Energy drinks are the hot new way to stay active, advertising up to five hours of energy with no crash. But these drinks are high in caffeine and sugar, and can really make you feel sluggish afterwards. Is it really just the caffeine and sugar behind the crash? Surprisingly, these are not the only culprits packed into that can you may just be clutching right now! Most ingredients in these drinks are hardly pronounceable…which may be a clue as to what’s in them. Your body may be feeling bloated and beat down by the synthetically produced chemicals creating the flavors, colors or “boost” in that drink. If you are feeling grossed out, check out these 5 herbal substitutions from the Holistic Health professionals at Optimal Health Systems: