Life Shotz Ingredients Review Energy Drink Supplement

Life Shotz Ingredients Review Energy Drink Supplement

Life Shotz is a unique combination of specialized vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that work synergistically to support our body's systems at the cellular level - it includes the following vitamin blend, superfruit ORAC blend, maximum absorption blend (cellular transporters), and specialty ingredients. 

Vitamin Blend

Vitamin D3

"Vitamin D delivers incredible "feel good" qualities, and is known as the sunshine vitamin. It's also a premier immune-system builder that is important for bone development. Prolonged deficiency in adults can lead to osteoporosis. It's also vitally importantMore Info for our growth years." Reference:

Vitamin D was originally believed to be of use only in preventing rickets and osteomalacia, typical diseases of vitamin D deficiency, and other bone diseases. However mounting evidence shows that vitamin D does a lot more and research has shown  that low levels of vitamin D are associated with psoriasis, muscle pain and wekness, elevated blood pressure, some forms of cancer and autoimmune disease and other ailments including mood and depression. Reference: p 182 "The Breakthrough Depression Solution" by Dr. James Greenblatt 

According to "Prescription for Nutritional Healing" by Phyllis Balch, vitamin D has been a largely ignored vitamin until recently when studies showed that at least 40% have less than optimal levels in their blood with 70-80% of Hispanic-Americans and African Americans deficient in vitamin D.  Phyllis states that deficiency in vitamin D can be linked to the development of different diseases such as heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and cancers such as breast and colon.  Reference: p 27-28 "Prescription for Nutritional Healing" by Phyllis Balch


"Vitamin B1 (thiamin) helps metabolize carbohydrates for the production of energy. It also possesses antioxidant, cognitive, mood-elevating and detoxification properties. Deficiencies in Vitamin B1 can lead to slower memory recall, difficulty focusing thoughts and a depressed mood." Reference:

B1 (thiamine) optimizes cognitive activity and brain function and has a positive effect on energy, growth, normal appetite and learning capacity.  It also is needed for the good muscle tone of heart, stomach and intestines.  It's also an antioxidant protecting the body from degenerative effects of smoking, alcohol consumption and aging. Reference: p 20"Prescription for Nutritional Healing" by Phyllis Balch

The brain quickly loses energy when not enough thiamine, causing fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia, memory issues, and irritability. Reference: p 189"The Breakthrough Depression Solution" by Dr. James Greenblatt 


"Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is essential for the metabolism of fat, carbohydrates and proteins. It's very important for protecting the body from free radical damage and promoting healthy skin and eyes." Reference:


"Niacin is a water-soluble B vitamin. This means the body cannot store it and must consume it daily. Niacin plays an important role in skin, digestive and nerve health. Niacin also helps the body convert food into energy. Niacin is commonly found in seeds and nuts." Reference:

Niacin deficiency can cause anxiety, depression and agitation because they are linked to an inadequate supply of serotonin.  Serotonin (the feel good neurotransmitter) is produced from the amino acid called tryptophan - which is usually plentiful in our food.  However, when niacin is in short supply, tryptophan gets used to make niacin instead of serotonin. The brain quickly loses energy when not enough thiamine, causing fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia, memory issues, and irritability. Reference: p 188"The Breakthrough Depression Solution" by Dr. James Greenblatt 

Vitamin B5

"Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) aids in the metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins, as well as synthesizing a coenzyme for metabolizing fatty acids. It is also vital for the maintenance of normal adrenal function, stress regulation, nerve transmission and facilitating detoxification pathways." Reference:

Pantothenic Acid is known as the anti-stress vitamin which plays a role in the production of the adrenal hormones, helps in vitamin utilization, helps in production of antibodies, and helps convert fats, carbohydrates and proteins into energy. Reference: p 22"Prescription for Nutritional Healing" by Phyllis Balch

Vitamin B6

"Vitamin B6 is needed for more than 100 enzymes in our bodies and is crucial to the production of red blood cells. It is a major player in the metabolism of proteins, especially with respect to the synthesis of neurotransmitters. In their phosphorylated form, it is rare to see this level of an ingredient in dietary supplements." Reference:

A deficiency in B6 can contribute to depression and mental confusion because B6 is necessary for the manufacture of the important neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. Reference: p 174"The Breakthrough Depression Solution" by Dr. James Greenblatt 

