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Let’s Get Happy!

Happy Juice is Amare’s signature supplement. To be more accurate, it’s Amare’s signature supplement trio, as it’s actually a combination of three different but synergistic supplements.

In this article (written and originally posted by TomNikkola.com), we’ll focus on Happy Juice: who it’s for, why it works, and how you can get started with experiencing more happiness right away.

What is Happy Juice?

Happy Juice is a combination of three different supplements each developed independently of one another. The trademarked name “Happy Juice” actually came from Amare customers and brand partners. They started combining the three supplements into a single drink, and noticed how quickly they started feeling happier. As it gained popularity, Amare created the Happy Juice Pack, where you can get each of them in a discounted bundle.

The three supplements that make up the original Happy Juice include:

  1. Energy+
  2. Amare EDGE
  3. Mentabiotics

Each supplement is incredible on its own, but when used together, they pack a more powerful, synergistic punch. We’ll get into the science behind each supplement below.

A Note About Branded or Trademarked Ingredients

You’ll notice Amare’s extensive use of branded or trademarked ingredients. This is a key feature of their formulas. Here’s why the branded ingredients add so much value to Amare supplements:

  1. Quality Assurance: Branded ingredients often come with a higher level of quality assurance. Manufacturers of branded ingredients usually invest in clinical studies and quality control processes to ensure their product is effective and safe. This means that when you choose a supplement with a branded ingredient, you’re likely getting a product that’s been thoroughly tested and proven.
  2. Consistency: With branded ingredients, there’s a higher likelihood of consistency in the product. These ingredients are typically produced using standardized processes, ensuring that each batch has the same potency and purity. This consistency can be crucial for achieving the desired health benefits.
  3. Research and Development: Branded ingredients are often the result of extensive research and development. The investment in R&D not only ensures a high-quality product but also often means that the ingredient is backed by scientific research demonstrating its efficacy. And they’re often created in a way that offers superior bioavailability, meaning more of that ingredient gets into your body, leading to a positive physiological change.
  4. Traceability and Transparency: Manufacturers of branded ingredients usually provide greater transparency about the source and production of their ingredients. This can be particularly important for those concerned about where their supplements come from and how they are made.
  5. Efficacy: When a supplement brand uses trademarked ingredients in their formulas, they agree to use a minimum, efficacious dose. The ingredient supplier wouldn’t want companies using their ingredients to look good on the label and end up delivering no benefit. So, unlike when using generic ingredients, you know that you’re getting enough of that ingredient to make a significant difference in your health and fitness.

That’s not to say all generic ingredients are inferior. But it is to say that when a supplement uses branded ingredients, it’s likely to be the best of its kind available.

Energy+

By using Energy+, you can ditch the gas station energy drinks, which jack you up for a little while and leave you more fatigued than you were before you drank it shortly thereafter.

Energy+ gives you three types of energy:

  1. Physical energy
  2. Mental energy
  3. Mental awareness

It also comes in two slightly different formulas, with one containing 55 mg of caffeine and the other being caffeine-free.

Of the three supplements in Happy Juice, you’ll feel the effects of Energy+ the fastest. I, as have many others who’ve ordered Happy Juice through out, noticed a difference in mental clarity and energy within about a half hour of using it the first time. That’s been the case almost every day since then.

Energy+ Dragon Fruit (caffeine-free)

The caffeine-free version of Energy+ contains chicory root inulin, glycine, Pomegranate fruit extract, Rooibos Tea leaf, Asian Apple fruit extract, French Grape seed extract, and New Zealand Pine bark extract. Here’s the science behind each ingredient.

