So the days are dragging, your energy levels are taking a hit and you’re finding it hard to get goin’ in the morning? We’ve got you sorted! Our Charge Up pre-workout powders give you that energy boost you need to not only kick start your day the Happy Way, but to keep you going when you need it most. Perfect for pre-workout to help increase strength and endurance, or for an afternoon pick-me-up instead of that 3rd cup of coffee—they’re made with the highest quality ingredients, leaving you feelin’ good from the inside out!
Happy Way Charge Up FAQs
What is a pre-workout supplement?
A pre-workout powder is one of the hardest working and most easy to use supplements. At Happy Way, our pre-workout supplements are called Charge Up powders and just as their name suggests, they’re filled with nutritious ingredients designed to charge you up and give you that boost of energy! Our Charge Up powders work like enhancers and are aimed to help boost your metabolism, endurance and energy levels, all whilst assisting your body to burn more fat.
It’s important to remember that pre-workout powders are not miracle workers or magical dust, and they can’t be used after a cheat meal to lose weight. Instead, they must be used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise routine to achieve the best results.
Consuming the correct and recommended dosage of our pre-workout supplement is also important as you don’t want to go overboard. If unsure, seek advice from your healthcare professional before consuming any pre-workout powders or supplements.
WHAT DO PRE-WORKOUT SUPPLEMENTS DO?
A pre-workout powder is a dietary supplement designed to boost energy and performance whilst providing the body with essential nutrients that promote overall health and well-being. As the name suggests, pre-workout powders are commonly used before exercise or training and can help to increase stamina and endurance. This can be greatly beneficial for athletes or even for those individuals who have an intense training routine and are seeking dramatic results from their workouts.
HOW DO I CHOOSE THE BEST NATURAL PRE-WORKOUT POWDER FOR ME?
Choosing the best pre-workout powder for you is dependent on your personal/fitness goals, general health, body type, lifestyle and dietary requirements.
When choosing a pre-workout powder make sure you consider:
what you’re trying to achieve.
how often you exercise and when.
what type of exercise you do.
the foods you eat and the amount of water you consume.
Choose pre-workout powders that are made with natural ingredients and avoid using any supplements that contain artificial additives, flavours or preservatives. Ensure you check the nutritional information and ingredients before using the product also.
Being an energy-boosting stimulant, many pre-workout powders contain caffeine. If you’re wanting to decrease your caffeine intake, shop for powders that have a small dosage or are caffeine-free.
WHAT IS THE BEST NATURAL PRE-WORKOUT POWDER FOR VEGANS?
Again, it’s important to take into account your health, as well as your body’s needs and requirements.
At Happy Way, our Charge Up powders are vegan-friendly and gluten-free. They’re available in 5 delicious flavours and one of our favourites at Happy Way HQ is our Charge Up powder in Watermelon. This vegan, pre-workout powder contains 4.0 grams of protein per 10 gram serving.
Super simple and easy to use, just add 10 grams of powder to 200 ml of water. Stir or shake it for 20 seconds, or until completely dissolved. Not considered a sole source of nutrition, ensure you use our supplements in conjunction with a nutritious diet and suitable exercise program. Determining what is the best pre-workout powder for you is important, so consult your healthcare professional before using pre-workout powders and any other supplements.
For additional information and to view the full list of ingredients, click here.
HOW DO OUR CHARGE UP POWDERS WORK FOR OUR BODIES?
When used correctly, pre-workout powders help to boost energy, whilst also encouraging the body to utilise fat stores as energy during an intense workout. It’s important to remember that pre-workout powders are not miracle workers nor do they replace a healthy diet. As much as we wish we could get away with eating chips, pizza and cake on the regular, a pre-workout supplement can’t fight against poor food choices. Happy Way’s Charge Up powders are add-ons to your workout and provide you with extra energy, whilst speeding up your metabolism.
Our Charge Up powders are made with key ingredients that work to stimulate hormonal reactions in the body, so they can break down fat stores to be used as fuel. Caffeine is one of the main ingredients used in pre-workout powders, as being a metabolism booster, it helps the body burn fat. Caffeine increases the breakdown of fatty acids in the body, which are found in the adipose tissue, commonly known as stubborn belly fat. These fatty acids enter the bloodstream and turn into energy once they’re broken down.
There are lots of Charge Up flavours to choose from, but how do the other ingredients in our Charge Up powders work and what are their benefits? Let's look at our Watermelon Charge Up powder.
Happy Way’s Watermelon Charge Up powder includes BCAAs (Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine), which assists with recovery from intense exercise by decreasing the protein breakdown within the muscles. We also include citric acid, which is a powerful antioxidant. Its job is to encourage metabolism, improve physical fitness and prevent muscle fatigue after exercise.
