Caffeine / vitamins in a stirring stick (pureLYFT™)… Want to give it a try?

pureLYFT 1When I was in College and we needed to pull an “all nighter,” students took a pill called, “NoDoz.” The packaging for NoDoz says it is an “Alertness Aid.”

This made me think of my Dad. When we kids were on the building site and my Dad would ask us for a specific tool, if we were not fast enough, he would say in a demanding voice, “engage brain.”

Imagine this scenario, my Dad is under the sink fixing a leaky faucet (uncomfortable on the back). His four kids are standing to attention. He calls out for a wrench and we hand him a screw driver!

Yikes, now THAT was definitely an “engage brain” moment. We definitely could have used an “alertness aid” at that time.

Imagine my father’s fury at our stupidity. In our defense, we didn’t have cell phones to quickly “Google” what a wrench looked like, so he got the screw driver.

pureLYFT 2Back to the caffeine in a stick. Have you heard of this product called, “pureLYFT™?” As seen in photo, it is a stick. When you add the stick to liquid of any kind, it releases a powder of un-roasted green coffee beans, vitamins A and B complex, and a tiny bit of Stevia. You stir and drink. It’s meant to give you energy similar to a cup of coffee.

Their website mentions using the energy stick for jet lag, at the gym, Mom’s chasing children, College students, trade shows and conferences, hotels, and nightlife. I read a few reviews, one said the powder failed to completely dissolve into the drink. I have not tried it, so cannot agree or disagree.

I came across pureLYFT™ in line at the grocery store. The person in front of me was reading the box. Curious, this led me to read the box. Will I try it?

FIRST, I thought I would write about it, see what you ALL think. SECOND, make my decision on “yea,” or “nay.”

This reminds me of when “Airborne” came out. I did give it a try, especially when traveling on long flights. Did it work, I think so.

pureLYFT™ – What do you think, worth a try?

17 thoughts on “Caffeine / vitamins in a stirring stick (pureLYFT™)… Want to give it a try?

  1. Hmmm, I don’t think I would normally. I don’t drink much coffee, so whenever I have caffeine it really affects me/ makes me shaky.

    BUT my husband sometimes drinks red bull after we go skiing (to give him enough energy to drive home…) He might be up for trying it to get a dose of caffeine without a dose of sugar!

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  2. I’m with JoHawkTheWriter on this. I have one – maybe two – cups of coffee a day; more than enough caffeine for anyone. Lyft’s concept is creative, but then I thought people would make a daily habit out of it whether they needed the boost or not. There’s a new eye drop on the market (Lumify) which gets the red out, but also claims to “help reveal your eye’s natural radiance”. It’s flying off the shelves. Like Lyft, you have to wonder if Lumify’s real objective is to create a daily habit. I say avoid it.

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    1. Interesting, I haven’t heard of that eye drop. I think you are right, these products are meant to be quick new trend… whether they stay or not, we will see. Airborne is still around, but it’s not in the news as “the” way to get rid of a cold anymore.

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  3. My thoughts are similar to the other comments. I have recently given up coffee and it took two weeks before my system levelled out and another two before I didn’t miss it. Now I don’t even salivate at the aroma. My point being that coffee has a grip on us whether we need it or not, it’s an addiction like most things we humans like to get addicted to. Personally I wouldn’t risk that product.

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    1. I agree with you. I guess it falls into the category of new protein bars too. Good for you, for giving up coffee. I gave up milk last year, I don’t miss it. Did it make a difference, not sure, but I don’t need it EXCEPT for British English Breakfast tea, I find that without good milk, the tea is not good. I need to research what milk alternatives there are if we like tea with milk rather than tea with lemon.

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    1. Oh, THANK YOU. I tried other milks, but they don’t have the thickness that we need to make the tea taste good and not watered down. I don’t remember if I tried soy milk, I will try again. Nothing like a good British tea, right! 🙂

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  4. I only drink decaff. Gave up caffeine years ago and feel better for it. I remember those pills from student days, only they were called “Wake-ups” in Canada. I never tried them, preferring the vile stuff from the study hall vending machine which was strong enough to keep you up all night!

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      1. Coffee is good for you they say, I just couldn’t handle the caffeine as it made my already racing heart race more. I do think caffeinated coffee tastes better than decaff, maybe something to do with the process, or less choice of good brands, but I imagine Italian coffee must taste the best of all! I still remember the first cappuccino I had in a Italian restaurant many years ago.

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