I’ve talked about this before, but energy drinks had really overrun our society. I have so many friends who can’t sleep at night because of their intake, and then in the morning they feel like a filth bin, and they drink more energy drinks just to get through the day. It’s a sad cycle that can be cleared up by some detox time in which people will feel like complete garbage for a while.
I luckily am not in this camp, but I feel a lesser version of it. I’ve been lucky that at any point in my life I’ve been able to fall asleep within five minutes of my head hitting a pillow. This past week things have been different. The little sleep I’ve been able to get has been complete crap. I wake up feeling terrible. I keep saying I just need to buy a new bed, as I’ve had mine forever, but secretly I think that my sensitivity to caffeine is getting worse. It used to be if I drank anything with caffeine after 5PM I wouldn’t get to sleep until 3 or 4 in the morning. My 5PM cut off seems to be getting much earlier now. I’m not at a point where I need to drink an energy drink, or coffee every morning to get through the day without being miserable. I really hope that I never get to that point. I did feel it would be a wise idea to drink this Function before I went for a little hike with some friends, seeing as my sleep was limited and poor.
This doesn’t really fall under the same category for me because it doesn’t have the chemical garbage like taurine to give you energy, that makes you crash like a kamikaze. Instead this has the natural stimulus’ caffeine, muira puama root extract, epimedium extract, guarana seed extract, catuaba bark extract and yerba mate leaf extract. It doesn’t taste like a normal energy drink, which the bottle boasts, but I mourn. It also leaves you with less of a crash. That is something I can get behind. Flavor-wise it does have a tropical fruit juice flavor, but there are no individually distinct fruits in there. It just has a general tropical flavor mixed with a bit of the yerba mate flavor. Expecting more of a sports drink type flavor the yerba mate can be a bit off-putting, but when you know to expect it, it’s welcomed.
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- Jason Draper on 7/9/2012
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