Contrast and Compare

 

 

            With all of the energy drinks on the market nowadays its so hard to choose which one is right for you based on flavor, energy, dietary facts etc. We understand this, energy drinks and shot can be pricey so when you find one that works for you and hits at least a single of your standards why switch up right? Why spend the money buying something you may not like? Now you are out four bucks with nothing to show for it, we know the feeling all too well.

 

            What I would like to do right now is show you some of the top grossing energy drinks nutritional facts and then show you ours, contrast and compare.

 

             The top two Nutritional facts are RedBull (standard 8oz Can) and Monster (standard 16oz can.) The first thing that jumps out at me about the two products is the amount of sugar used 27g for 8oz which means that monster has 54g in their 16oz can and lets face it no one splits up a can of monster into two servings. Next on my list would be B3 also known as Niacin, now if you notice all four of these products contain Niacin, the top two products mentioned above and the bottom two labels belonging to 5 hour energy and Screamin Energy® Max Hit. RedBull and monster both contain 100% niacin daily value, 5 hour energy contains 150% niacinamide aka nicotinamide, while Screamin’ Energy contains a mere 10% of niacin. Why is this you ask? niacin is is a great daily vitamin  with benefits of blocking inflammatory actions in the skin such as acne but the dosage in a single serving being so high is what we like to call the fake out side effect. In high doses Niacin produces a warm flushed feeling in your face for a short amount of time and for someone who doesn’t know what causes that when they drink their 5hr, red bull, monster, etc. Would just simply believe that the item they having consumed is working.  Now lets move on to caffeine, which we all know and love, so why is it that red bull and 5 hr only put 80mg of caffeine in their product? a 12oz cup of premium coffee has between 100-200mg of caffeine in it, as far as we see it you don’t mess with a formula that people have trusted as a go to since the 15th century (if it aint broke don’t fix it.) Am I right? In a half ounce of liquid we provide that plus a necessary blend of B and C vitamins.

 

            As my last exhibit, if it pleases the blogosphere I would like to call into question, PACKAGING. We are now in such a grab and go, on the run age, whats convenient about having a bottle or a can to carry around? You could try and put it in your pocket but wow thats awkward… Is that a can of Monster in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? Slide a pouch of Screamin’ Energy® in your front, back or even shirt pocket. It’s slender, resilient and you won’t know it’s there until you need it, the perfect travel buddy. Next time you are out and about and in need of a boost, go into your local 7-Eleven or Circle-K where you will find our Screamin’ Energy® Max Hit hanging on the peg next to all the vitamins. For one third the price of a Red Bull pick one up and give it a shot, I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the power that is packed in our signature foil pouch. I rest my case.

 

The Road to Coachella

  The Planning Begins:  As it goes every year I decide I actually want to go to Coachella Music and Arts Festival about two weeks before the opening Friday of the event. This year was a little different with timing being that it wasn’t until I was driving to work on Thursday morning watching the flow of traffic coming in on the eastbound 10 freeway to exit on Jefferson and Monroe. The campers were pouring in, cars blasted with shoe polish and multi colored paints expressing peoples excitement to “Carpoolchella” this year. The only time a year you will see people smiling to be in stand still traffic, simply because it means that they have almost arrived to the destination that has been at least in the back of their minds since they exited the Polo grounds the year before. Coachella was upon us the valley has now been swarmed with every walk of life from every Continent, the bizarre meet the business men and it all works out because everyone is just here to enjoy the ride. Its at this moment I’m stricken with the “WHY AM I NOT GOING” feeling, it is now that I know I will have to do everything in my power to get there.

