Energy Renew Review - Does it Work?

By Anthony Dugarte, M.D., C.S.C.S
Updated on: Jun 19, 2020

What Is Energy Renew?

Energy Renew by Gundry MD is a supplement that allegedly increases your cells' natural ability to create its own energy, while also providing protection and helping them burn fat.

The company's purported benefits for the supplement are:

  • Addresses your fatigue
  • Cellular energy support
  • Promotes clearer thinking
  • Maintain healthy metabolism after the age 50

To use, you’ll mix one scoop of the powder with 10 fl. oz. of water and consume.

Sources of fatigue are wide-ranging and commonly encompass less concerning factors typically related to lack of sleep or poor diet. However, sometimes more serious underlying issues may be the cause of fatigue.

This review examines the ingredients' effectiveness, safety, and whether this supplement is right for you.

Ingredients

According to the supplement facts label listed on the Gundry MD website, Energy Renew contains the following:

  • Vitamin C 5 mg
  • D-Ribose 5,000 mg
  • N-Acetyl L-Carnitine 500 mg
  • Polyphenol Blend 300 mg – Beet Root Extract, Hibiscus Flower Extract, Betta Berries (Acai, Acerola, Amla, Jabuticaba, Cranberry, Goji, Mangosteen, Maqui Berry, Pomegranate, Strawberry, Schisandra Berry)

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that can combat free radicals, substances associated with harmful oxidative stress, as well as support immune function.

These effects were demonstrated when the combination of 3g of vitamin C and 2g of vitamin D prevented the oxidative stress from sunburn over 50-days.

Its relationship with the immune response has also been demonstrated; vitamin C levels drop during acute infection or stress. Also, 55 patients that were treated with 60 mg/Kg body weight of vitamin C experienced elevations in white blood cell levels, cells we use to fight infection.

D-Ribose is a naturally occurring sugar that plays a large role in energy production. At 15g/day, D-Ribose improved energy in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.

In healthy subjects undergoing intense exercise, 10g/day of D-Ribose reduced perceived exertion, as well as blood tests that indicate muscle damage, over the course of 5-days.

N-Acetyl L-Carnitine also plays a role in energy production as it works to transport enzymes that breakdown fatty acids into the mitochondria, the powerhouse of your cells.

Created by the liver, kidney, and brain, it can also be obtained from meat products. Vegetarians that received 2g/day for 3-weeks increased both blood and muscle carnitine levels though this did not improve muscle function during exercise.

In contrast, 26 healthy subjects prolonged their ability to exercise with 3-4g/day over 1-week.

Polyphenols are compounds found in fruits, vegetables, and wheat products that are thought to play a role in energy metabolism, while also offering antioxidant, disease-fighting, and brain-boosting capabilities.

Over 12-weeks, cognitive function improved in 12 elderly adults with memory decline after consuming 6 and 9 ml/kg of concord grape juice, a beverage known to be packed with polyphenols.

The relationship between quercetin, a type of polyphenol, and exercise performance has been extensively investigated. While performance improvements were noted in a review of 11 studies, they were minimal. Also, the duration of treatment and dosing (up to 1000mg/day) did not affect these results.

Potential Side Effects

The studies reviewed here included doses comparable, or substantially larger, when compared to those offered in Energy Renew.

Vitamin C was safe at 3g/day over 50-days without adverse events. Nausea, diarrhea, and headaches are possible with excess amounts.

Both D-Ribose and N-Acetyl L-Carnitine were safe at doses 2-4x larger than Energy Renew. Both can similarly be associated with digestive issues like stomach cramping and diarrhea.

Polyphenols are generally safe. The company does not offer details for dosing in each individual ingredient in this blend, though quercetin was safe at more than 3x Energy Renew’s total polyphenol dose.

Always consult with your primary care provider before committing to any new supplements.

The Cost

If purchased directly from GundryMD.com, Energy Renew is available in the following quantities:

  • 1 Jar: $74.95
  • 3 Jars: $285.00
  • 6 Jars: $377.70

All orders qualify for free shipping.

All Energy Renew orders come from Gundry MD with a 90-day money-back guarantee, less S&H, which you can request by calling (800) 852-0477.

The Bottom Line: Is Energy Renew Necessary?

Vitamin C’s antioxidant and immune boosting capabilities were proven at doses even lower than what is included in Energy Renew.

Even at doses much larger than what is available in Energy renew, the support for D-Ribose, N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine, and polyphenols is mixed.

When combining the available scientific support with pricing options, this may not be the best place to start if you’re interested in boosting your energy.

Speak to your doctor first before committing to this supplement.


