Steven Seagal’s Next Target? The Nap

Action star creates energy drink called Lightning Bolt.

Like a Red Bull with squinty eyes and a long black ponytail, action star Steven Seagal is coming to save the world from villainy, illness and, most importantly, the temptation of a mid-afternoon nap.

The 54-year-old action star has created Lightning Bolt energy drink, a vigorous concoction he claims to have discovered while traveling the globe in search of disease-killing botanicals. Seagal’s boredom-bashing beverage is a healthier alternative, he says, to the so-called “nutraceutical” market, where drinks like Rock Star and Full Throttle kick butt much like he did in the early ’90s.

Powered by Tibetan goji berries, Seagal’s elixir comes in multiple flavors, including Root Beer Rush, Cherry Charge and Asian Experience. The star of such films as “Under Siege” and “Hard to Kill” says he discovered the power of the Tibetan berries and other exotic ingredients while researching immune builders in Asia.

“I have traveled the world creating this drink; there is none better that I know,” the self-described actor, singer/songwriter, guitarist, Aikido black belt and master herbalogist boasted. “I have included in this drink everything I could to strengthen the body.”

The kimono-wearing former “Mountain Dew” pitchman is sweetening the taste of his drinks with a limited-time offer for fans who purchase a four-pack. “The Path Beyond Thought,” a 2001 documentary that shows Seagal in his early training days in Japan, can now find its way into the over-energized fingers of Seagal’s fans who possess a proof of purchase and are willing to pay the $4.95 shipping and handling.

Seagal, who recently completed the film “Into the Sun,” released Songs From the Crystal Cave earlier this year, an album his press release claims “has already hit the pop charts in Europe.”

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