Our story.

VAE was created by two neuroscience students looking for a better way to handle balancing the late nights of research with varsity athletics.

They wanted a portable caffeine solution they could take anywhere and would keep them energized for a week or more. They also didn’t want it to have any of the chemicals and calories of energy drinks - just a clean caffeine experience.

18 months of research and many sleepless nights of testing later, VAE was born.




Nut, Gluten & Dairy-Free


    Each spray of VAE contains 20mg of natural caffeine from coffee beans.


    An amino acid extracted from tea leaves that reduces stress and anxiety.


    An amino acid that helps produce important brain chemicals like epinephrine and dopamine.


    For a clean and natural taste without the junk.


    An FDA-approved sweetener derived from regular sugar.


    Potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate to keep your VAE fresh.

Ingredient Science


Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant and the most commonly used energy ingredient in the world. It has been thoroughly shown to reduce fatigue and drowsiness, improve reaction time, concentration, motor coordination as well as both aerobic and anaerobic athletic performance. Studies have also shown that small caffeine boosts are not only healthier but the best way to stay alert and focused throughout the day.


L-Theanine is an amino acid found naturally in green teas, such as matcha, that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It has a similar structure to glutamate, a neurotransmitter related to memory, and has been shown to increase dopamine and serotonin while exerting neuroprotective effects. In addition, the combination of L-Theanine and caffeine has been shown to increase alertness and help individuals focus their attention better during tasks. A scientific review on the combination of caffeine and L-theanine showed that it helps to maintain alertness, focus, attention, and accuracy, and also modulates the potential negative effects of caffeine.


L-Tyrosine is one of the 20 naturally occurring amino acids in the body and is the precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine. In a study on sleep deprivation, L-Tyrosine supplementation provided significant improvements to mathematical processing, memory, and logical reasoning. In another study by the US Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, L-Tyrosine proved useful in counteracting performance decrements during sustained work and sleep loss. L-Tyrosine has also been shown to reduce tension and fatigue and improve performance under stressful conditions.

Spray Science

Sprays are mostly absorbed through the buccal mucosa membrane in your mouth which makes absorption into the bloodstream much faster than other delivery methods like drinks or pills which absorb through the stomach lining. In a study of caffeine gum, which is absorbed in the same way, the blood-caffeine levels reached their peak in just 15-20 mins as compared to over 90 mins for the caffeine capsule - a 5-6 times faster onset of effects.

In addition to faster onset, sprays are very easy and precise to dose and a broad review on sprays found that they have many other advantages over traditional delivery methods, including longer duration of action, higher efficacy, higher bioavailability, and many more.

Commitment To Quality


We've put countless hours into perfecting the VAE formula and flavor profile to make it both powerfully functional and exceptionally tasty. Each ingredient is subject to our strict qualification process before going into use.


VAE is made in FDA-registered, NSF-certified and cGMP-certified facility, to ensure the manufacturing is best in class.

Gold Standard Testing

VAE is fully FDA-compliant and every single batch undergoes three 3rd party testing phases during production to maintain the highest quality standard.

The smartest way to power up.