Customer Reviews

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  • 64 Customer Reviews
  • 89% Recommend This Product
4.6 out of 5
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  • Energy Renew

    • By Sydney S.,
    • New York,
    • May 11, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I have just received my first shipment, enjoyed my first glass. I must say, I liked it very much, will add a follow-up review if I don't forget. I have read many books and articles on health over the years, I have tried many products. Even if this product wouldn't provide extra energy I would still use it as a healthy refreshment. There are many beverages out there but so many of them have less than desirable ingredients. I would certainly recommend this product. Check for price deals if you're poor like me.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • Asking for input from Gundry

    • By Noel S.,
    • Barnegat Township, NJ,
    • Feb 20, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I spent 2 hours writing up questions regarding Dr. Gundry’s Energy Renew. However, every time I tried to send it to his business website, it crashed. Two hours.

    Thus, I now recognize everything I questioned was true. This is a Gundry SCAM! In addition, at $74.94 per month, this product is only for the wealthy, not the sick. Dr. Gundry purports to care for the ill.

    Nonsense! No one in the middle or lower income levels could possibly afford this miracle product.

    Dr. Gundry, show your true self!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Feb 21, 2020

      Company Response from Gundry MD

      Hi Noel, I want to sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you experienced reaching our customer support. I want to assure you that our customer service email (support@gundrymd.com) and our phone number (800-852-0477) are both actively monitored by a dedicated team. I also want to offer my personal email - aria@gundrymd.com - to address any other questions or concerns you may have.

      In regards to your order, I've gone ahead and initiated a full refund for your order of 1 jar of Energy Renew placed in December 2019. Please keep an eye out for a confirmation email. Thank you.


  • When is the best time to take Energy Renew

    • By Monica M.,
    • Atlanta, GA,
    • Nov 11, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I have only used Energy Renew for a week. Is there a best time to take it? Presently I find no difference, improvement in my lack of energy. The product tastes delicious, I have been taken it in the afternoons as a "snack". Will it be more effective in the morning? Or evening?

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • Energized at 70.

    • By Ken L.,
    • Ohio,
    • Jun 21, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I have been using Energy Renew, Heart Defense, and Vital Reds for months, in a smoothie in the morning with blueberries and protein powder. Results? I will be 70 this year, walk 30-35 miles a week at a 15-minute per mile pace, do P90x at least once a year, and can run up stairs without being out of breath. People marvel at my energy and activity level.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • Energy amplifier

    • By Mary P.,
    • Colorado,
    • Jun 19, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I notice a difference in the amount of energy I have. Workouts are more energetic. I like using it and will probably continue. I would recommend this product. The taste is good and not too sweet.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • Energy Renew is awesome. It gives energy and improves skin.

    • By William G.,
    • Ventura, CA,
    • Jun 19, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    Dr. Gundry is the best nutritionist since the Juice Man. Of course, Doc is more scientific and gets to the molecular level. I trust Doc. His narrative videos are convincing. He could be better in the debate videos. No need to say things like throw out the Juice but keep the skins of berries. Doc, prep before debates! You are relaxing on your laurels. Focus on science. One contradiction: in Vital Reds video you state don't eat go go berries but they are in Energy Renew! Whaddup Doc?

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • Energy Renew

    Overall Experience:

    I am on my 4th week of Energy Renew. It has given me some energy but I still get that mid-afternoon slump. Sometimes after I drink it, I feel a bit nauseous for a few seconds.

    Not sure I would recommend yet.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • Dr. Gundry's products

    • By Sherry H.,
    • Arizona,
    • Mar 4, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I was feeling kinda of sluggish and low on energy. A friend recommended that I try Vital Reds, so I looked it up, liked what was in it and ordered. Then I saw Energy Renew, so I ordered that as well. I combined the two in the mornings. I feel better throughout the day and don't seem to get that 2:00 pm low. I also read your book Plant Paradox and have incorporated some of the do's and don't into my daily vegetarian diet.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • Good so far.

    • By David P.,
    • Adelaide, Australia,
    • Mar 3, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    My wife and I took our first delivery of Energy Renew and we both found our energy levels definitely increased and really noticeably on hikes in the local hills. We then had trouble trying to order more as it wasn’t available and only in the last six weeks we were able to get some more and have now been taking it again. I take it with a glass of water mixed with Vital Reds and Primal Plants every morning. I find now that I have more energy and stamina than I’ve had for years and in the process dropped 7 kilos.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • Great drink

    • By Julie P.,
    • Madison, WI,
    • Mar 3, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I was skeptical if it would actually provide more energy and I believe it does. I drink it in the morning before my coffee. Yes, one morning I didn't drink my coffee until 11! The fact that the powder dissolves easily and taste great with no aftertaste is a bonus. I am very sensitive to after tastes of even natural sweeteners. This has none!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • Energy Renew

    • By Colin M.,
    • Australia,
    • Mar 2, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I have been taking bodybuilding support and all it is a waste of money, this is the real deal and healthy. No need for post workout energy formulas, natural energy all the time, all day with Energy Renew will be keeping it up for my health and training.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


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