There’s how much caffeine in that?

May 25, 2010 · 1985 views

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We grab a cup of coffee in the morning, a soda at lunch time and then follow it up with a cup of tea in the evening to relax. Doesn’t seem like much, but check […]

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  1. So why do I feel more jacked up on Red Bull than a cup of coffee? Is it the other stimulants?

    • Avatar Michael says:

      It must be….I don’t like those energy drinks….too creepy!

    • Several factors:

      1- Coffee gets consumed in the morning when you’re sleepy, energy drinks usually get consumed in the afternoon or evenings when you’re awake.

      2- Energy drinks have a lot of other things to enhance the caffeine in it: sugar, b-complex vitamins, and other stimulants like guarana.

      3- Here is a list of things found in energy drinks to “wake you up” that isn’t caffene:
      • Ephedrine (now banned) – A stimulant that works on the central nervous system. It is a common ingredient in weight-loss products and decongestants, but there have been concerns about its effects on the heart.

      • Taurine – A natural amino acid produced by the body that helps regulate heart beat and muscle contractions. Many health experts aren’t sure what effect it has as a drink additive (and the rumor that taurine comes from bull testicles is false).

      • Ginseng – A root believed by some to have several medicinal properties, including reducing stress and boosting energy levels.

      • B-vitamins – A group of vitamins that can convert sugar to energy and improve muscle tone.

      • Guarana seed – A stimulant that comes from a small shrub native to Venezuela and Brazil.

      • Carnitine – An amino acid that plays a role in fatty acid metabolism.

      • Creatine – An organic acid that helps supply energy for muscle contractions.

      • Inositol – A member of the vitamin B complex (not a vitamin itself, because the human body can synthesize it) that helps relay messages within cells in the body.

      • Ginkgo biloba – Made from the seeds of the ginkgo biloba tree, thought to enhance memory.

  2. Christ, no wonder my eyelids feel like they’re peeling off after I drink a NOS.

  3. Avatar Andy says:

    I guess this Jolt Drink is like one of these strong Japanese energy drinks. They look like medicine and after I drunk one once I felt really weird.
    http://www.tokyomango.com/tokyo_mango/images/2007/04/14/picture_3.png

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