Do you often feel tired, unable to get through your day without relying on coffee?
Containing all-natural ingredients including taurine and naturally occurring caffeine from the kola nut, extra energy boosts and maintains energy for hours, without causing over-stimulation or crash-effects.
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A healthy source of immediate, long-lasting energy.
Do you often feel tired, unable to get through your day without relying on coffee? For a healthy source of immediate, long-lasting energy consider extra energy.
extra energy provides an immediate, long-lasting source of all-natural energy, increased physical and mental energy – including mental clarity, a balanced source of energy, without over-stimulation or crashes with no artificial ingredients, sugar or fillers.
Available in convenient tablets, extra energy is perfect for people on-the-go, or for those already taking a greens+ formula that would prefer not to switch formulas.
- Product Q&A
No, this product does not contain alcohol, wine, or gelatin.
One full dose of extra energy there is approximately 100mg of caffeine from the 1,000mg of Kola nut seed extract. Given the consumer does not have a sensitivity to caffeine, there should not be any over-stimulating effect. It is the hundreds of phytonutrients in Kola nut that are thought to prevent over-stimulation from this source. The phytonutrients provide a more energy-conserving and toning effect on the nervous system vs. other sources that do not have this support.
Gotu kola comes from India. The plant is carefully harvested and like all our subjected to extensive quality control testing for actives and purity. The material is clean from a microbial standard as it meets all the Health Canada microbial requirements.
An interaction is unlikely, however those with mental health conditions or a chemical imbalance of any type should use supplements (ours or other brands) under the supervision of their healthcare practitioner.
Genuine Health has formulated all of its products including extra energy to be safe and effective. extra energy has received its NPN from the NHPD, so the government has vetted this safety and efficacy. Presumably this question pertains to the “safety” of extra energy as a supplement that can be flagged via urine testing.
At present, Genuine Health does not engage in specific testing of product for the absence of WADA banned substances, but our label is full disclosure as to what is present in the product. Our focus to date has been on testing of our products for overall consumer safety – the absence of microbes, heavy metals, environmental toxins – and efficacy via ensuring the presence of the active ingredients as stated on labels.
For more on WADA’s banned substance list: https://www.wada-ama.org/en/what-we-do/the-prohibited-list
Fatigue may be a marker of a legitimate health concern – using energy products inclusive of caffeine may be masking an underlying health issue if used over the long term. Occasional use only is a blanket requirement on (non-food/beverage) products containing synthetic or herbal-derived caffeine.
Can I take this product while taking birth control pills?
There is a caution as per Health Canada for those who are pregnant and/or breastfeeding in regards to this product. The warning is required due to the presence of the following ingredients:
- kola nut extract
- gotu kola
- rhodiola rosea
Given the precautionary warning, we cannot advise the use of this product when pregnant and/or breastfeeding.
Taurine is involved in liver detoxification, and theoretically, any dietary, herbal or nutritional agent which influences the detoxification pathways can influence drug levels. Examples include grapefruit juice, sprouts, St. John’s wort and taurine. I could find no evidence that taurine specifically influences blood levels of the birth control pill in animal or human research. In animals, taurine may influence the blood levels of medications used in cancer treatment. This is why we advise that anyone with a medical condition or taking prescription medications of any type (including birth control pills) should first seek guidance from a healthcare professional.
In the interest of safety, we do not claim this product as soy-free as one of the minerals (Cr) is from a family where soy is present.
This product provides a noticeable improvement in energy, mental clarity, and stamina – without the crash!
Recommended Use: To increase and prolong mental & physical energy & relieve fatigue.*
Adult Dosage: Take 3 tablets as a single dose 1-2 times daily, preferably away from meals. Not to be taken immediately before bedtime. For occasional use only.
Ingredients Amount (per 3 tablets) Taurine 1,000 mg Cola acuminata: Kola nut seed extract standardized to 10% caffeine; (4:1 = 4,008 mg) 1,000 mg Vitamin C (calcium ascorbate) 500 mg Centella asiatica: Gotu kola heerb powder 250 mg L-Tyrosine 250 mg Glycine 250 mg Rhodiola rosea root extract standardized to 3% rosavin 135 mg Astragalus membranaceus root powder 100 mg Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCl) 25 mg Chromium (HVP* chelate) 50 mcg *HVP = Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (rice)
Non-medicinal Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, silicon dioxide, stearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, vanilla flavour, aqueous coating.
extra energy contains no artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners
Caution: Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have bipolar or bipolar spectrum disorders. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have high blood pressure, glaucoma, detrusor instability (overactive bladder syndrome), if you are taking lithium, hormone replacement therapy, birth control pills or antidepressant medication (SSRIs), have an autoimmune disorder or if you are following a low protein diet. Consumption with natural health products (e.g. bitter orange extract, synephrine, octopamine) or other drugs (e.g. ephedrine) which increase blood pressure is not recommended, nor is consumption with other caffeine-containing products (e.g. medications, coffee, tea, colas, cocoas, guarana, maté). Hypersensitivity/allergy is known to occur, in which care, discontinue use. This product is not intended as a substitute for sleep and is for adult use only. Store in a cool, dry place.