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DuPz0r
This is not a survey. Does anyone else here enjoy the odd coffee each day or a can of Red Bull? Do you rely on energy drinks to get you through a hectic day?
I was just wondering, because with such a busy life style, i almost live on borrowed energy, including coffee and energy drinks every day of the week apart from maybe the weekend.

I have to admit i love coffee, i really like the taste of it, and the plus side is that it has caffeine in it. The bad thing is because i drink it every day it doesn't really have much effect on me in terms of energy perk. I drink about two to three coffee's at University during the day, but for a real boost i find myself buying canned energy drinks with my lunch instead of a normal drink. I'm not the only one though, most of my friends do too. What io find bad about this is that they always leave you feeling more thirsty.

So my other question is this - What is your preferred energy drink?

I used to drink Relentless for a while until discovered Monster which i liked the taste of more. now recently i have found a different energy drink which is still and refreshing as well as full of Caffeine, Taurine, Ginseng and all those things. It's called "Rockstar - Recovery", they make others, but this one in particular i like.



Or do you despise energy drinks and prefer an isotonic or electrolyte recovery drink?
demon
I drink 10-14 cups of black coffee a day. I can do without coffee, but it helps keeping my mood where it should be. I drink coffee with every meal, many days it's the only thing I drink.

I don't drink other energy drinks often, but I do like Red Bull. Actually I like its effect more than its taste. I don't get that effect from coffee. It happens I drink it if I have do drive long distances and feel tired. Coffee doesn't make me more awake, maybe because my body has a high caffeine tolerance.
bOnEs
a cup or two of coffee is all i need in the mornings to get me going... i used to drink energy drinks but once i discovered how bad they are for you, i don't mess with them anymore... i used to drink "red bull" and my favorite was "full throttle" but nowadays, i just drink water... water gives me all i need...

plus, energy drinks aren't cheap, averaging around $2.50-$3.00 a can here... considering that price daily, your looking at more than $600 a year for a quick pick-me-up that does more damage than good an hour later when your falling asleep at work because your mind went into hyper-drive for an hour... all that energy spent wears you out and makes you EXTEMELY tired afterwards... and what do most do when they feel tired? they drink another one...

seriously, if anyone ever listens to me, now would be the time... stop drinking energy drinks before it's long term effects ruin your long-term health... buy a brita water filtration system and enjoy fresh clean water for the rest of your life...
DuPz0r
I'm aware of the damage energy drinks do to you. That was the main reason i didn't drink them for years. Now i just drink them because most nights I'm up doing course work after i get my Son to bed, and i need to meet my latest deadlines.
bOnEs
as long as your aware tongue.gif... and in moderation, they're not bad... but, daily or twice daily isn't good for you, nor is what demon said in drinking 10-14 cups of coffee... there is a such thing as overkill...

full throttle was my favorite flavored energy drink though...
PabloHoneyOle
I've been known to drink some Red Bull. Not daily, but a couple times a week. If I want to stay up playing videogames, I usually grab one as they certainly do the trick. If I know I have a long day, I'll have one as well. I used to drink them a lot more, almost like soda. I once managed to take a case (24) from a bar I worked at and they were gone within a week. My roommate had a few, but needless to say, I didn't sleep much that week. I also don't drink coffee, but I will have a Red Bull for breakfast if I'm having a hard time waking up.

Also, the first drink I bought my wife - when we were dating was a Redbull and Vodka. She hates Red Bull, but she drank it anyway.

TreeFitty
I've used Monster for a wake-me-up after a long night but I usually make it through a day fine without energy drinks. I hate coffee.
Severus Snape
The only energy drink I've tried is that 5-hour energy stuff, and I only tried that once. I know it's supposed to boost your energy, but when I sat around at work fidgeting for 3 hours thanks to the rush it provides, I decided I didn't need that crap anymore. Not to mention it tasted like pasteurized ass.

I can't comment on the rest of the energy drinks, though. I haven't tried them, so I don't know what to make of them. But they are a little expensive, so I'll probably just let someone else drink that stuff. I do enjoy the occassional cup of coffee, but it has to be triple cream and triple sugar (like, take a trip to the dentist, eh!) or else I won't touch it.

My drink of choice to get me through is Mountain Dew. Not the code red crap, or the whiteout junk, but good old-fashioned throwback dew. If I need a boost, I'll chug down one of those bad boys.
bOnEs
i like my coffee like i like my men... black...
DuffMan
I don't usually drink them but I'm tempted to get a crate of Pussy.

http://www.pussydrinks.com/
DuPz0r
QUOTE (Severus Snape @ Jan 4 2011, 09:21 PM) *
The only energy drink I've tried is that 5-hour energy stuff, and I only tried that once. I know it's supposed to boost your energy, but when I sat around at work fidgeting for 3 hours thanks to the rush it provides, I decided I didn't need that crap anymore. Not to mention it tasted like pasteurized ass.

