A Guide to MTE®: It’s More than Just an Energy Drink
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The birth of MTE was really just the next natural step in founder Jeff Boyd’s quest for creating a healthy, happy life through nutrition. An avid foodie with an active lifestyle, Jeff had a thought: Why are we always tired? And why isn’t there anything on the market helping us fix that in any real way?

Typical energy shots and supplements, plus other wake-up drinks like coffee rely on caffeine to give us that kick we need in the mornings to get out of our naturally-groggy state. But excessive caffeine is just empty energy, and it often makes us feel worse after it wears off. This cycle defines the hamster wheel that keeps the energy drink market moving. Finding a solution to this dysfunction was Jeff’s impetus for creating MTE.

Changing the Way We Approach Energy: MTE’s New Perspective

Instead of approaching it from a marketing perspective focused on immediate results, MTE was formulated from a perspective of supporting your body so that you’re not tired in the first place. As an alternative to coffee, caffeine and other supplements you might not be able to feel working, MTE changes the game. It gives you that immediate jump you’re looking for, but surrounds it with whole feel-good ingredients that support your body’s ability to deal with stress, anxiety, mood, immunity, inflammation, and even sleep. 

We achieved these great benefits with 13 clinically-supported natural adaptogens, nootropics and superfoods. They offer 360° support for your overall health and state of mind, and the little bit of caffeine you get from the theacrine in MTE is really just a fuse to spur the bioactivity of all the other potent ingredients. As Jeff likes to say, it’s a well-being supplement that happens to have some energy.

So let’s get into the meat of MTE: what it is, what it has to offer, what it’s made of, how to use it, and who can benefit from adding it to their daily healthy habits.

What are Adaptogens & Nootropics, Exactly?

Adaptogens are a class of plants and mushrooms defined by their broad and versatile bioactivity. Adaptogens help you adapt to and manage stressors by bringing your body back into a homeostasis by managing physical and psychological responses to anxiety, stress and exhaustion. They accomplish this by affecting chemical signaling throughout the central nervous system, and especially the brain’s stress response system.

Because adaptogens work systemically, chronic use can result in real changes in energy levels, fatigue, mood, and recovery via this homeostasis. This can free up energy, fortify the immune system, improve sleep health which, in turn, boost mood. It’s a snowball effect – but positive. Examples of adaptogens you’ll find in healthy energy and mood drinks are eleuthero, ashwagandha and ginseng.

Nootropics are a bit different. Synthetic nootropics are commonly-used in therapy for neurodegenerative conditions and age-related cognitive deficits. Nootropics are thought to accomplish their effects by adjusting the neurochemical signaling in your brain. 

The nootropics in MTE are natural compounds that act as cognitive enhancers and mood boosters. And studies show that natural nootropics may act as powerfully as common pharmaceutical therapies for emotional reactivity and low mood. Nootropics are more focused than adaptogens in their benefits – some offer different advantages than others. A given nootropic might support and even improve cognition, focus, mood, learning and memory, among other things. Examples are caffeine, L-theanine and GABA.

What is MTE?

More Than Energy is a daily wellness supplement formulated to help you feel good and have more fun, the right way – without excessive caffeine, sugars or artificial sweeteners. There are 13 ingredients in MTE – that’s it! 5 adaptogens, 5 nootropics and 3 superfoods work together to lift you up on a biological level.  

The bioactive plants and other natural compounds in MTE support your mind and body in a way that, over time, helps you better adapt to stress, supports cognitive function and focus, promotes your body’s natural energy stores, and more. MTE takes a fresh approach to well-being – one of balance and sustainability. It’s not a quick fix with caveats; it’s a lifestyle upgrade.

What Are the Benefits of MTE?

Just a bit after drinking MTE, you’ll feel that calm, zoned-in energy you were looking for, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Because they interact with important systems in your brain and body, the full positive effects of the nootropics and adaptogens in MTE often accumulate over time.

