How do "all-natural" energy drinks compare to the leading brands of energy drinks?


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Are there any energy drinks out there that are good for you ?








Monster Energy Drinks Nutrition Facts and Key Ingreients:

The active ingredients in monster energy drink are caffeine, taurine, ginseng, guarana, and B-Vitamins. Each 8 oz. serving contains:

-100 calories

-27 grams of carbohydrate (all from sugar)

-100% DV Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12

-8% DV of Sodium

-1000 mg Taurine

-200 mg of Panax Ginseng

-2500 mg of the Monster Energy Blend (L-Carnitine, glucose, caffeine, guarana, insoitol, glucuronolactone, and maltodextrin)

Essentially, Monster Energy drinks are a blend of sugar, caffeine, and vitamin suppleents that provide a boost of energy. It's the 2500 mg of ‘Energy Blend' that sets Monster Energy drinks apart from the rest; while it's not clear how much of this is pure caffeine, you will experience a strong buzz that is probably equivalent to about 2-3 cups of coffee per serving.




eFusjon claims
to be a company the distributes all-natural energy drinks. But how can you trust a company who has had class action suits brought up against them???? For their shady business, and the use of a pyramid scheme in their "Health Club" or Energy club as they call it.


eFusion Energy Drink Nutrition facts and ingredients.


Mangosteen and Quercetin are the main ingredients in the new drinks by eFusjon called Breeze and Dawn.

Acai Berry
- eFusjon RAW and EDGE both contain the Acai Berry (a powerful superfood), These richly DARK BERRIES contain the highest nutritional value and antioxidant ORAC ratings of any fruit you can find.

The Acai Berry reportedly contains the following many vital vitamins, high levels of dietary fiber, lipids, amino acids, free radical fighting antioxidants, Omega 3, 6, 9, phytonutrients, anthocyanins(reportedly 10-30 times that in red wine), protein, plus minerals like potassium, calcium, iron and phosphorus.


However unlike the the eFusjon Raw the eFusjon Edge contains caffeine . Also the combination of vitamins in the drink create a very medicinal taste to this energy drink.

However my final Conclusion is that YES, the eFusjon company is better and more healthy than other energy drink companies.


Caffeine:



The eFusjon Edge contains 60 mg of caffeine which can have the same affects as some of the other drinks and items that carry caffeine such as:
Caffeine content of select common food and drugs
Product
Serving size
Caffeine per serving (mg)
Caffeine tablet (regular strength)
1 tablet
100
Caffeine tablet (extra strength)
1 tablet
200
Excedrin tablet
1 tablet
65
Hershey's Special Dark(45% cacao content)
1 bar (43 g; 1.5 oz)
31
Hershey's Milk Chocolate(11% cacao content)
1 bar (43 g; 1.5 oz)
10
Percolated coffee
207 mL (7 U.S. fl oz)
80–135
Drip coffee
207 mL (7 U.S. fl oz)
115–175
Coffee, decaffeinated
207 mL (7 U.S. fl oz)
5-15
Coffee, espresso
44–60 mL (1.5-2 U.S. fl oz)
100
Black tea
177 mL (6 U.S. fl oz)
50
Green tea
177 mL (6 U.S. fl oz)
30
Coca-ColaClassic
355 mL (12 U.S. fl oz)
34
Mountain Dew
355 mL (12 U.S. fl oz)
54.5
Jolt Cola
695 mL (23.5 U.S. fl oz)
280
Red Bull
250 mL (8.2 U.S. fl oz)
80
Main_side_effects_of_Caffeine.pngEffects on the Body:
  • Hormones- You can feel the effects of caffeine in your system within a few minutes of ingesting it, and it stays on your system for many hours.While in your body, caffeine affects the following hormones:

  • Adenosine- Can inhibit absorption of adenosine, which calms the body, which can make you feel alert in the short run, but can cause sleep problems later.

  • Adrenaline- Caffeine injects adrenaline into your system, giving you a temporary boost, but possibly making you fatigued and depressed later.Also you might find yourself jumpy and edgy by night.

  • Cortisol- Can increase the body’s levels of cortisol, the “stress hormone”, which can lead to other health consequences ranging from weight gain and moodiness to heart disease and diabetes.

  • Dopamine- Caffeine increases dopamine levels in your system, acting similar to amphetamines, which can make you feel good after taking it, but after it wears off you can feel ‘low’. It can lead to a physical dependence due to dopamine manipulation.
These changes in your physiology are both positive and negative consequences:
  • Sleep Caffeine can affect your sleep by keeping you awake longer, thereby shortening the amount of sleep you get.

  • Weight Many experts believe that increased levels of cortisol lead to stronger cravings for fat and carbohydrates, and cause the body to store fat in the abdomen,Abdominal fat carries with it greater health risks than other types of fat.
Exercise If caffeine elevates levels of cortisol and other hormones for a temporary boost, after caffeine wears off, the body can feel fatigued and feelings of mild to moderate depression can set in. This can make physical activity more difficult.


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"Caffeine, Stress and Your Health - Is Caffeine Your Friend or Your Foe?" Stress Management - Stress Information and Resources from About.com. Web. 23 Jan. 2010. <http://stress.about.com/od/stresshealth/a/caffeine.htm>.

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