In the world of fitness, there are a wealth of different companies and supplements for your choosing. However, there are only a select few brands that create pure, all natural supplements. The latter part of 2017, I decided to give my body a complete break from taking any pre-workouts. Around the holidays, the team at Naked Nutrition contacted me to see if I would be interested in trying their pre-workout called Naked Energy. Not familiar with the brand but intrigued with their all natural approach, I decided to give them a try.Naked Energy is an all-natural pre-workout energy supplement that contains 10 high-quality ingredients such as natural amino acids, vitamins, and caffeine from unroasted coffee beans and part of the newer line from Naked Nutrition. The company is known for their all natural supplements which includes a full line of protein powders, dietary supplements, powdered peanut butter and protein cereal.
So, what sets Naked Energy apart from other pre-workouts?
- Uses only 10 high quality premium ingredients
- Non- GMO and vegan
- No wheat, gluten, soy or dairy
- No artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners
- Third-party tested for safety, purity, and nutritional value
How to use Naked Energy:
Naked Nutrition recommends adding one to two scoops of the mix to a regular water bottle or eight-ounce glass. Since this is a pre-workout supplement, I took mine about 30 minutes prior to hitting the stepmill that morning. For those familiar with using a pre-workout, some are known to have some pretty nasty side effects. Naked Energy actually provided me with a good boost of energy to power me through my morning cardio without causing any jitters, tingling(which can occur from Beta Alanine) or upset stomach like some pre-workout formulas have done to me in the past. Just a clear, even energy boost and focus which lasted throughout the rest of the morning.
Taste and Mixability:
As previously mentioned, Naked Nutrition’s intention is keep the product as pure as possible, so there are no artificial flavors or added sweeteners. The product is virtually tasteless with the exception of a slight bitterness which I’m guessing might come from the coffee beans. As someone who prefers having some type of flavoring in their pre-workout, this definitely takes some getting used to. The next day, I opted to add a few drops of berry flavored liquid stevia drops; problem solved. The product mixes together quite nicely and dissolved instantly upon adding to my shaker cup with no grit or residual at the bottom.
Overall, I like the company’s no frills and all natural approach with their product line. If you’re conscious about what you’re putting in your body and looking for a product with pure, clean ingredients without the unpleasantness of side effects, I recommend giving Naked Energy a try.
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Disclaimer: I received this product for free to sample and review for my blog. I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.