If you’re looking for an immediate energy booster with zero sugar and low-calorie content, 3D Energy drink might be your best bet.
It is jam-packed with nutritious and healthy ingredients that can give you a boost for a couple of hours.
So what makes 3D Energy Drinks effective as an energy booster, and what exactly do you get out of one these cans nutritionally?
In short, a 16 fl. oz. can of 3D Energy drink gives you energy (15 calories) and lots of healthy minerals and B-Vitamins while boosting your focus and performance with its 200 mg caffeine, all the while being sugar-free.
For the long answer, have a look further down below as we dive deeper into the nutrition facts of 3D Energy Drinks.
3D Energy Drink Nutrition Label
First up, here’s a quick look on the 3D Energy drink nutrition facts:
|Standard Value||3D Energy (16 fl.oz.)|
|(Of which sugar)||(0g)|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||22mg|
|Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)||7mg|
That’s right! 3D Energy has 2 grams of sugar alcohol content due to Erythritol. But it’s not a big deal as it won’t give you any alcohol-like effects.
3D Energy Drink Calorie Content
A 473 ml (16 fl oz) can of 3D Energy drink contains 15 calories.
The recommended daily calorie intake for women is between 2,000 to 2,400 calories while 2,400 to 3,000 calories for men.
The calorie content of 3D Energy is fairly low which means that you don’t have to alter anything from your diet plan. It could be a bonus for you if you’re on a diet. However, if you need a boost for gym workout session, 3D Energy drink will not help at all and you should supplement your energy with real food.
On a side note, eating too much calories and not burning it can lead to weight gain.
There are also similar types of energy that are even lower such as Celsius (10 calories) as well as Reign and Bang (both zero calories).
And if you are curious about how different is 3D Energy in comparison to the two zero calories but high caffeinated energy drinks like Reign and Bang, you can find out more in the Bang Vs Reign Energy Drink article which I’ve written.
3D Energy Drink Ingredients
Let’s take a quick look at the ingredients of 3D Energy drink:
- Carbonated Water
- Citric Acid
- Sodium Citrate
- Natural and Artificial Flavor
- Sodium Benzoate
- Potassium Sorbate
- Panax Ginseng Root Extract
- L-Carnitine Tartrate
- Gum Acacia
- Acesulfame Potassium
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
- Sodium Chloride
- Guarana Seed Extract
- Calcium D Pantothenate (Vitamin B5)
- Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6)
- Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12)
3D Energy Drink Caffeine Content
A can of 3D Energy (16 fl.oz) drink contains 200mg of caffeine.
Caffeine is the most used ingredient in energy drinks. It also one of the most researched subjects as to how it affects the human body. Some of the possible health benefits of caffeine include:
- Increases memory
- Detoxes the liver
- Relieves post-workout muscle pain
- Increases stamina during exercise
- Improves reaction time and logical reasoning
Considering that most energy drinks range between 50 to 300mg of caffeine per serving, 3D Energy is definitely on the higher end of the spectrum, and may not be the best energy drink for you if you happen to be caffeine sensitive.
In my opinion, having around 100mg per serving is the sweet spot, although considering everyone has different tolerances for caffeine, your personal preferences may vary.
As a reference point, the maximum intake of 400 mg caffeine per day is strongly suggested by the US Food and Drug Administration, and overconsumption of caffeine can lead to various negative symptoms such as:
- Fast heartbeat
- Fast breathing
- Increased body temperature
If we consider the FDA guidelines, it is perfectly fine to consume up to two cans of 3D Energy drink every day. However, I am definitely not encouraging you to do so. The key is always to drink in moderation and only when you need it.
How much caffeine is too much?
Because everyone metabolizes caffeine differently and tolerance levels differ, there is no conclusive answer how much caffeine is too much. However, most studies show that the maximum limit for healthy adults is 400 mg per day.
Caffeine is a stimulant that has the potential to be addictive. Caffeine overdose can result in anxiety, insomnia, irritability, and stomach upset. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you are most likely drinking too much caffeine. Reduce your consumption and see if your symptoms improve.
3D Energy Drink Sugar Content
3D Energy drink is sugar-free. Nevertheless, it does contain artificial sweeteners, which are Sucralose and Acesulfame Potassium.
Both of the artificial sweeteners has zero-calories so it does not affect much other than giving sweetness to your drink.
While there are some side effects owing to the long-term usage of these artificial sweeteners, the FDA has also approved these artificial sweeteners for general use, so you should be perfectly fine if you have them in moderation.
Sugar Alcohol in 3D Energy Drink
3D Energy drink contains 2 grams of Erythritol, which happens to be a sugar alcohol.
Erythritol is a sugar substitute that is found naturally in food.
It is a type of sugar alcohol that is produced by fermenting the glucose in cornstarch.
Erythritol is considered a fairly safe ingredient as it does not have similar digestive effects as other types of sugar alcohol. It does not reach the large intestine but gets absorbed into your bloodstream then excreted unchanged into your urine.
It contains 0.24 calories per gram which makes it an excellent sugar substitute. It’s not too sweet either, having only 70% sweetness of table sugar.
