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Old 10-03-05, 08:25 PM   #1
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EJ's top 11 energy drinks for you mountain bikers who need extra energy!

1. The ultimate best tasting loaded with vitamins and stuff...-Monster-! Low carb is the best, and with only six grams of sugar for the 16oz. Very smooth too with NO high fructose corn sryup, or "sugar";uses sucralose. Helps me alot when im out A TON. ( Fruit juice filled "khoas" is good too, assult has a berry taste)

2. I like this one also. It's called -Lost- It doesn't have any vit. C unlike monster, but taste as well and smooth and carries a big energy boost.

3. Mountian Dew's, also good tasting, -AMP- though only in a 8oz can its energy providing and yummy.

4. Full Throttle by Coke. Pretty good. Sort of fruity. Pretty sure it had high fruct. corn sryup but I still like it.

5. Rumba- Very very fruity with tons of vitamins. I like it alot and taste like all sorts of fruits.

6. Something called "Boo-Koo". At first, yuck, but then good. I didn't feel that much extra energy, but taste good after a while. The regular is sort of sugery, but still uses sucralose i think.

7. Next ones called Kronic. It's ok... boost is good;taste is somewhat bitefull>.<

8. This one uses a lot of guarana called "Bawls". It's pretty good, a big energy boost but taste is also ok.

9. A weird one called "Red Jack". Eh not the best but I'd still buy it if it was the only one. Pretty good with vitamins. And an ok boost.

10. Most ppl like "red bull" but I think it's overrated. I did see some boost, but taste was ok and the ingrdients were iffy.

11. Yep my least favorite and I couldn't wait to finish it. It's called Rockstar and it is the biggest waste of two dollors ever! It has the biggest monstrous bite that also dries your mouth up and feels taste also like rubbing alchohal. YUK!

P.S make sure theres no creatine in them. Sobe has one (I forgot its name) and it has it in. And the drink taste bad too.
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do you have any clue how horrible that stuff is for you?

wanna hear my favorite drinks:

1. water
2. gatorade
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Old 10-03-05, 08:31 PM   #3
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There is an energy drink called "Sparx"- it only comes in orange flavor and a rockstar sized can, but it is alcoholic. I guess it is taking the jaeger bomb idea and making it one drink (or I guess whiskey and coke or any kind of stimulating drink mixed with alcohol) It probably isn't the best idea for riding- I have never even tasted one, but a few of my buddies love 'em and drink them whenever they have the chance. Interesting none the less.
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Old 10-03-05, 08:32 PM   #4
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Whoa, My favorite is

Water
Energy gel by powerade
accelerade
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Well gatorade has a ton of sugar and is highly acidic, which can rot your teeth much faster than usual
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do you have any clue how horrible that stuff is for you?

wanna hear my favorite drinks:

1. water
2. gatorade
HAHA, yep. After taking anatomy & physiology in college my mountain dew addiction ceased and I pretty much stopped drinking sugary or caffeinated beverages. There are exceptions of course, but I am much more aware of what I put in my body. Hell yeah for dihydrogen oxide!
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1. The ultimate best tasting loaded with vitamins and stuff...-Monster-! Low carb is the best, and with only six grams of sugar for the 16oz. Very smooth too with NO high fructose corn sryup, or "sugar";uses sucralose. Helps me alot when im out A TON. ( Fruit juice filled "khoas" is good too, assult has a berry taste)

if you're going for energy boost, why the low-carb fake-sugar approach?
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gatorade rots teeth.
and what about: mountain dew(caffine?), lost(i have never heard of it but i bet it is pure sugar) like red bull(anything that stains stone isnt going in me), coke(need i say more?), kronic(isnt that another name for marijuana?)

i dont mean to come of harsh i am a little bit of a health nut with stuff like this. i like to see people well educated in what they eat and not be fooled by, . . . false advertising.

