There are a ton of energy drinks on the market right now and I’m sure everyone has their favorite ones. I am going to list 5 that give a really good amount of energy whenever you drink them. One thing to remember when you drink energy drinks though is the serving size. Some drinks, like Monster and Rockstar are in those huge cans, but you are only supposed to drink about 1/3 to ½ of the can per serving! So make sure when you do drink those you are only taking in the serving size because then you will not overload on the sugar and caffeine in those drinks. Now onto the energy drinks!! Im splitting this into two different categories of energy drinks, Regular Drinks and Performance Drinks. I’m going to start with the Regular Drinks, which I consider the ones you would normally think of when deciding which energy drink to buy! The Performance Drink category will be tomorrow so be sure to check back for that!
Regular Energy Drinks
8oz can with 1 serving, 16oz can with 2 servings, 32oz can with 3 servings
This energy drink was created n 2001 and contains between 60mg and 120mg of caffeine per serving depending on which one you get. If you go with the Rockstar Energy Shots those contain around 200mg of caffeine. This energy drink also contains Taurine, Guarana and Milk Thistle. People and bars often use Rockstar to mix with alcohol, this is mostly because of the taste, energy Rockstar gives and the fact that Milk Thistle, a liver detoxifying agent, is included. It is supposed to help with hangovers and detoxing the liver, but studies show that the amount of Milk Thistle put in energy drinks would be of hardly any benefits. So if you do mix it with alcohol thinking you won’t feel the side effects of alcohol you may still get that hangover in the morning!
16oz can with 2 servings
Monster Energy Drink was created in 2002 and contains roughly 80mg to 120 mg of caffeine per serving depending on the type you get. This drink also contains Taurine, Ginseng, Guarana and B-Vitamins which all help with your energy. Monster has a citrus taste and comes in a variety of different kinds to fit your needs, including, Lo-Carb and Absolute Zero (zero calories.)
8.4oz can with 1 serving, 16oz can with 2 servings, 24oz with 3 servings
Amp Energy Drinks were launched in 2001 by PepsiCo, it contains between 65mg and 100mg of caffeine per serving depending on the type you get. It has a similar flavor to Mountain Dew and also contains taurine, ginseng, B-vitamins and guarana in it. There are a number of different ones to choose from including, Green Tea, Sugar-Free flavors and Lemonade.
5 Hour Energy:
2 oz bottle with 1 serving
5 Hour Energy Drink is a quick little shot to increase your energy for 5 hours. It was created in 2004 and sparked the trend for energy shot drinks! 5 Hour Energy contains about 80mg of caffeine along with B6, B12 and Taurine. The taste on this energy shot is not all that great but it does come in two different flavors, berry and lemon-lime. Recently they came out with a Decaf 5 Hour Energy and an Extra Strength 5 Hour Energy.
8.4oz can with 1 serving
Red Bull is the original energy drink that basically started the energy drink craze and is currently the number 1 selling energy drink in the world! It was based off a Thia energy drink Krating Daeng and launched in 1997 by the an Austrian entrepreneur who adapted the formula for western tastes and took it global. It contains about 80mg of caffeine per serving and includes Taurine, B-Vitamins and Sugar. There is a sugar free version as well as Red Bull Shots. Red Bull is often mixed with alcohol and has become very popular in 13 years it has been on the market, including a Reddy (Red Bull and Vodka) and a Jager-Bomb (Red Bull and Jagermeister. The over all taste of Red Bull isn’t the best but without it other better tasting energy drinks wouldn’t be around!
Those are the best energy drinks on the market right now in our opinion! They will all give you the energy you are looking for and most have a pretty good taste to them! Remember though to look at the serving size on the energy drink you are buying. A person is not supposed to take in anymore than 300mg of caffeine per day. This amounts to around three cups of coffee! So if you are going to have an energy drink keep in mind what else you are dinking that includes a lot of caffeine, like, coffee, pop, black tea, green tea, chocolate, and some over the counter medications. Tomorrow I’m going to give you all the best performance energy drinks that are great to drink before you are doing a lot of activity!