An Energy Drink Fit For Fighters, Workaholics
It’s entirely unlike me to promote an energy drink with more unpronounceable ingredients than I care to mention, but desperate times led me to the official drink of UFC. I suppose it isn’t so surprising given that at one time I watched and enjoyed Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Bodog, despite my disdain for any type of violence.
So picture it, I’m driving through New Mexico and I’m hungry, lost and frustrated by the dry climate. This state is many things but the powers that be are not good at posting signs for highways. One is lucky if he/she happens to spot the sign for a highway. Miles and miles of plains and small towns and nothing in sight is how I’d describe New Mexico, once one exits the three major cities: Taos, Santa Fe, and Albequerque. This is how I found Xenergy.
Xenergy is sugar- and calorie-free drink thanks to sucralose and vegetable juice, reportedly added for color. The added vitamins include a bit of vitamins B3, B6, B5, and B12. It also includes a bit of potassium and sodium (160 mg per serving) but it is the proprietary blend that offers the real energy.
The company claims it offers a jolt-free burst of energy, which comes from a blend of caffeine, guarana, and panax ginseng. The drink also features taurine and L-Carnitine. The proprietary blend included per serving is 1340 mg, which means each 16 oz can has about 2600 mg of the proprietary blend. Translation: a lasting burst of energy that will enable one to handle any number of challenges, from driving three hours on narrow mountain roads to writing MBA application essays. Thank you Xyience for getting me hooked on a new form of caffeine. Now I have to start a Xenergy savings fund.
Xenergy comes in Cherry Lime, Cran Razz, Mango Guava, and Blu Pom. It is sold at grocery and convenience stores, as well as at gas station shops and usually retails for $2-2.50.