on 07-04-2013 13:50
I was wondering what giffgaffers personal experience with these energy drings were. Good or bad, long-term good or bad.
There are so many on the market and in other countries such as France they have been banned. I just wondered what people thought of them and which ones they have found most effective or damaging.
There are so many brands and flavours out there e.g.
or do people still find Lucozade is the best? Any particular type of Lucozade?
Anyone tried coconut water and found it to be any good?
Anyone tried EQ8 and found it to be any good?
on 07-04-2013 14:26
I prefer monster to red bull, but tbh all these "Energy Drinks" are a con. You can get 5 times as much caffiene from a pot of coffee and it costs about 1/10th of the price.
Lucozade is good if you're actually active, it's packed with carbohydrates and glucose which keeps you going when your muscles start burning glucose instead of oxygen.
on 07-04-2013 19:10
There's an old wives tale that Taurine comes from bull sperm, but it's not true.
It actually comes from bull bile
Nah I'm joking. It's a naturally occuring acid, but it was first discovered in bull bile (hence the name Taurine, from the latin name for Bull; "Taurus")
The stuff in energy drinks is synthetic.
07-04-2013 19:31 - edited 07-04-2013 19:32
Lipovitan from the Far East was the first energy drink I believe............
In the 90's it was claimed it contained Traces of Cocaine. Always used to give me a mega boost when I started to fade !! It comes with a warning on the bottle of maximum of 2 per day and under no circumstances to be drunk if Pregnant
Not sure if you can actually get it in the UK.........