Stim & Stim-Free Innovations for a Healthy Mind-Body Power Surge
This year, the best energy supplements are now evolving.
Nutrition technology breakthroughs and innovative formula designs are now producing cleaner, healthier energy.
All without the jitters, side effects and long-range health concerns associated with regular energy pill use.
Today's best energy supplements now boost vitality on a cellular level.
They do this by targeting mitochondria: The "powerhouse" organelles within cells that take in nutrients, break them down, and use them to produce ATP Energy.
By optimizing mitochondria -- helping to protect, produce, fuel and multiply them within cells -- today's best energy supplements unleash an all-round mind-body power surge.
It starts in your cells and cascades to enhance all aspects of health and vitality, across all organs and body systems.
Today's best stim-free energy supplements unleash a different kind of vitality boost:
- Clean, revitalizing and natural energy lift without stimulation
- No crashes, jitters, irritability or other booster side effects
- Revitalizing nootropic benefits for mental energy
- Physical vitality benefits for strength, endurance and more
- Metabolic benefits, such as helping to burn energy stored in fat while preserving energy in muscle
- Energetic peak performance without super-stimulated sleeplessness or a caffeine "hangover" the next day
Of course, many people still prefer caffeine stimulation as their energy-booster of choice.
There's good news in this category as well, because caffeine-driven energy booster supplements are evolving, too.
Now, the best caffeine pills are formulated with advanced designs and techniques that produce cleaner, healthier stimulant energy than ever before.
Some features of all today's top stim-driven energy supplements:
- Precision-dose caffeine, helping users to find their "sweet spot" dosage associated with the best stimulatory effects. This is a caffeine game-changer that is just now coming to fore.
- Caffeine stacked with L-Theanine. L-Theanine helps promote a state of wakeful relaxation, taking the edge off caffeine stimulation while allowing its alertness benefits to shine.1
- Restorative nutrients: Caffeine is associated with nutrient depletion.2 Today's best stim supplements are designed to help restore what caffeine takes away, so you get the alertness benefits without running low on essential vitamins and minerals.
- Brain chemical support: Stimulation burns through more neurotransmitters more quickly.3 A little extra support for these brain chemicals is now being included in caffeine pills to promote a better stimulation experience and healthier bounce-back.
The short list of the best ingredients found in today's top energy supplements are:
- Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) + Black Pepper Extract
- Pyrroloquinoline Quinone (PQQ)
- Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR)
- R-Lipoic Acid (R-ALA)
- Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCT)
- Performance-Enhanced Caffeine (Boosted with B-Vitamins, L-Theanine and L-Tyrosine)
Each of these ingredients can support healthy energy levels when taken solo.
However, the real magic happens when they are taken as ultramodern new forms and combined into a supercharged energy stack.
Let's learn more about each of these energy booster supplement ingredients, one by one.
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Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
Coenzyme Q10 is a pseudovitamin that supports stim-free cellular vitality in many ways:
CoQ10 plays a crucial role in bioenergetics: The flow and transformation of energy across all biological life forms.4
CoQ10 powers this activity by sparking chemical reactions within cells that produce ATP energy, as well as shuttling energy substrates across mitochondrial membranes.5
CoQ10 also helps cell energy by:
- Stimulating the creation of fresh new mitochondria within cells6
- Converting into ubiquinol, a potent mitochondria-protective antioxidant7
Part of CoQ10's bioenergetic role is that it is a cofactor required by mitochondria to convert macronutrients into ATP energy.
CoQ10's energizing effects are associated with health and vitality, especially in the context of high-energy organs like the heart and brain.
CoQ10 may revitalize your energy levels.
Research has suggested CoQ10 supplementation may help to reduce feelings of fatigue and enhance physical performance.8
For this reason, CoQ10 is sometimes taken in combination with pre workout dietary supplements.
Best CoQ10 form for Energy Supplements: MicroActive® Q10 + BioPerine® Black Pepper Extract
CoQ10 is a remarkable energy nutrient.
Without CoQ10, biological life-form energy could not even exist.