I can't comment on the rest of the energy drinks, though. I haven't tried them, so I don't know what to make of them. But they are a little expensive, so I'll probably just let someone else drink that stuff. I do enjoy the occassional cup of coffee, but it has to be triple cream and triple sugar (like, take a trip to the dentist, eh!) or else I won't touch it.

My drink of choice to get me through is Mountain Dew. Not the code red crap, or the whiteout junk, but good old-fashioned throwback dew. If I need a boost, I'll chug down one of those bad boys.


My Uni were giving those shots away for free a few months back because no-one would buy them. So i took two before a seminar. I normally sit there in a daz ready to fall asleep... This time i was jittering all over the fucking joint. I felt like i was having a fit. I'm never touching one of those again!


Oh yeah and i saw that on Top Gear over Christmas, i may have to acquire many Pussy's also.
Psy
I never touch the stuff. Only time I ever have energy drinks is when I mix them with alcohol - Jager Monster or Vodka Redbull. Water does the job well enough for me. Although I do drink Lucozade Sport when I'm playing footy and stuff. Mostof my mates at uni are constantly drinking energy drinks or popping caffeine pills and it can't be good for you. I tend to notice most of the people who drink energy drinks all day are the sad fuckers who stay up all night playing World of Gaycraft. And their face is covered in spots. Is that caused by the energy drinks, or is it natural to scare away girls? Who knows, but I don't want my face looking like that. In conclusion, be a man, don't drink no energy drinks, FOOL!
DuPz0r
Well i would give them up if i didn't have up to 20 hour days during the week which happens regularly. What with bundles of coursework and spending time with the family not to mention fitting in time to play my PS3!

I'm looking forward to summer though. I don't ever touch them over summer, and I barley drink coffee mainly because of the heat. It's like my yearly detox period.
Psy
If you start to feel a bit tired, get someone to sneakily smack you across the back of the head with a spoon. If they don't knock you out, you'll be angry and that will keep you awake. Problem solved smile.gif
Kamahl
they dont sell many of those over here, the only ones ive seen (or remember) are Red Bull and Burn... I do like Red Bull but i dont drink it that often, only if i really need it... like my finals week or days where i can only sleep like 4 hours, so id say on average twice a month.

I never tried Burn and i dont drink coffee
Edgecrusher
Well, I have a bit of an addictive personality and since I gave up smoking weed and various other drugs, I seem to have replaced them with energy drinks. I used to drink mainly coffee, but that doesn't cut it anymore and the only energy drink that seems to do anything anymore is Monster. I know about the health risks and maybe in a couple of years when my kids are a bit older and my life isn't so hectic I might be rid of them, for now though, I doubt it.
Massacre
QUOTE (Psy @ Jan 4 2011, 06:10 PM) *
get someone to sneakily smack you across the back of the head with a spoon.

Sound advice whether you're tired or not.
demon
Coffee is healthy.
The first time I drank Red Bull, my heart rate went a bit crazy and I felt it in my chest. It was very hot, somewhere around 40 degrees Celsius, so that could have increased the reaction. Later I didn't get that much of a physical effect, and if I drink one now I'll not feel it physically at all.


QUOTE (Psy @ Jan 5 2011, 12:10 AM) *
If you start to feel a bit tired, get someone to sneakily smack you across the back of the head with a spoon. If they don't knock you out, you'll be angry and that will keep you awake. Problem solved smile.gif

laugh.gif If I get too angry I quit what I'm doing anyway so I could just as well fall asleep. tongue.gif
Kamahl
QUOTE (demon @ Jan 5 2011, 01:22 AM) *
Coffee is healthy.

Wrong.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee#Health_and_pharmacology

Im not saying coffee kills, but calling it healthy isnt exactly right.

demon
QUOTE (Kamahl @ Jan 6 2011, 09:49 AM) *
QUOTE (demon @ Jan 5 2011, 01:22 AM) *
Coffee is healthy.

Wrong.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee#Health_and_pharmacology

Im not saying coffee kills, but calling it healthy isnt exactly right.

Then what is your definition of healthy? I call it healthy if it does more good than bad. Coffee does that.
I wouldn't trust Wikipedia too much, but the full health effects of coffee article on Wikipedia is just one click from your link.

Qdeathstar
Not usually, but the two times i've taken 5 hour energy (not actually a energy drink, more of an energy shot i guess) it's worked wonderfully, especially considering the first time i was totally wasted, and the second time i didn't think it would do anything.
Mattay
Fuck energy drinks, they're retarded. A cup or two of folger's is good enough for me.

Five hour energies are mint to take before a night of drinking and debauchery.
DuPz0r
Is that like those shots of energy which is like twice as strong as one energy drink in a can?
trathen93
Red bull got me through my GCSE's last year. i doubt i would have passed half of them without it.

must say though, when i stopped drinking them afterwards i had no energy for a week or so, it may give you that energy boost while you drink it, but it will bite you when you stop.
Pieface
Got you through your GCSE's? I just winged them and passed all my tests.
Massacre
Winging it is the best way to go for anything. It's how I got my PhD.
Mattay
QUOTE (DuPz0r @ Jan 15 2011, 02:28 PM) *
Is that like those shots of energy which is like twice as strong as one energy drink in a can?