Discover more about our Charge Up powders—to view the full list of ingredients used in our Watermelon Charge Up Powder, click here.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TAKE HAPPY WAY’S CHARGE UP POWDERS?
We recommend taking our Charge Up powders when you wake up in the morning or roughly 30 minutes before breakfast or exercise. This is a great time to take your pre-workout supplement because our metabolisms slow down during sleep.
Also, when pre-workout powders are taken first thing in the morning they can help kick start the day and allow you to perform a more intense workout. For people that are sensitive towards stimulants, we recommend that you take our Charge Up powders before midday, so your body has time to wind down before bedtime.
Ensuring that you exercise roughly 30-40 minutes after taking our Charge Up powder will allow your body to gain all the benefits and help boost its fat-burning effects. However, it’s important to remember that to gain their full value, you must take them along with a healthy diet and a great exercise routine.
At Happy Way, we recommend adding 10 grams of our Charge Up powder to 200 ml of water. Stir or shake it for 20 seconds, or until it has completely dissolved. Once opened, store in a cool, dry place and keep in an air-tight container. For ultimate freshness, use our Charge Up powders within 90 days of opening.
We recommend always reading the instructions and ingredients on the product before deciding on which pre-workout powder is best for you. If you are unsure, consult your healthcare professional to determine if it’s the right supplement for you.
HOW LONG UNTIL I SEE RESULTS FROM A NATURAL PRE-WORKOUT POWDER?
Every human body is different, so results can vary between each individual. Track the results of your pre-workout powder by taking a photo of yourself or noting down your measurements from the moment you first commence using it. Then, after 3-5 weeks, review your progress. If you’ve noticed improved results compared to when you weren’t using your pre-workout powder, it could be that you’ve found a great match that’s perfect for you!
HOW DO I USE NATURAL PRE-WORKOUT POWDERS TO ASSIST WITH WEIGHT LOSS?
Happy Way’s Charge Up powders have lots of nutritional benefits, but it’s important to consider at what time of day you’re using them, as it will be key when assisting with weight loss.
By taking our Charge Up powder when you wake up, you will help kick start your metabolism and boost your energy for the day. We recommend consuming your Charge Up powder as a pre-workout, 30 minutes before you exercise if your goal is to boost your endurance and help with weight loss.
Exercising after consuming your pre-workout powder will allow you to complete a more intense workout, therefore maximising the weight loss effects. It’s important to remember though that this supplement is not a magic solution to losing weight and needs to be used in conjunction with a healthy, well-balanced diet.
When looking for a pre-workout powder that helps to reduce belly fat, it’s important to factor in what’s best suited to your health, goals, lifestyle, fitness regime and dietary requirements. Ensure you choose a pre-workout supplement that is packed with natural ingredients and that you read its features, benefits and instructions before consumption.
Losing belly fat and flattening the abdomen involves regular exercise that targets the abdominal muscles, as well as cardio workouts that promote fat loss. It’s important to also eat a proper diet.
Some tips to help reduce belly fat include:
Add more protein and healthy fats to your diet
Limit your carb intake to a maximum of 40% of your daily calorie intake
Ensure most of your calories are taken from vegetables and fruits
Consume oats, brown rice, buckwheat and other minimally processed grains
Combine cardio with strength training
Don’t just exercise your abs
As well as doing the above, it can also be helpful to consume a pre-workout powder to assist you. We suggest trying our Charge Up powders. Used in conjunction with a healthy, well-balanced diet and exercise program, they’re easy to use and produce great results. They help to boost your metabolism and burn energy, which can assist with weight loss and fat-burning.
What’s one of our favourite Charge Up powders at Happy Way? Packed with tropical flavour, our Pineapple Charge Up powder is a delicious option that can help increase muscle strength and intensify your workout.
Our unique formula offers premium ingredients needed to boost performance and reduce fat. Free from artificial flavours, sweeteners or preservatives, Happy Way products are also all-natural.
HOW DO PROTEIN POWDERS DIFFER FROM PRE-WORKOUT POWDERS?
There are many pre-workout supplements available, including protein powders and pre-workout powders. If you’re unsure which supplement is right for you, seek guidance from your healthcare professional.
Pre-workout powders must be used together with a healthy diet and exercise regime. By consuming just the recommended dosage on the packaging, our Charge Up powders assist the body to burn fat. It’s important to remember they’re add-ons to your workout, not a replacement for a nutritional diet. They work by providing you with a boost of energy, whilst also speeding up your metabolism.
Made with key ingredients, Happy Way’s Charge Up powders work to motivate hormonal reactions in the body, which then break down fat stores to be used as fuel. A metabolism booster, caffeine is one of the main ingredients in our Charge Up powders. Caffeine helps to break down fatty acids in the body which are found in the adipose tissue (known as stubborn belly fat). The fatty acids enter the bloodstream and once broken down they turn into energy.
