What You Should Know
Enviga, a product of the Nestle and Coca-Cola companies, claims to be an energy drink that can help you burn calories faster. Of course, the implication is that if you can burn calories faster, you can lose weight more effectively, although the Enviga website is careful not to market itself as a full-fledged diet supplement. The product website claims that this green tea drink has enough thermogenic properties to offer negative calories – not just “0″ calories – as many diet drinks suggest, but a combination of a low calorie product that boosts calorie burning for a negative calorie intake.
The companies offering the Enviga drink recommend drinking three cans each day in combination with a healthy diet and daily exercise program. Considering that one can of Enviga contains as much caffeine as three diet sodas, we are concerned about users putting that much caffeine into their bodies every day. In fact, some doctors have stated that this level of caffeine can cause users to become jittery, increase heart rate, and create anxiety. It is also possible that the increased metabolism will cause some dieters to eat more, negating the “positive” effects the drink promises.
List of Ingredients
From what we were able to gather on the product website, Enviga ingredients include green tea concentrate and additional caffeine (equivalent to one cup of coffee). The green tea in the energy drink is a source of one of the most potent antioxidants, ECGC. The product also claims to contain 20% of the daily recommendation of calcium. While this formula may indeed provide some thermogenic properties the lack of an appetite suppressant and the increased amount of caffeine are both points of concern.
At the time of this review, a can of Enviga sells for approximately $1.40. If you multiply this by three for your daily dosage and then multiply that amount by 30 for a monthly intake, you will find that Enviga will be one of the more expensive types of weight loss supplements on the market today. Considering the limited amount of ingredients in the formula and the potential side effects from the high caffeine levels, we aren’t convinced that Enviga would give you the greatest bang for your weight loss buck.
- Green tea is a beneficial thermogenic.
- The product is readily available for purchase.
- There is no proven appetite suppressant in the formula.
- The high levels of caffeine may cause some unpleasant side effects.
- The product would be very expensive if used as recommended.
While we like seeing green tea extracts in some diet supplements as an effective thermogenic we prefer to see products combine a proven fat burner with an equally effective appetite suppressant for best results. With a high price tag and the potential for unpleasant side effects, we believe there are more effective weight loss supplements available.