Favorites—you either want to drink them every day, or save them for special occasions. Personally, I’m the former. When I find food or drink I like, I wish I could have it for every meal. At least until I either find something else…or my budget forces me to pick something else.
But when it comes to energy boosters, finding something you can drink every day isn’t a question about favorites alone. It’s about whether it’s a good idea or not too. Well, nothing’s perfect I guess.
One question, though. Is drinking Sneak every day a good idea?
Sneak can actually be consumed every day, so long as it’s not excessively done so. This energy drink contains a lot of caffeine, but it’s sugar-free and adds very few calories to your diet. Sneak is safe to consume as long as you’re not a minor, pregnant, or caffeine sensitive.
What evidence do I have to back this up? Continue reading for an analysis of Sneak Energy, as well as a bit of my personal opinion at the end.
Sneak Nutritional Facts
Here’s what a serving of Sneak can contribute to your diet:
|Nutrient||Amount per serving (10g)||Percent Daily Value (%DV)|
|Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)||80mg||89%|
|Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6)||219mcg||12%|
|Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12)||.6mcg||25%|
The percent daily value ( percent DV) indicates how much of a nutrient you get from a serving of Sneak. They are based on the amount of a nutrient in a product. Most brands also assume you consume 2000 calories per day.
Every nutritional label includes a percent DV section to ensure that you can make informed decisions when purchasing a product. They specifically allow you to see how many calories, sugar, or vitamins you’re taking for each serving of a food or drink.
The same can be said for the ingredients list. However, things can be a little more complicated with that since you don’t always get how much of every specific ingredient is in a product. And unless there’s only one possible source for the item on the nutrition facts, you might not be able to tell where that came from either.
Is Sneak Energy Calorie-Free?
Sneak Energy is considered to be a calorie-free product. That could sound fantastic depending on your mindset. However, there’s one thing you should be aware of.
It’s impossible for a food or drink to be calorie-free in the strictest sense. Except for water, everything you eat or drink contains calories.
Why does the label exist then? As it turns out, calorie-free actually means the product contributes five or less calories to your diet overall.
Calories are a unit of measurement for the amount of energy your body obtains from digesting any food or drink. This energy is released during digestion and is used to power your daily activities.
Calories are always linked to fat in discussions because they become fat when consumed in excess. Whatever you don’t burn by the end of the day is stored as body fat and can be used later.
When you think about it, maintaining a healthy weight is a balancing act. You must ensure that the amount you consume in a day doesn’t exceed the amount you can burn by a significant margin. Trying to avoid calories entirely will leave you with insufficient energy to get through the day.
What Vitamins are in Sneak Energy?
Here are the vitamins you can find in a single shot of Sneak Energy:
|Vitamins||Common name||Amount (%DV)|
|Ascorbic Acid||Vitamin C||80mg (89%)|
|Thiamin||Vitamin B1||165mcg (14%)|
|Riboflavin||Vitamin B2||120mcg (9%)|
|Pyridoxine Hydrochloride||Vitamin B6||219mcg (12%)|
|Folate/Folic Acid||Vitamin B9||30mcg (13%)|
|Cyanocobalamin||Vitamin B12||.6mcg (25%)|
|Biotin||Vitamin B7||37mcg (123%)|
|Pantothenic Acid||Vitamin B5||750mcg (15%)|
Sneak has the Vitamin B-complex and Vitamin C in its formula.
Water-soluble vitamins include B vitamins and vitamin C. This means that they dissolve in water, and any excess will exit your system through urine rather than being absorbed. This makes it extremely unlikely that you will ever overdose simply by eating and drinking.
When the B-vitamins are examined individually, they differ in some ways. But they all have one thing in common: they help with metabolism and support a variety of important bodily processes.
As a result, the majority of them are associated with increased energy and focus. B-vitamins can also be found in meat, dairy products, and vegetables, in addition to energy drinks.
Vitamin C is in the same boat. It also increases your metabolism, which means you have more energy to work with. It also helps your immune system, so it’s often advised to consume more of it when you’re sick.
It also aids in the maintenance of your bones, skin, cartilage, and blood vessels. You can find Vitamin C in fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables.
Here’s Sneak’s official ingredients list:
- Alpha GPC
- Caffeine anhydrous
- Malic acid
- Natural Flavors
- Acesulfame Potassium
- Spirulina Powder (food coloring)
- Silicon Dioxide
How Much Caffeine is in Sneak Energy?
Sneak Energy contains 200mg of caffeine.
There are energy drinks without sugar and taurine available, but none without caffeine. Caffeine is a great source of energy for anyone who consumes it, and for good reason.
