Q stands for Quercetin. Quercetin is the primary ingredient in Q Energy Drink. Q Energy Drink has been developed as a healthy alternative to the high caffeine, high sugar energy drinks that dominate the market. Quercetin is the key ingredient that makes Q Energy Drink effective.
Quercetin is a potent antioxidant
found in numerous fruits, vegetables and grains. Studies have shown quercetin to have energy enhancing effects as well as numerous health benefits. Click here
for more quercetin science.
In addition to quercetin, Q delivers a blend of ginseng, gingko biloba, rhodiola and green tea. Q has vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, D & E. Q also provides electrolytes in the form of potassium and sodium citrates to help with performance and recovery.
Q Energy Drink contains 35mg of caffeine, which is less than a third of a cup of coffee. Health Canada recommends that healthy adults do not consume more than 400mg of caffeine per day, so you can still enjoy your coffee if you are going to take Q before your workout. As for sugar, Q contains under 4 grams. That is only 15 calories or the equivalent of 3/4 of a teaspoon.
We decided not to add any chemicals or artificial stuff to help with dispersal. Sometimes, particularly with colder water, Q Energy Drink powder does not disperse right away. We recommend putting Q in your water bottle and shaking vigourously, Q will disperse thoroughly, it just needs some encouragement. We figured a few extra shakes in a water bottle is way better than an artificial ingredient.
In these cases we recommend speaking to your health care provider before taking Q Energy Drink. Health Canada requires a warning against consumption by pregnant women for any product whose ingredients have not been tested for safety during pregnancy. While there is no evidence that quercetin or any other ingredient in Q is harmful to pregnant women, quercetin has not yet been tested in this context. As such and in accordance with Health Canada's directive, Q carries the cautionary warning. Please consult your health care practitioner if you wish to take Q while pregnant or if you have any concerns.
We do not recommend Q for infants or young children. Q contains approximately the same amount of caffeine as an average cola but substantially less sugar.
Health Canada offers guidelines for children's caffeine consumption here
. Health Canada also offers warnings about energy drinks with high caffeine levels. Q contains only 35mg of caffeine and does not have additional 'unlabelled' caffeine content from herbal sources commonly found in other energy drinks like guarana, yerba mate, kola nut and the like. As a result, Q - The Healthy Energy Drink - does not fall into this 'high caffeine' category. All of which being said, we think that drink choices for children should be made by their parents.