What You Should Know
There is a huge market for energy drinks. Nearly every soda company has an energy drink. Supplement manufacturers are adding thermogenic ingredients to 2-ounce shots and marketing them as energy drinks. Rip It Energy Drink is just one of a hundred different brands. The official website offers detailed information, including nutritional information and ingredients, for all Rip It Energy Drinks. We found it interesting that regular and sugar-free drinks differ in more than calories.
List of Ingredients
Taurine, Caffeine, Inositol and Guarana.
Taurine is an amino acid. Many energy drinks use taurine in the formula because it is thought to increase athletic performance. Both sugar free and traditional Rip It Energy Drinks contain 1010 mg of taurine.
Caffeine is the star stimulant in most weight loss supplements. Energy drinks use caffeine to give drinkers a little pep. What is interesting is the fact that sugar free Rip It contains 89 mg of caffeine per serving and traditional contains 100 mg per serving. We have no idea why the sugar free version contains less caffeine, but we think it has something to do with taste. Sugar may cover the taste of caffeine, which is not particularly pleasant. No sugar means less caffeine. Each can of Rip It Energy Drink contains two servings, so traditional packs 200 mg of caffeine per can and sugar free packs 178 mg per can.
Inositol is a “feel good” ingredient. Both varieties of Rip It contain 100 mg per serving or 200 mg per can. This ingredient could affect mood. It has been clinically tested for use in bipolar, unipolar and other mental illnesses.
The final ingredient is guarana. This is another stimulant. The traditional version has more guarana than the sugar free version. Again, we assume this has something to do with taste.
Rip It Energy Drinks are available in convenience stores and grocery stores. The ingredient list isn’t horrible, but this is not the drink for dieters or athletes with a history of mental illness. If a dieter is sensitive to caffeine, this drink could cause serious jitters, sleeplessness and nausea.
- Contains caffeine, a proven metabolism booster.
- All ingredients are listed on the official website.
- Widely available.
- Contains a lot of caffeine.
- The sugar free version has less caffeine and guarana.
- May not taste great.
Energy drinks are huge among dieters and athletes. Recently, some schools have banned energy drinks because of the potential negative effects on teens. Rip It Energy Drink is not for the faint of heart. Each can contains up to 200 mg of caffeine. Each flavor has a different label with some including different ingredients like ginseng. It is important to read the label before buying Rip It Energy Drinks.