Vibal Energy Tea is not your stereotypical energy drink.
Hi. I’m Caffeine Scientist GreenEyedGuide. In this episode of the Caffeine at Midnight podcast, I want to talk about an energy drink with no artificial sweeteners nor flavors. This drink has as much caffeine as two cups of coffee, yet the caffeine comes from green tea extract. Do you know what it is? It’s Vibal Energy Tea, and today we’ll talk about the ingredients, whether this drink is safe and healthy enough to drink every day, and how this compares to a stereotypical energy drink like Monster Energy Rehab.
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Vibal Energy Tea Flavors and Favorites
If you’re not familiar with Vibal Energy Tea, it comes in a 16-ounce glass bottle with a lid, which is nice because you can close it and sip it throughout your whole day. Flavors include lemonade (my personal favorite), pomegranate (my second favorite), wild wildflower honey, and spicy ginger. The spicy ginger is way too hot for this white girl, but it’s got a nice kick to it that my husband enjoyed. You can check that one out and let me know what you think.
Vibal Energy Tea Ingredients and Nutrition Facts
The key ingredients in this energy drink include green tea, L-theanine, vitamin C, ginseng, and natural caffeine.
Some of you may have heard that vitamin C and caffeine don’t work well together, so I want to take a tiny second and explain why people say that. In fact, Vibal Energy Tea has 100 % of your daily value of vitamin C, so this is probably a good time to clear up that myth.
Vitamin C and Caffeine Interactions?
The assumption that caffeine and vitamin C don’t get along is based on two bodily functions.
First of all, coffee has things called tannins in it. Those tannins create chelation or a claw-like behavior on some vitamins, which prevents them from being absorbed. Fortunately, this issue doesn’t apply to this energy drink since it doesn’t contain coffee, and thus it won’t have those tannins. So we’re good.
Second of all, people say caffeine’s diuretic effect limits vitamin C absorption since it’s a water-soluble vitamin. In other words, if you have a lot of caffeine, it makes you urinate more. And peeing more means, you’ll pee out the vitamin C before you absorb it. Fortunately, that’s not an issue with the amount of caffeine in this drink. Specifically, that diuretic effect only occurs if the product has more than 250 milligrams of caffeine. In this case, Vibal Energy Tea only has 200 mg, so the diuretic effect shouldn’t come into play. As a result, you shouldn’t pee out your vitamin C before you have a chance to absorb it. So we’re good here, too.
Vibal Energy Tea versus a Stereotypical Energy Drink
How does Vibal Energy Tea compare to a stereotypical energy drink? Let’s look at Monster Energy for an apples-to-apples comparison, specifically the Rehab line: tea plus energy. There are a few different varieties. There’s a peach tea one, and there’s a raspberry tea one, but I’m specifically looking at the lemonade one. It’s Monster Rehab Iced Tea Plus Lemonade. That’s probably the closest comparison to Vibal Energy Tea. So how do these two drinks compare?
Vibal Energy Tea versus Monster Rehab Ingredients
Vibal Energy Tea has organic cane sugar, and it’s only three grams. That’s a nice low amount. Vibal also has monk fruit as a sweetener, which is a natural sweetener. I like monk fruit because it is a natural sweetener like Stevia but doesn’t give people the bitter metallic aftertaste.
My good friend, CaffeineMan, is a Stevia Super-Taster. By the way, if you don’t know who CaffeineMan is please, please go check out his YouTube channel. He has several more reviews of energy drinks than I do. CaffeineMan is “Super Taster,” meaning he gets a strong, bitter-metallic aftertaste with anything containing Stevia. Monk Fruit does not seem to give people this aftertaste. However, monk fruit is a costly ingredient so not everyone can afford it. Apparently, Vibal Energy Tea can, and it’s one of the many things that set them apart from stereotypical energy drinks.
Another difference between Vibal and Monster Rehab with lemonade is that Vibal does not have artificial flavors, colors, or artificial preservatives. That gives you an idea of what type of consumer this drink is intended for.
Vibal Energy Tea versus Monster Rehab Caffeine Content
Caffeine content-wise, Vibal and Monster Rehab are similar (200 mg versus 160 mg, respectively).
Monster Rehab has about 160 milligrams of caffeine per 16-ounce bottle, while Vibal Energy Tea has 200 milligrams. In other words, Vibal has more caffeine than one can of Monster Rehab. And, as I mentioned earlier, that caffeine is coming from green tea as well as natural caffeine that’s added.
Is Vibal Energy Tea safe enough to drink every day?
Yes, you can drink Vibal Energy Tea every day. This conclusion is based on the caffeine content, the sugar content, and the food matrix, meaning the caffeine and the other ingredients.
This energy drink is a safe and healthy drink you can enjoy every day without worrying about health consequences. Of course, this is as long as you’re above 18 years old because one whole bottle is more caffeine than what a minor is supposed to have. But if you’re over 18, this should be fine.
For reference, 200 milligrams is about the amount of caffeine in two cups of coffee. Therefore, Vibal Energy Tea might be a little strong for some people. Fortunately, this drink comes in a glass bottle with a lid, which helps you moderate your consumption. That means you can stop yourself halfway through if you’re feeling awake and alert enough to stop before you drink the whole thing.
So yes. I would put this in the green column of the energy drink report card. If you’re not familiar with the energy drink report card, you can find that at GreenEyedGuide.com/freebies.
How does it taste?
Taste-wise, as I mentioned before, lemonade is my absolute favorite of the four different flavors that Vibal Energy offers. Vibal Energy Tea’s lemonade flavor has organic lemon juice and also natural lemon flavor. So taste-wise, I like the profile. It’s just sweet enough so that you feel like you are drinking lemonade, but it’s not overpoweringly sweet. It’s not so sweet that it makes your mouth pucker up. It’s an excellent flavor profile and a nice sweetness.
Also, it’s not carbonated, which is ideal for sipping throughout the day. Or course, lemonade is usually not carbonated, and the Monster Rehab line is not carbonated, either. In conclusion, I honestly think you’d really enjoy Vibal Energy Tea if you like the Monster Rehab line.
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