Tired of Being Tired No More!

by Liza Corbo

Do you ever feel like you are tired …of being tired?

I know I sure am.  As a mom of three boys five and under, I am ALWAYS tired.  Like permanently.  I like to joke that it’s been about five years since I was not tired.  (But then again, maybe that’s not really a joke.) 

I hate to admit it but after the twins arrived I kept myself going on all the soda and coffee I could drink.  Which is so not good for you, I know.  Sometimes I am just in the mode of trying to keep my eyes open.

Over the last few years in an attempt to get healthier I have severely cut back on my soda intake, but the coffee?  Not so much.  I have also occasionally gotten on the Red Bull wagon. 

Honestly though, all that caffeine (and who knows what else) ends up making me jittery.  And confession time, when I drink too much I can almost feel my heart skip a beat here and there.  Which just can’t be right.

Healthy Energy

FRS sent me a “Mom Health Pack” which included 2 Healthy Energy drinks, 2 packages of chews, and powdered drink mix to try and see how I felt.  First let me tell you a little bit about FRS Healthy Energy.  From their website:

Typical energy supplements and energy drinks rely on high doses of caffeine, Guarana, Taurine, and sugar to boost energy, and may add vitamins for health. FRS is different. At the core of the patented FRS formula is an antioxidant called Quercetin. Not only does Quercetin support the immune system like other antioxidants, but it’s clinically proven to boost energy. When taken regularly people report increased and sustained energy without the jitteriness of caffeine or other stimulants. Quercetin energy feels different than stimulant energy because Quercetin energy works in a completely different way.

Also, Quercetin is an antioxidant found in foods like blueberries, apples and grapes.

I’m not going to lie, I was a bit skeptical when I read all that.  But then I thought about how Red Bull has the caffeine and Taurine in it and I know how that makes me feel after.  The first things I tried from the pack were the Healthy Energy drinks, which came in Wild Berry and Citrus Pomegranate.  While I didn’t love the Citrus Pomegranate flavor, the Wild Berry?  Awesome!  Just make sure you follow the directions and shake it up good before you drink it (or the flavor will not be right).  I have to tell you I was so surprised that I did not feel at all jittery after the drinks.

In fact, I did not feel jittery after any of the products I tried.  The FRS Healthy Energy chews are great on the go.  About the size of a Starburst candy you can eat 2 chews in the morning and 2 in the afternoon.  I left them in my pocketbook and found it so easy to grab two while I was in between errands with the kids.  If you are about to go to the gym, they suggest you take it about 30 minutes before your workout.

The orange flavored drink mix has only 10 calories per serving.  One packet gets poured into 8oz of water.  Loved this.  I have to tell you I do not always like orange flavored drink mixes of any kind, but not only did this smell good, it tasted good too.  You can have 2-3 servings of the drink mix per day.

I really did like the FRS Healthy Energy line.  I liked that overall it tasted good.  I liked how easy it was to take any of it on the go with me (as some days I feel like I drive a shuttle bus) and the best part was feeling more awake without the added heart palpitations.

Enter to Win!

FRS Healthy Energy and 5 Minutes For Mom is giving away a Mom Health Pack to one lucky reader to try, and see what it’s like to have more energy too. To enter, simply leave a comment below. Which FRS product would you be most interested in trying?

This giveaway will end on November 14, 2011 at midnight ET and a winner will be chosen at random and announced on Sunday in the weekly Around The Blogosphere. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for more information.

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom contributing writer, Liza. You can find Liza on her personal blog, Cira’s Lyrics, and on twitter at @Liza_Rae.

Disclosure: I received a Mom Health Pack from FRS to test and review, but the thoughts and opinions in this post are my own.

Tired mom image from 123RF Stock Photos.



Email Author    |    Website About Liza Corbo

Liza is a mom of three boys - a five year old and four year old twins. On her personal blog, Cira's Lyrics, she writes about family, chaos and day to day happenings. She also writes reviews at Buy-Her where she focuses on fashion, beauty products, and more. Connect with Liza on twitter at @Liza_Rae.

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1 Emily E October 31, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I LOVE FRS. My favorite is the lo-cal wild berry in a can or the lo-cal orange concentrate.

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2 shelly October 31, 2011 at 1:51 pm

I’d like to try the energy chews! I could use some extra energy for sure.

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3 jill conyers October 31, 2011 at 6:15 pm

I would love to try it all but if I had to pick one thing it would be the lo-cal citrus pomegranate healthy energy.

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4 Kimberly Holen November 1, 2011 at 4:07 am

I am a mother to 7 children from 17 down to 2 years old and my fatigue is getting the best of me. I spend many nights in the recliner trying to sleep . I want to have the energy to be the best mom I can be and wife I can be and perhaps this would help. I have not tried this before but I would be open to try any of the products shown………looks like a GREAT product that would love if it could be shared my direction!

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5 Latonya R November 1, 2011 at 10:25 am

I am a drink person and I would prefer getting my get up and go from a liquid!

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6 tennille November 1, 2011 at 11:32 am

I’d like to try the chews-the portability is great!

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7 Vivianne November 1, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Liza,

That headline definitely struck a chord with me!

I am so tired all of the time it is depressing. I am tired within five minutes of getting out of bed in the morning. It doesn’t really make all that much sense but I think that you get in the habit of feeling tired too.

Thanks for the info and review on the products. I will definitely give both the drinks and the chews a try.

You never know!

Thanks again,

Vivianne

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8 Stephanie November 1, 2011 at 10:25 pm

I would love to try the energy drink mix. I have to get up early every day so this is a must try!

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9 Jennifer C. November 1, 2011 at 10:28 pm

I’d definately like to try the energy chews, so I can chew them on the go!

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10 Debbye November 1, 2011 at 11:39 pm

I’d like to try the powdered drink mix, so I can mix and drink on the go and make it to my taste. It sounds like a great way to boost up a drink of water too!

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11 Linda Kish November 3, 2011 at 12:42 am

I would like to try the energy chews

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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12 Marija November 5, 2011 at 4:52 pm

I’d like to try the Pineapple Mango chews!

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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13 Michelle November 6, 2011 at 12:15 am

The chews definitely sound interesting. As a high school teacher I rarely have time to take deep breath and these sound very convenient.

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14 clarissa November 6, 2011 at 12:09 pm

the chews seem like a convenient option to me

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15 Erica Best November 7, 2011 at 12:08 am

i would love the Chews

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16 callista lofton November 8, 2011 at 5:25 pm

i’d try the powdered drink mix

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17 Staci A November 9, 2011 at 9:55 am

We’d love to try the ready to drink cans in Citrus Pomegranate!

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18 Tami M November 10, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Probably the drinks. Do you know if they are ok for nursing mothers?

Thanks!

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19 dollimama November 13, 2011 at 8:21 am

I love juice and liquid, I would love to try any of the juices or drinks. Yum!

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