SUSTAINED NATURAL ENERGY WITHOUT THE CRASH
Enter FRS Healthy Energy – conventionally known as FRS. If you haven’t heard of it already, chances are you soon will. Popular among endurance athletes and weightlifters, FRS is a naturally-flavored energy drink that derives its caffeine from green tea extract. FRS claims to provide “natural sustained energy without the crash.” Not just focusing on caffeine, FRS provides a second, natural ingredient that other drinks don’t – Quercetin.
What is Quercetin?
FRS was originally developed in 2001, not as a sports performance drink, but as a fuel to help cancer patients with recovery from chemotherapy treatments.
Regardless of whether you’re an endurance athlete or just trying to lead a healthy, active lifestyle, Quercetin is worth incorporating into a healthy, balanced diet. Early indications from trials are promising. As stated by the American Cancer Society, “In addition to cancer prevention and treatment, preliminary studies have also suggested potential value for quercetin in prostatitis (inflamed prostate) and heart disease.”
Review and Recommendations
RLB sampled all flavors of FRS and we were impressed.
For a start, it tastes great. We were hooked right away. If you enjoy cold drinks with citrus, you’ll almost certainly enjoy FRS.
It does not provide the immediate caffeine jolt as, say, two shots of espresso or a 24 oz. can of Rockstar, but then again that’s not its goal. FRS aims to provide customers with lasting energy, not a quick buzz followed by a crash.
If you live an active lifestyle, it’s likely you’ll be a fan. For example, in a 90 minute soccer match, RLB noticed a considerable second wind effect when downing a can of FRS before the game. It follows through on its promise of providing sustained energy.
FRS is also useful for those with a busy travel lifestyle, as it provides a delicious pick me up after long flights and provides the sustained energy you need to combat jet-lag.
Flavors available include: Orange, Low Cal Orange, Apricot Nectarine, Strawberry Kiwi, Wild Berry, Low Cal Wild Berry, Low Cal Peach Mango, Low Cal Lemon Lime, Cherry Limeade, and Low Cal Citrus Pomegranate.
After reviewing all flavors – Orange, Low Cal Orange, and Low Cal Lemon Lime were our picks of the bunch.
FRS are also expanding into protein, immune defense and weight management drinks, with similar flavor profiles. We’ll be keeping an eye on all three of these product lines for future reviews.
Next time you want an energy boost before a workout or travel, stay away from the mixture of high sugar and artificial chemicals and reach for a can of FRS. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.