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Energy Drinks 101: Do Energy Drinks Work?

Energy Drinks 101: Do Energy Drinks Work?

We’ve mapped out the answers to your most pressing questions on how energy drinks work. Whether you’re looking for the best pick-me-up for your day or how to gain mental edge at work.

Looking for your perfect energy beverage, the one that delivers on the mental and physical benefits you seek, isn’t so straightforward anymore. To top it off, finding one without the extra sugar and calories just made this hunt even more difficult. 

Now, when it comes to understanding the energy drink world, you’ve got questions – and we’ve got you covered. We’ve mapped out the answers to your most pressing energy drink questions, whether you’re looking for the best energy pick-me-up to take your day to the next level, on a fitness journey, or simply looking for a way to gain that extra mental edge at work. We got you.

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WHAT IS AN ENERGY DRINK?

Energy drinks are crafted to boost focus and help push you forward both mentally and physically. Your typical energy drink often contains the stimulant caffeine, and usually in larger quantities than you would get from your typical cup of coffee or tea. Depending on the brand, your energy drink may also contain sugar and/or sugar free sweeteners, natural extracts, amino acids, and artificial or natural flavors. 

HOW DO ENERGY DRINKS WORK? EFFECTS OF ENERGY DRINKS ON THE BODY

Energy drinks are intended to wake up the mind and body, and often rely on stimulants such as caffeine. But many leading energy drinks also contain a significant amount of sugar, both to sweeten the drink as well as provide a stronger energy boost (akin to a sugar high). However, this is why one can feel a sudden “crash” after consuming these types of energy drinks.

Rather than relying on the mixture of caffeine and sugar, the C4 lineup is built with science-backed ingredients to prime your body for physical and mental performance.

HOW LONG DO ENERGY DRINKS LAST?

You can feel the C4 energy drinks working within minutes of consumption, and it will provide an energy boost for several hours. For those who might be more sensitive to caffeine and stimulants, they’ll likely feel the effects for even longer.

ARE ENERGY DRINKS BAD FOR YOU?

As is the case with many beverages, energy drinks may have harmful effects if you drink them in excess. Large quantities of caffeine can lead to undesirable side effects such as insomnia, and can also contribute to other undesirable conditions, such as a temporary rise in blood pressure.

In addition, many of the leading energy drinks also contain sugars in the form of sucrose and/or glucose, which results in consuming quite a few calories as well. However, C4 Energy and C4 Smart Energy are formulated to contain zero sugars, zero carbs, and zero calories.

COFFEE VS ENERGY DRINKS

Coffee is, of course, the original energy drink. While it still remains a staple component of most morning routines, it often lacks some of the benefits that energy drink consumers have come to love. When you’re looking to push through a longer workout, or a heavy workday – energy drinks can often provide the necessary fuel.

While your ordinary caffeinated beverages might help get that blood pumping and make you more alert, a beverage like C4 adds clinically studied performance ingredients that have been demonstrated benefits for physical and mental performance. So, not only are you getting that desired energy boost – you’re getting enhanced support for the body and mind.

ARE ENERGY DRINKS HEALTHY FOR YOU?

C4 Energy and C4 Smart Energy are formulated to provide physical and mental benefits that far exceed the typical caffeine hit. Powered by clinically studied performance ingredients, C4 is built to help maximize any moment.

For instance, the primary ingredient in C4 Original Carbonated and C4 Original Still, CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine, has been clinically shown to help support muscular endurance and fight fatigue while BetaPower® Betaine Anhydrous (also known as Trimethylglycine), is a patented extract from the superfood, Sugar Beets, that supports hydration and physical performance.

As for C4 Smart Energy, there’s InnovaTea®, a naturally derived version of caffeine from green tea leaves, plus Cognizin® Citicoline, a clinically studied brain-booster that helps to support focus, attention, and recall. From work to play, gaming to studying, or partying to planning – the C4 lineup contains ingredients that leave your typical energy drink in the dust.

HOW MANY ENERGY DRINKS CAN YOU DRINK A DAY?

This question truly depends on an individuals caffeine sensitivity, physical condition, and stimulant intake from sources outside of energy drinks. Most people are looking for a numerical threshold of caffeine intake when asking this question. It is widely recommended that healthy adults ages 18 years or older do not exceed 400mg of caffeine within a 24-hour period. Each 16oz can of C4 Energy or C4 Smart Energy contains 200mg of caffeine, which is 50% of the recommended value.

WHICH ENERGY DRINK IS BEST?

Call us biased, but we’re partial to C4 Energy and C4 Smart Energy. With zero calories, zero carbs, and zero sugars, it’s already primed to lead the pack, but add in our carefully formulated recipe with science-backed ingredients and obsessively developed flavor profiles, and you’d be hard pressed to find something better. We know because we tried. That’s why we created C4.