Redline Xtreme Energy Drink Review

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If you’re a busy mom, a hard worker, an evening jogger, or an athlete, you probably find yourself reaching for caffeine during the day. Maybe you drink coffee before work. Maybe you have a soda at lunch. Maybe you consume many caffeinated drinks to keep yourself going throughout the day. If you have to reach for caffeine, Redline Xtreme can be there to save the day.

It contains 158mg of caffeine, 10mg of sodium, sucralose, calcium, potassium, and magnesium, to name a few ingredients. There are zero calories, which is great news for your meal plan. It leaves room for an afternoon snack. There is a proprietary blend that contains 657mg of an array of ingredients. The amount of each ingredient in this blend is not revealed.

You can consume a Redline Xtreme Energy Drink before your workout in order to improve performance. Consume it before studying for an exam to improve your focus. Or consume it in the morning or at lunch to power through your workday. Just be sure to only consume between 300-400mg of caffeine in your day.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Quick Energy

Zero Calories

Low Sodium

Effective

Great Flavor

Cons

Pricey

Jitters

Zero Calories

When it comes to losing weight or eating a more healthy diet, people tend to immediately consider calories. In reality, you should only be laser-focused on calories if you’re going above your daily recommended intake on a regular basis. If you decide to cut back on calories and cut back too much, you could cause yourself to experience constipation, diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, and other damage to your overall health.

Without enough calories to feed on, your body will begin to use your stored fat to be converted into energy. Using stored fat sounds great, but when you take your stored fat away, your liver secretes more cholesterol than it should, trying to make up for what’s missing. When you have excess cholesterol in the stomach bile, it can lead to gallstones.

On the other side of things, it’s not a good idea to consume too many calories, either. Because the Redline Xtreme contains zero calories, it won’t cut into your daily caloric intake. It will leave room for a light meal or snack.

Low Sodium

The amount of sodium you ingest per day is more important than you may realize. Did you know that consuming too much sodium is linked to a higher risk of high blood pressure? When you have high blood pressure, it can advance to other health issues.

When you reduce your sodium intake, you can effectively improve your health. Your blood pressure will lower because your body’s volume of fluid in its blood decreases. Your risk of having a heart attack is reduced because damage to the heart is minimized when your blood pressure is managed.

Your cholesterol levels are affected by ingesting too much sodium. In turn, it causes high blood pressure and metabolic syndrome. You can prevent heart failure by decreasing your intake because your heart won’t need to pump as hard to supply blood to your body.

You can minimize the damage done to your kidneys, thus preventing kidney failure. Your chances of having a stroke go down because your blood will be able to reach your brain more easily. The chances of having a brain aneurysm are also lessened when you consume less sodium.

You can, indeed, protect your vision by eating carrots. Foods that are lower in sodium helps lower blood pressure, keeping the vessels in your eyes from tearing. It also reduces the risk of vision loss. You will be less likely to develop diabetes, improve your memory, and lower your risk of dementia.

You’ll be able to reduce swelling and bloating, and even reduce how much you drink during the day. Sodium dehydrates you, causing you to be thirsty more often and urgently. You can also protect yourself from some headaches and help your body to build more strong bones. Thankfully, this drink only has 10mg of sodium, and this bar has low sodium too.

Sucralose

Although the nutrition facts table is lacking the sugar content information, you can find in the ingredients section that sucralose is in this energy drink. Sucralose is confused often with sucrose (table sugar). Sucralose is a sugar substitute that doesn’t add calories to the drink. It’s also not completely absorbed by your body.

Sucralose was approved in 1999 to be used as an alternative sweetener. Today, there are over 4500 products on the market that contain sucralose. Many of these items are foods that you can cook and bake.

Evidence has not been found that links sucralose to carcinogenic, neurological, or reproductive issues. However, there is still a limit to how much you should be consuming in a day. It is recommended that you consume 5mg per kg of your body weight.

To find the amount of mg you should be consuming, divide your body weight (kg) by 2.2. Take the result and multiply by 5. The result shows you how many milligrams of sucralose you can, or should, consume. For example, 200 (kg) divided by 2.2 equals 91. 91 multiplied by 5 equals 455 (mg).

Sucralose is very similar to sucrose, however, it is healthier for you and offers a sweeter taste. It’s important not to get the two confused, especially if you’re trying to become healthier or you’re a diabetic. It should be noted that there is chlorine in sucralose, and is a carcinogen that is used to make disinfectants, plastics, poisonous gases, and pesticides.

Always consult a doctor before changing your diet. If you’re taking medications, it’s especially important to consult your doctor. It’s important to check because sucralose has been known to negatively affect the medications’ ability to do what they’re meant to do.

The number of good bacteria in your stomach can actually be cut in half. However, there are studies disclaiming this; which is just another reason to consult your doctor. An even better idea would be to choose a sugar-free energy source.

Nutrition Facts

The Redline Xtreme energy drink contains 26mg of potassium, which is an important mineral for your body. It regulates muscle contractions, nerve signals, and fluid balance. It can also help reduce blood pressure and protect against osteoporosis, kidney stones, and strokes.

There is 2.5 mg of calcium, another necessary mineral. It helps in the building of your bones and it helps to keep them healthy. It enables blood clotting, heartbeats, and muscle contractions.

There is 2.5 mg of magnesium, which helps to regulate nerve and muscle function, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. It also aids in the making of bones, protein, and DNA. There is 10 mg of sodium. Sodium is actually good for your body, in small doses. It helps maintain a fluid balance around your cells and helps your nerves and muscles to function properly. It also helps to regulate blood pressure.