We are capable of synthesizing our own CoQ10. We can also get it from food, although it is mostly present in organ meats that few people eat. And, CoQ10 declines with age.
CoQ10 supplements are the answer. However, CoQ10 in supplement form has always been notoriously difficult for humans to absorb and utilize.9
That's why in order to unleash its full energizing potential, CoQ10 should be taken as advanced MicroActive® Q10 and combined with bioenhancer BioPerine® Black Pepper Extract.
- MicroActive® Q10 is a nutritional technology advancement that absorbs better than other CoQ10 forms.
Research has shown that MicroActive® Q10 absorbs quickly, sustains release over 24 hours, and doubles blood CoQ10 levels within 3 weeks when taken daily.10
BioPerine® is a patented form of black pepper extract that is clinically shown to enhance metabolic performance and boost nutrient absorption.
- Research has suggested BioPerine® may enhance CoQ10 bioavailability by up to 30%.11
Pyrroloquinoline Quinone (PQQ)
Like CoQ10, PQQ is a cofactor that helps increase cell energy via mitochondria optimization.
PQQ helps mitochondria in a couple of ways:
- Mitochondria Protection: PQQ is a super-antioxidant with 5000X the free radical-fighting power of vitamin C.12 This is a useful bioactivity for protecting mitochondria and preserving their energy efficiency
- Mitochondria Biogenesis: PQQ has been shown in clinical research to boost the number of mitochondria within cells,13 offering a unique pathway for cell energy power-ups
Best PQQ for Energy Supplements: BioPQQ®
PQQ is available as a generic commodity supplement. But for the cleanest product and best results, look for the BioPQQ® brand of Pyrroloquinoline Quinone.
BioPQQ® is the best branded form of PQQ on the market, known for its water-solubility and high quality.
ALCAR is an amino acid that plays a crucial role cell energy by fueling mitochondria.
If a cell is like a car, and gasoline is nutrition, then ALCAR is like the gas pump.
When it is taken as a supplement, ALCAR migrates to mitochondrial membranes.
Here, it works by ushering long-chain fatty acids across the membrane and into the mitochondria.
Continuing with the car metaphor, ALCAR funnels fuel substrates into cell powerhouses (mitochondria), where they are "combusted" to produce the ATP energy that powers our lives.
ALCAR helps mitochondria in other ways too.
Just as it funnels fuel into mitochondria, it escorts waste products out of mitochondria – helping them to function efficiently.
ALCAR also helps to reduce the damaging effects of free radicals on mitochondria by blocking their formation.14
This bioactivity combines well with the antioxidant free radical-effects of CoQ10 and PQQ.
R-Lipoic Acid is a coenzyme that is naturally present within mitochondria that plays critical roles in cell energy metabolism.
It has been suggested to:
- Enhance mitochondria structure and performance
- Protect mitochondria directly and indirectly by boosting antioxidants15
- Promote healthy activity of enzymes involved in mitochondrial function16
Researchers have suggested Lipoic Acid, ACLAR and CoQ10 are leading mitochondrial nutrients for supporting overall health and wellness.17
Best Lipoic Acid for Energy Supplements: Bio-Enhanced®Bio-Enhanced® Na-RALA is a purified, stabilized and nature-identical salt form that helps eliminate gastric side effects and maximize bioavailability.
Best Stim-Free Energy Supplement
Performance Lab® Energy
Performance Lab® Energy combines all of the stim-free energy boosters we just discussed, all in their most advanced forms, into one clean, vegan-friendly capsule:
- MicroActive® Q10 (CoQ10), 100 mg
- BioPQQ® (Pyrroloquinoline Quinone), 10 mg
- Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR), 750 mg
- BioPerine® Black Pepper Extract, 2.5 mg
- Bio-Enhanced® R-Lipoic Acid, 150 mg
Because it features all of the best mitochondrial nutrients, Performance Lab® Energy can boost your cell vitality like no other product can.
