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#1 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19340 posts) -
#2 Posted by jakob187 (21671 posts) -

I drink an Amp Tall Boy every morning for a reason (and that's because I just don't dig coffee enough to get a Jedi Mind Trick every morning).

#3 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19340 posts) -

 I just drank a 250 mL can of Red Rain and I'm freaking out.  I don't know if the effects of it are being amplified because of my own expectations or if it's because I rarely drink anything with caffeine and stuff in them, but I feel it working.

I feel as though energy drinks don't have that effect on everyone, though.  Maybe it's because some are desensitized to it or something, but do energy drinks work for you?

#4 Posted by HistoryInRust (6315 posts) -

All my life I've consumed insane levels of caffeine, so if I don't drink energy drinks, I'm a walking zombie.

The prevailing effect I feel, though, is the sudden and dire need to urinate after about an hour. Shit goes right through me.

#5 Posted by Bigandtasty (3203 posts) -

They help me stay awake somewhat, not much else. I'm pretty desensitized to caffeine though.

#6 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

I don't drink energy drinks

#7 Posted by JJOR64 (18992 posts) -

I've only drank like 10 energy drinks in my life and when I drank them, I really didn't feel anything.

#8 Posted by Teptom (2047 posts) -

I rarely drink energy drinks, but when I had a Amp once I felt jittery for a while.

#9 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6299 posts) -

The only case where I've actually felt it is when I tried "Five Hour Energy" (which tasted HORRIBLE by the way) and I only did that because I was up all night and had to work a five hour shift right after. It worked, but I sort of felt like a zombie. I was tweaking or jittery, I was just awake. In other words, it did what it was supposed to do.

#10 Posted by addictedtopinescent (3645 posts) -

I don`t feel pumped up or anything, but they do a decent job of keeping me awake

#11 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -

I rarely drink energy drinks , but the only times i have they did nothing.

#12 Edited by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -

I don't buy energy drinks because they are insanely overpriced, but the other day I accidentally drank some pepsi max, and it didn't let me sleep that whole night, but I didn't mind because it was fun to go cycling at 6:30 am, but damn the body needs sleep, I hurt my lungs and exhausted myself doing that.  I think the pepsi max did that because I never have caffeine, so it has a very strong effect on me, and I know if you drink a lot of caffeine you can become completely immune to it's effect.

#13 Posted by DanielJW (4915 posts) -

I've never had an energy drink. :O

#14 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

yes, i feel it when i drink energy drinks. something that i hate about caffeine is when it's time for bed i don't feel tired. i'll be laying in my bed closing my eyes opening them to only 10 minutes later. it keeps on doing it a lot of times. some of them are expensive. i bought a 4 pack of monster java it cost $10. they're monster that taste like coffee.

#15 Posted by FatalError (173 posts) -

I never really feel anything.

#16 Posted by zkilla (139 posts) -

not as much as coffee's effect

#17 Posted by Scooper (7881 posts) -

If I'm knackerd and have a Red Bull or something I'll just get shaky but having 1 in the morning does pep me up for the start of the day.
 
I used to drink a can or 2 a week but now I don't really drink them. I just drink tea and the occasional coffee.

#18 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@Sir_Ragnarok said:
"

All my life I've consumed insane levels of caffeine, so if I don't drink energy drinks, I'm a walking zombie.

The prevailing effect I feel, though, is the sudden and dire need to urinate after about an hour. Shit goes right through me.

"
This pretty much sums it up for me, except I am pissing like a horse in about 30 minutes.
#19 Posted by pwnasaurus (1286 posts) -

they never did anything to me most of them taste terrible but there are a few that are good
#20 Posted by Wildcard (14 posts) -

Kinda sad to see no "Depends on the drink" option... For example Monster Java or Red Bull have about the same effect on me as a cup of coffee -- that is to say none, while Rockstar Punched or Amped Overdrive definitely keep me going during the late night/early morning hours.
 
Perhaps it's as much a psychological placebo effect as anything, but I definitely notice different levels of energy gain from different drinks.

#21 Posted by Slaneesh (854 posts) -

If you get enougf caffiene you´ll eventually not feel refreshened anymore, but rather sleepy if you don´t.
#22 Posted by Otacon (2209 posts) -

I'm terrible when it comes to energy drinks, half a can of red bull will give me a ton of energy

#23 Posted by Absurd (2934 posts) -

A little

#24 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19340 posts) -
@Wildcard said:
" Kinda sad to see no "Depends on the drink" option...  "
I just wanted to know if it had any effect on you.  Depends on the drink is basically equivalent to Yes.
#25 Posted by govermentcheese (249 posts) -

The government in all its wisdom needs to regulate energy drinks. They[the goverment] wory about regulating things that dont need it and things that do need regulating they dont go figure. Energy and young people are a bad mix...

#26 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

I've never had an energy drink before.

