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Q Healthy Energy Drink Ambassadors JN Carriere, Mike Darbyshire, Sandra Walter

Q Hydration Ambassadors Left to Right: JN Carriere, Mike Darbyshire, Sandra Walter.

Q Hydration is a synergistic blend of Quercetin, Herbal Extracts, Vitamins and Electrolytes to support every day Energy, Health and Performance. Q Hydration is tested and produced in a NSF Certified for Sport® facility in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia.

We're all about transparency. Below you'll find our complete list of ingredients. Or you can go directly to our Nutrition Facts and list of healthy ingredients.

Quercetin (kwer-suh-tin): 330mg

Q Energy's unique active ingredient, Quercetin is a bioflavonoid - a natural compound derived from fruits, plants and vegetables. We source our Quercetin from the bean pods of the Fava d'Anta tree which grows in Brazil. We use only the highest quality ingredients and perform vigorous testing. Our Quercetin is 99.8% pure. 

Quercetin can produce incredible benefits:

  • Quercetin provides energy at a cellular level. Studies have shown that Quercetin can increase the number mitochondria in your cells. Mitochondria are the 'powerhouses of the cells' that metabolize fat and sugar into energy. More mitochondria means more of your calories can be turned into useful energy.
  • A University of Michigan study indicates that "quercetin may be beneficial in the treatment of viral infections" by virtue of its ability to inhibit the replication of the rhinovirus, the virus which is responsible for the vast majority of common colds. As an anti-oxidant, quercetin can help prevent cell damage from free radicals.
  • Quercetin is effective relief from sore joints and muscles, arthritis, allergies, cold & flu symptoms. Q Energy has gained a reputation as excellent hangover relief. 


Herbal Extracts

  • Gingko BilobaGingko biloba is another powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body that cause damage to tissue and cells. Gingko biloba is the most frequently prescribed medicinal herb in Europe, with hundreds of studies reporting positive effects from taking ginkgo for both the prevention and treatment of various health complaints. By enhancing blood flow to the brain gingko biloba aids in cognitive function and memory. Research also suggests that gingko biloba extract prevents cholesterol from turning into plaque within arteries.
  • Green Tea CatechinsDerived from green tea extract, catechins are a powerful antioxidant that neutralize free radicals in the body that cause damage to tissue and cells. Catechins are also believed to support healthy weight management and are associated with a lower risk of cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease. Catechins are recognized as having stimulant, astringent, antibacterial, antifungal, anticarcinogenic, thermogenic and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Panax GinsengPanax ginseng is one of the most highly regarded herbal medicines from Asia. The term 'Panax' is derived from the Greek 'panacea' which means 'all healing'. Proven to improve reaction times and mental awareness, ginseng is regularly taken to increase energy and to treat many ailments including fatigue and inflammation. In addition to adding energy, ginseng delays the onset of muscle fatigue allowing the body to go further in workouts  Ginseng is an adaptogen, which means it increases the body's resistance to stress, anxiety, trauma and fatigue.

  • Rhodiola RoseaLike ginseng, rhodiola is an adaptogen. An adaptogen increases the body's resistance to stress, anxiety, trauma and fatigue. Rhodiola enhances the body's physical and mental work capacity and productivity, with actions related to strengthening the nervous system, fighting depression, enhancing immunity, elevating the capacity for exercise, enhancing memorization, improving energy levels, and possibly prolonging the life span. It is recommended to fight fatigue, improve sexual function and mental performance while increasing attention span, exercise ability, strength and mobility. Rhodiola has also been shown to improve memory function and the recovery of muscles after exercise.


Eight Essential Vitamins

  • Vitamin AAlso known as retinol, Vitamin A has antioxidant properties that neutralize free radicals in the body that cause damage to tissue and cells. It also supports eye function, helping your eyes adjust to changes in the brightness of light. In addition to its well known benefits for the skin, Vitamin A helps to maintain healthy epithelial cells (surface cells of many glands, organs, and the skin) and supports immunity by helping to facilitate effective barriers to infections
  • Vitamin B1Also known as thiamin, Vitamin B1 is essential for muscular and cardiovascular function. Thiamin fights fatigue by helping your body convert blood sugar into energy. Thiamin keeps mucous membranes healthy and plays a role in the function of nerve cells, nerve tissue and nerve transmission.
  • Vitamin B2Also known as riboflavin, Vitamin B2 works in conjunction with the other B vitamins to efficiently make energy from calories from fat, protein and carbohydrates. B2 also supports red cell production and contributes to good vision and healthy skin. B2 is necessary not only for growth but for continued healthy growth of skin, hair and nails. B2 participates in essential biochemical reactions, especially those that yield energy.
  • Vitamin B3Also known as niacin, Vitamin B3 aids the function of the digestive system also contributes to the conversion of calories from fat, protein and carbohydrates into energy. High doses of Niacin have also been shown to reduce LDL ('bad') cholesterol and triglycerides while raising HDL ('good') cholesterol. Niacin promotes a normal appetite and healthy skin.
  • Also known as pyridoxine, Vitamin B6 works with folic acid to reduce a person's risk of heart attack. Like the other B vitamins, B6 also helps the body convert protein into energy. B6 promotes brain function and is necessary for the formation of hemoglobin and the growth of red blood cells.
  • Vitamin CVitamin C is another antioxidant known to neutralize free radicals in the body that cause damage to tissue and cells. Vitamin C also helps strengthen the immune system, prevent cell damage and heal wounds. Vitamin C is also useful in helping the body properly absorb iron.
  • Vitamin DThe sunshine vitamin. Vitamin D is critically important to help the body absorb and use calcium from food or supplements. Recent studies show that the majority of Canadians are deficient in Vitamin D. Vitamin D also prevents osteoporosis and helps in the formation of bones and teeth while supporting the function of muscles and nerves.
  • Vitamin EVitamin E is another powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body that cause damage to tissue and cells. Vitamin E also supports healthy circulatory function and assists in wound healing and blood clotting.

Other Ingredients

  • Potassium:25mg & Sodium: 25mg assist in hydration by replenishing depleted salts 
  • Organic Cane SugarJust under a spoonful (tsp) of sugar makes the medicine go down. We believe a very little bit of sugar goes a long way. We've added just enough to make Q Energy taste fantastic and refreshing. At under 15 calories in a very large water (700ml / 24 oz.) bottle, that little bit of sugar won't prevent you from seeking nutrient rich calories instead of filling up on sugar. 
  • SteviaStevia is a very sweet plant. It's a naturally awesome '0 calorie' solution.
  • Natural CaffeineWe source our caffeine from coffee beans. 35mg is equivalent to an 8 oz cup of green tea. It won't give you that buzz and it won't give you the jitters. It's just enough caffeine to help your body metabolize and access all the other energy giving ingredients quickly. We don't hide any sneaky caffeine under a fancy name like guarana or yerba mate. 
  • Sweet Potato PowderWe use sweet potato powder to color Orange & Wildberry. No red dye number anything here.
  • Natural Lemon Lime flavorNatural Orange flavor

    We use only real flavors derived from fruit. Lemon Lime and Orange are exactly as they sound.

    The wildberry mix contains strawberries, blackberries and blueberries.