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Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink

Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink

2.1 out of 5
Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink

Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink is a carbonated soft drink that is said to help you burn an average of 209 calories per can. Whilst this isn’t going to happen if you drink a single can, it may have some benefits when used over the long-term as a replacement for your usual soft drinks. It is fairly low calorie, but not calorie-free, as is advertised. It can be purchased from several High Street chains, but is going to be a fairly expensive habit to keep up if you drink the recommended two cans per day.

  • Effectiveness
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Pros

  • Clinical support
  • Very low calorie drink (12.5 per can)

Cons

  • No money-back guarantee
  • No precise ingredient quantities provided
  • Expensive if considering long-term use
Carbonated drinks generally have a bad reputation with dieters, as sources of sugar and plenty of calories. Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink is a cranberry flavoured carbonated drink that manufacturers claim will burn calories and aid weight loss.

Below we take an in-depth look to see whether Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink will aid weight loss, or whether it is merely a low calorie drink.

Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink Overview

What you need to know about Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink

When choosing this beverage as a one-off purchase it is highly unlikely to make any impact upon the consumer’s weight. Over long-term use, it is possible that the consumption of this product could aid some weight loss, especially if its use replaces other, higher calorie beverages. The clinical evidence provided by Leeds Metropolitan University does suggest that this product will aid weight loss when used regularly in conjunction with a calorie restricted diet.

If consuming two cans per day, as recommended by the Aspire weight loss challenge, consumers will need to purchase 28 cans just for the two week challenge. Long-term use is likely to be fairly expensive, although consumers can save significant amounts of money by purchasing in bulk from amazon, rather than purchasing single cans at various health shops.

What are the side effects of Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink?

As it contains caffeine, Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink may cause side effects, particularly in those with a caffeine sensitivity.

For a full list, please see the Side Effects sections below.

How much does Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink cost?

Prices vary, depending on the stockist. As an example, Tesco sell a single can for £1.45.

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Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink Key Features

Aspire Drinks have launched a Cranberry Diet Health Drink that contains green tea, caffeine and other weight loss ingredients. The product is sugar free and very low in calories (although is listed as calorie free on the bottle) and is thought to aid weight loss when used regularly.

Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink Key Points

  • Manufactured by Aspire Drinks
  • Sold as single can serving or packs of 24
  • Contains green tea, guarana and ginger

The manufacturer states that a single can is proven to burn an average of 209 calories. This is based upon a study of 20 participants completed at Leeds Metropolitan University, which found that the product increased energy expenditure by an average of 1.16 calories per minute. ‘Over a three hour period Aspire expends an average of 209 calories.’ Theoretically this increased calorie burn would lead to the consumer losing some weight. However, consumers who are eating an excessive number of calories in relation to their bodies needs may not see any weight loss. Regular use of this drink could help to speed up weight loss for consumers who are already following a meal plan that provides a calorific deficit.

How to Take Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink

Merely state that the product is best served ice cold. The manufacturers suggest following the Aspire challenge; drink two cans of Aspire per day, for two weeks. Consumers are advised to weigh themselves before they start they challenge, at the one week mark, and at the end of the challenge. For best results, combine with dieting and exercise.

Aspire can be contacted using the information provided on their official website. Aspire also offer an apple and acai diet health drink in the same range.

Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink Concerns:

  • No money-back guarantee
  • No precise ingredient quantities provided
  • Expensive if considering long-term use

What does Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink claim to do?

Holland and Barrett describe Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink as follows:

Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink is a refreshing blend of carbonated water, natural cranberry flavours, and ingredients which will support your health goals. Created by nutritionists and backed by scientists, Aspire drinks contain green tea extract, caffeine and guarana to support your healthy eating goals, and biotin which contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism. It’s a good source of vitamins and it’s fat-free and sugar-free, naturally.

The amazon sales page for this product adds that Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink is ‘proven to burn on average 209 calories per can’.

Does Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink work?

No detailed dosage information is provided for Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink. The drink does use some active ingredients that should aid weight loss by increasing thermogenesis (green tea), increasing the metabolism (caffeine) and reducing the appetite slightly (ginger). L-carnitine is also used, but appears to be present in a very small dose, and so will likely not have any noticeable effect. The diet drink will only have a noticeable impact upon weight loss if drunk daily; the Aspire challenge recommends drinking two cans of Aspire (either flavour) per day for two weeks.

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Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink Ingredients

The manufacturers of this health drink state that the drink contains ‘zero calories, zero sugar, zero fat’ and is a drink that will help to reduce body fat.

The active ingredients used in the drink include green tea extract, guarana, ginger, a selection of added vitamins and L-carnitine.

