Full Throttle Energy Drink : Ingredients, Flavors & Side Effects
The Full Throttle energy drink was first introduced in the large scale markets of the United States and Canada during the first half of 2004, by The Coca Cola Company. But on June 12, in the year 2015, Monster beverage made a deal with The Coca Cola Company to buy the Full Throttle Energy drink.
During the same year, the Monster Energy Drink Company introduced its own line of energy drinks in three different flavors – Vanilla, Caramel and Mocha in certain Southeast and Pacific Northwest markets. The company claimed that all of the drinks were made with pure, one hundred percent Arabic coffee beans. However, up until recently, it can cancelled.
According to the official website, the Full Throttle energy drink consists of the following ingredients:
- Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)
- Carbonated Water
- Yellow 5
- High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)
- Citric Acid
- Sodium Citrate
- Natural and Artificial Flavors
- Gum acacia
- Sodium benzoate (preservative)
- Glycerol ester of rosin
- Vitamin B3 (Calcium D-Pantothenate)
Nutrition Facts :
- One can of the Full Throttle consists of 220 units of calories, 58 grams of sugar and 160 mg of sodium.
- D-Pantothenate, which forms a significant ingredient in the Full Throttle energy drink, has long been used to treat a wide range of conditions and addictions like alcoholism, asthma, baldness, yeast infection, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), low blood sugar, low blood pressure among others.
- The gum acacia which is used to make this drink, is a plant native to Africa and Australia. It is traditionally used to cure cough, digestive disorders and skin allergies. Certain sources state that gum acacia can be helpful in controlling the blood sugar levels, and therefore help ward of diabetes in the future.
- Cyanocobalamin is used to treat a wide range of physiological conditions like high cholesterol levels in the blood, pernicious anemia, improve the lifespan and overall performance at a cellular level, as well as help reduce muscular fatigue.
Caffeine Content :
1 can of full throttle energy drink contains 160 mg caffeine. 1 can equals to 16 fl oz or 473 ml. This means the drink contains 33.81mg per 100 ml content. This much caffeine is still below of what is present in same quantity of coffee, 5 hour energy drink or spike energy drink.
Available Flavors :
The Full Throttle energy drink comes in three major flavors, as listed below:
Most commonly used for :
- This drink is considered one of the most intense and powerful energy drinks in the market, and is therefore used to boost up your energy levels before or during any physical activity that involves rigorous movement.
- Usually, it is believed that during high energy level activities and performance, it is important to keep your muscles well hydrated. The Full Throttle energy drink has been widely used to hydrate during strenuous physical activities.
- Due to the caffeine content in the Full Throttle energy drink, it is exclusively used for high mental alertness, and ward off drowsiness as well as fatigue.
Taste review :
Most reviewers admit that though the energy drink starts out tasting sweet, it lasts only for a few sips, before becoming citrus like.
Side Effects :
1) The worst High Fructose Corn Syrup :
The most common form of sugar used in Full throttle energy drink is HFCS (High fructose corn syrup). No doubt HFCS is the worst form of sugar that is used to sweeten lots of beverages and foods. The drink definitely gives you a quick burst of energy, but it also gives you a very intense sugar rush. As a result of this, your energy levels run out very fast, and you are left feeling very tired.
2) High in caffeine :
The caffeine content in the Full throttle energy drink is extremely high, making it unsuitable for long term consumption.
3) Bad for nervous system :
Long term consumption of caffeine also has an adverse effect on your endocrine and nervous system. Caffeine promotes the production of adrenaline in your body. Therefore, too much of energy drinks can overstimulate caffeine production, leading you to feel jumpy and anxious all the time. It can also cause problems in sleeping and even insomnia in some cases.
4) Leads to diseases like diabetes
High fructose corn syrup is one of the leading causes of diabetes and obesity all across the globe, especially in America. Not only does it cause weight gain, but also contribute to high blood sugar levels, increased cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Daily use limit :
According to the official website, each pack of Full throttle energy drink consists of 160 mg of caffeine, and that a person’s daily consumption of caffeine should be limited to 400 mg, which means, you should not consume more than one pack of this.
Death News Associated with the Drink :
So far, there have been no recorded or reported cases of deaths occurring due to Full Throttle energy drink.
The 16 pack Full Throttle energy drink (blue agave) costs $42.95, while the same pack of citrus costs $29.05.
Total Sales till now:
According to statistics, the Full Throttle Energy drink sold up to 143 million cans during the year 2015 alone.