I have already reviewed a number of popular energy drinks earlier. Here is simplistic and yet very straight forward analogy to consider. If your car doesn’t run very well there is a good chance that the quality of the gasoline is poor so either it doesn’t burn fast enough or it carries some stuff that precipitates out and clogs the pipelines so there is not much to burn in the heart of the engine. If you keep driving this way, one day your car will “die” in the middle of your journey and you will be sitting confused and hopeless. If you drink 6-pack of soda instead of pure water and eat hamburgers with French fries instead of nutritious food, you may acquire chronic feeling of low energy caused by malnutrition. Then you will have to take energy drink in the morning, another one in the afternoon and sleep-aid pill for the night time and so on day by day.
Right gas = Good ride! Right food = Good run!
DyeDiet Doesn’t Buy It!
What you get from a box of 10 packets (3 g each) of these false energy crystals are caffeine (again!), ubiquitous Vitamins B group, plus high chemical risk (red segments in the diagram; see updated database of 246 most popular food additives in America Risk Factors of Food Additives) posed by artificial colorants Red 40 and Blue 1 (see what happens in extreme cases: Blue colon at autopsy). Is this crap what you really need?
Bottom line. If you continuously feel tired for no obvious reason, consider changing your dietary preferences towards less food but of higher quality one. This can be accomplished by eating small portions of a diversity of healthy, nutritious foods (mostly vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, eggs, fish, sea foods, some chicken and very small amount or no meat) 3 or 4 times a day (see also PDF file Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010). Quit drinking sodas for a while, including Coca-Cola “diet” or “zero” and the like (read about aspartame health risks). Switch for drinking pure filtered water ($1.20 for 3 gallons!) instead. If you do all this for at least two weeks your energy level should come back to about normal.
I do hope this report helps to make healthier food choices for you and your family!