Other ingredients include purified water, natural and artificial flavors, citric acid, sucralose, sodium benzoate (to preserve freshness), calcium disodium, and potassium sorbate (to preserve freshness).

Caffeine

This energy drink contains 158mg of caffeine anhydrous. Is this a lot of caffeine? Not really. The recommended daily intake is around 300-400mg (around four coffees). It’s pretty average to find around 150mg of caffeine in an energy drink. But this isn’t just any caffeine.

The caffeine in this energy drink is actually caffeine anhydrous, which is a popular supplement to improve performance and encourage weight loss. It can be found in caffeinated energy bars and gum as well. Anhydrous means “without water”. This kind of caffeine is a dehydrated and processed form of caffeine.

Caffeine is actually naturally occurring and can be found in plants like tea, cacao, and coffee beans. When this natural caffeine goes through lab processes, including the filtering of water and other chemical components out, it will become caffeine anhydrous. Being anhydrous means that the caffeine can be more concentrated and potent than in its original form.

There are some benefits to caffeine anhydrous, including improving athletic performance, providing a standard dose, and being convenient (it can be ingested from a gel, gum, or even pills). There are also some negative properties. Because it’s so potent, you can actually overdose on it. You can even end up dying from an overdose of caffeine anhydrous. It may be safer to just consume less caffeine.

Proprietary Blend

A proprietary blend is basically a company’s way to get out of revealing the actual content in an item. The FDA typically requires manufacturers to disclose every ingredient on the label, as well as how much of each ingredient is in the item. The way to get around this requirement is to group ingredients together and call it a proprietary blend. We’re not sure how this makes sense, but it’s the truth.

In a proprietary blend, the active ingredient is typically number one, while the rest of the ingredients are simply fillers. When consuming products with this kind of “blend”, you’re really putting your faith in a company. You’re putting your health in their hands without even knowing what you’re consuming. You may want to consider a more cut-and-dry ingredient list, like that of a vegan energy source.

There is 657 mg of ingredients in the “proprietary blend”. Keep in mind, companies are not required to tell you exactly how much of each ingredient is in the product. The ingredients included in the blend include N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine, coryanthe Yohimbe (bark), N-methyl tyramine, evodia (fruit), yerba mate leaf extract, vinpocetine, sulbutiamine, L-leucine, toothed clubmoss, L-valine, L-isoleucine, Griffonia simplicifolia (seeds).

Warnings

Do not consume this drink if you are under 18 years old. Don’t consume if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before consuming the Redline Xtreme energy drink if you have (or your family has) a history of thyroid disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression (or other mental conditions), difficulty urinating, glaucoma, a seizure disorder, or prostate enlargement.

You should also consult your doctor if you’re using an MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor), prescription drug, or OTC drug that contains pseudoephedrine, phenylpropanolamine, or ephedrine. These ingredients are usually found in cough & cold medicine, allergy medicine, weight control products, and asthma medication.

Do not exceed the daily recommended intake. Stop consuming if you experience dizziness, headaches, a rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, or other concerning symptoms. If you’re more than 15lbs overweight, it’s best not to consume this energy drink.

Sleep Problems

Adults don’t usually get the amount of sleep they need, it’s no secret. Many people have trouble sleeping because of anxiety. What many people don’t know is that they could be triggering, or worsening, their anxiety by consuming too much caffeine. Drink caffeine to make it through the day because you didn’t sleep well, then drink caffeine to make it through the late afternoon/evening, and lay awake at night because you drank too much. Wake up and repeat.

Caffeine is safe for most people when consumed in moderation. However, if you’re someone with health problems, you need to consult your doctor before you integrate caffeine into your diet, or increase the amount of caffeine you're consuming. Caffeine can both cause and/or relieve migraines. If you’re experiencing many migraines, try cutting out caffeine. If you consume caffeine and experience fewer migraines, caffeine may be helping you.

There are ways that you can fight your insomnia, get better rest, and wake up more energized, which doesn’t include consuming a lot of caffeine. You can actually use a smartwatch to track your sleep patterns, vital signs, and exercise routines.

How To Use

Before consuming a Redline Xtreme energy drink, be sure to shake the bottle well. Before you jump right in and consume a whole bottle, it is recommended that you drink 2 ounces at a time to access your tolerance. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Never exceed more than 4 ounces in a single serving and don’t consume more than one bottle in a day. There is a gauge on the bottle for a convenient way to track dose sizing.

Verdict

What better way to determine whether or not to purchase something than to look at what other consumers have to say about it? Those who reviewed this energy drink say that it works great, but some prefer to use capsules for a quick energy boost. Others say it’s perfect for a pick-me-up in the morning or a performance enhancer for workouts.

It is a little pricey, especially if you consume more than the recommended amount. However, it is effective at waking you up. It is important not to consume an energy drink on an empty stomach. Those who do experience nausea.

Some people are affected more or less by caffeine. Some become jittery while others feel nothing. It all depends on your body and how it responds to caffeine. Those who consume one before meetings at work claim that their focus is improved substantially.

Bottom Line

There are many reasons to give this energy drink a try. It has zero calories, low sodium content, and offers potassium, calcium, and magnesium. It provides an effective and quick boost of energy for most users. It even has a great flavor.

However, it does contain 657mg of a proprietary blend. While the ingredients are revealed, the amount of each is not. It's hard to trust that. If you have any health concerns, consult your doctor before consuming it. The Redline Xtreme energy drink comes at a bit of a high price, but it's worth it to those whom it works for.