Week one comes and goes, despite my efforts I am still left without a bracelet or a lead on how to get in which leaves me hopeless because every corner turned so far is a brick wall waiting for me. By now it is Wednesday, two days before the start of week two and my mindset has gone from hopeless to determined. I am sitting in my office going through my social network feeds living vicariously through week one attendees as I reach for my Screamin’ Energy Max Hit® for my mid-day pick me up and at this very moment I had a stroke….OF GENIUS! I thought to myself after hours of trekking from stage to stage in the hot sun what more could the good folks of Coachella want than to be revitalized for their evening? Why make them pay five to seven dollars for an 8oz can when I can bring in as much sample product as my bag will fit and just give it to the festival goers to ensure that by the time DRE & SNOOP hit the stage they still have enough energy in them to go the distance. The plan was now set, going to Coachella this year wasn’t just to be about my experience but to also share a wonderful product and do my best to make sure everyone I came in contact with had a great one too. Now there was still one pressing issue, how the hell am I getting in?!

Friday rolls in and I have used all my contacts and come up with three options on how to get into the festival.

OPTION A:  A friend of a friend has an extra GA (general admission) wristband and for 75 a person will walk us in and collect his wristband once all is said and done and we’ve successfully made it in.

OPTION B:  My friend knows a guy who knows a guy who drives a beer truck, for 200 a head he will meet us at rite aid on 48th and Monroe load us into the back of his truck with his merchandise and take us in through the back gate, unloading us one by one and walking through to collect his money.

OPTION C:  A friend of my mother knows a vendor who will put his extra vendor bracelets on us and walk us into the festival, 150 a person.


     This is now my predicament, I have three ways in but none are solid because its all he said she said, knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy type of sketchiness. I assess my options and immediately rule out (B) I’m not paying 400 dollars to be put in a moving beer cooler with 10 other people, ESPECIALLY since I can’t have any of the beer. Now (A) has ruled himself out because he got cold feet, scared of getting caught. By the process of elimination I call (C) and now folks I have my way in and it was going to be as simple as getting dropped off and walking trough a gate, or so I thought.

Sunday comes, its now 12:30pm and as instructed I am en route to be dropped off on 50th and Monroe. Once dropped off I’m supposed to walk into the first parking lot where I will be met with a Vendor wristband and all will be well. Not the case when as I hop out of the car on designated corner I am rushed by three police officers asking me what I think I’m doing, yelling at me to get back in the car that is no longer there. This is where I realize that its not going to be as easy as I was initially made to believe, my car comes back and I get on the phone with the dude when I tell him what just went down he acts as if thats standard issue and proceeds to quickly follow up with Plan B, “you will go to rite aid down the street a black mercedes on black rims will pull up, just jump in. My brother will be the driver and he will have your wristbands but wait and give the money to me.” We jump into the Benz two strangers jump in with us now with a full car we are on our way to the gate. The driver introduces himself, extends his right hand to shake mine while digging through his pocket with the left and steering the vehicle with his knees. He pulls out a tangled up mess of wrist bands and says “grab one and put it on, its showtime” as we are nearing the guarded entrance, we pull up to an abrupt stop and he rolls down his window and casually makes small talk with security after a couple laughs she sticks her head in the car and kindly asks to see our blue/purple bracelets with what looks like a palm tree logo that identifies us as vendors. With a nod of the head and wave of the arm we are through, the car is parked and we now strolling through the final checkpoint. Phase Two: Completed. We have successfully made it in.

With a mixture of adrenaline and wonder running through my veins and a sigh of relief we start wandering through the polo fields taking in all the art exhibits and making our way from stage to stage checking line-ups and people watching as we do so. I realize that although none of these people had just gone through my morning tribulations to get to where we are they are on that same natural buzz I am, just pumped to be at the most exciting music festival on this hot yet beautiful sunny Sunday. I knew at this time it was too early to try and pass out our product samples, the right moment had to be utilized to my best advantage. So we did what anyone does with the sun beating down on you from dead center in the sky, stay hydrated, relax underneath the shade of the Gobi tent and take in some music by very talented artists.