Chicory root inulin: Chicory root inulin, a type of dietary fiber, aids in weight management by promoting a feeling of fullness, reducing overall food intake.1 Mentally, inulin has been linked to improved mood and cognitive functions.2 Inulin also supports gut health by enhancing the growth of beneficial bacteria.3

Glycine: Glycine, an amino acid, helps in muscle repair and growth as well as collagen synthesis.4 On the mental health front, glycine has shown promise in improving sleep quality and reducing fatigue.5 It also plays a role in cognitive function, helping to enhance memory and attention.6 Furthermore, glycine supports gut health and can aid in reducing inflammation.7

Rooibos: Rooibos tea leaf is known for its antioxidant properties, which are crucial in fighting inflammation and supporting overall health.8 These antioxidants also contribute to improved heart health by reducing blood pressure and cholesterol.9 Mentally, rooibos tea has been linked to stress reduction, thanks to its ability to lower cortisol levels.10 Additionally, it’s been suggested that rooibos tea can improve sleep quality, which is vital for both mental and physical recovery.11

Applephenon® Asian apple fruit extract: Applephenon, derived from Asian apple fruit extract, is known for its high concentration of polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants. These compounds play a crucial role in reducing oxidative stress and inflammation.12 This extract has also been linked to weight management benefits, as it helps regulate metabolism and fat accumulation.13 On the mental wellness front, Applephenon aids in protecting brain cells against oxidative stress which supports cognitive function.14 Additionally, it supports cardiovascular health by improving blood flow and reducing the risk of heart disease.15

Enovita® French Grape seed extract: Enovita is rich in oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), potent antioxidants that plays a key role in combating oxidative stress and supporting normal inflammation levels.16 Additionally, Enovita® has been linked to improved cardiovascular health, particularly in enhancing blood circulation and reducing blood pressure.17 On the mental health front, its antioxidant properties may also contribute to improved cognitive function.18 Moreover, its anti-inflammatory effects can be beneficial for athletes in recovery and muscle health.19Incorporating Enovita® into a health regimen can offer comprehensive benefits, ranging from physical wellness to mental sharpness.

Enzogenol® New Zealand pine bark extract: Enzogenol®, derived from New Zealand pine bark, is an exciting natural supplement. It’s packed with bioflavonoids and other antioxidants, which are key in reducing oxidative stress and inflammation, crucial for overall health.20 This reduction in oxidative stress is also beneficial for cardiovascular health, improving blood circulation and heart function.21 On the mental health side, Enzogenol® has been associated with improved cognitive functions, including enhanced memory and concentration.22 Additionally, it supports joint health, which is particularly beneficial for those engaged in physical fitness.23

Energy+ Pomegranate Lime

The caffeinated version of Energy+ contains Applephenon, Enovita, and Enzogenol like the caffeine-free version, but the remaining active ingredients differ from the caffeine-free dragonfruit flavor. They include:

Pomegranate Extract: Pomegranate extract is another antioxidant-rich botanical, making it beneficial for heart health, as it helps improve blood flow and slow arterial plaque buildup.24Pomegranate extract has been linked to improved memory and cognitive function and may also enhance exercise performance and muscle recovery.25,26

Amatea Guayusa Extract: Amatea™ Guayusa Extract, derived from a unique Amazonian leaf, is a natural source of caffeine, providing a smooth energy boost without the jitters often associated with other caffeinated beverages.27 This makes it an excellent choice for improving exercise performance and mental alertness. Additionally, Guayusa is rich in antioxidants, which play a crucial role in reducing oxidative stress and supporting healthy levels of inflammation.28These antioxidant properties also contribute to cardiovascular health by improving blood circulation and heart function. Mentally, the calming effect of Guayusa, despite its caffeine content, can aid in reducing stress and improving mood.29 Integrating Amatea™ Guayusa Extract into a daily routine can be beneficial for both physical endurance and mental clarity.

