SST stands for “Super Strength Technology” which I found after searching the site. Like I said in the video, this is another vitamin and exercise supplement company trying to break into the energy drink game. I may not give them enough credit for this statement because they may have been around for a long time.
right Now! To cover components that I didn’t know from the video because I was totally interested in them.
Lion’s Mane Mushroom Extract is an extract that comes from Lion’s Mane Mushroom (Big Shock). The mushroom itself looks rather elegant because it is very frilly. The health benefits of this (alleged) mushroom revolve around brain activity. It is supposed to help the nervous system by preventing neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. It’s also supposed to protect you from a whole host of other cancers, too. For the purpose of this drink, I think its inclusion is to activate the brain. We’ve seen a similar ingredient with CoQ10 or C4’s Cognizin.
Huperzia Serrata is a type of algae that grows in Asian countries. What the healthy nuts want out of this moss is Huperzia A which is the kind of alkaline thing that works again with the nervous stuff. does it work? Sorta. It also causes you to feel sick and have bowel movements. Seeing notes saying that if you take too much, you may be poisoning yourself, so…excuse me?
Barberry hydrochloride (which also doesn’t appear to be a misspelling) is another alternative extract used in ancient Chinese medicine that comes from the barberry plant. Helps with intestinal inflammation. Probably the same inflammation you’d get from taking this Huperzia stuff. What do you do in this energy drink? I really do not know.
Pyrroloquinoline Quinone or PQQ is henceforth considered a type of longevity vitamin. It can be found naturally in fruits and vegetables such as kiwi and green peppers as well as breast milk. It seems that scientists are not 100% sure how it helps the human body but it does. It probably has something to do with antioxidants.
A lot of this stuff is pop science stuff. I will give it to them to try new things. Will it work for you? Who do you know?
What I do know is that this tastes terrible and I don’t think these potential health benefits (or harms) are worth me drinking this thing again. There are plenty of other sugar-free energy drinks out there that taste a lot better.