i will give redbull credit for doing that thing were they fly off the piers, i saw that and it was rediculasly awsome.
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I wouldn't worry about your teeth rotting if you brush twice a day and floss daily.
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It's not just sugar its mainly- glucose,taurine,l-carnitine,panax ginseng root extract,glucuronalactone. So like chill a bit lol.
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It's not just sugar its mainly- glucose
The sad thing is that you don't understand how stupid you are making yourself look.
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yep you are, sugar is a very broad term which encompasses a lot more than the "sugar" you are thinking about. Until you take some organic chemistry or biochem, here is a simple definition to impress upon your friends: Glucuose-a sugar energy source: a six-carbon monosaccharide produced in plants by photosynthesis and in animals by the metabolism of carbohydrates. The commonest form, dextrose, is used by all living organisms. C6H12O6

As far as the rest of the chemicals, I wouldn't talk about them until you find out what they are.
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I drink water while im riding or working out and indulge in a Citrus Cooler xtreme Gatorade when Im done.
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my favorite
1. my hose's water
2. dr.pepper
3. Chocolate milk
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The only one of those energy drinks i have ever seen is red bull :S Oh well i will stick to water with diluted gatorade for longer rides
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I'm very unaware and a HUGE consumer of redbull and monster, how are they bad for you and what are some consequences of using them. I'm intrigued.
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redbull and 151 bicarti is good. call it a bulldozer


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1. Water [most rides]
2. Coke [pre- and post-ride]
3. Guiness or a Crown Float - Guiness floating on top of Strongbow [post ride recovery]
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energy drinks just leave me too spracked to do serious riding, sometimes I'm tired when I start but after five minutes of pedaling I'm energized. I used to drink a lot of energy drinks but caffeine pretty much does the same thing as cocaine but to a lesser extent. It stimulates your brain to use up endorphins and when its over its really over because endorphins are created at a constant rate (im pretty sure on this one, but don't quote me) so when you use your stockpile up you aren't left with much. Stick with adrenaline, its healthier, and you body makes it for extreme situations just like mountain biking. So if you are too tired to do a ride start riding a gnarlier line and I guarantee you will wake up. I'll go a day or 2 without sleep sometimes with school work, pre-dawn surfs, work, and mountain biking and I still always have enough energy to do some pretty technical trails.
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My drink - Cytomax - watered down a bit.

Similar to Gatorade with a bit of water.

EJ, The problem with those drinks you listed is that they are to sweet. IE, to much sugar, not enough water in each. Way more sugar per serving than Gatorade. WAAAAY More. During longer rides (3 plus hours)your stomach will dislike such sweet drinks.

And there is way to much caffeine in them. Some caffeine is good on long rides, keeps you alert and consumed while exercising, has little diuretic effect. Too much is not.

Is Jolt still around? there used to be a cola named Jolt. ''All the sugar, twice the caffeine"
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I'm very unaware and a HUGE consumer of redbull and monster, how are they bad for you and what are some consequences of using them. I'm intrigued.
i'd like to know the answer to this too. a few people have told me that these types of drinks or no good for you but don't really give a reason.

and ej123, rule of thumb: anything that ends with "lose" is a sugar, i.e., lactose, glucose, fructose, etc. (from what i recall, anyhow...)

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i'd like to know the answer to this too. a few people have told me that these types of drinks or no good for you but don't really give a reason.
Similar to overconsuming pepsi or coke or mountain dew, etc. Way to much sugar and caffeine.

A couple a week ain't going to kill you. 4 a day might.

The Low Carb versions of these drinks has sucralose in it, which is artificial sweetener. No one really knows what happens when humans ingest large amounts of it. see aspartame.
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you realize you're not supposed to mix that with alcohol...

And I'm still confused why OP suggested low-carb (fake sugar) energy drinks. that makes NO sense to me. sports drinks (gatorade, accelerade, cytomax (i assume, never had it), and the like) all have sugar, for a reason.
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i've seen some of the debate about aspartame. lot of stuff floating around about that stuff... both good and bad.

about the alcohol mixing thing, a lot of people like mixing redbull and other energy drinks with alcohol despite the warnings not to. ironic how red rave (now red rain - distributed by colt beverages) has the same warning yet has recipes on their site for mix drinks .

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