Caffeine acts as a stimulant. That is, it’s a type of drug that promotes alertness while under its influence. It also has the effect of speeding up bodily processes, which is responsible for some of its side effects (e.g palpitations, frequent urination).
Regardless of its side effects, its energy and focus-boosting properties are why people frequently turn to it (in one form or another) when they need assistance staying awake.
Where does this come from? Caffeine, in all of its forms, is derived from coffee beans grown anywhere in the world. This includes Caffeine Anhydrous, which is commonly found in energy drink formulations.
However, some manufacturers and dietary supplements also use guarana extract. Guarana is a Brazilian plant that’s also a good source of caffeine.
Sneak Sugar Content
Sneak is sugar-free and instead, is flavored with artificial sweeteners.
Artificial sweeteners are a kind of sugar substitute both manufacturers and ordinary consumers use to lessen their food’s sugar content. Companies may do this to attract more customers.
Meanwhile, consumers may choose to reduce their sugar intake to manage health conditions and lose weight.
The artificial sweeteners you can find in Sneak are Sucralose (Splenda) and Acesulfame Potassium (Ace-K).
Sucralose is the most commonly used artificial sweetener in the world under its brand name “Splenda”. It’s 600 times sweeter than sugar, and is calorie-free like most artificial sweeteners.
It’s made through a lab process wherein three hydrogen-oxygen groups are replaced by chlorine atoms. As a result, it has a chemical structure that prevents it from being absorbed by the gastrointestinal system during digestion.
Ace-K is used in a lot of products in the United States and is 200 times sweeter than sugar. However, it’s unique in that it has a bitter aftertaste despite being used as a sweetener. Usually, manufacturers get around this by combining it with another artificial sweetener like Splenda.
Like sucralose, Ace-K is made in a laboratory. It’s manufactured by mixing acetoacetic acid with potassium to create the crystalline white powder we know it to be.
Can You Have Too Much Sneak in a Day?
Yes, you most certainly can. When you consume too much Sneak, you consume too much caffeine.
Now here’s the part you really need to pay attention to before drinking Sneak every day.
One serving of Sneak contains 200mg of caffeine. The FDA recommends that a healthy adult consume no more than 400mg of caffeine per day. So once you’ve had one, you’ve consumed half of your daily caffeine allowance.
Caffeine can be found in a variety of products other than energy drinks. It can also be found in chocolate, certain medications, and even tea. That means that if you decide to drink Sneak every day, you’ll need to be aware of these other sources if you don’t want to overdo it.
The consequences of going past the 400mg limit vary from person to person since we all process caffeine differently. However, the one thing we can be sure of is that having more than that will (at least)make you more vulnerable to the side effects of caffeine.
Caffeine’s common side effects are:
- Insomnia (difficulty/inability to fall asleep)
- Palpitations (fast heartbeat)
- Twitching (muscle tremors)
- Frequent urination
If you don’t dial back on your caffeine even after these side effects appear, then you might just end up in the hospital.
Another factor to consider when deciding whether to drink Sneak every day is the presence of artificial sweeteners. The FDA considers sucralose and acesulfame potassium to be safe.
They also help you maintain a healthy weight and blood sugar level. However, as with anything else, having too many of them is a bad idea.
Who Shouldn’t Drink Sneak?
Minors, pregnant women, and people who are sensitive to caffeine should absolutely stay away from Sneak.
People in the aforementioned groups are more vulnerable than most to the negative side effects of caffeine. Their bodies might not be totally incapable of processing caffeine properly, but the amount found in Sneak and other energy drinks is more than they can safely consume.
Pregnant women can drink up to 200mg of caffeine per day at most. But, they also need to consider the source.
For example, energy drinks should be avoided even when their caffeine content is within acceptable levels because they often contain large quantities of sugar, artificial sweeteners, and other chemicals that might not be good for the baby.
Minors should limit their caffeine consumption to no more than 100mg per day. They, like adults who are caffeine sensitive, are likely to experience the side effects of caffeine even in small amounts. Caffeine may also disrupt their sleep patterns, which can be harmful to their developing brains.
Sneak can be consumed on a daily basis. Sneak’s 200mg caffeine content, lack of sugar, and low caloric content make it ideal for a daily energy boost.
However, if you’re a minor or have a condition that may complicate the way your body processes caffeine, I would recommend trying something else.
Despite being new, Sneak seems to have proven itself to be a solid option for students, gamers, and anyone else who’d want the extra energy. Still, I think it’s best to be cautious of how much you have in a day. Caffeine is no joke after all.