  • Green tea: Green tea is high in a group of antioxidants called catechins. Studies have suggested that catechins increase thermogenesis in the body, whilst caffeine increase energy expenditure by boosting the metabolism slightly for a few hours.
    Source:http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/70/6/1040.full
  • Guarana: A natural source of caffeine. Numerous studies have shown that caffeine boosts energy levels and alertness, as well as mildly boosting the metabolism. The effects shown in studies are small, and some studies are inconclusive.
    Source:http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/weight-loss/caffeine
  • Ginger: Some studies suggest that ginger root is an appetite suppressant. One study used dried ginger powder to make a tea that participants drank with breakfast. Researchers found that satiety levels were much higher when the tea was consumed with breakfast, rather than just the breakfast on its own.
    Source:http://www.progressivehealth.com/ginger-for-weight-loss.htm
  • L-carnitine: There is some evidence that supplementation of acetyl-l-carnitine can reduce body fat, although the strongest results were seen in the elderly. The ingredient also boosts energy levels, and is used to treat fatigue.
    Source:http://examine.com/supplements/L-Carnitine/
  • Vitamin C
  • Niacin: Vitamin B3, or Niacin, is responsible for helping to produce energy from consumed food, as well as helping keep the nervous and digestive systems healthy. Niacin can be easily sourced in adequate amounts from a balanced diet. Persistent excessive consumption of niacin has been linked with increased rates of obesity in American Children.
    Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2874142/
  • Vitamin B6: Vitamin B6 has several important functions in the body, including ‘allowing the body to use and store energy from protein and carbohydrates in food’. Whilst taking excess amounts of vitamin B6 will not infinitely improve this ability, a deficiency could make it more difficult to lose weight.
    Source:http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vitamins-minerals/Vitamin-B.aspx
  • Pantothenic Acid
  • Biotin
  • Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 is naturally present in many foods, primarily meat, fish and dairy products. It has several roles, including aiding in releasing energy from consumed food, and keeping the nervous system healthy. It may be that a deficiency hinders weight loss, but taking excess amounts could be, according to the NHS, potentially harmful.
    Source:http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vitamins-minerals/Vitamin-B.aspx

Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink Side Effects

This drink contains some ingredients that could potentially cause some side effects.

This diet health drink contains caffeine, with 32 mg per 100ml, for a total of 80 mg per can. Caffeine can cause a range of side effects such as headaches, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, increased urination, dehydration, jitteriness, dizziness and insomnia.

Supplementation of L-carnitine can lead to side effects such as nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, heartburn, diarrhoea, and seizures. According to WebMD, it can also cause the urine, breath, and sweat to have a “fishy” odour. However, the dosage found in Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink is very low, and so is very unlikely to cause side effects.

The drink is carbonated, and so could potentially cause some bloating.

Caution:

Not recommended for children, pregnant or lactating women or people sensitive to caffeine. Not suitable for anyone with high blood pressure or any other cardiac related health issues.

Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink Customer Feedback

There are numerous customer reviews for this product, although they tend to focus on the flavour and the energy boost it provides (as a source of caffeine) rather than any long-term weight changes.

way better for you than red bull (I hate that stuff!) I got this on the way to work and was surprised at how lovely the flavour was, how well it worked perking me up and the lack of nasties in the ingredients list. picked it up on special price but will definitely be buying again.

I bought this for the first time today and loved it. Nice and refreshing, and the flavour tart and just the sort of thing I like. I am impressed by the range of nutrients in it (and the lack of sugar). The price is a little high, hence I won’t be having it every day, but very nice indeed.

I was looking forward to receiving this when I ordered it online as I love cranberry juice and thought it sounded like a great idea.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t stand the taste. It wasn’t like cranberry juice with sparkling water, which was what I’d expected. I couldn’t take more than a couple of sips on a couple of occasions. I really did try to like this, but it was revolting!

Very fizzy initially, but went flat too quickly. Loved the taste as it hit the tastebuds, but this was soon follwed by a woody aftertaste. Only had 2 tins and not likely to repurchase, so cannot comment on effects.

Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink Money-Back Guarantee

There is no money-back guarantee for this product. Returns policies will vary by retailer.

Where To Buy Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink

Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink is available from numerous different UK retailers, both online and in store.

Holland and Barrett sell the drink both in selected stores and on their official website. At the time of writing this article, a single can (250 ml) was reduced to £0.89, from £1.70. It is unclear when or if this price will change.

Tesco, the UK supermarket chain, sells a single can for £1.45, and at the time of writing was offering 2 for £2.00.

On amazon’s UK site, a pack of 24 cans costs £21.36 plus delivery.

The product is also available internationally. Customers should go to the Aspire Drinks website to find links to stockists in the UK, Australia, Holland, Slovakia, Turkey, the United States, and the Czech Republic.

Watchdog Verdict

Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink is a fairly expensive diet beverage, especially when it needs to be drunk twice daily to provide any noticeable weight loss effects. A month’s supply of the drink would cost consumers over £50, making it more expensive than most diet pills that contain similar ingredients. The dosages of the active ingredients used are not provided, other than the amount of caffeine (80 mg per can).

The manufacturers state on the can that the product is calorie free, which is slightly misleading, as it really contains 12.5 calories per can. This is still a tiny number of calories, but is still not an entirely accurate representation of the product.

There is no money-back guarantee on the product.

Whilst this product may aid some weight loss, we consider it too expensive to be used regularly over a prolonged period of use. There is also a lack of specific dosages of the active ingredients, making it difficult to directly compare it to other weight loss supplements. We do not recommend Aspire Drinks Cranberry Diet Health Drink to our readers.

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