Energy Drinks

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  1. Hobo

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    I have noticed that whenever I drink these, I do seem to get all of the advertised effects and if i get the sugar free version i dont really notice a crash.

    My question is, how healthy would you say they are? I have tried to research them but have not found sufficient information other than that they arent terribly great for your liver or kidneys.
     
  2. energie

    energie I like to place an order.. the name? Situation the

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    i think they're very unhealthy
     
  3. Hobo

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    Can you be anymore specific? It just seems that since they havent been on the shelves all that long, no long term studies have really been conclusive.
     
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    I'm all about sugar free rockstars these days. There really is nothing bad in there.
     
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    I like a lo-carb Monster every now and then, they are by far the best in taste IMO.

    That being said, I rarely ever have them.
     
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    A guy I work with (outdoors in heat) drinks 3-5 a DAY. Green Monsters, tons of fucking sugar and caffeine. That cant be too good, sugar for diabetic episode by age 40 and enough caffiene to power an army. One monster/rockstar is like 3 red bulls. One RB is 90 g of caffeine, a tall monster or rockstar is 250 or 280. They dehyrdrate you so make sure to flush with some water. I wouldnt rely on them, but once in a while its a good boost if not even the whole thing. Ops for sugar free, if anything.
     
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    the blue one is no sugar, no carbs.

    Ingredient list: water, taurine, natural flavor....

    no splenda, sugar, sucrose, glucose, or high fructose corn syrup.

    regular rockstar has sucrose and glucose, which is better than corn syrup, but worse than nothing.
     
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    i have a sugar free redbull before going out sometimes, but before workouts, i usually have black coffee or green tea (with caffeine)
     
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    tried it...tasted like dirty bath water...
     
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    maybe stick to coffee.... I never really enjoyed coffee or enery drinks so I kept both to a minimum, but the last couple days I've been drinking coffee in the mornings and that shit really does wake me up.
     
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    I drink the shit out of some monster blue... Shit is good for you too!
     
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    it's seagal's dirty bath water :bowdown:
     
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    Reduce. Psychogenic Polydypsia? No. Just a small bladder.

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    i wonder what "natural flavor" consists of.
     
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    transfat, arsenic, bleach, and meth
     
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    sugar free red bull = win.
     
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    ib it has 10 different flavors and they all taste the same
     
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    spike shooter
     
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    Although I don't know much about energy drink ingredients, I also find they dehydrate the fuck out of me. I usually have to drink about double the energy drink's size in water afterwards, or I will get dehydrated.

    My two cents: Rockstar Burner is my favourite for flavour of the sugar-free energy drinks.
     
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    Used to drink Mountain Dew Amp all the time in High School. Shit was delicious.
     
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    but then you don't get to enjoy the refreshing cool taste of a drink
     
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    Agreed. My lips just feel dryyy afterwards.

    Rockstar burner FTW. Zero sugar, extra goodness. I find it's stronger than all the others.
     
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    :dunno: to each their own
     
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    That's a lot of caffeine.
     
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    Most have 150-200 mg caffeine IIRC.
     
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