Over the last 10 years, energy drinks have flooded the market and started a revolution in the beverage industry. They’ve cut into profits for the major soda (or “pop” if you’re around the northern midwest) companies Coke and Pepsi. Their promise to give you more energy in a tasty beverage have lured customers and caused some to become borderline addicted.
Redbull was the first to start an aggressive marketing campaign in the US with their 8oz drink which had the same amount of caffeine as coffee along with other vitamin supplements meant to provide you with extra energy. By the middle of the last decade, thousands of competitors had sprung up and there was a surge in Energy Drink Consumption. The only difference now is that these drinks have gone from 8 and 12oz to 16 or even 24oz. Not only that, the caffeine is even more concentrated than it was in the early 2000’s. Currently a 16oz Noz Energy Drink is said to have more than 260mg of caffeine. That is 3 times the amount a cup of coffee has!
With the growing number of energy drink consumers, grew increased scrutiny on the entire market. More recently people have discovered the energy drinks are just not that good for them. Not only is the caffeine ridiculously high, but the calories in sugar form are overwhelmingly bad for you. This combination creates a burst of energy in most people for 1-2 hours, but after that there is an awful “crash” that most people experience.
To combat this crash feeling, there have been several attempts at a health-conscioused energy drink. Most of these attempts are simply diet versions of their original forms, but often times they miss the mark on taste. It’s only been in the last 4-5 years that 5-hour Energy and similar products have been on the market. These are low/no calorie drinks and are usually under 2 fluid ounces. They taste okay, but still have high acidity which you can actually taste.
Mio Liquid came out within the last few years and revolutionized the game. At first, they had a small capsule which would squirt a concentrated juice into your water and it came in a lot of different flavors.
Mio’s most recent invention is their new Mio Energy Drink. They’ve taken their great idea of a concentrated juice and made it better. Unlike many of the other energy drinks on the market, they actually have less caffeine than red bull and it costs less. You can find them in Black Cherry and Green Thunder flavors. If you like Mountain Dew, you’ll like Green Thunder.
In conclusion, if you are looking for a pick-me-up that will provide you with a little extra energy without the sugar and for less than other energy drinks, then Mio Energy would make a lot of sense for you. It’s easily transported, you can buy it anywhere, and it tastes better than any non-calorie juice I’ve tried. It’s a superior product and I recommend it to anyone that likes un-carbonated energy.