Beyond the Label with Kristin and Carl Schroeder, founders of Wingman

Join us as we go beyond the label with food brands that we love at Martie. Today, we chat with Kristin and Carl Schroeder, of Wingman Smart Energy Drinks! But these aren't just any energy drinks. Featuring nitric oxide, these drinks support immunity, stamina, recovery and focus 🧠. Learn all about the brand from the people who started it!

Grab your Wingman Smart Energy Drinks from Martie at great savings, and read on!

Kristin and Carl Schroeder of Wingman Smart Energy Drinks

What is the motivation behind Wingman? 

Wingman was born from the desire to create a functional beverage for the American people, full of benefits that improve our daily lives. Essentially, we believe in increasing well-being and quality of life through an accessible, well-researched beverage. After all, being able to experience life to the fullest with the people you love is the greatest happiness; knowing that we could help people achieve this by supporting their health, we decided to do everything in our power to place this product on the shelves. 

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Let’s talk nitric oxide! What is it, and what are the benefits?

The most important aspect of Wingman is that it boosts the production of Nitric Oxide, a molecule naturally found in our body that is essential for optimal performance. 

It was coined “The Miracle Molecule” by the Nobel Prize-winning chemists responsible for its discovery, because it increases blood flow, allowing for more oxygen to be distributed in our bodies. It enhances vital functions like heart capacity, increasing our stamina and making us feel stronger; it supports our immune system, helping us stay healthy for longer; and it also makes our mind sharper, improving motivation, focus and creativity.

It’s especially useful for people who are over 30 years old, when the body’s natural production of Nitric Oxide starts to decline. No other beverages provide this benefit, that’s why we felt it is important to share these life-improving properties with others.

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What’s the best way to drink Wingman?

Enjoy Wingman chilled and on an empty stomach 30 minutes prior to activities. 

If you’re going to exercise, while Wingman revs up your natural nitric oxide production and primes you to perform, we highly recommend stretching and warming up to be fully prepared. Once you reach the 30 minutes mark, you will be ready to crush your goals! Make sure to enjoy your new found powers!

Feeling creative? Consider an even more refreshing option by preparing a Wingman mocktail, our favorite so far has been the WM Citrus mojito mocktail. The sky’s the limit when it comes to enjoying the benefits of Nitric Oxide and if you come up with a delicious recipe of your own let us know about it!

Wingman Citrus Mojito


💚 Juice from 1/2 fresh lime
🌱 1 Tablespoon fresh mint leaves
🚀 1 (12 oz.) can Citrus flavor Wingman Smart Energy
🧊 Handful of crushed ice

Squeeze lime juice into a large glass.
Tear mint leaves into small pieces and combine with lime juice, using a fork or muddler to bruise the mind leaves.
Add ice. Pour Wingman over the ice and stir to combine.
Garnish with mint leaves and/or lime slices.

🍹 Makes one 12 ounce, or two 6 ounce beverages.


What’s in the pipeline next for Wingman?

Our team is currently excited and focused on finding new distribution channels for our beverage to make sure we can reach as many locations and people as possible. After all, our biggest desire is for people across the country to enjoy the support of a Wingman!

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What do best by dates mean to Wingman? 

The best by date is most relevant for our natural flavors, which will slowly dissipate after the best by date, since they have a shorter shelf life than their artificial alternatives; a choice we made considering the great importance of the benefits of natural ingredients. 

With regards to our star, functional ingredients that allow Wingman to boost Nitric Oxide production, they are a trademark blend of three amino acids: L-Arginine, L-Citrulline and Taurine, which will retain their efficacy well beyond the best by date, simply losing some of their potency after a prolonged period of time.

In other words, Wingman will remain safe and effective for consumption well past the best by date. 

Why is working with Martie important to Wingman?

In our company, we strongly believe in doing what we can for our planet and that every effort can make a difference. We share Martie’s vision on the importance of avoiding food waste while simultaneously making food more accessible for the millions of Americans that experience food insecurity.

Help the planet, help each other. What is there not to love?

Save up to 70% on Wingman, only at Martie, here!

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