Vitamin B7

"Biotin (B7) bolsters our B vitamin complex while providing added support for healthy nails and hair. Biotin is a key vitamin in promoting healthy growth and strength of fingernails and hair. Biotin plays a major role in cell growth and metabolizing fatty acids and amino acids." Reference:


"Folate is essential for the formation of red and white blood cells and the production of normal cells lining blood vessels and mucus membranes. It is critical for forming amino acids, regulating gastrointestinal function, DNA synthesis, cardiovascular health, normal cellular division/development and anti-inflammatory processes." Reference:

Life Shotz form of folate is "calcium folinate & (6S)-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, glucosamine salt" .  According to Dr. Greenblatt 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (also known as L-methylfolate) is the "natural, active form of folate used at the cellular level for DNA reproduction, regulation of homocystein, and other functions. L-methylfolate easily crosses the blood-brain barrier" This is important for those with the MTHFR genetic mutation.  Reference: p 177"The Breakthrough Depression Solution" by Dr. James Greenblatt 

Vitamin B12

"Vitamin B12 is a vital nutrient needed to help make DNA and keep nerve and blood cells healthy. B12 plays an important role in supporting the body's adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production, the energy our cells run on. B12 as methylcobalaminMore Info helps support healthy and restful sleep cycles." Reference:

Methylcobalamin (what life shotz has) vs.

"Cyanocobalamin is the most common source of B12 used in supplements. It is also the hardest for your body to absorb and benefit from. Cyanocobalamin contains a cyanide molecule. Hence the prefix "cyano." Cyanide is a poisonous substance that must be removed from the body. Cyanocobalamin does not contain enough cyanide to pose a poisonous health risk, but regardless, the body must cleave off the cyanide molecule and remove it from the body. This process taxes your detoxification system and burns antioxidants while ridding your body of the cyanide. Once the cyanide molecule is cleaved off, the cobalamin must be attached to a methyl so the body can utilize the B12."

"Methylcobalamin is a natural form of B12. It is already in the methylated form and readily utilized by the body. This means it has tremendously better absorption, better retention, and does not contain any toxic components that the body must eliminate."

"So why doesn't every product use methyl? Because it can cost up to 100 times as much as the cheaper cyanocobalamin. Companies can still advertise their products have B12 when they use cyanocobalamin. It takes a savvy consumer to read the fine print and understand the source." Reference:

According to "Prescription for Nutritional Healing", not all forms of B12 are equally effective and methylcobalamin is the most effective form. It is also active in the growth and protection of the nervous system.  It has been shown to help with certain neurological diseases.  Methylcobalamin plays an important role in protein synthesis important for cardiovascular function.  B12 deficiency can cause bone loss, constipation, chronic fatigue, depression, digestive issues, headaches, irritability, moodiness, nervousness, memory loss,  and more. Reference: p 23"Prescription for Nutritional Healing" by Phyllis Balch

Vitamin C

"Vitamin C. It's the vitamin linked to overall better health for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body. It can block damage caused by free radicals, and it has been linked to stress reduction and protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, eye disease and even skin wrinkling." Reference:

Superfruit ORAC blend


"Saberry® is an ORAC-dense phytonutrient that stimulates the body's ability to produce the antioxidants catalase, superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase. These antioxidants are known as our body's first line of defense against toxins that accelerate aging." Reference:

Goji Berry

"Goji berries are rich in antioxidants, particularly carotenoids such as beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. This nutrient-dense fruit contains essential vitamins and minerals, amino acids, polysaccharides, monosaccharides, carotenoids and more." Reference:


"Açai is native to Central and South America. It is a relative of the blueberry, cranberry and other purple fruits. It contains powerful antioxidants that help defend the body against life's stressors. The açai berry also plays an important role in bolstering the body's immune system." Reference:

Grape powder, skin and seed extract

"Grape powder, skin and seed extract contain a powerful and unique combination of phytonutrients, such as anthocyanins, vitamin C, and quercetin — all of which contribute to reducing unnecessary fats, enhancing glucose dynamics, and increasing bone health and anti-inflammatory activity." Reference:

Wild blueberry Extract

"Wild blueberries are especially rich in anthocyanin, a flavonoid with potent antioxidant capacity. Wild blueberries are also an excellent source of manganese, which is important for bone development." Reference:


"Resveratrol has been shown in cell studies to provide strong antioxidant properties, in addition to being an important cell signaling molecule. Resveratrol also appears to play an important role in cardiovascular health." Reference:


