I like the taste of energy drinks. I only drink it at dawn or when I'm sick, but I feel that the sweet, chemical-smelling, unique taste seems to work.
However, in fact, I have only drank a specific product. There are various types in the store, but it seems that everyone is drinking the same thing, such as the brand image, price, and the one that happened to be the first one. When it comes to commercials, the image of a salaried worker who works hard is strong, but when you think about it, you still don't know much even now as an adult. I decided to compare the drinks to go up the stairs for adults in the new year.
◆ What is an energy drink in the first place?
This time, we prepared 7 bottles of "Zena F-II", "Yunker Yellow Emperor Liquid", "Katsujin 28", "Lipovitan D", "Escup", "Arinamin V", and "Ciovita Drink". We chose the ones recommended by the drugstores we visited and the ones that are as easy to obtain as possible at any store.
By the way, what we usually call "energy drinks (drinks)" is "beverages sold for the purpose of nutritional supplementation during physical fatigue" (from Wikipedia). Please understand that the author was fine during the survey period and that he does not mention the effect because it is not something that healthy people drink in the first place. In addition, I follow the daily usage and capacity when drinking.
The first thing I noticed when I bought up all at once was the difference in price. Those that can be purchased for 100 to 200 yen each are "quasi-drugs", and those that are considerably more expensive than those are "class 2 or 3 drugs".
◆ The tastes of the affordable lines are all similar
The main ingredients of those classified as quasi-drugs are B vitamins, anhydrous caffeine, and taurine. Only Arinamin V did not contain taurine. The capacity and the price at the time of purchase are as follows (the selling price varies depending on the store, so for reference).
By the way, I often hear the phrase "taurine 1000mg", but taurine is a type of sulfur-containing amino acid that is abundant in fish and shellfish such as octopus and squid, and is said to be effective in relieving fatigue. 1000mg is equivalent to about 100g (3.53oz) of octopus.
The liquid color is mostly bright yellow due to vitamin B2, and only the escup is light brown. As mentioned at the beginning, all of them have a sour and fruity taste. A little different was Arinamin V, which had a distinctive green odor after the plum-like flavor. Also, I think that the taste of Lipovitan D and Escup are very similar among the four.
◆ All pharmaceutical groups have a taste that seems to work!
The group that is subsequently classified as a drug is characterized by the combination of crude drugs. Since I was a kid, I felt the aura that I brought back from the magical world in the magnificent box such as gold and the atmospheric design. The capacity and price at the time of purchase are as follows.
I saw Ginseng 28 for the first time, but the clerk enthusiastically recommended that I use red ginseng with its skin, so I added it. The seller is the Meiji era, which is familiar with sweets.
The ginseng 28 contains 7 kinds of crude drugs such as ginseng extract, taiso extract, and kukoshi extract. It has a brown sugar-like aroma and sweetness, and has a strong acidity. There was also a tingling and weak stimulus, and it was easier to drink than the later drinks.
There are seven kinds of crude drugs contained in Yunker Yellow Emperor's solution, including civet tincture, goou tincture, and hampi (anti-nose) tincture. After the cola-like scent and sweetness, you will feel a strong tingling stimulus.
The most distinctive taste was Zena F-II. It is a thick, dark liquid that is sweet and non-irritating, but has a strong odor. It may contain 13 kinds of crude drugs such as Jio extract, Epimedium extract, and carrot extract, and it might look like this when the witch brings her face close to the pot where the herbs are boiled. However, the presence of abundant herbal medicines can be felt by that amount, and it feels the same as "I feel that the eye drops are so effective."
◆ Be sure to follow the usage and capacity when drinking!
I used to think that all the energy drinks were the same, but when I compared them again, there were many flavors that were unique, quite interesting, and easy to drink. Speaking only of taste, I liked Lipovitan D and Yunker, which has a tingling sensation like ginger.
Again, all drinks are made for nutritional support when the body is weak. When ingesting, don't forget to follow the usage and capacity written on the product!