Energy drinks – a growing phenomenon among not only the younger, student generation but more and more among young adults and older. Coffee simply isn’t for everyone, and people are always seeking an alternative. Christian Guzman is no stranger to this space either. He was always a fan if not spokesperson for Monster Ultra and now, has released his own energy drink called Up Energy.
It is no small feat to take on the energy drink market, however he is coming from a place of knowledge based on industry and experience. This drink, Up Energy holds several features that quite possibly set him apart, and may have even improved the market edge slightly along the way.
What Makes Up Energy Stand Out?
So, when you think of most energy drinks, they typically come in an aluminum can with all sort of bold and flashy colors. Up Energy has taken a different approach. This energy drink comes in an aluminum bottle that is dense, possesses a screw top and is reusable. This is not only incredibly sleek and attractive, but it will help your drink stay colder longer than other cans on the market.
The appearance is a sleek white, and newly added blue in color and its black logo that reads ‘UP’ is on the front of the can. Super simple, but classy and appealing to the eye.
Its formula is made up of 1.5 grams of a proprietary blend formula which contains:
- Panax Ginseng
- Carnitine tartrate
This lend is similar to the Monster Energy Drink and packs 200 milligrams of caffeine per serving.
Described as a whenever you need It kind of energy. Meaning, the purpose was designed to pack enough punch to get you up and moving at any time of the day – for any reason. This includes things like a strong cardio workout, studying or being more alert at the office. Simply, whenever you need that extra boost.
The taste or flavor is ranked among one of the top reasons people choose an energy drink over another one. After multiple blind taste tests in the market, the taste is best described as a fruity Sprite taste. Something similar to a Sierra Mist.
Up Energy contains seven (7) grams of carbohydrates and two (2) grams of sugar per bottle.
What Are Others Saying?
There are multiple reviews online. Some, more favorable than others. However, one major reviewer indicated that they really enjoyed the taste of Up Energy and found that it did not give them any jitters or heart palpitations without jeopardizing the added energy boost.
Reviews also indicated that they didn’t experience a crash like sensation which is definitely an added benefit to the energy drink industry. There was no reported stomach upsets or headaches either. This could speak the quality of ingredients that are included in this blend, or the attention to the combination of ingredients.
It is often these simple adjustments that can make a huge difference to the consumer – for better or for worse.
Closer Look at Key Ingredients in Up Energy Drink
Although we briefly mentioned the ingredients above, let’s have a closer look at the role they play with respect to overall energy.
This ingredient is found naturally in meat, fish and breast milk. It is said to increase and/or improve athletic performance making it a common addition to many energy drinks. Taurine, is an amino acid and is also said to improve mental clarity and performance.
This ingredient is said to provide an energy boost while also helping to lower blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels. It may work to reduce stress, promote relaxation, manage diabetes and treat sexual dysfunction in men.
This addition, is a biologically active form of carnitine. It is a carrier molecule that helps transport activated long chain fatty acids from the cytosol to the mitochondria where the fatty acids, are oxidized. Also, it is described as a potent antioxidant.
This ingredient is often used for weight loss, to enhance athletic performance and is used as a stimulant. One of the most favorable benefits of this ingredient is its ability to help reduce mental and physical fatigue.
Another popular ingredient found in energy drinks because it is said to help detoxify the body. Whereas, we know that this is a great benefit to those who are regularly physically active, or where we need a little push to get the toxins out that may be limiting performance both physically and/or mentally.
This is a type of carbohydrate that is made from glucose. It is naturally made in the human body and is commonly found in fruits, grains and nuts. In addition, when delivered in high enough doses, it is said to have a positive effect on the nervous system. Unfortunately, the doses found in most energy drinks are not high enough for this benefit, but is a great compliment with the others.
Probably the most common among the list of ingredients is this one. Caffeine helps increase the release of catecholamine’s, like adrenaline, through the nervous system. It can cause your heart to beat faster which helps to send more blood to your muscles and prompt your liver to release sugar into the bloodstream for energy.
How To Order Up Energy Drink
Up Energy is available to order on the Up Energy website for only $29.99 for a 12 pack. This pricing is said to be a bit high; however, it can be argued to be one of quality and sustainable energy. With these remarks, it is fairly on target with other energy drinks in the same realm of results.
This product is not recommended for children, pregnant women or women who are nursing.
When you are purchasing two cases, each case after that will only cost $24.99. This is a $5.00 savings per case.