That's my shit right here. A can a day.
Anyone else addicted to Energy Drinks?
08-12-2015, 07:02 PM
Yes, but I hate the taste of Monster and Red Bull.
I prefer the local brands called "Big Shock!" and "Semtex".
A can a day?! Dude, that's an expensive habit.
Do you buy the cans at a bulk discount or do you buy single cans? Where are you? I would be interested to know of a good place I can buy energy drinks at bulk discount in the Greater Toronto Area in Canada. Or an online shop in Canada (or one that ships to Canada for a reasonable price). I hate having to pay fucking $3+ CAN for an energy drink at the convenience store or grocery store. It's like fucking $3.50 at the drug store. lol.
My favourites are:
Monster Java (anything. this is their coffee-flavoured energy drink line)
Rockstar Roasted (anything. coffee-flavoured energy drink line)
Rockstar Punched (fruit punch)
And if we're going to include alcoholic beverage energy drinks
Rockstar + Vodka (there's not much caffeine in these because of the Four Loko controversy. Back when they used to put caffeine and stimulants in Four Loko)
Rev (caffeinated alcoholic beverage. Though they might have cut back on the caffeine and stimulants lately)
And my favourite Jack n Coke (Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey with Coca Cola. There's not a lot of caffeine in Coke. 50 mg in a can. But in bars they serve it to you in a small glass. So it's probably more like 30 mg)
Unfortunately I never tried Four Loko back when they put caffeine and stimulants in it. Since they never arrived in Canada. Canada only ever got the new blend without the stimulants. And our blend only has 8% Alcohol. In the US, Four Loko has 12%.
08-13-2015, 04:10 PM
It's like 1,5 euros a can approx, cheaper brands are like 1 euro.
I don't buy bulk.
08-13-2015, 04:25 PM
my fav. I can't allow myself to drink full sugar drinks.
Though I don't know if that's really bullshit. Artificial sweetener brands like Splenda (sucralose), Nutrisweet, Sweet n Low, etc. are typically marketed towards diabetics and seniors. If those sweeteners actually make diabetes worse, these corporations would have been sued by now. If a diabetic/senior took those sweeteners under the impression that these are safe alternatives to real sugar and their condition got worse, there would be a class action law suit.
Even when I look for the evidence now on the internet, the evidence is contradictory. So it's difficult to know who to believe.
All I know is that cutting actual sugar in my diet has led me to eat less (sugar might disrupt satiety signals in your brain?)
(08-13-2015, 04:37 PM)alien Wrote:
What I've read is that your body detects the sweet taste and expects associated calories, and when it doesn't get the associated calories it makes you hungry for them, so people who drink calorie free sweetened drinks end up consuming more calories than they otherwise would (versus not drinking the calorie free sweetened drink), because calorie free sweet drinks literally make you hungry for food. I was thinking that maybe they could do like 10% regular sugar drink and 90% artificially sweetened drink to see if the calories from the sugar would prevent that effect while still being massively sugar reduced.
08-13-2015, 10:16 PM
Energy drinks are coping.
They don't even do shit for me really, like compared to amphetamine or modafinil or something they are nothing. Maybe the first two or three you take in a row after not using any for a long time will work, but the tolerance builds up to the point that they don't do shit after no more than like two or three days of consecutive use, and then they are a pain in the ass to get off of too because of caffeine tolerance being super high.
The stimulation of caffeine is super twitchy and jittery compared to better stimulant/awake drugs, it's more tense and less euphoric too, you can get some good focus from it at first though and definitely awake but a kind of restless awake, sometimes a bit of a rushing feeling if tolerance is particularly low, kind of a crude dirty mild vigilance promoter mild stimulant with rapidly building tolerance and mild to moderate withdrawals is how I would describe it. Doesn't really have any jaw clenching which is different from many stronger stimulants, maybe some mouth chewing though but gum is less important. Don't really notice any increase to body temperature though, which is also different from most stimulants and even vigilance promoters. Social anxiety and anxiety in general is increased if anything, probably a lack of dopamine activity versus the stimulants that reduce social anxiety.
08-14-2015, 03:50 PM
Caffeine makes me sweat a lot.