Quercetin is an antioxidant and one of the hot new nutritional supplements on the market today. Touted as having a wide-range of benefits, it is the key ingredient in the new Lance Armstrong endorsed energy drink, called FRS.
There’s a lot of hype surrounding Quercetin. According to the FRS website, Quercetin is a powerful antioxidant, “that been shown in clinical studies to deliver sustained energy, help promote improved fitness and support overall health.”
In fact, there have been only a handful of Quercetin studies that used human subjects and there is not a clear understanding of how it works or if it can improve exercise performance. There is a reason to believe that Quercetin acts in a way similar to caffeine and delays fatigue. Certainly this substance has given researchers a reason to conduct further studies, but at this point Quercetin is not a slam dunk.
FRS energy drink has gotten a lot of attention thanks to its arrangement with Lance Armstrong. And if you visit the FRS website and click on the “Science of Quercetin” link you will be given a little info and a video featuring Dr. Mark Davis, a researcher involved with a pro-Quercetin study. You can do a search for Quercetin research on the website for the “International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.” Davis was involved with the study titled, “The Dietary Flavenoid Quercetin Increases VO2 Max and Endurance Capacity,” that found Quercetin improved endurance without exercise training after only a 7-day period, in untrained individuals.
In my opinion, at this point in time there isn’t enough data to conclude that Quercetin is a panacea or can provide more, or “better,” energy than any of the currently available, cheaper products that are on the market. FRS energy drink has positioned itself as the “healthy energy” alternative to other energy drinks that utilize sugar and stimulants like caffeine and its relatives as their main ingredient. If you are in the market for an energy drink FRS Healthy Energy drink is worth trying. get a free trial and make your own decision.
I have signed up for the FRS free trial and will see for myself if FRS energy drink delivers on its promises. Even though I do not use an energy drink I have signed up for the FRS free trial and will see for myself if FRS energy drink delivers on its promises. UPDATE: Read my FRS test log entry to see how my first experience with FRS went.