It Works! has two products designed to provide energy and hydration for a workout. It Works! Energy and Hydrate+ supplies you with Vitamin B12 and caffeine for energy, ashwagandha to reduce stress, and electrolytes to boost hydration and nutrient absorption.
It Works! Energy is a lemon-lime-flavored powder that readily mixes with water. The product claims to increase energy, balance, and focus. The companion It Works! Hydrate is a lemon-flavored single-serve water mixer. It provides six electrolytes to support hydration, nutrient absorption, muscle recovery, hangovers, and skin health.
Both products are vegan, soy-free, non-GMO, keto-friendly, and have no artificial flavors.
The active ingredients in It Works! Energy + Hydrate+ include:
- Pyridoxine HCl (Vitamin B6)
- Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12)
- Chromium picolinate
- Palatinose isomaltulose
- Banaba leaf extract
- Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs)
- Guarana seed extract
- Ashwagandha root
- Eleuthero root extract
- Matcha and green tea leaf extract
- Trimethylglycine (TMG)
- Sodium metavanadate (vanadium)
- Tricalcium citrate (calcium)
- Magnesium citrate
- Zinc citrate
- Sodium selenite (selenium)
- Copper citrate
- Manganese citrate
- Chromium nicotinate glycinate chelate
- Sodium molybdate (molybdenum)
- Potassium phosphate and aspartate
- Coconut water concentrate
Studies on Active Ingredients
B Vitamins are water-soluble vitamins that facilitate normal metabolism and growth. It Works! Energy contains Vitamins B6 and B12.
Pyridoxine HCl, or Vitamin B6, is a hydrochloride salt that aids in synthesizing amino acids and immune system, red blood cell, and nervous system functions.
Cyanocobalamin is a Vitamin B12 supplement. You need Vitamin B12 to improve iron functions, choline synthesis, hematopoiesis, DNA and RNA production, and metabolism. It helps you digest food and provides energy. This product contains 1000 micrograms, so it can treat a deficiency while supplying energy.
Chromium picolinate is a supplemental form of chromium that can treat a chromium deficiency. However, no studies have shown that chromium picolinate has a significant effect on body composition or blood sugar control.
Caffeine induces thermogenesis, which means you will burn more calories throughout the day. It also aids in digestion and supplies energy. Matcha and green tea both have caffeine, so they oxidize fat, reduce appetite, and increase energy expenditure. The Guarana seed extract is a stimulant with high caffeine content.
Palatinose Isomaltulose is a sweetener that does not spike blood glucose or insulin levels. It is safe to consume in large doses, even for people with diabetes.
Taurine is an amino sulfonic acid that maintains electrolyte balance, aids digestion, regulates minerals, supports the central nervous system, and regulates the immune system. Furthermore, some athletes have died drinking energy drinks with caffeine, sugar, and taurine. However, the levels in this drink are considered safe.
Banaba leaf extract has anti-diabetic effects and facilitates fat loss. It lowers blood glucose and reduces carbohydrate cravings. Sodium metavanadate also has anti-diabetic properties that decrease insulin requirements. It can improve cholesterol and reduce body fat.
Ashwagandha prevents the rise of lipid peroxidation, meaning it reduces stress. It improves your mood, lowers anxiety, and aids in weight loss. Eleuthero seed extract is a cheaper and less effective ginseng replacement that protects the body from stress, enhances athletic performance, and boosts mood.
Calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, manganese, chromium, and molybdenum are all electrolytes necessary for hydration and bodily function. Their levels are significantly lower in people with high physical activity levels, so they may require supplementation. The amounts in It Works! Hydrate+ can help restore to pre-training levels.
People lose sodium in their sweat, and physical activity results in a deficit. Potassium phosphate and aspartate help boost hydration and nutrient absorption. Potassium levels deplete through dehydration and malnourishment. Coconut water contains potassium to help with hydration.
How it Works and Health Benefits
It Works! Energy + Hydrate+ works by supplying your body with tons of caffeine from various sources and B vitamins to provide energy. It has anti-diabetic ingredients as well and may promote fat loss. The ashwagandha and eleuthero can reduce bodily stress.
The electrolytes provided in Hydrate+ are at safe levels to prevent an overdose while replenishing the minerals lost during physical activity.
Taking Energy before and Hydrate+ after your workout can help you put in effort and recover faster from your routine. You need to mix each packet in a separate water bottle for the best results.
Is it Safe?
It Works! Energy + Hydrate+ is safe in its intended environment. You won’t want to use Energy daily as it has high levels of caffeine that could impact your natural energy levels. Furthermore, consuming too many of some of the minerals in each product could strain your kidneys or liver.
Try to take Energy before an intense workout and Hydrate+ when you feel like you need something more than water to rehydrate.
Customers view It Works! Energy as a powerful energizing supplement. It provides tons of energy for the workout that lasts all day. However, customers do not recommend taking more than one packet each day.
Also, they suggest drinking it early in the morning to sleep at night. They enjoy the flavor, ingredients, and low sugar content.
It Works! Hydrate+ also helps with sustaining energy. Customers say it has a delicious flavor, and customers find that it helps them rehydrate and recover after a workout, especially when combined with Energy.