What the company claims:
- Superior ORAC value over other energy or fruit shots (based on a 2 oz. serving size)
- Naturally energizes (no artificial chemical overload, i.e. less caffeine; less sugar)
- Healthy fuel (no crash and burn; non addictive)
- No warning label (it’s safe)
- Great complement to an active lifestyle, not an unhealthy, artificial fix
BAZI’S 8 SUPERFRUITSThe Phyto8 Blend of the most nutrient-rich fruits in BAZI can support:
- Hours of energy, the way nature intended.*
- Improved focus and performance.*
- Enhanced stamina and endurance.*
- Metabolic and immune system support.*
- Cardiovascular protection*
- Convenient (only 2 ounces)
If there ever was a weekend where I could have used more energy, this was the one. Saturday nearly a 2-hour trail run, followed by a long drive to the middle of nowhere for my son's soccer game, then home for an afternoon around the house. Sunday morning a midlength ride on the trainer, then out to the Boondocks to celebrate my father-in-law's birthday (champagne!), then home for the Blackhawks game and playdates for the kids. Enter Bazi Energy Shots.
Now I didn't notice the disclaimer until this morning, but Bazi states that these shots are best served chilled. Each time I used them was at room temperature. If you have children, are in your second childhood, or have a memory of being a child, then you will understand what I mean when I say that room-temp Bazi tastes like liquified children's multivitamins. It's not a bad taste, just very distinctive. It tastes healthy.
Bazi Energy Shots have 80 mg of caffeine, so it's something to consider if you don't normally ingest caffeine or if this will be an additional amount for you either pre or post-workout. It also suggests that your kids should not be using this either. I didn't notice any particular effects in regards to this, but each person is different.
I also didn't notice much in the way of obvious effects in general: no big burst of energy, no tingling, no jittery nerves, nothing to make me feel I had even taken this product. That being said, however, my energy levels on Sunday were higher than could have been expected considering the amount of activity I was involved with this weekend. Due to the flavor, I hadn't wanted to try Bazi Energy Shots mid-training, but did try them before and after workouts and hadn't noticed any sort of increased performance or recovery, so I'm thinking that this is a product to use when you need sustained energy, not just for a short burst.
Considering the simplicity and variety of the ingredients, I'd recommend searching out Bazi as an energy drink over a lot of the other products, with their multisyllabic concoctions and endless ingredient lists.
(Disclaimer: I was sent this product for free to review on my blog - courtesy of Bazi. I did not pay for the item, receive payment for this review, or agree to give it a positive review. Aside from information gleaned from the company website, the opinions are my own.)