Well 5 hour energy doesn't have nearly as much sugar or calories as an energy drink. That's really the only difference. And you don't drink as much for the effect.
Sharpie Fetish
I haven't slept in like 3 days. Currently on 3 rockstar/day
demon
Three days is a long time. What's keeping you up (other than energy drinks)?
Massacre
He's a drug runner. There's been a lot of shit to deal with at the border lately.
demon
The Mexico/USA border? Tons of shit happens on the other side, can't take the time to sleep I see.
Massacre
The other side? There's shit on both sides. On the American side, there are illegal immigrants trying to come here to "take away" jobs that no one here actually wants, and no white person has ever done, despite the fact that only white people complain about it (black people don't complain because they actually used to do it). Then, on the Mexican side, there are relatively nice folks (as long as you're not a rival businessman) trying to bring cocaine, heroin, and the worst weed in the world over to America to try and turn a nice profit, but these border patrol guys keep shooting at them while all manner of prescription medication and unsavory charlatans come through the Canadian border.

Then there are the Jews right here in our own country, hoarding all the gold. It's an unpleasant world we live live in.
asthenia
I totally disagree with the notion of energy drinks. Doesn't stop me though. I'm running on Red Bull at the moment, and I've been relying on Coffee quite a lot.
Jáger
I love me a bit of pussy.
demon
You're right Massacre, but you didn't mention that on the Mexican side there are civil war some places.
But that's another topic...
asthenia
I think Duffman pulled the Pussy joke first. It tastes like piss. Aptly named.
demon
I didn't click the pussy link. Don't tell me I missed something.
Tranque
I fucking hate Five Hour Energy.

It made me feel like death. Not dead, I felt like a living incarnation of death.

My head felt like it had a buzzing weight inside of it and my heart pounded painfully in my chest. It felt like I had a huge weight on me and it sucked. I hadn't slept the night before but still.

Five Hour Energy = Satan
PabloHoneyOle
Has anyone mentioned Cocaine? Not the energy drink, Cocaine. I'm talking pure Colombian.
Massacre
QUOTE (Tranque @ Jan 31 2011, 05:54 AM) *
It made me feel like death. Not dead, I felt like a living incarnation of death.

What? You mean I didn't have to deprive myself of vitamins, sunlight and human contact while a team of geneticists ensured I would be an asymptomatic carrier of all known contagious terminal diseases? Fuck.
demon
QUOTE (Stoic Person Eater @ Jan 31 2011, 06:36 PM) *
Has anyone mentioned Cocaine? Not the energy drink, Cocaine. I'm talking pure Colombian.

Mixing cocaine in water? Bon appetit...
PabloHoneyOle
QUOTE (demon @ Jan 31 2011, 03:01 PM) *
QUOTE (Stoic Person Eater @ Jan 31 2011, 06:36 PM) *
Has anyone mentioned Cocaine? Not the energy drink, Cocaine. I'm talking pure Colombian.

Mixing cocaine in water? Bon appetit...

I'm talking about mixing it with whatever fluids are lining my nasal cavity.
bOnEs
QUOTE (Stoic Person Eater @ Jan 31 2011, 04:08 PM) *
QUOTE (demon @ Jan 31 2011, 03:01 PM) *
QUOTE (Stoic Person Eater @ Jan 31 2011, 06:36 PM) *
Has anyone mentioned Cocaine? Not the energy drink, Cocaine. I'm talking pure Colombian.

Mixing cocaine in water? Bon appetit...

I'm talking about mixing it with whatever fluids are lining my nasal cavity.

white powder and mucus??
demon
QUOTE (bOnEs @ Jan 31 2011, 10:50 PM) *
QUOTE (Stoic Person Eater @ Jan 31 2011, 04:08 PM) *
QUOTE (demon @ Jan 31 2011, 03:01 PM) *
QUOTE (Stoic Person Eater @ Jan 31 2011, 06:36 PM) *
Has anyone mentioned Cocaine? Not the energy drink, Cocaine. I'm talking pure Colombian.

Mixing cocaine in water? Bon appetit...

I'm talking about mixing it with whatever fluids are lining my nasal cavity.

white powder and mucus??

That's a recipe I can memorize. Just a small detail, how much powder? 10%?

Massacre
The total capacity of your skull.
ENVi3
I have coffee maybe once every two weeks (just as a drink), usually because I'm too lazy to make or go out and buy any.
I have Red Bull, when needed - usually when I feel really sleep and need to stay awake. I haven't had any in like 2 months.
bOnEs
i recall warning you guys about this...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110214/ap_on_...d_energy_drinks

those damn extreme sports guys need to stop sponsoring these drinks... they're killing the youth...
DuPz0r
My new years resolution was to stop drinking these. I haven't touched one since.

I still drink the odd coffee here and there though, or beer.
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