What is a Functional Beverage?

A functional beverage is a type of drink that contains ingredients believed to offer specific health or performance benefits beyond basic hydration. These beverages are formulated with various vitamins, minerals, herbs, antioxidants, amino acids, or other natural or synthetic ingredients that claim to enhance health, energy levels, mental focus, physical performance, or overall well-being.

Functional beverages can include a wide range of products, such as:

  1. Sports drinks: Formulated to replenish electrolytes lost during physical activity and provide hydration.

  2. Nutrient-enhanced drinks: Containing added vitamins, minerals, or antioxidants for specific health benefits, such as immune support, improved metabolism, or better skin health.

  3. Energy drinks: Designed to boost energy levels through ingredients like caffeine, taurine, B-vitamins, and herbal extracts.

  4. Probiotic beverages: Containing live beneficial bacteria or yeast to support gut health and digestion.

  5. Relaxation drinks: Formulated with ingredients like chamomile, ginseng, L-theanine, valerian root, or melatonin to promote relaxation and aid sleep.

These beverages often target particular consumer needs or trends, offering functional properties in addition to hydration or taste. 

However, it’s important to note that while some functional beverages have scientific support for their claimed benefits, others might have limited evidence or could potentially pose health risks due to high levels of certain ingredients like caffeine or sugars. Always consult with a healthcare professional before regularly consuming functional beverages, especially if you have underlying health conditions or are on medication.

Understanding Adaptogens: Ginseng and L-Theanine

A functional beverage with ginseng l-theanine

Did you know SANS is loaded with adaptogens (ginseng & L-Theanine), making it a healthy alternative to caffeinated and alcoholic beverages?

Ginseng is a popular herbal remedy derived from the roots of various plants. L-Theanine is an amino acid primarily found in tea leaves, particularly in green tea. It is known for its calming and relaxing effects.

Ginseng, revered in traditional medicine for centuries, is renowned for its ability to promote a sense of calmness while enhancing mental clarity and focus. Its adaptogenic properties help the body adapt to stress, supporting a more balanced state of mind throughout the day.

Key benefits of ginseng:

  • Energy and Stamina
  • Cognitive Function
  • Immune System
  • Blood Sugar Regulation
  • Stress Reduction

L-theanine, an amino acid found in tea leaves, complements ginseng’s effects by promoting relaxation without drowsiness. Known for its ability to increase alpha brain waves, l-theanine induces a state of calm alertness, enhancing concentration and mental acuity.

Key benefits of l-theanine:

  • Relaxation
  • Improved Focus
  • Sleep
  • Blood Pressure

It’s clear why these two ingredients are increasingly making their way into the daily rituals for busy professionals and fitness enthusiasts alike.

Finding Balance: Ginseng, L-Theanine, and the Alternative to High-Calorie Energy Drinks

Unlike traditional energy drinks laden with high calories, excessive sugars, and caffeine, SANS takes a different approach. We stand by our motto, ‘No jitters, All Zen’. Here’s how our blend of ginseng and l-theanine stands apart:

  • Low Calorie, No Added Sugar – SANS prioritizes health without compromising on taste. It’s a guilt-free option for those seeking refreshment without the sugar rush or subsequent crash.
  • Non-Caffeinated – While caffeine can offer an instant boost, it often comes with side effects like jitters and disrupted sleep. SANS provides a natural lift without relying on caffeine.
  • Mindful Functionality – Tailored for the working professional needing moments of respite, SANS offers a chance to recalibrate and refocus, promoting a more balanced state of mind throughout the day.

A Remedy for the Chaos: A Refreshing Break for the Health-Conscious and Sober Community

Packed with the power of adaptogens (ginseng & L-theanine), SANS is more that just a beverage; it’s an antidote to the frenetic pace of modern life, offering a serene haven for the mindful, the health-conscious, and the sober seeking a more deliberate and balanced approach to refreshment.

We live in a society fixated on overstimulation and instant gratification. Finding a moment of genuine tranquility becomes a rare treasure. Amidst the clamor for quick fixes and hyper-caffeinated rushes, we stand as a beacon of respite—a deliberate departure from the chaotic norm. We understand the value of a pause, a chance to step back from the incessant buzz and find solace in a drink that nurtures both the body and the mind.

Join us as we redefine refreshment and empower you to embrace life’s rhythm, revitalized and centered, one sip at a time.

Sans - a functional beverage with ginseng l-theanine

Experience the harmony of ancient wisdom and modern taste, and embrace a deliciously refreshing way to elevate your daily ritual.

Sans - a functional beverage with ginseng l-theanine