Here at KILL CLIFF, we love a good energy drink, but we're aware of the possible dangers of the many unnatural ingredients that many popular energy drinks contain. We wanted an energy drink with a strong caffeine buzz coming from a natural source, with no artificial sweeteners.....so we made one.
KILL CLIFF Ignite is a sugar-free, naturally sweetened energy drink that delivers the jolt you crave with 150 mg of naturally-sourced green tea caffeine (about a cup and a half of coffee). Additionally, KILL CLIFF Ignite includes only FDA-regulated ingredients in its specialized blend of B-vitamins and electrolytes. It provides you with 10% of your daily values of magnesium and potassium, which helps regulate hydration and blood flow.
With so much going on in a 16oz. can, we thought we would shed some light on these badass ingredients and their purpose.
KILL CLIFF Ignite has two main sweeteners: Erythritol and Stevia. We want our drink to taste great but don't want to load you up with sugar or artificial sweeteners and risk your health.
Erythritol and Stevia are two natural sugar alternatives that can be used instead of the dangerous artificial sugars. These sugar alternatives are generally found in small amounts in fruits and vegetables.
Erythritol only has 6% of the calories of sugar but retains 70% of the sweetness. Erythritol doesn’t spike your blood sugar or insulin, so this makes it a great sugar substitute for diabetics. Studies have shown that erythritol acts as an antioxidant, reducing blood vessel damage that has been caused by high blood sugar levels. Erythritol also will not cause your teeth to decay, unlike sugar and other artificial sweeteners.
Stevia also makes for a great natural sugar substitute. Stevia has no calories and is 200x sweeter than sugar. Studies have shown that stevia has the potential for treating diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. Antioxidant compounds, including kaempferol, can be found in Stevia. Studies have shown that kaempferol can reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer by 23%.
Ginger Root Extract
Along with being delicious, ginger is an incredibly healthy spice. Ginger has often been used to help digestion, fight nausea, and combat the flu and common cold.
Ginger is also known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. This comes from gingerol, which the main bioactive compound found in ginger. Ginger can thank gingerol for many of its medicinal properties.
Studies show that consuming 2 grams of ginger per day, for 11 days, can significantly reduce muscle pain.
Other studies have shown that though it does provide an immediate impact, Ginger can be effective in the long-run for reducing day-to-day muscle pain.
Ginger consumption can drastically help lower blood sugar factors according to this study.
I could keep going, but the point has been made. Please eat more ginger.
KILL CLIFF Ignite contains three types of electrolytes, which are incredibly beneficial for hydration. Electrolytes are electrically charged minerals in your body. Electrolytes can be found in multiple parts of your body, including your blood, urine, tissues. Some examples of electrolytes are sodium, calcium, potassium, chlorine, phosphate, and magnesium.
Here are some of the benefits/functions of electrolytes:
- Help maintain the water in your body
- Maintains the pH level in your body
- Removes waste from your cells
- Transfers nutrients into your cells
- Regulates the function of your nerves, brain, heart, and muscles
- Help build new tissue
You need electrolytes after a workout and we've got them.
Green Tea Extract/Caffeine
One of the lesser-known facts about caffeine is that there are many sources of caffeine. Some of the sources are natural, plant-based caffeine while others are synthetically produced.
Synthetically produced caffeine from Chinese pharmaceutical plants is the most popular caffeine source in soft drinks and energy drinks. Synthetic caffeine is quickly absorbed into your body, giving you the energy you crave faster than that of a naturally sourced caffeine. However, synthetic caffeine will lead to a much quicker crash.
There are around 60 types of plants that naturally produce caffeine. Drinks like coffee and tea are caffeinated beverages that source their caffeine from plants. Not only does naturally occurring caffeine provide longer sustained energy, but it also has its own exclusive antioxidant benefits which can help prevent heart disease and Alzheimer's. Naturally sourced doesn't provide the side effects like nervousness, insomnia, and flushed face as much as synthetic caffeine.
Green Tea caffeine is a naturally sourced caffeine that your body metabolizes differently than coffee, meaning it will affect you differently.
What could be THAT much different? It’s all caffeine, right?
Well, it’s actually something pretty beneficial. The caffeine found in Green Tea sticks to the antioxidants in the tea. This causes the caffeine to be absorbed slower by your body. As a result, you will not get the immediate caffeine rush you would with synthetic caffeine. Instead, your caffeine will slowly release over time, giving you more sustained energy.
Caffeine is also known to give people the shakes or jitters. With Green Tea caffeine, that is absent due to one of the antioxidants called L-Theanine, which is an antagonist to caffeine.
Ignite has 150mgs of Green Tea caffeine, which is the perfect amount to get you going without overloading you with caffeine (like some energy drinks do).
Vitamins (B2, B3, B6, B12)
There are plenty of B VItamins to go around in KILL CLIFF Ignite. B-Vitamins are water-soluble nutrients that are important in your body's maintenance of physiologic and metabolic functions.
Here are the functions of the B Vitamins found in Ignite:
- B2 (riboflavin)- helps your body break down the protein, carbohydrates, and fats that you eat. Also important in growth and reproduction in red blood cells.
- B3 (niacin)- assists in the function of your skin, digestive system, and nerves. Niacin also supports cellular energy production.
- B6 (pyridoxine)- metabolizes amino acids from food, creates new red blood cells, and helps create serotonin, melatonin, and norepinephrine.
- B12 (cobalamin)- assists folate in creating red blood cells and helps allow iron to do its job. It also helps regulate your central nervous system.
Asian Ginseng Root Extract
Ginseng has been commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries because of its many health benefits.
What are those benefits? Let's list them:
- Ginseng is known to have beneficial anti-oxidant/anti-inflammatory properties
- Brain functions such as memory, behavior, and mood can be improved with Ginseng
- Fellas...Ginseng can improve erectile dysfunction
- Ginseng may help strengthen your immune system
- Ginseng may help reduce fatigue and enhance your physical performance
We aren't steering you wrong here. This is some good stuff.
Kill Cliff IGNITE is a sugar-free, naturally sweetened energy drink that delivers the jolt you crave with 150 mg of naturally-sourced green tea caffeine (about a cup and a half of coffee). Additionally, Kill Cliff IGNITE includes only FDA-regulated ingredients in its specialized blend of B-vitamins and electrolytes. It provides you with 10% of your daily values of magnesium and potassium, which helps regulate hydration and blood flow.
So, whether you want sustained clean energy to help you through your day, or you want a natural alternative pre-workout drink...or you want to get fired up for a long night of playing Call of Duty and Red Dead Redemption...or you want a tasty Cherry Lime-A-Rita, Kill Cliff IGNITE is your go-to option! Check it out!