Matcha Green Tea: Matcha Green Tea, a highly regarded form of green tea, is celebrated for its extensive health and fitness benefits. Rich in catechins, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), matcha is a potent antioxidant, helping to reduce oxidative stress and normalize inflammation levels.30 Furthermore, matcha has been linked to improved cardiovascular health by aiding in cholesterol regulation.31 On the mental health side, matcha contains L-theanine, which promotes relaxation and reduces stress without drowsiness.32 Additionally, matcha can enhance cognitive function and alertness, which is essential for both mental acuity and physical performance.33

Amare EDGE

Amare EDGE is an all-natural nootropic. Nootropics are supplements that positively impact mental skills, such as executive functions, attention, memory, creativity, and motivation. Unlike many synthetic nootropics, there are no significant side effects with EDGE. You’ll start feeling the effects of EDGE within days to weeks of regular use, which are often described as a lifting of brain fog, increased motivation, and an increased ability to handle stressors and unexpected situations in your day-to-day. The following are EDGE’s active ingredients.

Zynamite® Mango Leaf Extract: Rich in mangiferin, a natural bioactive compound, Zynamite has shown to be effective in enhancing brain function and reducing mental fatigue.34 Physically, Zynamite supports exercise performance by increasing energy and endurance.35 It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which are beneficial for recovery and overall physical health.36Additionally, Zynamite’s antioxidant properties contribute to improved cardiovascular health.

Oligonol® Lychee Fruit Extract: Oligonol Lychee Fruit Extract, a unique polyphenol-rich supplement, possesses potent antioxidant properties, which combat oxidative stress and inflammation.37 Oligonol also aids in improving blood circulation and cardiovascular health38Supplementation enhances physical endurance and reduces fatigue.39 The antioxidants in Oligonol contribute to cognitive health and may improve mental alertness.40

Palm Fruit Bioactives Complex (PFBc®): Palm Fruit Bioactives Complex (PFBc®) is a rich source of tocotrienols and carotenoids, potent antioxidants. PFBc® plays a significant role in heart health, helping to maintain healthy cholesterol levels and inflammation.41 For fitness enthusiasts, PFBc® aids in muscle recovery and overall physical performance.42

IsoFiber Prebiotic Fiber: IsoFiber Prebiotic Fiber (Iso-Malto-Oligosaccharides) is a standout for supporting both physical and mental health. As a prebiotic, IMOs are fantastic for gut health, fostering beneficial gut bacteria, which is key for digestion and overall well-being.43 Enhanced gut health from IMOs leads to better nutrient absorption and strengthens the immune system, vital for maintaining physical health. A robust gut microbiome, supported by IMOs, has been linked to improved mood and cognitive function.44 Additionally, IMOs contribute to weight management by promoting feelings of fullness and reducing overeating.45 Regular inclusion of IsoFiber Prebiotic Fiber in your diet can be an effective way to boost overall health, mental clarity, and physical fitness.

MentaBiotics

MentaBiotics contains probiotic strains specifically shown to improve mental wellness. However, because it takes time to modify the balance of bacteria in your gut, the effects of MentaBiotics take weeks to months to experience. 

Lactobacillus rhamnosus R0011Lactobacillus rhamnosus R0011 is a specific strain of probiotic that offers numerous health benefits, both physically and mentally. It’s particularly known for its positive impact on digestive health, enhancing gut flora balance and aiding in the prevention and treatment of diarrhea.46 This balanced gut microbiome is crucial not just for digestion, but also for a strong immune system. Furthermore, Lactobacillus rhamnosus R0011has been linked to reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression.47 It reduces stress by lowering cortisol exposure and improves GABA neurotransmission. Additionally, it can help in managing allergies and improving skin health.48 For fitness enthusiasts, maintaining a healthy gut microbiome is key for optimal nutrient absorption and recovery. Regular inclusion of Lactobacillus rhamnosus R0011 in one’s diet can be a strategic approach to enhancing overall physical health and mental clarity.

Bifidobacterium longum R0175Bifidobacterium longum R0175 is a probiotic strain that offers a range of health benefits, crucial for both physical and mental wellness. This strain is also known for its positive effects on the immune system, helping to prevent and fight infections. Bifidobacterium longum R0175 has been linked to reducing stress and anxiety.49 It has been linked to reducing stress and improving mood by affecting serotonin, another key neurotransmitter involved in feelings of happiness and well-being.50 It also contributes to improved mood and cognitive function, vital for overall mental health and resilience.

