Real Food v. Stimulants: B-LINE Natural Energy for Stamina and Endurance
any nutritious substance that people eat or drink to maintain life and growth
a substance that raises levels of physiological or nervous activity in the body
Thank you, Webster’s Dictionary, for the above definition. What does our friend Webster mean?
Where is B-LINE Natural Energy in this equation and how do stimulants fit in? Food is the body’s natural
source of fuel. To make a blanket statement, food equates to calories and calories equate to energy.
Humans need a variety of foods containing a mix of protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals
to stay alive and healthy. In that sense, food is a basic biological need and essential for survival. When
food enters the body, it kicks off the metabolic processes and in the simplest terms we keep our organs
happy and functional. So far, so good?
B-LINE Natural Energy is a food, it provides a mix of organic nutrients and our body breaks it down into
carbohydrates; A.K.A sugar. As the simple sugars in our energy gel are quickly absorbed during physical
activity, the body reacts chemically by powering our extremities to run farther, bike faster, swim longer,
etc. This is usually accompanied by an emotional reaction in the shape of a smile as one conquers all
endurance related activity. B-LINE is natural, it’s made with real food and your workouts will thank you.
Stimulants have their place in a balanced diet, but not instead of real food. Coffee, for example, is part
of many people’s morning ritual. Stimulants work through changing our brain chemistry by increasing
the release of dopamine (fancy word for a chemical that keeps our brain functioning). They can also
induce a feeling of euphoria, increase blood pressure, heart rate, constrict blood vessels and increase
the levels of blood glucose. This is clearly a bit more elaborate then the simple digestion of B-LINE’s fast
absorbing carbohydrates. We’ll keep with coffee as the example. Coffee is a stimulant that’s found in
both food and drink. When consumed it can provide additional benefits to a healthy and active lifestyle.
It can help rev up metabolism, improves focus and provide a brief boost of energy. However, coffee
should accompany a meal, not be one. It’s a short-term solution. Stimulants alone don’t provide
enough nutrients for sustainable activity.
The bottom line is this; food is the simplest form of energy.
Eat real. Eat B-LINE.