Instead of simply explaining all the benefits that drinking caffeine does to the body, i decided to instead show it through creating an infographic i designed on easelly.com, which is a site specifically used to create fun and engaging infographics.
With the ever popular conventional energy drinks such as Red Bull, or Monster putting a strangle hold on the market of drink sales, comes a fairly new way to get your caffeine fix in the form a 2 ounce shot called 5 Hour Energy. So the question arises, which is better, energy drinks or energy shots? For starters, 5 Hour Energy has about 180 milligrams of caffeine compared to Red Bull’s 111 per 8 ounce drink and Monster’s 86 per 16 ounce can. so one little bottle contains more caffeine than Red Bull and more than double the amount of Monster. Continue reading
If I have to study or get my homework done, or really need to stay focused, then I’ll go pick myself up an 8 oz red bull can. Notice how i specifically named off the brand and size of the can, that means that I am very particular about what I need to get done. Anything larger than that 8 oz can then I know I am either dead tired or know that I have a long day ahead of me so that I just need to remain at a constant level of energy to get through the day. Every now and then I will go pick up a Rockstar or a Monster but at that point I drink those in lieu of picking up a soda.
At this point, I bet some of you are reading this and thinking that I have a major caffeine addiction. Well the answer is yes and no. When I’m at school and during the long school semester I’ll have one just about every day, sometimes I will even have two a day. But as soon as the semester is over or I have a break in the school year, then I will go about two-three weeks straight without having an energy drink. I’m not a caffeine fiend, I just have a very busy and exhausting schedule so that I need the caffeine boost to get through the day.