Lactobacillus helveticus R0052Lactobacillus helveticus R0052 is a powerhouse probiotic with far-reaching benefits for both physical and mental health. This strain excels in enhancing gut health, which is fundamental for effective digestion and nutrient absorption.51 Its impact on gut health is also linked to a stronger immune system, helping your body to better fend off illnesses. On the mental health side, Lactobacillus helveticus R0052 has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety.52 Studies have shown that Lactobacillus helveticus R0052 can regulate levels of GABA, an important neurotransmitter that helps control feelings of fear and anxiety.53For those into fitness, a balanced gut microbiome, maintained by this probiotic, is key for optimal recovery and energy use during workouts.

Bimuno® (Galacto-Oligo-Saccharides): Bimuno®, a prebiotic supplement containing Galacto-Oligosaccharides (GOS), nurtures beneficial bacteria in the digestive system, essential for proper digestion and overall well-being.54 It’s especially helpful for feeding Bifidobacteriastrains. Better gut health can lead to enhanced nutrient absorption and a stronger immune system, pivotal for maintaining physical health. Also, a healthy gut microbiome, supported by GOS, is linked to reduced stress and improved mood.55 Additionally, Bimuno® may help manage weight by promoting satiety and reducing overeating.56

SunFiber® (Galactomannan fiber): SunFiber, made from Galactomannan fiber, is a remarkable supplement feeding good gut bacteria. When Sunfiber reaches the large intestine, the beneficial bacteria there start to ferment it. This fermentation process is crucial because it allows these bacteria to thrive and multiply. The fermentation of Sunfiber by gut bacteria produces short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), like butyrate, acetate, and propionate. These SCFAs have various health benefits, such as strengthening the gut barrier and reducing inflammation. This improvement in gut health is key for nutrient absorption and overall physical well-being. SunFiber also aids in maintaining a healthy weight by promoting satiety.57 For fitness enthusiasts, regular intake of SunFiber® can enhance workout performance through better digestion and energy utilization. Including SunFiber® in your diet is a smart strategy for anyone looking to boost their overall health, enhance mental clarity, and maintain physical fitness.

MentaBiotics also contains IsoFiber Prebiotic Fiber, which I reviewed in the section on Amare EDGE, and a variety of phytobiotics that further help the probiotics to thrive in your gut.

The ingredients above have been clinically shown to result in:

  • 60% decrease in irritability scores*
  • 55% decrease in anxiousness scores*
  • 50% decrease in negative mood scores*
  • 49% reduction in overall distress*
  • 70% increase in good bacteria*
  • 211% improvement in positive mood and 105% decrease in negative mood*

Who would benefit from Happy Juice?

I suppose a better question to ask would be, “Who wouldn’t benefit from Happy Juice?” Clearly, this supplement trio significantly impacts mental wellness, from improving mental clarity, focus, and energy, to enhancing motivation and metabolism, to decreasing tension, irritability, stress, and anxious feelings. Who wouldn’t want that? Even if someone’s life is good and stress is minimal, most of us would love the mental edge Happy Juice provides. That’s why almost everyone I talk to (other than hardcore skeptics) says, “show me how to get some Happy Juice.”

If you’re thinking the same thing, tap here to get your Happy Juice.

Maybe another way of looking at it is, “Who would benefit the most?” In that case, those who are under significant stress, feel foggy-headed, experience the cognitive effects of aging, need more mental horsepower to remain productive during the day and handle the busyness that occurs after work, need to perform better in school, or who want a physical edge to stay in peak condition.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are the most common questions we receive before people order. I’ll update this if other frequent questions come up.

How many servings are included?

You’ll get a 30-day supply of each product when you order the Happy Juice Pack.

How much sugar is in it?

The Pomegranate Lime Energy+ (the caffeinated one) has 5 grams of sugar. None of the other products have any.

Do you need to take all three?

