I love coffee. I wouldn’t say that I am “addicted” to it. I’m not. I can go for a week or more without it. I just happen to like the way coffee tastes. Some people need coffee for a “pick-me-up”. I actually find coffee to be relaxing and soothing. It’s more of a comfort thing to me then a way to get a bit of an energy boost from the caffeine.
I think I have had so much caffeine over the years that I built up a huge tolerance to it. Some people can’t have coffee, tea or soda a few hours before bedtime or else they will toss and turn all night. Not me. I can drink a cup of coffee or tea and fall asleep with no problem. I don’t know if that is a good thing, or a bad thing?
Sometimes people might want a little pick-me-up but are not in the mood for coffee or tea (or don’t like coffee or tea). Sometimes you just want a refreshing, thirst quenching cold water instead.
A company called Avitae (pronounced uh-vee-tay) is an enhanced water made with all-natural caffeine. Yes, you read that correctly – caffeinated water.
Not everyone likes the taste of coffee and tea and those so-called “energy drinks” are mostly liquid flavored sugar (personally I find them to be gross tasting). Avitae Caffeine Water is water that has been enhanced with caffeine from green coffee beans. Unlike energy drinks, Avitae Caffeine Water has ZERO calories, ZERO sugar, and ZERO artificial ingredients. It’s simply caffeine + water.
Studies have shown that caffeine can help relive headache pain, increase endurance during exercise and help improve alertness.
Avitae Caffeine Water sent me a few bottles of water to try out for myself. I received bottles of Avitae Caffeine Water in three different caffeine levels – 45 milligram, 90 milligram and a whopping 125 milligram.
I wasn’t sure what to expect. To be honest with you Avitae Caffeine Water tastes like water. Just plain water. I did pick up a very faint taste but nothing that would really stand out.
You can enjoy it “as is” or add in a flavor if you want (like a squirt of lemon juice). I enjoyed the Avitae Caffeine Water “as is” as well as with lemon juice and once with a packet of water flavoring (those little packets you add to a glass of water to make it taste like ice tea).
I honestly didn’t notice a different in the 45 milligram or 90 milligram bottles of Aviae water. I’m on the fence about the 125 milligram water. I THINK I did notice a bit of a pick-me-up with that water. As I mentioned earlier in this post I might just have a higher tolerance to caffeine since I have been drinking coffee and tea for so long, not to mention coffee is how I made it through my college years (LOL). I think if you are easily affected by caffeine (like if a cup of coffee makes you jittery or feel like you have enough energy to buzz through your day), Avitae would be ideal for you. Of course it is refreshing and thirst quenching water, so it would work with just about anyone (I wouldn’t recommend giving it to children due to the caffeine).
It’s certainly an interesting concept and gives people more beverage options. I think I would have to try the 125 milligram water a few more times to see if it really makes that much of a difference.
If you are interested in learning more about Avitae Caffeine Water visit www.GoAvitae.com.
Avitae Caffeine Water can be purchased at places like Giant Eagle, Meijer, GIANT, Safeway, Whole Foods, Wegmans, Walgreens and more, as well as online. It retails for approximately $1.49 per 16.9-fluid-ounce (500-milliliter) bottle.
What do you think about this concept (caffeine + water)? Is it something you would like to try for yourself? Feel free to share your thoughts.
*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.