Performance Lab® Energy works by:
- Promoting energy production in cells’ mitochondria; a powerful stim-free way to get a boost
- Enhancing vitality further by helping to multiply, protect and charge-up mitochondria
- Optimizing exercise results by maintaining energy in muscle and metabolizing energy in fat
- Supporting efficient metabolic performance in nearly every cell in the body
Typical energy pills’ caffeine megadoses boost fast, but crash hard.
Performance Lab® Energy’s ultramodern design works without caffeine for a smarter, cleaner and healthier energy boost.
- Safe, natural and legal way to revitalize mental and physical performance
- Stimulant-free energy for those who prefer to avoid or limit caffeine intake
- Ultramodern energizers MicroActive® Q10, BioPerine®, BioPQQ®, Bio-Enhanced®
- Delivered in plant-based, prebiotic-infused NutriCaps® from pullulan (fermented tapioca)
Take Performance Lab® Energy for stim-free daily vitality, peak athletic performance, energized cognition, enhanced fat metabolism, long-range health and more.
Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCT)
Our #1-recommended energy supplement Performance Lab® Energy has a strong mitochondrial focus.
As a vitality booster, Performance Lab® Energy may work even better when combined with mitochondria-optimizing Medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs.
Medium-Chain Triglycerides work by raising levels of compounds called ketones. MCT and ketones help mitochondria by:
Serving as an efficient fuel source. Remember how we said ALCAR is required to funnel long-chain fatty acids into mitochondria to be burned as fuel? MCT ketone fuel enters mitochondria more easily, serving as as energy-efficient alternative fuel source for mitochondria to burn.18
Optimizing mitochondria. MCT and ketones are associated with mitochondria biogenesis, mitochondria structure integrity and healthy mitochondrial function.19
Best MCT for Energy: Performance Lab® MCT oil
There are four medium-chain triglycerides that you will see in supplements:
- C6 – Caproic Acid
- C8 – Caprylic Acid
- C10 – Capric Acid
- C12 – Lauric Acid
Coconut oil supplies all four of these MCTs.
The problem is, C6 and C12 are associated with gastric distress.
And besides, they are not even the best of the MCTs for energy and mitochondrial support.
Further, coconut oil can be sold in low-quality forms, including from genetically modified coconuts, potentially produced in mass agriculture via unnatural means.
Performance Lab® MCT oil is the cleanest, most efficient mind-body MCT fuel -- and the best overall for energy supplement applications.
Performance Lab® MCT supplies only the most important C8/C10 MCTs from 100% non-GMO organic coconuts.
This helps unlock peak MCT metabolic benefits without the gastric distress concerns of C6/C12 MCTs in plain coconut oil or inferior-quality MCT formulas.
As an energy supplement, Performance Lab® MCT oil is great as:
- Fast-acting performance fuel for cognitive and metabolic function
- An optimizer and protector of brain cells’ powerhouse mitochondria
- Fuel for mind-body vitality during intense exercise and fasted training
- A tool to improve results across all fat loss and diet programs, including ketogenic lifestyles
Performance Lab® MCT is also a great energy supplement because it works in ways that support your health, rather than working at the expense of your health (like some other energy formulas).
Performance Lab® MCT is:
- Neuroprotective, supporting both long-range brain health and mental energy
- C8/C10 MCTs: More potent, effective and easier to digest than coconut oil
- State-of-the-art MCT: Clean, pure, triple-filtered and calibrated to 60% C8 and 40% C10
- Flavor-neutral, mixes easily into coffee, shakes, smoothies, dressings
Best Stimulant Energy Supplement: Performance Lab® Stim
Both Performance Lab® Energy and Performance Lab® MCT are stimulant-free energy boosters.
But some people prefer stimulation in their energy supplement.
And, to be fair, caffeine is one of the greatest energy supplements known.
The problem is caffeine has always been associated with jitters, crashes, side effects and stim hangovers... until now.
Performance Lab® Stim revolutionizes the typical stim-energy supplement with a slick ultramodern design. It makes caffeine work BETTER with:
More is not always better. High doses of caffeine can be counterproductive for human performance, triggering side effects that can make you shaky, irritable and unbalanced.