Yes, each is unique, and enhances your mental wellness in different ways and in a phased timeline. To get the best mental wellness benefits, use all three for at least a few months.

What does Happy Juice taste like?

Fruity and slightly sweet. You can always dilute with more water if you want to make it less sweet. 

How often can you drink it?

One or two servings per day.

Can you drink it hot or cold?

Although Energy+ can be made hot or cold alone, you don’t want to heat up your Happy Juice. The heat can kill the probiotics.

Can teens drink Happy Juice?

Absolutely. Actually, teens are the top consumers of energy drinks, so Happy Juice would be a much healthier, safer, and more effective option.

Would this help after taking antibiotics?

Absolutely

Is there a money-back guarantee?

Yes, 90 days!

Does Happy Juice help with weight management?

Yes, if you read through the research and benefits I outlined in the ingredients section, you’ll see why it’s helpful for weight management.

Let’s Get Happy Together!

Give it a try for 90 days. You’ve got nothing to lose and a less stressed, more exciting life to gain.

Ordering your Happy Juice is simple and straightforward.

Tap this link to get on the Happy Juice page and choose your flavors.

Send me an email and let me know you’ve ordered so I can send you some free resources to jump-start your Happy Juice experience.

Disclaimers

*This article is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations in this and other articles is at the choice and risk of the reader.

Categories Health

Talk Healthy to Me Podcast: Nutrition Supplements

Here is the link to my guest spot on Talk Healthy To Me! with Kristen Kacinski It was a fun hour and here is a summary of all the things we talked about: 

Why we should move away from the standard American diet in order to ensure optimal nutrient absorption from food

Why certain vitamins CANNOT be absorbed without fat in your diet

How color of foods can inform their beneficial role in the body

Why even if you’re the BEST eater on the planet you should still consider supplementation to cover your bases

Why fruits and vegetables today are actually depleted of nutrients

How to get the maximum nutrient content from fresh or frozen vegetables

What symptoms indicate nutrient deficiencies

What risk factors contribute to you potentially having issues with nutrient absorption

Why the RDA or RDI numbers on supplement labels aren’t necessarily calculated for optimal health

How you can still be sub optimal on a nutrient (even if you’re within the reference range)

How often to test your nutrient levels

How to source quality and safe vitamins

Enjoy! 


Categories Health

The Essentials In Your Diet- Omega 3’s

Omega 3’s are powerful essential (meaning the body can’t synthesize them so they are necessary components of our diet) fatty acids that have numerous health benefits in the body all due to their ability to decrease inflammation.  Unfortunately, many of us have some degree of inflammation in our body and it may be a result or combination of the food we eat, the toxins in our environment, elevated blood pressure, increased body fat and weight, high cholesterol and triglycerides, poor blood sugar control, depression and anxiety, and/or chronic illness just to name a few.  Incorporating more omega 3’s into our diet can help to decrease the above inflammation and improve our overall health. 

HEATLH BENEFITS OF OMEGA 3’S

The following are a list of science-based benefits of omega 3’s:

  • Cardiovascular Health (lowers C-Reactive Protein & Triglycerides, increases HDL cholesterol, improves blood pressure, decreases plaque, and decreases cardiovascular inflammation)
  • Brain Health
  • Improves depression and anxiety and other mental health disorders
  • Improves insulin sensitivity/decreases risk of metabolic syndrome
  • Reduces symptoms of ADHD in children
  • May reduce cancer risk
  • Improves bone and joint health
  • Improves skin and hair
  • Helps improve auto immune disorders
  • Improves dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

ALL OMEGA’s ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL

You might be asking, why are we so inflamed if this readily available fatty acid is so powerful as an anti-inflammatory. The truth is we consume far more omega 6’s, a pro inflammatory compound, found in canola, corn, soybean, vegetable and cottonseed oils as well as most packaged and processed foods than we do omega 3’s.  It is recommended that we consume a 3:1 ratio of Omega 6’s to Omega 3’s, yet the estimate is that most Americans are closer to 25-30:1.
 
