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FRS gives you energy without the post-energy crash

June 22nd, 2008

FRSMy daily energy boost is Dove dark chocolate and a can of Diet Coke—probably not the healthiest option even if dark chocolate has those great antioxidants. I ought to try getting a full night’s rest, but because that’s probably still a few years away I was excited to try FRS, a new line of energy products I found via the Hungry Girl website.

The FRS (Free Radical Scavenger) formula was created in 1997 after 7 years of research into the benefits of plant-based antioxidants on human health. You can read more in-depth research here. FRS Healthy Energy combines quercetin, which is a natural, powerful antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables, with 7 essential vitamins. “Quercetin helps extend your body’s natural energy and fight fatigue caused by oxidants that build up in your body from daily activity, exercise and stress.” One can of FRS Healthy Energy has the same amount of flavonoid antioxidants as 3 servings of blueberries, 8 servings of red onions or 10 servings of raspberries. (Kind of reminds me of the Total cereal commercials…why eat 10 servings of raspberries when you can drink just one can of FRS Healthy Energy!)

FRSFRS Healthy Energy comes in four different variations: cans, concentrate, powdered drink mix and soft chews. I was able to review all four, and I have to say the Low Cal Orange and Peach Mango concentrates were my favorite, followed by the same flavors in the cans. I wasn’t a big fan of the powdered mix but they’re a great way to take your Healthy Energy with you. The Orange soft chews tasted almost like an orange Starburst, but because I’m a calorie counter I had a hard time wasting 40 calories on a soft chew even if it was for added energy. Though I didn’t have scientific research to back it up, I felt like I got the quickest energy boost from the concentrate. FRS says you should feel the effects within about 30 minutes, but the company says it may take some people a few days to start to feel the positive effects

FRSFRS can also enhance your focus and alertness and support overall weight management. My favorite use for FRS was to take it about 30 minutes before a workout so I not only had the energy to get on the treadmill but had the energy to exercise just a little harder (so I could have an extra Dove chocolate or two later). On what I think is an impressive and important side note, Lance Armstrong recently joined FRS’ Board of Directors and chose FRS as the exclusive beverage he represents worldwide:

... FRS fits in line with me wanting to live to be ninety, wanting to keep running marathons, riding my bike, being fit and having fun. A lot of people just reach for a coffee or supercharged energy drinks when they need a little pick me up, but I believe our lifestyles and the daily choices we make are some of the most important decisions we face.As an athlete and a cancer survivor I’ve got a responsibility to myself to think about my long term health when I put something in my body. After studying the antioxidant science behind FRS, I feel confident in making it a part of my daily routine.

Sounds like a quality endorsement if you ask me! If you’re tired of the low that comes after the Diet Coke and chocolate high then incorporate FRS Healthy Energy into your daily routine. It’s a tasty way to get your “daily allowance of enhanced mental focus, increased performance and the energy to keep you going”...and we could all use some of that!—Emily

* Giveaway FRS is giving away a 2-week supply of Healthy Energy (a $60 value!) to 20 very lucky Daily Dish readers (yes, I said 20)! Please leave a comment telling us which Healthy Energy product will best fit into your lifestyle (and if you’re willing to admit it, the unhealthy energy “supplement” it will replace!). Please include a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winners from the comments and contact them via email. Deadline: June 30, 2008 (midnight). The winners will have 24 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be chosen.

* Congratulations to all the winners of the FRS giveaway (too many to list)! Thank you to everyone who took the time to read the review and add a comment. Keep reading the Daily Dish for your chance to participate in more giveaways!

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63 comments on “FRS gives you energy without the post-energy crash

  1. Kristi Price on said:

    I would replace my daily Rockstar energy drink with cans of FRS in wild berrie and orange. I am really struggling with energy right now so I would love to try these drinks. Thank you!

  2. Kristina J on said:

    I think I would swap my coffee for the peach mango. It sounds delicious Or maybe even my coffee and my diet coke… Gosh, I think I must be a caffeine addict! After reading this, I think I’d much rather be an FRS addict. It sounds yummier :) Not to mention healthier…

  3. Lorraine James on said:

    With an upcoming back surgery, I think I would enjoy the fresh taste of FRS in wild berry or orange for the incitive to do my recovery exercizers and not yell to loud from the pain of the surgery. HA, my poor hubby for awhile.

  4. Diane Nava on said:

    Peach Mango is my favorite.

  5. Ali M. on said:

    My husband would love to try all of the flavors I think, but especially the Low Cal Orange. He currently uses 5 Hour Energy.

  6. Heather C on said:

    Oh, no. I have to reveal my fix? Bah! It’s Diet Wild Cherry Pepsi, and maybe some South Beach cookies.
    As far as which one I’d choose, I’m a peach-person, so I’m going with Lo-Cal Peach Mango. How exciting Thanks!

  7. Brooke on said:

    I’d LOVE to try the Lemon Lime. I’m always drawn to that combo. Hopefully this would replace my iced coffee habit, which, frankly, is more expensive than energy drinks.

  8. Lindsey Freitas on said:

    I’d probably choose the peach mango and orange concentrate. :-) I’ve been relying on Cherry Pepsi lately… not a good thing!

  9. Caryn Bailey on said:

    The low-cal peach mango sounds delicious! So this would replace my coffee habit : )

  10. Emilie P on said:

    I’d love to try out the lo cal Wild Berry can. It would probably replace my Caribou Iced Coffee in the morning. It is nice to have something cold for a pick me up in the summer. Thanks so much for the contest!

  11. Connie on said:

    The Lo Cal Peach Mango or Orange sounds wonderful. I’m a huge water drinker but this could replace one of my morning cups of coffee!

  12. Multisport Man on said:

    Oh no I just missed the drawing! Anyway, this is great stuff, I already take it everyday so someone else would be better off with the prize :)

  13. anyone can actually get the free two week trial at freetrial.healthyenergy.com

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