It is now 6pm and we have been all around the grounds to come full circle to the Gobi tent to watch Lowend Theory resident and all around amazing performer The Gaslamp Killer. Twenty minutes into his set he has brought an energy that is undeniable and is projecting out on to the crowd, hundreds of people dancing and jumping up in the air. I take a second to look around to notice that everyone is giving their all and enjoying themselves but you can see it in their faces that they are gassed. This is the moment I was waiting for I open my messenger bag and pull out two conveniently packaged 6 pack displays of our Liquid Energy® and Screamin’ Energy Max Hit® energy drinks I take one and give one to my fiancé as I do so the curiosity of the surrounding crowd flares up. People asking what do I have? is it any good? etc. I gladly oblige and open more boxes of Liquid Energy® to pass them out as I field all incoming questions, the response surpassed my expectations tenfold. Within 15 minutes Coachella goers were coming up to me and tapping me on the shoulder to get my attention to thank me, tell me how great it was working for them and to grab one for their friend. Vital4U products were a hit and I was just happy to share what I already knew worked so well for me.

(The Gaslamp Killer bringing the Gobi tent down!)

(I’m completely against littering but I will say it was nice to walk the festival grounds and see that people had been enjoying our Liquid Energy® product)

 It was now coming down to the most glorious time for a person who has been at Coachella all day enduring the heat, the sunset was upon us. If you have been to the festival you know that feeling very well as the sun creeps slowly behind the mountains as the moon becomes more visible by the minute, a pink and orange hue fill the sky and the greatest part of all the weather calls a truce with you for surviving the day and drops a solid 15 to 20 degrees. The attitudes and vibes of every wandering soul suddenly shift for the better and a minimum of 20,000 more people show up for the remaining six hours of showtime. with nothing to do for a little over an hour until MY main event graced us with their presence in the Gobi tent, we grabbed some food and relaxed watching some crap DJ group wondering how they got a better set time than my boy, true pleyer and only local act at Coachella ALF ALPHA. Why sit through this noise? because they played right before Company Flow and if I wanted my spot right against that barricade I had to make sure I was there right when they ended to push through the people leaving to get water.  With a thank you and a bow the group who shall not be named exit stage left as I make my way to the barricade with an unexpected ease, my arms rest on the cold black metal bar and a feeling of euphoria consumes my being as I look at my phone to see that it is 30 minutes to show time.

As we are waiting a gentleman walks up minutes after we take our spot, he looks beaten and tired but has the biggest smile on his face. He looks at me and says “Co Flow?” and I respond with “Thats the whole reason I am here today” from that point he shows his embrace with a hug and precedes to tell me that he drove all the way from Louisiana for this and since he wanted to me consumed by the whole experience of Coachella he opted to camp and during that time became very sick so he was fighting it off just to be there. Without hesitation I reached into my bag and pulled out our Vital4U® Vitamin Best Pack® a daily dose of vitamins that helps me with my ailments, he gladly accepts and so I hand him a Liquid Energy® as well and tell him I don’t want him falling asleep before Snoop & Dre. It seemed like only minutes spent talking to him about our wonderful products and how they work for me but the fact of the matter was that I turned to look at the stage and there they were walking out to give their final performance as a group and let me tell you in was nothing short of incredible.

(Vitamin Best Pack® in his pocket and Liquid Energy® ready to be consumed)

(EL-P of Company Flow jumping into the crowd for the final two songs of their set)

  With a full day behind us and one act to go, every eye of Coachella is on the main stage for Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre. Engulfed in a sea of 85,000 people they open their set with back to back classics and everyone is fired up, I reach into my bag and make it rain Liquid Energy® and Screamin’ Energy Max Hit®. As they fall around the patrons of Coachella I see people bending over to pick it up and I know that my eventful day is coming to an end but I’m not sad about it, I feel accomplished with everything I had been through and done. We walk out as They are playing their final songs to avoid being herded out like cattle at the very end, with the music and crowd ringing lively behind us and the ferris-wheel as the beacon to our exit, we bid a fond farewell to the Coachella Music and Arts festival. Thank you to the fine festival goers from all across the globe for the feedback on our Vital4U® products, See you in 2013 thank you for the memories.

Vital 4U T-Shirt Contest!

Here at Vital 4U we are proud to announce that our new T-SHIRT designs have come in. What would be the best way to celebrate this? Give one away of course! Below is the start and end date of the contest as well as the rules of entry and last but not least the winnings. GOOD LUCK!

