People from all over the world prefer a freezing cold energy drink over a cup of coffee to boost their energy level and increase concentration over their work. Energy drinks have been making their own prominent position in the market, even after repeatedly coming under the scrutiny of health police. Tough economy has also not been able to shake its market dominance. People develop taste for a single energy booster and get stuck with it forever. From this list of some of the best energy drinks around, check out whether your favorite one managed to make it or not.
10. Tab Energy:
Coca-Cola’s Tab, is elemental in giving Tab Energy its name. Tab Energy was introduced in 2006 and is more popular among women than men, because of its low calorie ingredients. People find its taste bitter yet satiating. Tab’s original version had just 31 milligrams of caffeine and 1 calorie/serving. However, the more powerful and energizing version of Tab contain 95 milligrams of caffeine and 5 calories/serving. Other significant ingredients of this power booster are: Taurine, Ginseng extracts, Carnitine, Guarana. Attractive pink cans of Tab Energy draw in a number of female consumers and the slogan “Fuel to be fab”, fuels millions to try it at least once.
Introduced by Hard Rock Café’s founder Barry Cox in 1994, Hype has extended its roots in more than trying energy booster. Hype has a specialty of being low carbonated. Red colour of original Hype is due to cranberry fruit juice. This omits the need of colour additives. Hype also has Taurine, Guarana, Ginseng and Caffeine. Hype has only 10 calories/serving. Completely non-carbonated and even more powerful Hype Energy Shots (launched in 2009), alleges to provide consumers with an energy boost, that would last for more than three hours. It maintains the “no jitters” policy of original hype.
8. 5 hour Energy:
Living Essentials’ introduction of the 2-ovee shot in 2004, stimulated many other companies to launch “energy shot” comestible supplements. 5 Hour Energy is the flavoured energy drink of Living Essentials, loved by many. It contains Taurine, Malic Acid, Caffeine, Citi Colin. Full bottle of this energy booster contains approximately 207 mg of caffeine. Originally, 200 mg of caffeine was incorporated in one bottle of 5 Hour Energy drink whereas the extra strong version of it has 260 mgs of caffeine.
7. Xyience Xenergy:
Specially introduced for all men and women who lead healthy and hectic lifestyle, Xenergy is favourite of many. Its various flavours lure a number of consumers from different lifestyles. Orange fuel, cherry rush, citrus slam and lemon blast are some of its most demanded flavours. Consumers claim that Xenergy helps them concentrate, focus and boosts their energy instantly. This booster of energy contains 184 mg of caffeine. Other ingredients of Xenergy are: Taurine, Citric Acid, Glucoronolactone, ginseng extract, etc. Xyience Xenergy has already done a business of 43 million dollars till July 31st
Introduced in 2001 by Reprico, AMP has also made many energy seeking consumers its fans. It was considered as a product extension of soft drink Mountain Dew till 2008; with label “AMP energy drink from Mountain Dew”
. However, in 2008, AMP marked its dominance in the market of energy drinks by having its label changed to “AMP energy.” 29.57 millilitres of AMP contains 74 milligrams of caffeine. AMP contains: Taurine, B-Vitamis, Guarana, Ginseng, etc. AMP has shown its market share by climbing up on the charts in terms of being sold. AMP energy drinks of worth 239 million dollars have been sold till July 31st
5. Full Throttle:
The Coca-Cola Company’s dream of providing a “Full Flavoured” drink to its consumers came true with the introduction of this throttling energy drink. Introduced in 2004 and then re-introduced in 2009, this energy drink makes its way into the stomach in such a way, that one cannot live without having another drink. It contains 100% vitamin B, 100/8 mg caffeine per 29.57 milliliters of Full Throttle, 100 mg D-Ribose. Full throttle has more specialty too- it is made without including a number of ingredients that usually all other energy drinks have. Some of them are: inositol, milk-thistle extracts, even Taurine isn’t added in some of the regions. Full Throttle bottles of $104 million have been sold till 31st
of July 2013.
The Coca-Cola Company’s another exceptionally stimulating product NOS has an exceptionally different design of its bottle too. Its bottle has a look similar to NOS (Nitrous Oxide Systems) cartridge. The original version had just a juice flavour; however, the new and improved versions include “fruit punch” and “NOS grape”. NOS energy drink contains high level of Caffeine, Taurine and Ginseng extracts, however L-Theanine’s inclusion in ample amounts makes this drink different from the others. 274 million dollars business in just 7 months marks its rocking existence in the market.
This astonishing energy drink was introduced in 2001. Since then, it has been constantly ascending up on the profit charts. In 2008, more than 20 amazing flavours ruled over 14% of American market. Its owners claim that it will actually lift you up and energize you when you start getting low. However, it has been found that increased intake of Rockstar can be a cause of high blood sugar levels and anxiety. No side effect has been reported, if it’s consumed abstinently. Rockstar energy drink contains 160 mgs of caffeine, vitamins, and herbs. After allegations of certain side effects, Rockstar came back with a blaze and fire. It was launched with decreased levels of calories and increased levels of electrolyte to fire up its lovers! Well, good news is… this on and off energy drink surprised its competitors by doing the business of 821 million dollars from 1st
of January to 31st
of July 2013.
2. Monster Energy:
Monster energy made its appearance in market in 2002. This Monster Beverage Corporation’s core energy drink is best-loved by millions. More than 30 energy drinks are made and sold by the Monster group, however, this one stood out different from the day it was launched. It contains very high level of Caffeine; therefore, pregnant women and children are not advised to have this energy booster. Common ingredients of Monster Energy are: Carbonated water, Sucrose, Glucose, Citric and Benzoic acid. Though this drink drives many people crazy, still its market was low than its competitors. Monster Energy sold bottles of 3.14 million dollars from 1st
January to 31st
1. Red Bull:
“Red Bull gives you wings.” It seems that quite many people of the world believe in this luring tag-line of Red Bull GmbH’s super hit product. In 2012, 5.2 billion cans of Red Bull were consumed and energy drinks of worth $ 3.4 billion have been sold in just 7 months of this continuing year. Appalling! Isn’t it? No allegations of serious side effects have been put on this amazing energy booster. It contains: Caffeine, Taurine, Sucrose, Glucuronolactone. Well! Figures say it all, words aren’t necessary to applaud this exceptional drink.