What You Should Know
Street King Energy is the creation of none other than 50 Cent, world-renowned rapper and accomplished business man. The energy shot is much more than a boost of caffeine to get you through that mid-day sluggish time. The official website for Street King Energy states that one meal is provided for every energy shot purchased. This is a phenomenal idea and with a goal of donating one billion meals, we support 50 Cent 100-percent, but the ingredient list for Street King Energy leaves much to be desired.
We give Street King Energy credit for publishing the complete ingredient list for both flavors, even though the lists are identical. However, the main ingredients in the formula are listed in a proprietary blend. The dieter or consumer has no idea how much caffeine they are taking per shot. This information is crucial for the safety of the person taking the energy shot. If there is too much caffeine – the bottle can be split into two doses. If there is just enough – perfect, but the user has the right to know how much caffeine is supplied per shot.
List of Ingredients
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B12
- Citric Acid – Orange Mango
- Malic Acid – Grape
- Sodium Citrate
Street King Energy is supporting a fantastic cause, but consumers should be extremely leery of choosing this supplement for energy. The ingredient list is pretty bland, but there are some problems that dieter’s should know before shooting this energy shot.
The Rebel Energy Blend supplies 464 mg and consists of citric acid or malic acid, caffeine sodium citrate and citicoline. Citric acid and malic acid are added for tartness. Extreme sour candies often use these ingredients for their sour taste. There is some evidence that malic acid may be helpful for patients with reduced energy levels from fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, but there is nowhere near enough malic acid in the grape supplement for this purpose. Plus, in clinical studies malic acid is paired with magnesium.
Citicoline is another interesting ingredient. In clinical studies, the ingredient is proven to have some effect on memory, but only when taken at doses of 500 to 2,000 mg. There is not enough Citicoline in two doses of this supplement to meet proven amounts.
And last of all – caffeine. This is the real heart of Street King Energy. Caffeine boosts energy within minutes and it’s generally considered safe for all users. But, the company behind Street King Energy does not bother to tell the dieter how much caffeine is in the formula. With energy supplements supplying between 100 and 300 mg of caffeine, typically, this information should not be withheld from the user because too much caffeine can lead to negative side effects.
- Ingredients are listed online.
- There is a good cause behind Street King Energy.
- The ingredient list is lacking information.
- Some of the ingredients are not included in proven amounts.
- Not all the ingredients in the Rebel Energy Blend boost energy.
We are disappointed in 50 Cent and the company behind Street King Energy. The cause is amazing and we certainly hope they meet their goal of one billion meals, but consumers deserve more than a short proprietary blend on a label. Tell them how much caffeine is in each shot and include enough of the other ingredients to match proven amounts.