  • Starts on Monday April 23rd
  • Ends on Friday April 27th

RULES FOR ENTRY

  • From Facebook tag our fan page in one of your wall posts which is simple to do just use the @Vital4U and a drop down box will appear, just click and we will be tagged creating a way for us to see your post and others to visit our page that haven’t had the chance to experience our wonderful world yet.
  • From Twitter its simple just @ mention us @Vital4U and if you want you can put some hash-tags in the tweet examples: #Vital4U #V4U or maybe hash-tag the product you enjoy most #Screaminenergy #liquidenergy #Vitalerotic ETC.
  • From Tumblr all you have to do is RE-BLOG this post, pretty simple right?
  • Any body from all social networking platforms can enter and can also enter multiple times but we would like for you to limit it to once a day, thats per site so if you are on all three networks nothing is stopping you from using that to your advantage( HINT HINT)
  • A winner will be chosen at random on Friday the 27th in the afternoon PST.

WINNINGS

  • a $25 gift certificate to Vital4u.com 
  • Your choice of one of the three T-Shirt designs (shown below) in sizes ranging from Large-Extra Extra Large both available in Black or White
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Liquid Energy® – The Original Ginseng Energy Drink

Back in 1987 we created a product in a category that would not become overly popular for at least another decade.  We were on the forefront of the cutting edge in dietary supplements, mainly the energy category with our flagship product, Liquid Energy®.  This is also how the simple, yet perfectly descriptive name came to be.  There was no other product that existed in 1987 that was similar, so naturally, the name this product was given was Liquid Energy®.

Today, the energy product explosion has all but taken over as one of the fastest growing, most advertised and most recognizable categories in the world.  All the while, our Liquid Energy® with it’s unique packaging and concentrated formula of high quality ingredients (most of which are found in common fruits and vegetables) has stood the test of time.  Since day 1 we have been committed to producing a product that is worthwhile and effective.  Something that truly makes a difference in a person’s life.  Everyday, Liquid Energy® helps give people the edge they need to stay focused, motivated and also positive in their daily endeavors.

Liquid Energy Coffee

The formula is the foundation.  We take ingredients that are found in everyday items then carefully and precisely blend them together.  The result is a product that embodies the absolute best attributes from each of these ingredients’ sources.  For instance, B vitamins can be found in asparagus, broccoli as well as bananas.  Vitamin C is found in strawberries, kiwis and oranges.  We have isolated the best properties of these sources and combined the perfect amounts of them into our Liquid Energy® formula.  We also add just the right amount of caffeine and high quality panax ginseng and you’ve got not only the most effective product on the market, but because of our concentrated formula (only 1/2 fl. oz.), it is also one of the most affordable products available anywhere.

Do yourself a favor and give Liquid Energy® a try.  Within minutes, you will realize why this product has withstood the test of time and continued to lead America in the single serve energy product category for over 20 years. . . and counting.

For more information about the product or to purchase Liquid Energy®, visit our website @ http://www.vital4u.com

Natural vs. Synthetic Vitamins

Recently, as you may know, the trend in America is to go “All Natural”.  Many people love the idea of eating natural whole foods, while some people may even just like the concept of natural products simply because it contains the word “natural”.  However, most people really don’t understand why they are more beneficial for you than a product that uses artificial ingredients.  If you are a person that truly cares about your health and the quality of things that you ingest, this will be a great introduction into why you should demand only natural vitamins to supplement your diet.  Why are natural vitamins better than synthetic?  This is a very common question that can offer a simple answer (it can also be very complicated and scientific).

When we refer to natural or whole food supplements, we’re speaking of products that contain the complex family of micro-nutrients(known and unknown) just as they are found in nature.  On the other hand, synthetic vitamins are isolated compounds created in a lab that do not contain the entire family of nutrients.  Most natural micro-nutrients are found in groups or families.  A good example is beta-carotene.  In nature, beta-carotene is part of a family of carotenoids.  Carrots and tomatoes contain carotenoids such as alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, cantozantheen, gamma-carotene, omega-carotene, etc.  While beta-carotene is a great antioxidant, so is alpha-carotene, omega-carotene and the rest of the carotenoid family.  When you take a synthetic form of beta-carotene you are missing out on the rest of the family of carotenoids (the unknowns) and all of their great antioxidant properties as well.

