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EBOOST Daily Health Booster

MSRP: $12 Rating: 5 Stars 5 stars (1 review) Bicycling Review Gear of the Day 2009 EDITORIAL REVIEW This week I’ve been having some serious trouble with fading energy, times when I’ve felt myself falling asleep at my computer, brain fuzzy, eyes drooping and productivity at about negative five, because I’ll have to re-do whatever I was working on. Lucky for me, I got some samples of EBOOST in the mail a few days ago. I’m usually wary of this sort of “dietary supplement” but I’m also a sucker for effervescence, which EBOOST uses to mix its powder with your water, no stirring. The tiny bubbles won out, and that turned out to be a good thing. Basically, you add the contents of a single packet to eight ounces of water, let the mountain of orange foam subside, then drink. The first taste (and OK, the second and third) is a little off-putting, like you’re drinking warm, flat Orange Crush, but then it becomes more palatable and you can guzzle the stuff. The effect comes on pretty quickly, but it’s not the vein-tingling sensation you get after drinking a cup of coffee after a period of abstinence. It’s more like you gradually become happier, perkier and productive. eBoost contains green tea extract (caffeine!), Vitamins B12 and C, zinc, selenium, copper and potassium, a combination the company claims results in energy, recovery and focus. Seems to work, so I can, too. The energy and positive vibe continued into the lunchtime group ride, where I was able to hold my own, even without thinking that I’m the world’s worst cyclist as the pack drops me on a hill. I might be an EBOOST addict now. 10 tablets/$12; 24 packets/$23 - Christine Bucher READER REVIEWS Star Rating: 5 Review By amber, Rides for Transportation: i ride to work everyday and eboost is always in my water bottle! the orange matches my 1970 orange varsity schwinn bike!