Friday, November 21, 2008

New Thing #315--Extreme

I'm in the middle of a very jam-packed weekend, with early rising times and late bed times. I knew from past experience that I'll get tired just when I need to have my energy pumping, so today I used an energy drink.

Not just any energy drink; I drank an Extreme Energy™ 6-Hour Shot. According to the packaging, it's "The World's Most Extreme Energy Shot!" It contains many vitamins and herbs that are believed to be energy-enhancing, but it doesn't contain sugar.

According to the Website Energy Fiend, a 2 ounce bottle of Extreme Energy 6-Hour Shot contains 220 milligrams of caffeine, substantially more than the Diet Mountain Dew (55 milligrams) or Diet Pepsi Max (69 milligrams) that I usually drink when I need a cold pick-me-up.

The directions on the package said:
For maximum-impact rapid energy: Drink entire 2-oz bottle at one time. For optimal 6-hour duration: Drink contents of half the bottle and reseal. Drink the remainder three hours later.
I was REALLY dragging, so I downed the entire bottle at once. It tasted similar to cough syrup, with a vaguely orange flavor followed by a nasty aftertaste that lasted until I chewed some gum.

The shot allowed me to function well for the rest of the afternoon (actually more than the stated six hours), and they were right-I didn't get a shaky sugar-crash feeling.


  1. i'm going to the school play tonight, but I'm just going to have cup of black tea to give me a boost. Those energy drinks scare me.

  2. I was going to try an energy drink for one of my ETs, but never got around to it. I have a bit of a heart thing and I felt like it would make my heart twitter like crazy. I have tasted Red Bull though - just a sip...it tasted like someone juiced pennies. Gross.

  3. I drank an energy drink once and within 20 minutes I was so sleepy I couldn't keep my eyes open. Weird, huh? I had to take a nap! I don't think I'll be trying that again. I'll stick with tea or coffee.