With Erythritol, there is no spike in sugar or insulin levels and no effect on cholesterol, triglycerides, and other biomarkers (if you’re relatively healthy). So, be rest assured that you will not experience sugar crash.
It is a great alternative to sugar for people with diabetes and other metabolic syndrome related conditions.
As a reference, the AHA recommends 36 grams or 150 calories of added sugar per day. Therefore, the 2 grams sugar alcohol content in your can of 3D Energy is no reason for alarm at all.
For more information on Erythritol, have a look at the video below:
L-Carnitine Tartrate is an amino acid derivative that is often taken as a supplement and is also a common energy drink ingredient.
Some of the benefits that you can gain from drinking energy drinks with L-Carnitine Tartrate includes:
- Increased energy
- Improved memory
- Improved speed performance
Note that if L-Carnitine Tartrate is consumed in a high amount, it can lead to symptoms like nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, muscle pain, and weakness.
That being said, the L-Carnitine Tartrate Content in 3D Energy should be relatively small, so it’s pretty unlikely that you’ll experience any substantial side-effects from this particular energy.
Panax Ginseng Root Extract
Panax Ginseng Root Extract is another common ingredient found in energy drinks. Most energy drinks have Ginseng content that is somewhere between 8 to 400mg per 16 fl.oz.
Here are some of the suggested benefits of Panax Ginseng in energy drinks:
- Increased energy level
- Improved cognitive function
- Reduces inflammation
Inositol, also referred to as Vitamin B8, is naturally present in fruits, beans, nuts, and grains.
Fun fact, Inositol was once considered a B-Vitamin but has been removed from the classification because the human body can produce it without the aid of supplements.
It is used as an energy drink ingredient for serotonin modulation and to help the nervous system perform better.
The good news is, Inositol is safe even if you consume too much. No evidences and side effects were seen from ingesting too much of it.
Guarana Seed Extract
Guarana is a medicinal plant that is used for weight loss, fatigue reduction, and enhanced athletic performance.
It is an excellent source of caffeine that helps maintain focus and mental energy. So in theory, you’ll feel less tired and fatigued if you take energy drinks with Guarana present in them.
Guarana is also effective in relieving anxiety, obesity, headaches, and heart disease. However, there is insufficient evidence to back such a claim.
B-Vitamins in 3D Energy
B-Vitamins, also known as Vitamin B Complexes, are beneficial nutrients present in 3D Energy.
B-Vitamins help the body convert the food to energy, create new blood as well as maintain healthy skin, brain cells, and body tissues.
All of these vitamins contribute to overall body function and there are various health benefits to consuming B-Vitamins such as:
- Promoting energy levels
- Maintain a healthy appetite
- Maintain proper nerve function
Here’s a quick rundown of B-Vitamins found in 3D Energy drink:
|3D Energy (16 fl.oz)||Tolerable Upper Intake Level|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||Converts nutrients to energy; repairs DNA;|
supports system as an antioxidant.
|Breaks down fats, proteins, and coenzyme A;|
promotes healthy skin
|Vitamin B6||Supports the central nervous system;|
ensures smooth metabolism
|Vitamin B12||Generates red blood cells; maintains|
brain function and nerve tissue health.
The recommended daily B-Vitamins intake for men, women, and older adults differ. Older adults and pregnant women tend to require more B-Vitamins.
On the flip side, if too much B-Vitamins is present in your energy drink, or if you have consumed too much of it, these symptoms may occur:
- Excessive thirst
- Abdominal cramps
- Increased urination
So, it is important to choose an energy drink with the right amount of B-Vitamins. Also, consult your doctor to check on the acceptable B-Vitamins dosage.
Is 3D Energy healthy?
Because of their high sugar and caffeine content, 3D Energy Drinks are not associated with many health benefits. Even so, the drinks do provide a quick energy boost.
Monster Energy produces a line of energy drinks under this name. In detail, the 3D drink line comes in four flavors: Original, Sugar-Free, Extreme, and Tropical. The Original and Sugar-Free flavors come in 8-ounce cans, while its Extreme and Tropical flavors come in 16-ounce cans.
Is 3D Energy Drink Bad for You?
3D Energy drink is not bad for you as long as you drink in moderation.
The caffeine content in a 3D Energy drink can definitely give you a boost, so long as you don’t exceed the recommended 400mg daily caffeine intake limit.
That being said, everyone responds to caffeine differently, so it’s important that you know your own limits before deciding to have a can of 3D Energy.
3D Energy Drink Flavors
3D Energy drink comes in different flavors of fruity or candy tastes for you to choose from:
- Cotton Candy
- Candy Punch
- Liberty Punch
- Citrus Mist
- Berry Blue
Check out this video to get an idea how every flavor taste.
If you’re on the lookout for a low-calorie energy drink booster, 3D Energy is definitely worth considering.
Its low-calorie nature makes it great if you happen to be on a diet, or simply need your daily caffeine fix without the sugar that usually comes with energy drinks.
While 200mg of caffeine may be a bit higher than what you’re used to, it definitely packs quite a punch, and is a very handy pick-me-up so long as you can tolerate the caffeine.
So while no means a healthy drink, 3D Energy is definitely a healthier alternative to the sugary fare you often find off the shelf, so give it a try yourself, and you might find it an enjoyable experience.