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The energy drinks of European and American prefer to add plant extracts

In recent years, energy drinks have shown a prosperous trend. Both consumer growth, market expansion, and new product launches have all witnessed rapid development. The development of energy drinks stems from consumer demand for health. Vitamins, minerals, plant extracts and other nutrients and no preservatives, natural, organic, low-sugar and other characteristics are the concerns of consumers choosing energy drinks.

Among the subdivided products of energy drinks, the growth rate of the consumption of functional beverages of natural ingredients is the largest, and consumers have a strong interest in energy drinks of all-natural ingredients. Data show that in 2011, sales of natural and organic foods and beverages in the United States were close to US$39 billion, while in 2015 sales exceeded US$78 billion.

Most of the natural ingredients come from plant extracts. Which plant extracts are the most popular energy drinks ingredients in the European and American markets?

Functional plant extracts commonly used for beverages

Energy drinks are mostly used to supplement physical strength and increase energy, so the added plant ingredients either contain natural caffeine or contain large amounts of nutrients. The following are common plant ingredients for energy drinks.

Guarana Extract

Guarana is also known as Brazilian cocoa. Its seeds contain 2.7% to 7.0% of guarana, a central nervous system stimulant, which enhances heart rate and contractility, inhibits platelet aggregation, promotes gastric acid secretion, causes polyuria, and relaxes. Extracranial blood vessels and bronchial smooth muscle promote catecholamine release and indirectly inhibit histamine release. Unlike traditional caffeine functional health products, natural caffeine contained in Guarana can gradually and slowly stimulate the nerves, and the stimulation is maintained for a long period of time. The stimulation is relatively gentle and does not harm the human body. Long-term consumption has the effect of refreshing, nourishing yin and yang, controlling appetite, relieving abdominal pain, restoring physical strength, supplementing energy, and strengthening one's health.

Kola Extract

Kola fruit is native to the African tropical. The indigenous aboriginal people used cola cola as an stimulant and fatigue rejuvenating agent. Its main ingredients are cacao caine, essential oils, glycosides, and clonidine. In addition, Kola nut can also accelerate the body's metabolism and achieve the effect of burning fat.

Maca extract

Maca contains alkaloids, glucosinolates, vitamins, proteins, amino acids, polysaccharides, minerals and a variety of natural plant active ingredients. Maca's many alkaloids can regulate adrenal, pancreatic, ovary and other functions to balance the level of hormones in the body; rich taurine, protein, etc. can regulate and repair physiological functions, improve blood circulation and relieve menopausal symptoms; iron, protein, Amino acids, minerals such as zinc can help strengthen the immune system, enhance body resistance to disease, fight fatigue and improve symptoms of anemia.

Cistanche extract

Modern studies have shown that Cistanche can improve kidney function, enhance memory, relieve Alzheimer's disease, delay aging, fight fatigue, and regulate immune function. It mainly improves memory by 4 ways: 1. Protects nerve cells, inhibits the apoptosis of nerve cells; 2. Promotes the growth and repair of nerve cells; 3. Increases the release of neurotransmitters in the brain; 4. Improves cerebral circulation, Mental workers are very effective in improving work efficiency.

In addition, ginseng extract, green tea extract, etc. are all common energy drink ingredients.

With the concept of superfoods, some emerging plant components have begun to attract attention and are increasingly used in food and beverages.

Acai Berry Extract

Acai is an American favorite healthy diet food, native to Brazil. Acaiberry is rich in vitamins and antioxidants and has a very significant effect on the human body. It is mainly manifested in anti-oxidation, anti-free radicals, enhanced skin immunity, anti-aging, maintaining the oily water balance of oily skin, lowering cholesterol and so on.

Acai Berry is a food that can both lose weight and resist aging. It is rich in dietary fiber and high-value oils. It is also rich in many essential nutrients: potassium, calcium, iron, vitamin E, and vitamin A.

Bilberry Extract

Bilberry is a small berry that can be produced in Northern Europe from purple or purple. Its main active ingredient is anthocyanin. The appearance of blueberry is very similar to that of blueberry. However, compared with blueberry, the content of anthocyanin in cranberry is 4-5 times higher, and the health care effect is better.

Bilberry is gradually being recognized and loved for its beneficial effects on vision and prevention of arteriosclerosis. Regular consumption of bilberry can reduce the damage of free radicals to the lens and retina of the eye and prevent retinopathy. It can also increase the flexibility of the capillaries, promote microcirculation in the eye, and improve vision. In addition, and it also has an improving effect on chronic hepatitis B.

Wolfberry extract

Wolfberry is a commonly used health food in our country, but it is a very popular new ingredient in Western countries. Radon has been used as a nourishing liver and kidney medicine, it also has immunomodulatory effects, also has a role in promoting hematopoietic function, as well as anti-aging, anti-mutagenic, anti-tumor, regulating blood lipids, liver and anti-fatty liver, regulating blood sugar, regulation Blood pressure effect.

With the further expansion of the functional beverage market, more natural plant extracts will be used as ingredients in beverages, bringing new vitality to the plant extract industry.

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