"Cranberries are full of antioxidants, which protect cells from damage by free radicals. Cranberry improves the body's circulatory system. Cranberry is also high in vitamin C, and has antioxidant and antibacterial effects in the " Reference:

Raspberry powder and seed extract

"Raspberry powder and seed extract helps prevent unwanted damage to cell membranes and other structures in the body by neutralizing free radicals. Raspberry powder and seed extract are high in vitamin C and manganese." Reference:


"Prunes contain vitamin A and C to help maintain healthy hair and skin. They also contain potassium and iron, which are essential for healthy blood. The high potassium content in prunes helps to normalize blood pressure, while the soluble fiber promotes heart health." Reference:


"Strawberries are a nutrient rich fruit and an excellent source of vitamin C. Along with vitamin C, strawberries are a rich source of B vitamins. These vitamins acting as cofactors help the body metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fats." Reference:

Tart Cherry

"Cherries are pigment rich fruits, promoting flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene. These compounds act as protective scavengers against harmful free radicals." Reference:

Wild Bilberry Extract

"Bilberries are a rich source of flavonoids, which help keep cells healthy and strong. Bilberries also support eye health during aging and improve one's ability to adjust to light variations both at night and during the day." Reference:

Maximum Absorption Blend


"Magnesium is required in over 300 biochemical reactions. It is important for maintaining normal muscle and nerve function and supports a healthy immune system. Magnesium plays an integral role in the bone matrix that keeps bones healthy and strong." Reference:

"Supplementing the diet with magnesium can help prevent depression, dizziness, muscle weakness and twitching and premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and also aids in maintaining the body's proper pH balance and normal body temperature." Reference: p 38 "Prescription for Nutritional Healing" by Phyllis Balch

Zinc citrate

"Zinc citrate is an essential mineral that aids in bone development, digestion, mood and hundreds of other enzymatic reactions." Reference:

"Zinc is one of the most important minerals for mental health, a sort of metabolic spark plug that is ubiquitous in the body and that participates in some two hundred different enzyme reactions." Reference: p 121-122 "The Breakthrough Depression Solution" by Dr. James Greenblatt 

Specialty Ingredients



"Fibersol®-2 is a non-GMO, plant based soluble dietary fiber ingredient that clinical research has indicated help support or maintain intestinal regularity." Reference:

N-Acetyl Cysteine

"N-Acetyl Cysteine is a potent antioxidant and cell detoxifier. NAC is a precursor for glutathione production. Glutathione is the top antioxidant manufactured by the body, and is viewed as the body's first line of defense against free radical damage." Reference:


"Quercetin is a potent plant-sourced bioflavonoid, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antihistamine. It helps regulate immune function and bone health. It also modulates cellular stress and helps maintain blood vessel health." Reference:


"Glycine is an amino acid that helps create lean muscle and convert glucose into energy. It is a key amino acid in maintaining a healthy central nervous system and digestive system. Glycine is also used by the body to build DNA and RNA." Reference:


"Betaine, also known as trimethylglycine, is a methyl-donating nutrient. The action of donating a methyl molecule is needed in cellular reproduction and chemical processes. Betaine has been shown to decrease homocysteine levels that occur in the body." Reference:


"Glutamine plays a role in repairing muscles and supporting a healthy immune system. Glutamine in the body can be depleted by exercise, injury or illness. Glutamine supplementation has been known to speed the recovery from intense exercise or speed the healing time during illness and injury." Reference:

Malic Acid

"Malic acid is naturally found in fruits and vegetables. Malic acid is an important component of the ATP cycle that produces our cellular energy. It is also used to add a naturally tart flavor. Malic acid stimulates salivary glands, which helps reduce dry mouth. Prickly pears contain Malic acid." Reference:

Citric Acid

"Citric acid is essential to the Krebs cycle that involves the oxidation of fats, carbohydrates and proteins into carbon dioxide, water and energy. Citric acid works as a natural preservative because it is able to kill most species of microbes that contaminate food and drinks." Reference:


"Silica is a naturally occurring material made of silicon dioxide. Silicon is utilized in bone growth and calcification. It's also used in the formation of collagen and connective tissues. Coffee and grains contain silica." Reference:



"Stevia, unlike other sugar substitutes, is entirely plant based. While it's naturally sweet like sugar, Stevia is a unique natural ingredient, 5 times sweeter than sugar, but without the calories." Reference:

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