Minimizing packaged, processed foods and incorporating more omega 3 rich foods in our diet can help to balance our omega 6 to omega 3 ratio and decrease inflammation.  Omega 3 rich foods include deep cold water fish, such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, anchovies, cod liver oil, herring, and oysters, other seafood including algae and krill, flax, chia and hemp seeds, walnuts, purslane and perilla leaves and oils, meat and dairy products from grass fed cows and pastured eggs.

ALA VS. EPA&DHA

There are 3 forms of omega 3’s: Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA). DHA and EPA are found predominantly in animal sources listed in the above paragraph, whereas ALA is found mostly in plant based sources. Most mammals can convert ALA to EPA and DHA (i.e. grass fed cows, algae eating fish) however, sadly humans cannot!  While all 3 are anti-inflammatory, research supports EPA and DHA as being more powerful in decreasing inflammation and improving health, therefore if possible incorporating fish, grass fed dairy/beef and pastured eggs into your diet is encouraged.  For vegans or vegetarians who do not consume fish, remember there are still anti-inflammatory benefits in consuming plant based omega 3 foods!
 
SUPPLEMENTING

Omega 3’s are one of my favorite supplements, but making sure you take the right one is key! To supplement with omega 3 is not the question, how much is the bigger question!  Science based research shows health benefits when consuming 2,000mg/day of EPA and DHA combined. A higher quality omega 3 will provide >500mg of EPA+DHA per pill and dosage recommendations range between 2-4 pills or tsp. per day depending upon the mg provided.  Do not assume all supplements are equal, and do not rely on the amount of fish oil advertised on the bottle.  Read the “Supplement Facts” and look to see how much EPA and DHA are provided as well as the serving size!  Many of my clients thought they were taking a quality fish or krill oil supplement only to realize it was either low in EPA and DHA or they had to take 8-10 pills to get close to the 2,000mg of EPA and DHA combined recommendation.

This is Thorne’s Super EPA. Thorne also offers a liquid omega 3 supplement: Omega Superb. Both can be ordered using the hyperlinks.

There are very few contraindications (reasons not to take):

1. If you have an allergy to fish (gilled fish, not shellfish)

2. If you are a vegan 

3. If you avoid pork as some supplements use porcine in the gel cap (read the ingredients/label).  

The only warning or precaution is for those taking blood thinners, (i.e. Coumadin or Warfarin) as omega 3’s can also thin the blood therefore consult with your physician before starting to supplement!

If you are allergic to fish or a vegan, taking a flax seed or plant based omega 3 ALA supplement is still a great anti-inflammatory option!

Omega 3’s are essential in your diet! Falling short of a panacea, they may just be the closest thing!

The information provided in this post is for education only and is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor should it be used as a replacement for seeking medical treatment.

Copyright © Jaime Coffey Martinez, Nutrition CPR, LLC

Categories Health, Nutrition Programs, Vitamins and Minerals

FREE 15 Minute Nutrient Supplementation Consult

The alarming fact is that foods – fruits, vegetables and grains – now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contain enough of certain needed nutrients, are starving us – no matter how much we eat of them.

— US Senate Document 264, 1936

This statement was made over 80 years ago and the situation has not improved. Additionally, the Standard American Diet is filled with processed foods void of nutrients, high in sugar and low in fruits and vegetables. “Even with a perfect diet, the combination of depleted soils, the storage, transportation and genetic alterations of our food, and the increased stress and nutritional demands results from a toxic environment, make it impossible for us to get the vitamins and minerals we need solely from the foods we eat.” – Dr. Mark Hyman. Statistics also suggest that as much as 66% of all chronic illnesses can be associated with a nutrient deficiency. Evidence shows that to insure optimal health, supplementation of key nutrients is necessary. 

Determining which nutrient to supplement can be overwhelming for many, but I am here to help! To insure 2019 is your healthiest year, I am offering personalized nutrient supplement recommendations for FREE! Schedule your consult HERE!