CHICAGO– Protein2o, the nation’s number-one low-calorie protein beverage water, is excited to announce the launch of Protein2o Plus Energy, which boasts 125 mg of caffeine in addition to 15 g of protein. Like all of the brand’s products, Protein2o Plus Energy is made with 100 percent whey protein isolate and natural flavors and is preservative, gluten and lactose-free; the caffeine it contains is derived from green coffee beans.
“The development of Protein2o Plus Energy has really been driven by consumer demand,” said Andy Horrow, Protein2o president. “By combining much sought-after functional ingredients – water, protein and energy — we are offering consumers, for the first time, a great-tasting, low-calorie beverage that promises multiple benefits.”
Available in two flavors, Blueberry-Raspberry and Cherry Lemonade, Protein2o Plus Energy has only 70 calories per 16.9 oz. bottle. Both flavors are available on Amazon and Walmart.com starting today and will begin to appear on grocery, convenience and drug store shelves starting in February.
“Before or after a workout or as a healthy afternoon boost, Protein2o Plus Energy gives consumers a perfect one-two punch of high-quality protein and energizing caffeine, with the added bonus of being low-calorie,” added Horrow. “This is an exciting expansion for us, an opportunity to introduce our brand to a whole new audience of energy-seeking consumers, while also offering something new for our already-devoted fans.”
Founded in 2013 by former SVP of Merchandising for Walgreens and GNC Bob Kral and his son Robert Kral, a former Johnson and Johnson sales executive, Protein2o is the original and number one protein water in America, according to Nielsen. Protein2o is sold across the U.S. in great retailers like Sam’s Club, Walmart, Target, Publix, Speedway, Safeway, Albertson’s, Casey’s, Kum & Go and Rite Aid. Protein2o comes in nine flavors with 10-15 g of whey protein isolate and only 60 calories per 16.9 oz. bottle. Protein2o Plus Energy comes in two flavors with 15 grams of whey protein isolate and only 70 calories per 16.9 oz bottle. Protein2o is owned by a group of beverage, finance and retail industry leaders, led by CEO Bob Kral. The company’s chairwoman of the board is Sue Wellington, former Gatorade president. Visit drinkprotein2o.com.