Like beta-carotene, the majority of micro-nutrients are found in complex groups. At Vital 4U we only use as many naturally derived vitamins as possible so that your body can get the most out of our products.  For more information about our products or to purchase some of our items go to our website at: www.Vital4U.com

Vital 4U Vitamin Best Pack

Naturally Derived Multi-Vitamin From Vital 4U

Us vs. Them – Formulas

Although we are not your typical “energy shot” that comes in a little plastic bottle (thank goodness), Liquid Energy and Screamin Energy still fall into this particular category.  The main reason they do is simply that they offer a single serve, convenient package that has no refrigeration requirements and can be placed on the counter.  Other than that, we are much different than your typical “energy shot”.  In fact, Liquid Energy and Screamin Energy Max Hit offer a much more comprehensive energy formula than their competitors without adding everything, including the kitchen sink into the product.

Take a comparison look at the Nutrition Facts panels and you’ll see why we are superior: (click to enlarge)

Liquid Energy Screamin Energy 5 Hour Energy

Nutrition Facts Panel Comparison

Quickly,  you can see that our #1 competitor is attempting to sway your decision by over infusing their product with Vitamin B12, B6, Folic Acid as well as giving you a false sense of “energy” by dumping 150% of Vitamin B3 (Niacin) in an attempt to give you that “flush” feeling.  Just because you feel a “flushing” feeling in your face doesn’t mean your energy level has been boosted!  Liquid Energy and Screamin Energy only give you the proper amounts of these ingredients as well as some that the competition does not, such as Vitamin C, Vitamin B2 and Vitamin B6.

Caffeine is the main component of energy in all three products.  However, the competition only gives you about 90mg per serving.  This is approximately the amount found within a small cup of coffee.  Let’s face it.  Is that really going to help anyone get through the day or even just the afternoon for that matter?  Liquid Energy contains a generous 150mg of Caffeine, which is about the amount found within a full cup of premium blend coffee.  Screamin Energy Max Hit, our most potent offering, contains 185mg of Caffeine.  Because of the small amount of liquid that both Liquid Energy and Screamin Energy Max Hit contain per serving, your body is able to absorb the ingredients very quickly and use the product within seconds so you can get on with the important things you’ve got to do.

Finally, you can see that our competition uses some Artificial Flavors in their formula.  Do you really want to ingest anything artificial? Liquid Energy and Screamin Energy Max Hit only uses all natural flavor and color so you can feel comfortable about what you’re taking into the best thing you’ve got going for you.   Your body.    Liquid Energy and Screamin Energy Max Hit are coffee based energy products that have common sense flavors related to energy.

Do yourself a favor.  Next time you’ve got something important to do, don’t conform with the boring standard that TV says is right for you.  Think about what you’re really looking for in an energy product and grab either a Liquid Energy or Screamin Energy Max Hit and glide through your day.

You can find out more about our wonderful products at http://vital4u.com

Vital 4U Blog Intro

Welcome to the Vitla4U blog.

With this blog, we intend to enlighten and educate all of our fans and users about our products and show you why we love to create well rounded, effective and affordable supplements.  The immediate answer to this, is that we have a personal infatuation with supplements and love to create innovative new items that help people in their daily lives feel better, accomplish more and help improve our world by being more productive while feeling great.  Our main goal is to help improve your quality of life through our unique formulas.

We love to hear what our customers have to say (good and bad), so please feel free to comment and interact as much as you’d like.  We will do our best to bring you informative blog posts that are relevant to the supplement world.  There is much to learn in the world of supplements and new studies are popping up all the time.  We will search these studies out (or provide some of our own) to help keep you in the know!

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For more information about our products and our company, please visit us at http://vital4u.com

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