Specifically, this daily herbal supplement offers support for:

  • Stress
  • Mood
  • Energy
  • Focus
  • Sleep
  • Immunity
  • Inflammation
  • Gut Health

Caffeine and other stimulants may offer temporary energy, focus and mood boosts, but at the same time they’re also damaging things like stress resilience, immune function, sleep, and inflammation. That’s a big reason why caffeine dependence is a real thing; it’s not helping, it’s just acting like it does and leaving you feeling not-so-great in just a couple hours.

Those things that stimulants ignore or even hurt – sleep, inflammation, stress, immunity – these are all linked to your mood, energy and focus. Bad sleep and high stress zap energy from your body on their own, which leads to feeling tired and bummed out. But they also lead to lessened immune response and more inflammation, which also leaves you feeling tired and bummed out. This negative feedback cycle is what defines the mainstream energy market, which is exactly what we formulated MTE to disrupt.

What Are the Key Ingredients in MTE?

While the ingredients are few, each one was carefully chosen by Jeff and our formulators based off months of research into herbs and natural supplements that are backed by clinical data to, well, actually do what they claim to.

The 4 adaptogens used in MTE work together to combat the mental and physical effects of stress while supporting nightly recovery and daytime energy:

  • Ashwagandha: stress support, cognitive health, mood management, recovery, fatigue, joint pain
  • Maca: promotes energy, stress resilience, boosts mood, supports brain health
  • Holy basil: mood support, stress support, anti-inflammatory, radioprotective
  • Siberian ginseng (Eleuthero): supports stress response, immunity, supports against stress-related physical symptoms

The 6 nootropics in MTE synergistically promote cognitive health in focus, concentration, energy, and mood:

  • GABA: mood support, calm focus, promotes healthy sleep, stress management, neuroprotective
  • Green tea (InnovaTea®): clean energy, better focus
  • L-theanine: calm concentration, support for stress, apprehension and low mood
  • Saffron (Affron®): promotes quality recovery, stress resilience, mood, DNA protective, cognitive support, promotes calm focus
  • Theacrine (Teacrine®): sustained energy, cognitive support, physical performance, mood support, anti-inflammatory
  • Methylliberine (Dynamine®): supports energy, focus and mood

The 3 superfoods in our formulation offer multifaceted benefits as well:

  • Amaranth: sustained energy, physical performance, antioxidant support, cell health
  • Spirulina: inflammation response, immune support, free-radical scavenger, nervous system protectant
  • Chicory Root: a prebiotic that supports gut health and stress response

Curiosity piqued? Get more in-depth information on our advanced adaptogen and nootropic blend.

How Should MTE be used?

Because MTE is an adaptogen and nootropic supplement, it is formulated for daily use. It works great as a replacement (or complement) to your morning coffee. But since it only has around 50mg of caffeine, it’s also a smart mid-afternoon pick-me-up that won’t mess with your sleep schedule the way coffee or other energy drinks do. 

Some people, including our founder, take 2 in a day sometimes, especially if there’s something stressful or physically-demanding going on. MTE is also a healthy alternative to chemical-laden preworkout drinks. 

We recommend limiting total daily intake to 2 scoops of MTE.

Who Could Benefit from a Daily Dose of MTE?

Most health and fitness products on the market are targeted towards Millennials – they’ve got that gym culture going on. But MTE can benefit people of any age 18+. If you’re an adult human looking for something to support your energy, mind, performance, and overall wellbeing – you’ve found it. 

While MTE is quality tested and safe, it’s still important to check in with your physician before adding any kind of supplement to your daily routine. Health problems, psychological challenges, and certain medications may affect whether MTE is right for you. 

We also do not recommend MTE for people who are pregnant and/or nursing, and MTE has not been tested in children (but we’re working on a formulation for kids, too!).

MTE: The Feel-Good Drink

Whether you’re training for a half marathon, recovering from an ACL tear or simply wanting to have more fun in life, the benefits of MTE can support you in your goals. We’ve seen consistent use of this well-being supplement completely revamp customers’, family and friends’ lives at all ages. You need more than energy to live your best, most enjoyable life, and that’s what MTE is all about.

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