Here’s a recap of the quick reviews posted this month for the “Science of Energy Drinks” series on the GreenEyedGuide Instagram and Facebook pages: Bai Sparkling Antioxidant Infusion, Cocaine Energy, and Monster Ultra Violet.
In place of the Energy Drink of the Month, GreenEyedGuide explains the function of the key ingredients in Monster Ultra Violet.
3 Ingredients in the Monster Energy Blend:
- Caffeine – how much is in this product and how much is safe?
- Taurine – what does it do and why does GreenEyedGuide call it a taxi?
- Carnitine – what does it do and why does GreenEyedGuide call it a doorman?
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Carnitine is another popular energy drink ingredient, but WHAT DOES IT DO? Carnitine is a doorman, a carrier. Carnitine carries fatty acids across the threshold, into the place where they’re metabolized: the mitochondria. The mitochondria is basically where molecules that used to be food are converted to energy.
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!
Carnitine doesn’t just bring things INTO the mitochondria, it also helps REMOVE WASTE. This is an important job because if waste builds up in the mitochondria, it can slow energy production down.
MY GOODNESS, WHAT DID WE EVER DO WITHOUT THE CARNITINE IN ENERGY DRINKS?!?
Stay tuned for next week’s book excerpt from my book “Are You a Monster or a Rock Star: A Guide to Energy Drinks- How They Work, Why They Work, How to Use Them Safely”