A few months ago, a PR firm reached out to me to question me about energy drinks. Later, I found I was being questioned about Monster Energy Products.
I have never tried Monster Energy products because I thought they were loaded with sugar. To my surprise, Monster Energy sent me a gift box for review.
They also provided me with the findings from the study they did:
- Most people think Energy Drinks have more caffeine than coffee. I did. However, Monster has about half the caffeine of brewed coffee.
- 30% of the people polled thought energy beverages had dangerous levels of taurine, a cardio-protective amino acid that increases the force or strength of the heartbeat. This, in turn, supports total body energy production. According to the report, “Taurine is found in large amounts in everyone’s brain, retina, heart and blood cells called platelets and exist in everyday foods, including cheese, milk, turkey, and avocado. Monster’s three ingredients are Taurine, L-Carnitine, and Inositol, commonly found in infant formula in amounts less than Monster in an ounce by ounce comparison.”
- The report indicated that “many influencers called out the sugar levels of energy beverages.” Monster came out with Lo-Carb, Monster Absolutely Zero, Monster’s Ultra Line and Monster’s Rehab tea-based line. These have either low or no sugar added.
- This I found interesting – that Monster Energy meets 100 percent of the daily value for vitamin B-12, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin B-6.
Drinking Monster Energy
I don’t normally drink energy drinks. However, I sampled most of the beverages. I enjoyed the original Monster Energy Beverage because it was sweet, had some bubbles and was refreshing. Unfortunately, the cans that had no sugar or low sugar, you could taste the artificial sweetener. However, the coffee products were delicious, especially the ones using real sugar.
If you need a boost of energy, you may want to consider Monster Energy. Monster is available in most convenient and food stores.