Why do energy drinks such as Monster and Rockstar have less caffeine than coffee, but are still more energizing?

Why do energy drinks such as Monster and Rockstar have less caffeine than coffee, but are still more energizing?

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  1. Ingredients matter.
    Know of one case where a person responded quite well to a FDA approved caffeine tablet (100 mg caffeine) and then the tablet’s ingredients/source of caffeine was changed to 200 mg caffeine and the 200 mg caffeine tablet failed to work well at all. One and same manufacturer.
    Quality of ingredients/ingredients do matter.

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  2. The amount of caffeine in either of those so called energy drinks is comparable to what’s in a typical cup of coffee. If you believe they are “more energizing”, you are just kidding yourself. So called energy drinks are no more energizing than regular soft drinks which contain sugars. We don’t get energy from caffeine. We get alertness and wakefulness from caffeine. We get energy from ingredients like sugar which provide food calories. If you want to avoid drowsiness and want to save some money, take a Vivarin or NoDoz tablet with a regular soft drink (or even water!). That is a much cheaper way to get some caffeine.

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  3. The answer is in the question. You associate caffeine with “energy”. This is not the case. Caffeine blocks off certain receptors in the brain that tell you “tired” or “not awake yet-need more sleep”. It does not actually provide energy.
    Look for other sooper sekret ingredients (hint: they usually end in “… ose”. Monster sells in 24 ounce cans but considers that to be “two servings”. Nonsense. You chug the thing, right? How much sugar? Try a number north of 12 teaspoons!!! Twelve tsp of sugar. That’s the source of all the carbs in Monster – sugar. Carbs give you energy. Sugar gives you quick energy.
    Combine all that sugar with blocked receptors for sleepiness and you’re got your typical energy drink.

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