Energy Renew is a unique product from Gundry MD that is designed to promote mental energy, muscle recovery, and overall health. While Gundry MD generally specializes in gut health supplements, Energy Renew is a newer supplement that seems to promote a different range of benefits.
We know that Gundry MD’s gut health supplements are some of the best in their class. Can the company maintain the same level of excellence as it ventures into new supplements?Keep reading our Energy Renew review to find out.
We will examine each ingredient in detail and explain how it contributes to the benefits cited by Dr. Gundry. Per our standard practice, we will provide our opinion of the product’s efficacy, list potential adverse side effects, let you know the best place to buy the product, and give our assessment of the cost/value relationship. Without further ado, let’s dive into this supplement with this Energy Renew review.
About Gundry MD
Gundry MD is a supplement company founded by Dr. Steven Gundry. Dr. Steven Gundry was one of the world’s pre-eminent experts in heart surgery for more than thirty years. He graduated cum laude from Yale, with special honors, was an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine and did his residency in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Michigan. He and his colleagues performed more infant and pediatric heart transplants than anyone else in the world. Obviously, Dr. Gundry is an expert at cardiovascular health.
Gundry MD was created to help people improve their health and longevity. The company has produced quite a few products, including Vital Reds, Total Restore, Lectin Shield, and Primal Plants. Energy Renew, though, is a bit of a departure from Dr. Gundry’s sweet spot, the microbiome, beneficial microbes, pre and probiotics, and his “Holobiotics – gut buddy” theory. Given the doctor’s impressive resume, the fact he founded the Center for Restorative Medicine in Loma Linda, CA, and spent fourteen years studying the human microbiome, we were certainly interested in learning more about Energy Renew.
What Is Energy Renew From Gundry MD?
Energy Renew is a powdered dietary supplement formulated with three primary ingredients and a proprietary blend of Polyphenols designed to support muscle recovery and cardiovascular health. There is one flavor available, Passion Fruit. Each jar delivers thirty servings of seven-gram scoops. Gundry recommends you mix one scoop with ten ounces of water daily for best results.
We love that Gundry MD products, like Energy Renew, are manufactured in the U.S. in a certified cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) facility. We also appreciate that all Gundry products are quality and purity tested by an independent third-party facility. Energy Renew is 100% natural and contains no artificial sugars, and the company offers a ninety-day money-back guarantee. These are all best-in-class practices in the natural products space.
Energy Renew Ingredients
As mentioned, there are four components to Energy Renew:
- Vitamin C – 5 mg per serving
- D Ribose – 5000 mg
- N Acetyl L-Carnitine – 500 mg
- Polyphenol Blend – 300 mg of Beet Root Extract, Hibiscus Flower Extract, Acai, Acerola, Amia Jabuticaba, Cranberry, Goji, Mangosteen, Maqui Berry, Pomegranate, Strawberry, and Schisandra Berry.
Let’s see what each of these ingredients deliver in achieving the various claims on the Gundry MD site:
Vitamin C is a vitamin, an essential nutrient that we must access through diet or supplementation. Historically, Vitamin C was used to treat scurvy (a vitamin C deficiency); however, today it is best known as an antioxidant that defends against free radical damage and plays a role in immune health. Five milligrams is a small amount for the average adult – the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) for Vitamin C is 65 – 90 mg, with an upper limit of 2 grams. We acknowledge that free radical damage (oxidation)
is known to contribute to cardiovascular disease through clogged arteries.
D Ribose, as the primary ingredient in Energy Renew, we did extensive research on this compound. Ribose (or D Ribose) is a carbohydrate, a type of simple sugar that our bodies make from blood glucose. It is an essential component of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) that provides energy to drive cell processes such as muscle contraction or nerve impulses. It is also used as a supplement for sports-related athletic performance, to increase energy and stamina. There are limited clinical studies, in the 5-gram dosage, that indicate D Ribose has promise as a medication for heart failure patients. It is also being studied as an aid for people with chronic fatigue.
D ribose passes the test for cardiovascular support and energy production.
N Acetyl L-Carnitine
Carnitine is an amino acid present in most of our cells. Like Ribose, it is a compound produced in the body (in the liver and kidneys) and is used as a supplement in its N Acetyl L-Carnitine form. In addition to cognitive benefits, it may also help with metabolism, mental and physical tiredness in aging people, recovery, and reducing muscle soreness.
Since we cannot determine the dosage of the ingredients in this proprietary blend, we will discuss polyphenols versus individual ingredients. Polyphenols are antioxidant-rich micronutrients that we get through certain plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, and cereals. It’s thought that polyphenols may play a vital role in health through the regulation of metabolism and weight and be beneficial in preventing neurodegenerative and cardiovascular disease.