Performance Lab® Stim 50 mg caffeine per serving is low-dose by design.
It enables you to determine your personal optimal caffeine dosage for performance-enhancing stimulation with less concern over side effects and crashes.
Start with one capsule to determine the effects of 50 mg caffeine. Adjust dosage as needed, adding a second capsule, and then a third, up to 5 capsules (250 mg) per serving.
Gauge your performance at each caffeine level to determine the best Stim dosage for your unique needs.
Tailor Stim dosages for different tasks and activities to optimize your performance with precision.
Caffeine is associated with depletion of B-Vitamins.
Performance Lab® Stim is precision-tuned to replenish the B vitamins the caffeine takes away.
It does so with B6, B9, and B12 as bioavailable NutriGenesis®.
In Performance Lab® Stim, all of these B's are presented in a low dose format. Performance Lab® Stim low-dose approach is designed to match the mild B vitamin depletions that are associated with regular caffeine intake.
No other supplement on the market approaches caffeine-induced B-Vitamin depletion like Performance Lab® Stim does.
Brain Chemical Support
Along those same restorative nutrition lines, Performance Lab® Stim also supplies L-Tyrosine.
L-Tyrosine supports brain chemicals that are depleted more rapidly in a stimulated state, including those that are affected by caffeine.20
Performance Lab® Stim is the only caffeine supplement that is designed to balance stimulation in this way.
It is an ultramodern caffeine supplement for this year and beyond.
Performance Lab® Stim delivers performance-enhanced caffeine benefits
- Caffeine enhanced for superior nootropic, athletic and thermogenic performance
- Promotes alert, revitalized performance during multitasking, stress and fatigue
- Raises Alpha brainwaves to balance caffeine energy with relaxation, creativity and clarity
- Helps reduce jitters, crashes and other negative effects of caffeine overstimulation
Performance Lab® Stim is safe to use, every day
- Helps replenish caffeine-depleted brain chemicals, for daily use with less burnout
- Promotes balanced physiological responses to caffeine-induced stress
- 50 mg caffeine serving size for dosing precision, stacking safety and stim control
Did you know?
Performance Lab® Stim + Performance Lab® Energy delivers advanced stim-free support for healthy cell energy production plus performance-enhanced stimulation engineered for healthy daily use.
The result is natural exhilarating vitality throughout body and mind for superior performance across all physical fitness and cognitive endeavors.
Performance Lab® Energy, Stim and MCT are the best energy supplements you can buy this year.
Together, these three supplements feature today's greatest nutrition technology breakthroughs for energy.
As a result, you can enjoy greater vitality benefits than ever.
- Stim-free energy that promotes clean, exhilarating life vitality without caffeine
- The world's cleanest MCT oil, a great alternative fuel for exhilarating mind-body energy
- Performance-enhanced caffeine that delivers a cleaner, more balanced, more precise stimulant experience
Take these energizing Performance Lab® formulas solo if you like.
But for even better benefits, combine them into an ultramodern energy-boosting superstack.
Performance Lab® formulas are all designed to go together, so you can stack them together safely and effectively.
Take them for as much or as little energy as desired, stim-free or stim-driven as you like, clean and healthy for optimal daily use.
Performance Lab® Energy, Stim and MCT are part of Nootropic Stack™
Energy is required for peak branpower. That's why Performance Lab®'s brain-boosting Nootropic Stack™ includes the best supplements for energy.
Nootropic Stack™ delivers more than energy. It is a broad-spectrum regimen that supplies all you need for brain health and performance in just 5 ultramodern formulas:
- Mind: Cognitive enhancer plus mental recovery and brain health support
- Energy: Mitochondrial support for brain cell energy and mental vitality
- MCT: Fast fuel for brain energy, brain health and metabolic performance
- Sleep: Nightly brain regeneration support for peak daytime brainpower
- Stim: Performance-enhanced caffeine alertness plus stim balance and recovery
Start Nootropic Stack™ and you get top energy supplements and ultramodern nootropics in a single interlocking supplement line that simply works.