Protein powder can also be a fantastic supplement to have pre-workout or throughout the day and can offer varied benefits from those our Charge Up powders provide.
A vital macronutrient for the human body, protein is essential for muscle growth, healing, reproduction and sustaining a healthy immune system. Protein is valuable for brain function, helps reduce fatigue and can assist with weight loss by lessening the hunger hormone levels. Sourced from eggs, whey, rice, soy, or a combination of the four, protein powder is a commonly used supplement for those who prioritise health and fitness.
Protein powder is great to have in a shake by simply mixing with water, or you can create a smoothie combining your favourite fruits, yoghurt or milk of choice.
Check out Happy Way’s protein powders in both whey and vegan varieties here.
CAN YOU MIX A PRE-WORKOUT POWDER WITH A PROTEIN POWDER?
Yes, you can mix a pre-workout powder with a protein powder. Combining the two eliminates the number of supplements you need to take separately and you get the benefits of boosted energy and focus pre-workout, plus the muscle developing, recovery and repair benefits of your protein powder with the help of branched-chain amino acids.
Being that our Happy Way protein powder doesn’t contain caffeine, you don’t have to worry about having excessive amounts of stimulants in the one shake or smoothie either.
When our bodies burn calories they produce more heat in the body which is called thermogenesis. The warmer our body temperature gets, the more energy is burned and therefore we can also burn fat. The process of thermogenesis helps boost metabolism which is why people look for thermogenic supplements to help with weight loss. A thermogenic pre-workout powder contains natural ingredients such as caffeine, green tea and capsaicin, which all have metabolism-boosting properties and can help to reduce appetite.
Happy Way’s Charge Up powders are all-natural and considered thermogenic. To read more on the ingredients and their benefits for the body, check out our ‘Charge Up’ blog.
WHERE CAN I BUY GREEN TEA PRE-WORKOUT POWDER?
Considered one of the healthiest drinks, green tea is packed with antioxidants and various plant compounds that can be beneficial for your health.
Green tea contains caffeine, though a cup of green tea contains less caffeine (approx. 24–40 mg) compared with a cup of coffee (approx. 100–200 mg). Green tea still has enough caffeine to have a mild effect.
Green tea pre-workout powders can generally be bought in-store or online. Different brands offer various ingredients and benefits, so ensure you’re using the best product for your health, body and dietary requirements. If you need clarification, check in with your healthcare professional before consuming green tea pre-workout powders.
Happy Way’s Charge Up powders all contain green tea extract which aids in weight management, boosts skin health and enhances exercise performance and recovery.
IS THERE A NATURAL PRE-WORKOUT POWDER THAT IS BETTER FOR FEMALES?
There’s no particular pre-workout powder that is best suited for females but it’s important to choose one that aligns with your goals, body, lifestyle, exercise regime, health and dietary requirements.
There are many pre-workout supplements to choose from and they can vary from product to product, so it’s important to look into the ingredients and nutritional value. Make sure you are choosing a product that’s not packed with preservatives and other nasties, and if you’re someone who wants to decrease their caffeine intake, shop for pre-workout powders that contain a small dosage or are caffeine-free.
At Happy Way, our Charge Up powders are made with the highest quality raw, ancient and organic superfood supplements and are without any nasty preservatives, artificial flavours or sweeteners.
They’re 100% natural and designed to help increase muscle strength, boost performance and intensify your workout.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS OF USING A PRE-WORKOUT POWDER?
As with any supplement, it’s important to ensure you follow the directions on the packaging of your pre-workout powder and ensure you take the recommended dosage. Remember, a pre-workout powder is not a miracle powder that will help you achieve your goals quicker if taken in excess. They must be used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise program, and if you’re taking more than the advised amount you may suffer from some side effects.
Like having too many cups of coffee, if you have too many pre-workout shakes each day you can be left feeling jittery, anxious and restless as pre-workout powders usually contain caffeine as one of their main ingredients. Too much caffeine can also cause headaches, increased heart rate, insomnia and nausea, so it’s important to be mindful of this when using your pre-workout powder multiple times a day.
It’s recommended to avoid caffeine at least 6 hours before bedtime to ensure that you get a good night's rest and if you are sensitive to caffeine try having your pre-workout powder before midday.
Here of course! Happy Way’s pre-workout powders are all-natural and bursting at the seams with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and nutrients. They’re filled with so much goodness—you’re bound to reap the rewards of this staff favourite!
Available in 5 delicious flavours— Watermelon, Pineapple, Dragon Fruit, Mango and Green Apple —they increase your focus, build endurance, and give you that boost of energy to help you power through your days, allowing you to take on anything life throws at you!