Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Can a drink make you happy?*

Can a drink make you happy?*

The other day I was sent some samples of HAPS* a drink which aims to boost you mood.
I was intrigued and went to their website to find out more.
These supplements are the brainchild of founder Rik who after seeing depression in others throughout his life researched ways in which to boost peoples mood. After years of development he believes these drinks may be the answer.

'A groundbreaking nutritional drink powder designed to boost low mood has been created by WE ARE HAPS founder Rik Turner, in collaboration with Brighton based nutritional therapist Kirsten Chick and the supplement specialists fueling Team GB athletes, Team Nutrition.'

So what's in them?

Griffonia Seed Extract (5-HTP)
Help regulate mood, appetite and sleep by naturally boosting serotonin, one of your main happiness chemicals in the body.
Vitamins
Improve your response to stress with vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, D& Zinc. These are also essential to convert 5HTP into serotonin.
Baobab Fruit
Reduce tiredness & support your immune system. Baobab is a rich source of Vitamin C & has the highest antioxidant content of any fruit.
Coconut MCT
Stay alert throughout the day. MCTs are healthy fats that provide fast energy for the brain and improves the absorption of vitamin D.
Electrolytes
Keep hydrated. Electrolytes speed up the absorption of water and aid the flow of nutrients in the body.

I didn't feel in any particular need of a Mood boost when I had my first drink, but the idea of reducing tiredness and being more alert did appeal. Especially with 3am wake up calls by the youngest.
It was easy to mix up and had a pleasant sherbet smell. I thought it might of had a stronger fruity flavour considering the ingredients list. It was nice enough with a squash like flavour and consistency.
Can a drink make you happy?*
Did I feel a boost?
Whilst it didn't make me feel any happier on that day, I did feel more alert and got lots done that day. What is the drink or the placebo effect? Who's to say, I will keep the other sachets in reserve for a day when I feel low or extremely tired. I could see the benefits of these particularly over times when it can all get a bit much. The winter and Christmas especially I might reach for these.
If you would like to find out more about these drink you can visit the HAPS website.
Or find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
I was sent these samples for free in return for a review, if you would like to read the full advertising and disclosure policy you can find it here.

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