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Energy Pills

What are energy pills?

Energy Pills can be used whenever you need a boost of energy to keep you strong, focused and in the zone. Energy Pills contain energy stimulating ingredients that are designed to zap fatigue and power you through your day or next workout. These supplements are also often used by individuals as fat loss pills due to their abilities as thermogenics and chemicals that speed up your metabolism. These weight loss pills can really help accelerate your fat loss progress when incorporated with cardio and a low calorie diet where your macro nutrient requirements are met perfectly. A large number of these energy pills stocked on the SNC Direct website are caffeine tablets. The reason for caffeine being used is both due to its ability as a natural stimulant to improve your mental ability and your energy levels, while it is also proven to speed up your metabolism temporarily, allowing more calories to be burnt during this period. If you do decide to take caffeine supplements, it is important to measure exactly how much you are taking and try to avoid having coffee within a 24 hour period of taking these supplements. Measuring the exact amount of caffeine and ensuring you don't take too much when in powder form can be difficult and scary for some, therefore this supplement coming in pill form is perfect for many in the industry, while it also means it can be stored alongside other pills to be easily taken to the gym or taken first thing in the morning. There are three main types of ingredient in most energy pills found across the market; stimulants (which greatly speed up your metabolic rate), substances that affect how effectively the cells burn the nutrient fuel for energy, and calories (which is the basic fuel that our bodies use to operate). Which type of energy pill you want completely depends on your aims and objectives – a 100m sprinter wanting to reduce their time may want a different product than a lean weight training athlete pushing through that one extra rep.

What are the benefits of taking energy pills?

  • An increase in energy.
  • Raised metabolic rate.
  • Some have anti-oxidant properties.

Are there any adverse effects to be expected if I take energy pills?

Excess consumption of energy pills could potentially lead to some of the following:

  • Insomnia. You should generally avoid energy pills late at night as they may make it a lot harder for you to sleep. Lack of sleep can lead to a number of problems including exhaustion, lack of focus and anxiety.
  • Headaches. Headaches are especially likely if your energy supplement contains large amounts of caffeine.
  • Bad moods. After the ‘lift’ of the supplement wears off, you may feel a rapid and unpleasant decline in energy levels called a crash. When crashing, you may experience a bad mood, in severe cases you may feel depressed.
  • Increase in heart rate. Energy pills increase your metabolism, but if taken too much can overstimulate your nervous system and increase your heart rate, this is particularly bad for people with a history of heart disease or bad blood pressure.

What are the main ingredients found in energy pills?

Stimulants:

  • Caffeine.
  • Herbal compounds such as guarana or kola nut.
  • Green tea.
  • Capsaicin.
  • Ginseng (Asian).
  • Bitter orange.

Effectivity of energy metabolism modifiers:

  • Coenzyme Q10.
  • B vitamins.
  • Creatine, carnitine & amino acids.

Calorie providers:

  • High sugar foods.
  • High carbohydrate foods.

How can I naturally boost my energy levels?

You can make any or all of the following lifestyle changes:

  • Get more sleep.
  • Exercise more.
  • Eat more healthily.

How do I know if I’m lacking Vitamin B12?

You may experience any of the following:

  • Overall lack of energy.
  • Mood swings.
  • Difficulty concentrating.
  • Tingling in hands or feet.
  • Inflamed, red tongue.

What should I consider before taking energy supplements?

Before taking energy supplements, you may want to consider the following three things:

  • Is this supplement safe for me? If you have a pre-existing medical condition or take regular medication, some energy pills may have an adverse effect on your body, always read the packaging or label for product specific information.
  • Do I really need this supplement? If you already have a well-balanced diet and exercise regularly, it may be the case that you have no need for an energy pill product. These should be seen as a supplement to give you that energy boost when you really need it, rather than a daily requirement.

How often should I take energy supplements?

This is both down to the size of the individual taking them and the product itself. One of the leading brands of energy pills Pro Plus doesn’t recommend that you take more than 2 at once (per hour) and no more than 12 tablets in 24 hours.

At SNCDirect we carry a range of discounted energy pills to the UK in order to help you perform at your peak and sustain energy throughout the day.

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