Sugar Free Energy Drinks

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  1. carlsonbjj

    carlsonbjj Orange Belt

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    I have recently come to love Monster Absolutely Zero. I have begun to drink 1 a day. How healthy is this drink? Would it be comparable to a cup or 2 of coffee? I dont use them in conjunction with my training but I get a really good flow of energy from these sugar free energy drinks.
     
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    Same thing, caffeine is caffeine. I think one 16oz can is about 1.5-2 cups of coffee. No big deal.
     
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    I love energy drinks. I try not to have them too often, but I do drink a cup of coffee almost every day. I've never had a sugar free energy drink. How do they taste in compare to the ones with sugar? Almost like a diet soda compared to a regular?
     
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    I think they are pretty comparable. Sugar free monster and reg monster are basically the same
     
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    dza76wutang Black Belt

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    Both taste like the feces of someone living on a diet exclusively of smarties and sweet-tarts.

    Rockstar Blue Can
    No Fear Blue Label
    Crunk White Can
    Sugar Free Red Bull
    Celsius any version
    Full Throttle silver can
    Nos silver can

    All taste substantially better.
    For taste I'd rank them as:
    Rockstar = Celcius > Redbull > Full Throttle = Nos > Crunk = No Fear

    For effectiveness (all inclusive, not just caffeine/serving):
    Redbull > Celcius > Crunk = Rockstar = Nos = Full Throttle > No Fear

    Redbull is the MOST widely available, followed by Rockstar and Celcius, Nos, Crunk and No Fear vary.

    Rockstar and Amp both make a low-carb (3g sugar/serving IIRC) lemonade that isn't terrible but also isn't sugar free.

    Also Monster contains glucose as an ingredient, which is what sugar digests into, no? So how is it technically sugar free?
     
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    livingdeadmoose Silver Belt

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    I love Monsters for the taste. But I am not going to full myself, sugar or sugar free, energy drinks are garbage. The only energy drink I have had that actually works really good with not crash is Endorush.
     
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    how healthy is it? is it ok to have 1 a day?
     
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    dza76wutang Black Belt

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    They're not health food, they are liquid caffeine with carbonation and artifical sweeteners. If you think diet soda is bad for you, then these would be the same, except loaded with caffeine.

    Will you die if you drink one? No.
    Can they mess you up in excess? Yes.

    Moderation is key.
     

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