#27 Posted by Wildcard (14 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:
" @Wildcard said:
" Kinda sad to see no "Depends on the drink" option...  "
I just wanted to know if it had any effect on you.  Depends on the drink is basically equivalent to Yes. "
By that logic, why bother with a "slightly" option, as slightly is a form of "yes", isn't it?
#28 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19340 posts) -
@Wildcard said:
" @FluxWaveZ said:
" @Wildcard said:
" Kinda sad to see no "Depends on the drink" option...  "
I just wanted to know if it had any effect on you.  Depends on the drink is basically equivalent to Yes. "
By that logic, why bother with a "slightly" option, as slightly is a form of "yes", isn't it? "
Yeah, it kind of is.  But I put that to give another option than just "Yes" and "No".  I wanted to see precise results and adding in the "addicted" option would make it a little too varied for me.
#29 Edited by kmdrkul (3476 posts) -
@Wildcard said:

" Kinda sad to see no "Depends on the drink" option... For example Monster Java or Red Bull have about the same effect on me as a cup of coffee -- that is to say none, while Rockstar Punched or Amped Overdrive definitely keep me going during the late night/early morning hours.  Perhaps it's as much a psychological placebo effect as anything, but I definitely notice different levels of energy gain from different drinks. "

Yeah, I think any given energy drink within the same brand would give the same amount of energy unless otherwise stated.  I see no reason for Rockstar Punched (which is my favorite, next to their guava one!) to have a different energy content than normal Rockstar.  I think a part of it depends on the flavor and who is drinking it.  Bright, fruity flavored drinks tend to make me feel more lively than the coffee based ones.  Personally I only really feel the effects if I either just woke up or am about to hit the wall; even then I only get the jitters for thirty minutes then crash... even harder :P
#30 Posted by Gamer_152 (14078 posts) -

I find that energy drinks have no effect on me. This may be because of all the Pepsi and Coke I've drunk throughout my life. Oh well, at least I'm not caffeine dependant.

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#31 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

Slightly

#32 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
@govermentcheese said:
" The government in all its wisdom needs to regulate energy drinks. They[the goverment] wory about regulating things that dont need it and things that do need regulating they dont go figure. Energy and young people are a bad mix... "
What?
#33 Posted by xCJES (58 posts) -

I used to drink them pretty often like 1 a day about a year ago just because i liked the taste of Monster Assault..but after i saw what they can do to your heart and such i cut down and drink maybe one a month. But yeah, they don't affect me whatsoever.

#34 Posted by ImHungryx10 (233 posts) -

Energy Drinks hurt my stomach

#35 Posted by gingertastic_10 (4141 posts) -

Only a couple of times have I crashed.

#36 Posted by fenixREVOLUTION (735 posts) -

I did feel the effects when I did drink energy drink, but I haven't had any huge crashes.

#37 Edited by SoothsayerGB (1468 posts) -

Nope.  Stopped buying them cept for Red Bull.  No different then a regular soda and sometimes I mix a red bull with clear liquor, for the taste.  Most of whats in them is just filler.  Doesn't actually do a thing.  
 
Well, they do give you stomach cancer faster.  But that's mostly due to drinking them faster.  :p

#38 Posted by Hailinel (24805 posts) -

I have felt their effects, but I found it more alarming the one time that I noticeably didn't.  I had been working such long hours on so little sleep for so long that drinking an energy drink actually made me feel perfectly balanced and not the least bit hyper.  That was a sure sign that I desperately needed to catch up on my sleep.

#39 Posted by NickM (1071 posts) -

I'm long immune. Coffee still does the job, though.

#40 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -

not really.  In fact if I drink a lot of caffeine sometimes it makes me tired.

#41 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

I don't feel any different when I drink amps and things like that. I don't do it often either so I couldn't be desensitized.

#42 Posted by MattyFTM (14384 posts) -

I don't notice any effect to my body, but if I drink them before I go to bed I can't sleep.

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#43 Posted by TatsurouXIII (652 posts) -

hmm usually no, but it also depends on the drink. red bull has no effect on me whatsoever... probably because I drink coke instead of water, immune to caffeine. Strong coffee seems to work, but only for like 10 minutes.

#44 Edited by nanikore (2740 posts) -

I drink Monster Energy "Ripper" once in a while, but that's because I like the taste of it. I don't feel any effects except for having a hard time going to sleep without melatonin pills.

#45 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

I don't care what anyone says. But I've been trying a bunch of different Energy Drinks. 
And even something called Red Line or something like that, I dunno what it was. And all claimed to give more energi. And nothing...  
To me it's all a big hoax (but that's because it doesn't affect me apparantly) .. Not even coffee does anything. I don't know why tho'

#46 Posted by wjkelso (71 posts) -

I can't believe how much caffeine people drink! 2 cappacinos a day is too much, let alone 2 cans of an energy drink. You dont feel and affects because your tolerance for caffeine must be immense. 
 
If you want some real energy, trying eating well and exercising everyday. Works a treat!

#47 Posted by alexl86 (622 posts) -

I've haven't had a lot of energy drinks, but when I have had some it doesn't feel any different than just having a coke, or something. So, no. Not really.

#48 Posted by Jack_Daniels (1414 posts) -

I buy monster lo-carb by the case at walmart. Because there tasty and give me a boost! 30 bucks for a case of 24 there.

#49 Edited by c1337us (5751 posts) -

None really. I once made a frappe concoction of two Red Bull's, half a box of crushed NoDoz Plus, mango tropical fruit mix and ice and I still fell asleep at work during a back to back shift. 
 
Edit: I should also mention I was in the middle of a $30 a day Red Bull habit back then which is roughly 3x 4 packs. Now I dont touch the shit.

#50 Posted by CitizenKane (10506 posts) -

Not at all.  Then again, I never drink much of him because I don't like the taste and they are basically all sugar and corn syrup.