Heard of Fitaid?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created February 24, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Hi! Wondering if anyone has heard of it? Says it is Paleo, I understand most people are against supplements/energy drinks but sometimes I like a pick me up so was wondering if anyone has any reviews on it? Thank you!

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on February 24, 2013
at 09:53 PM

Their site claims the product is "Paleo friendly," but I would argue otherwise. It contains agave nectar, which is manufactured similarly to HFCS. Check out what the people at WAPF have to say:

"In spite of manufacturers??? claims, agave ???nectar??? is not made from the sap of the yucca or agave plant but from the starch of the giant pineapple-like root bulb. The principal constituent of the agave root is starch, similar to the starch in corn or rice, and a complex carbohydrate called inulin, which is made up of chains of fructose molecules.Technically a highly indigestible fiber, inulin, which does not taste sweet, comprises about half of the carbohydrate content of agave.34

The process by which agave glucose and inulin are converted into ???nectar??? is similar to the process by which corn starch is converted into HFCS.35 The agave starch is subject to an enzymatic and chemical process that converts the starch into a fructose-rich syrup???anywhere from 70 percent fructose and higher according to the agave nectar chemical profiles posted on agave nectar websites. 36 (One agave manufacturer claims that his product is made with ???natural??? enzymes.) That???s right, the refined fructose in agave nectar is much more concentrated than the fructose in HFCS. For comparison, the high fructose corn syrup used in sodas is 55 percent refined fructose. (A natural agave product does exist in Mexico, a molasses type of syrup from concentrated plant nectar, but availability is limited and it is expensive to produce.)" http://www.westonaprice.org/modern-foods/agave-nectar-worse-than-we-thought

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