
Listed under “other ingredients” on the bottle are purified water, organic cane sugar, natural flavors, organic mango juice concentrate, peach juice concentrate, citric acid, and gellan gum. I had to look up gellan gum and learned that it is used as a food additive that is used to bind and stabilize processed foods. So rather than using gelatin (that is derived from animals) that other products use, it is an all-natural alternative that is plant-based as it grows naturally on water lilies.
There is finally an energy shot that isn’t loaded with chemicals that has lasting effects. The Proper Wild energy shot is on point with its Peach Mango flavor, long-lasting energy, and some bonus health benefits! I can’t wait to try their other two flavors, blackberry and ginger.
Are you ready to give it a try? Trust me, you’re gonna love the way this stuff makes you feel. Hopefully, this Proper Wild Review will help you make an educated decision the next time you reach for an energy drink!
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