Caffeinated water can be a great alternative to the stereotypical energy drink, but if you’ve never heard of caffeinated water, where do you start? How do you know if it’s right for you? This is the third of a three-part series on caffeinated water. In the last two posts in this series, we’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions about caffeinated water. But now we ask one final question:
- Where do I start?
In This Series:
- PART ONE: Caffeinated Waters 101 – Safety and Science
- PART TWO: Caffeine and Hydration – What does research tell us?
- PART THREE: (YOU ARE HERE) My Favorite Caffeinated Waters
Hydrive Energy Water
If you’ve tried other energy waters and wanted more flavor, more sweetness, maybe a little more color, then try Hydrive. It’s more than just caffeine+water but still a healthier alternative than the stereotypical energy drink.
IN THIS REVIEW from the GreenEyedGuide archives:
✔What the key ingredients do,
✔How the caffeine content compares to other energy drinks and other brands of caffeinated water
Avitae Caffeine + Water
This is a brand of caffeinated water fueled by green coffee beans.
I had the honor of talking to Avitae president and CEO about how Avitae picked their flavors, how difficult it was to hide caffeine’s bitterness in something as neutral as water, what keeps him up at night, and what he’s most proud of. You can find these interviews here:
Guru Energy Drink
Guru Energy Water offers a simple ingredient list: carbonated (or “sparkling”) water, erythritol, flavor, green tea extract (the source of caffeine), juice concentrate, and Stevia.
It comes in a can like an energy drink but Guru’s Energy Water tastes WAY more like water than another energy drink. If you’re looking for something with Organic ingredients, ~100mg caffeine, light flavor, no Calories, no sugar, no artificial colors or flavors or sweeteners, this is worth a try.
You can read the full analysis of Guru Energy Water here on GreenEyedGuide
Finally, don’t forget to check out the Energy Drink of the Month for April 2018: Hint Kick caffeinated water
Hint Kick has only three ingredients: purified water, natural flavor, and natural caffeine from coffee bean extract (aka green coffee beans).
Hint Kick isn’t the only caffeinated water to use green coffee beans but in this Energy Drink of the Month review, we recap the latest green coffee bean research.
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