Thoughts on energy drinks....

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  1. downbynature

    downbynature New Member

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    Hey guys. Mustly a lurker until now so I just wanted to say hi and get your thoughts on something I heard about.
    My problem is that I work nights 6pm to 6:30am half the week and I have 2 kids at home so on my off days I have to get back on a normal sleep schedule to be with them.
    I use Melatonin if I have any issues sleeping but sometimes when I'm up, either on off days or at work, I'm just beat and I saw this energy "chaser" and wanted to get some opinions...
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    Seems safe enough. Here's te link if anyone wants to check it out further...
    http://www.gnc.com/entry.jsp?source=PE&entry=2605755
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Zaffir

    Zaffir OT Supporter

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    junk imo
     
  3. downbynature

    downbynature New Member

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    I wasn't planning on relying on it. I wouldn't even need it on a daily basis. Sometimes it just seems like caffine doesn't even work so I was looking for an alternative.
     
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    Shiftknob New Member

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    I like a caffiene fix here and there, ok maybe every day lately. I can do without it though. The main reason I go buy a Monster blue, rockstar sugar free or sugar free Red Bull is for the taste. As wierd as it sounds, after drinking 1-1.5 gal. of water a day you want something sweet to drankkk
     
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    downbynature New Member

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    Like I said, my problem is that I work 12hr. overnight shifts 3 and 4 days a week so when I get home in the morning, I have no problem getting to sleep but daytime sleep isn't as effective as sleeping at night so sometimes it makes staying awake and alert at work and on the ride home quite difficult.
    For the most part, I can rely on Coffee and Mt.Dew to keep me up but there are days when that doesn't even work.
    If this stuff isn't a good way to go, does anyone have and other alternatives?
     
  6. Genghis.Tron

    Genghis.Tron New Member

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    I used to get sugar free rockstar before going out, I loved the taste and the first couple of times I took it I was psyched up. I bought a case of diet red rave at costco's though, a whole lot cheaper (even if they're tinnier, only 250 mL which is half of the huge rockstars I think) and it actually tastes better. I drank more than half of the 24 pack during the finals and added a lot of coffee here and there :eek3:
     
  7. Perkwunos

    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    They are great if you don't have EC with you, I liek the rockstar zero carb ones, they have a shitload of caffiene in em!

    The most out fo any energy drink I believe.
     
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    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    the rockstar zero carb was terrible. I usually get red bulls or monsters. The gas station by my apartment has 3 monsters for 5 bucks
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    thats a steal...:eek3:

    I liek the zero carbs, they all taste of medicine
     
  10. siniquezu

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    I think it's a promotion from Extra Mile
     
  11. Phineas Q Stork

    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    well whoever it's from, it's fantastic. I only drink about 1 a week so they last me awhile when I stock up
     
  12. y1997

    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    I had to swim a mile in the Detroit river on 3 hours of sleep after going to a concert and working out the night before, took 2 of those 5-hour-energy thngs back to back and felt like a fish.
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    :naughty:

    Might have been a placebo. :o
     
  14. stevo92

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    I drink mostly because they taste good but when i drank monster i ran a 5:08 mile....30 secs better then with out...but i think its mostly in your head i mean if you think your gona get energy from it you most likely will but if your like i bet it wont your probaly not.......haha im done sounded stuiped though lol
     
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    +1 to rockstar cult

    Damn it, on the drive home I was thinking "wow, 2 rockstars for $4.50, canadians are finally getting some decent deals" and you come along with this crap :mad:
     
  16. Perkwunos

    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    4.50 canadifag is like 1.00 here
     
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    haha lol
     
  18. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Rockstar is good but Red Bull is better for mixed drinks.
     
  19. stevo92

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    True.alot of people are mixing redbulls
     
  20. React

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    i usually drink endorushes or spikes for energy
     
  21. deuceforty

    deuceforty between rupture and rapture

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    im sponsored by monster and get 12 cases a year.. free :bowdown:
     
  22. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    How did you get sponsored?
     
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    deuceforty between rupture and rapture

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    I like Red Bull and Sobe Adreneline. The sugar free versions taste like poop.
     
  25. pokpok

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    i dont like drinkin any of those unless theres alcohol in it :hs:
     
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