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    Energy Drinks

    OK, so I'm and old guy with a couple of jobs. Every now and then, about 4 hours into my second 8 hour shift, I could use a little boost. (legally!) What is anyone's experiance with drinks like "Red Bull" and the like? Are they any good, or is it all hype?
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    I think they taste horrible..I'd rather have a cup of coffee. They'll pick you up a little, but I don't think they do much more than coffee anyway. Amp tastes like mountain dew, so it's pretty good. But it's expensive.

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    red bull or vault. vault without the sugar is pretty good too. i have heard good stuff about the five hour chaser. usually sells at walgreens, walmart, one of those wal places.

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    I think they're disgusting. A guy I used to work with on mid's used to put red bull in his coffee. I haven't tried the Monster energy drinks though... I know a few people who drink those.

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    Red Bull works for me.

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    I don't buy Red Bull. Too expensive and small can.

    I live for Diet Rockstar. Tastes better than RB I think, and it's twice the size and costs less. Also, it's only 10 calories.

    But, no matter what. If you drink those things, stay close to a restroom as they go through your system faster than beer (and you'll be pissing neon green)
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    I like Monster & Rockstar. I drank 2 of those one kept me up for about 4 hours extra, maybe more I had to piss really bad.
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    They are expensive, and when I've used them I tend to get the shakes and feel sorta sick. May be because I'm not a coffee drinker though.

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    See if you can find some Jolt.

    Alternatively, in the diet pills section, there's Natural Green Tea extract, it's just about pure caffeine.
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    Don't know if it's available over there, but Lucozade Sport has been tested by Loughborough University and has been found to be the most effective energy drink on the market.
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    I like the Monster Drinks. They can really pick you up and it's not that "edgy" kind of pick me up. They also have a lot of vitamins.

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    I get all jumpy and hyper (more so than normal). I usually end up having to write a report after I drink them at work, so I tend to stay away from them, unless I feel like giving the supervisor a headache
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42
    Don't know if it's available over there, but Lucozade Sport has been tested by Loughborough University and has been found to be the most effective energy drink on the market.
    We have that in Chicago, we get it in the Irish neighborhoods. good stuff. I just dont drink energy drinks. That monster and other stuff stinks and tastes like........I don't even know what to compare it to but its bad.
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    All you lucky people get coffee and energy drinks in the morning.....

    ....I'm jealous. I'm not supposed to have caffeine.

    What's it like?

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    I gets me a can of pimp juice...It helps me bring out my pimpness. Actually there was a new study released that energy drinks are bad for ya

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    Good, bad, studies...you guys are putting too much thought into this. What are ya looking to get out of 'em? If it is just the caffeine affect, then stick with what ya like, coffee or soda. If you are looking for a few extra vitamins and the caffeine, go with an energy drink or CVS/GNC and coffee/soda. Adrenaline from SoBe is what I drink if I am feeling tempermental and tired. Seems to bring me back up and mellow me out a little. Different strokes for different folks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emily
    All you lucky people get coffee and energy drinks in the morning.....

    ....I'm jealous. I'm not supposed to have caffeine.

    What's it like?
    Why?

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    I drink red bull and on the really hard nights when my baby wasnt sleeping through the night i had to try the 5 hour stuff and it worked good.

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    Thank for the info. I think I'll give the "5-hour Energy" a shot. I tried "Red Bull," but it didn't seem to do much and the taste was horrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Virginian
    Why?
    Because it messes up the inside of my ears. I know that sounds absurd, but it's true. Doc said to stop drinking it, so I have.

 

 
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