Energy Renew Recommended Dosage
The Gundry MD website states:
Add one scoop, seven-grams, once per day to 10 fluid ounces of water for best results.
You can use the product at any time of the day to boost your energy. You can use the product daily or sporadically throughout the week – whichever you prefer.
Energy Renew Benefits
Product claims for Energy Renew can be confusing, even after an analysis of the ingredients. Given Dr. Gundry’s Center for Restorative Medicine practice, we look at the product through the lens of an anti-aging supplement. The number one claim is that the product will help your aging body “re-energize” on the cellular level. Additional benefits are:
- All-day wakefulness
- Clearer thinking – more focused
- Healthy metabolism – leading to weight loss
- Recovery from “tiring events”
- Protection against oxidation from free radicals
- Healthier skin
How Does Energy Renew Perform? (Claims Versus Reality)
When we review supplements, we don’t just look at the ingredients. We look at whether or not the supplement is likely to deliver the benefits that the company promotes. We call this our “claims vs. reality” section.
It is clear that Energy Renew is packed with high-quality ingredients that have proven health benefits. Do these ingredients follow through on the claims made by Gundry MD?
First, we will address the most prominent label claims, “supports muscle recovery and cardiovascular health.” The Acetyl L-Carnitine has been shown to support recovery and alleviate soreness. The 300 mg is on the lower end of the dosage spectrum for most L-Carnitine products. We found no mention of less soreness or improved recovery in the reviews we observed, even those on the Gundry MD site. Similarly, knowing that oxidation can be a precursor to cardiovascular disease, we were a bit disappointed in the Vitamin C content at only 5 mg. That said, it’s relatively easy (and cheap) to find other vitamin C supplements. This concern is also offset to a degree by the inclusion of the Polyphenol Blend with its potent antioxidants.
The D Ribose, at a full five-gram serving (the same dosing used in clinical trials), shows promise for heart failure patients, so by extension, we assume it has benefits for healthy individuals as well.
The number one benefit cited, as the name implies, is more energy. No doubt the D Ribose is the hero ingredient in this instance as well, being a component of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate), that provides energy to drive cellular processes.
L-Carnitine is a popular ingredient used in weight loss supplements, and combined with the Polyphenol Blend, there is the potential for weight loss. However, that would not be a primary consideration in using the product.
Will Energy Renew Increase Your Energy?
Energy Renew is certainly a unique product in the energy-boosting supplement space. Most energy boosters are packed with caffeine and other stimulants that will give you a noticeable jolt in energy. Energy Renew is a bit different.
Like most Gundry MD products, Energy Renew is focused on holistic health. The products aim to make you an overall healthier human being vs. simply providing a one-off benefit. This is true of Energy Renew as well.
Energy Renew isn’t a short-term energy booster. If you’re looking for an immediate energy boost, you will likely get better results from coffee, a pre-workout supplement, or your caffeinated drink of choice. That said, caffeinated energy drinks offer a short-term solution to your low-energy. You get a short-term boost of energy followed by a crash. These beverages do nothing to promote your body’s natural energy levels – they simply mask the issue. This is where Energy Renew comes in.
Chronic low energy is often an indicator of poor health. If you are always tired, there is likely an issue with your diet, sleep schedule, and/or fitness routine (or lack thereof). Caffeine may give you a short-term boost, but it does nothing to improve your natural energy levels in the long run.
Energy Renew focuses on energy from an “overall health” perspective. The supplement is designed to improve your overall well-being by energizing your body at the cellular level. This is a longer-term investment in your natural energy levels.
Is Energy Renew Safe?
The ingredients in Energy Renew are generally considered safe at the dosages prescribed. There are no reports of severe adverse reactions to the product, although some customers have experience diarrhea, nausea, heartburn, abdominal cramps, headaches, or insomnia.
We suggest you check with your medical professional before adding any new supplement to your regimen.
Where to Buy Energy Renew
Energy Renew can be purchased on the official Gundry MD website for $74.95 per jar. You can use this link to get a discount that brings the price down to $49.95 per jar.
Further discounts are available if you buy multiple jars at a time. You can get 3 jars for $134.85 ($44.95/jar) or 6 jars for $254.70 ($42.45/jar). You will also get free shipping when you buy multiple jars at a time.
We recommend starting with a single jar to see if the supplement is a good fit for you. If you like it, it definitely makes sense to buy multiple jars at a time so you can save money.
Every purchase is backed by a 90-day money-back guarantee. This means you can buy with confidence knowing that your purchase will be refunded if you are unhappy with the product.
Final Thoughts on Energy Renew
In the final analysis, we are favorably impressed with Gundry MD and its Energy Renew product. The product is made with well-researched, high-quality ingredients that can help boost your natural energy levels and revitalize your body at a cellular level.