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If you take a look in the store you will find so many
Energy Drinks on the shelves. With so many choices
which one is the healthiest one to choose from? Let’s
take a look at the most popular Energy Drinks…
NOS Energy Drink is an energy drink sometimes
distributed in a bottle designed to look like a NOS (Nitrous
Oxide Systems) cartridge. It is produced by the The CocaCola Company under its Energy Brands/Glacéau subsidiary,
and licensed by Holley Performance, which owns the
trademark. NOS is available in 8 and 16 ounce aluminum
cans, 11 and 22 ounce resealable bottle forms and as a 2
ounce "Powershot." The original version is flavored with
juice, but other variants including "fruit punch" and
"grape" are also available. Like many other energy drinks,
NOS contains high levels of taurine, and caffeine, but
differs via its inclusion of large amounts L-Theanine.
Rockstar (branded ROCKST★R) is an energy drink created in 2001. With 14%
of the US market in 2008, Rockstar is a leading energy drink brand. Rockstar is
based in Las Vegas, Nevada. As of January 2013, Rockstar Energy Drink is
available in more than twenty flavors, and is in more than thirty countries
Rockstar Side effects include:
As with all energy drinks, Rockstar can cause jitteriness, anxiety, and
high blood sugar levels. If mixed with alcohol it may also mask the level
of alcohol intoxication. There are no known side-effects if used in
moderation. Several alcoholic versions of Rockstar are available in Canada; an
alcoholic version in the US was discontinued in 2007, possibly in response to
criticism that young people were confusing the alcoholic version with the
Rockstar Original was named Worst Energy Drink by Men's Healthmagazine
for having 280 calories due to 67.5 grams of sugar.Monster Energy Lo-Carb,
with 20 calories, was suggested as a replacement.
Rockstar has introduced a line of low calorie energy drinks that include
electrolytes called Rockstar Recovery, partially in response to these concerns.
Full Throttle is an energy drink brand produced by The Coca-Cola
Company (through its Fuze Beverage subsidiary). It debuted in late
2004 in the United States and Canada. It is known for its sponsorship
of National Hot Rod Association competitions from 2008 to 2012.
Ingredients: Carbonated water, high fructose corn
syrup and/or sucrose, citric acid, natural and artificial flavors,sodium
citrate, sodium benzoate (to protect taste), dribose, caffeine, acacia, niacinamide (vitamin B3), calcium
pantothenate, (vitamin B5), glycerol ester of wood rosin, yellow
#5, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6),cyanocobalamin (vitamin
Nutrition Facts: Serving size 16 fl oz; Servings per container 1; calories
220; total fat 0g; sodium 160 mg; total carbs 58g; sugars 58g; protein
0g; niacin 200%; vitamin B6 200%; vitamin B12 200%.
Caffeine Content: Full Throttle contains 160 mg of caffeine per 16oz
XS® Energy Drinks
I have personally tried each of the energy drinks listen on this post.
From a healthy perspective I have found that XS Energy Drinks are by
far the healthiest on the market.
Here is the description and ingredients for XS Energy Drinks:
XS Energy Drinks are packed with energizing vitamins and
bursting with great taste, yet they don’t contain the level of sugar
and carbs you see in other popular energy drinks. Choose from
many tantalizing varieties, including some that are caffeine free.
XS® Energy Drinks can only be purchased online. You will not find XS®
Energy Drinks in any of the retail stores.
You can order XS Energy Drinks here.
I highly recommend trying these energy drinks. I think you will find
that they are the best on the market!
I have also found that the XS Energy Line also has
many other snacks as well. These items include, XS®
Energy Trail Mix (one of my favorites!), XS® Energy
Granola Clusters – Strawberry Almond flavor, XS®
Energy Twist Tubes, XS® Energy Gum, XS® Blast
Premium Energy Drink Mixer.