Does 3D Energy Actually Work? (The Truth)

3D Energy drink contains caffeine, zero sugar, Inositol, Panax Ginseng seed extract, Taurine, Guarana seed extract, and L-Carnitine Tartrate.

With all of these healthy ingredients blended in one drink, I assume it will work as an effective energy booster.

To be brief, 3D Energy contains 200mg caffeine, which is one of the world’s most popular stimulants. So through the effects of caffeine, you’re bound to get a boost through 3D Energy, although depending on your caffeine tolerance, your mileage might vary.

If you want to get into details further, read on.

Is 3D Energy Drink Good for You?

3D Energy is good for you if consumed in moderation. Too much intake can lead to caffeine addiction and other health conditions.

It is fully loaded with rich ingredients to help energize your body and help you focus better for a couple of hours.

3D Energy ingredients present possible health benefits such as weight loss, improved cognition, and better heart health.

Some of the benefits of drinking 3D energy drink include:

  • reduces mental fatigue
  • improves brain function
  • improves exercise performance
  • quicker caffeine delivery

Also, you need to understand that the effects of energy drinks aren’t universal and others may experience some adverse effects.

3D Energy Drink Caffeine Content

A can of 16 fl. oz 3D Energy drink contains 200 mg caffeine. That should be enough to get you going during your workouts, at school, or at work.

In my opinion, the amount of caffeine in 3D Energy is quite high. My preference for caffeine intake is somewhere between 50 mg to 100 mg per serving. But, that does not matter as individuals’ caffeine tolerance level vary and what works for you may be different.

Some of the promising benefits of caffeine to your health includes:

  • improves energy level
  • helps burn fats
  • better concentration
  • may help prevent diseases such as cancer, dementia, and Parkinson’s

The FDA proposes a limit of 400 mg caffeine intake daily. Overconsumption can lead to caffeine overdose with symptoms such as:

  • headaches
  • fast heartbeat
  • breathing difficulty
  • vomiting
  • fever
  • insomnia
  • irritability

Other symptoms could be severe and you will require immediate medical attention to get over it. Some of the known side effects of caffeine are related to the behavioral and cognitive aspects of the human body.

So, it is in your best interest to drink 3D Energy drink in moderation.

3D Energy Drink Nutrition Facts

3D Energy contains a whole host of nutrients to boost your energy level, let’s take a look at it:

Standard Values3D Energy
(16 fl.oz)
Energy15 calories
Saturated Fat0g
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium250mg
Carbohydrates7g
(Of which sugars)(0g)
Protein0g
Sodium250mg
Calcium5mg
Potassium40g
Caffeine200mg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)22mg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)7mg
Vitamin B62.4mg
Vitamin B123.4μg
Nutritional Value of 3D Energy Drink
3D Energy Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts of 3D Energy Drink on the back of the can.

As you can see, 3D Energy drink has a 1.5g proprietary energy blend which includes Taurine, Caffeine, Panax Ginseng root extract, L-Carnitine Tartrate, Glucuronolactone, Inositol, and Guarana seed extract.

For a more thorough analysis of 3D Energy, have a read of the 3D Energy Drink Nutrition Facts article that I’ve written, which you will definitely find insightful.

3D Energy Drink Sugar Content

You will be happy to know that 3D Energy is sugar-free, so it will be, at the very least, a guilt-free indulgence.

However, it does contain artificial sweeteners Sucralose and Acesulfame Potassium, As both sweeteners are calorie-free, they only add sweetness without the calories that usually come with the taste.

Even though there is some controversy over the long-term use of artificial sweeteners, they have been approved for general use by the FDA, so as long as you have 3D Energy in moderation, you should be perfectly fine.

Sugar Alcohol in 3D Energy Drink

3D Energy does include 2g of sugar alcohol present in its ingredients, which comes from Erythritol. That being said, it shouldn’t be anything to worry about as it is considered a safe amount.

Erythritol can be found naturally in food and acts as a sugar substitute, and is often produced through the fermentation of glucose in corn starch.

Erythritol differs from other sugar alcohols, as it’s unlikely to cause you any severe digestive issues since it largely bypasses the large intestine, neither does it enter the bloodstream, mostly being excreted with urine in its original form instead.

According to the AHA, it’s recommended to have a max of 150 calories or 36g of added sugar in a day. As erythritol’s calorie content is only 70% of table sugar, it’s a pretty decent sugar substitute, with only 0.24 calories per gram.

If you want to find out more about Erythritol, check out this video below:

Is Erythritol Better than Sugar?

3D Energy Drink Ingredients

Here’s the list of ingredients in 3D Energy drink:

  • Carbonated Water
  • Citric Acid
  • Erythritol
  • Taurine
  • Sodium Citrate
  • Natural and Artificial Flavor
  • Caffeine
  • Sucralose
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Panax Ginseng Root Extract
  • L-Carnitine Tartrate
  • Gum Acacia
  • Acesulfame Potassium
  • Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
  • D-Glucuronolactone
  • Inotosil
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Guarana Seed Extract
  • Calcium D Pantothenate (Vitamin B5)
  • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6)
  • Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12)
3D Energy Drinks Ingredient List
Ingredients List of 3D Energy Drink

Taurine

Taurine is a common energy drink ingredient found in 3D Energy as well. It is an amino sulfonic acid that is not only used to build protein, but also performs other important functions in the body.

Allegedly, taurine may help to improve your overall exercise performance. In addition to that, the combination of taurine and caffeine may help to improve brain function and mental performance (although most experts tend to agree that it’s more a caffeine benefit).

Some of the potential benefits of taurine includes:

  • Improved metabolism
  • Better cardiovascular health
  • Muscle protection
  • Improved exercise performance
  • Improved eye health

For a more detailed look at taurine and why exactly its in every other energy drink, take a look at the video below:

What is Taurine – Explained

Panax Ginseng Root Extract

A common enough ingredient in energy drinks these days, Panax Ginseng is known for its medicinal properties that may help improve memory and thinking skills, Alzheimer’s, and other conditions.

That being said, there is no sufficient scientific evidence to prove all of ginseng’s various health benefits, so while it may be beneficial, it’s definitely no miracle ingredient.

Some of the possible health benefits of ginseng include:

  • boosts energy
  • lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels
  • reduces stress
  • promotes relaxation
  • lowers the risk of diabetes

While definitely beneficial, like any other energy drink ingredient, having too much ginseng may result in:

  • headaches
  • stomach upset
  • nervousness
  • insomnia
  • abnormal menstrual changes in women

The thing is, there is no standard dosage of ginseng is established for any condition. As such, I recommend moderate intake of 3D Energy Drink for safety and to achieve effective results.

L-Carnitine Tartrate

L-Carnitine Tartrate is one of the nutrients found in 3D Energy. It supposedly aids in weight loss, brain function, and also plays a key role in the production of energy.

Some of the benefits of L-Carnitine Tartrate includes:

  • better heart health
  • improved exercise performance
  • reduces symptoms of type 2 diabetes

The standard intake for L-Carnitine Tartrate is 1000 to 4000 mg per day. However, the dosage varies depending on the type of carnitine, whereby 2 grams per day seem to be safe and effective for long-term use.

Glucuronolactone

Glucuronolactone is another common ingredient in energy drinks and is also taken as a supplement.

It is used in 3D Energy to supposedly help improve athletic performance and focus. However, there is no significant evidence to support this claim.

Inositol

Inositol (also referred to as Vitamin B8) is a type of sugar that influences the insulin response and other hormones associated with cognition.

It is naturally produced in the body and can also be found in fruits, grains, and nuts. Doses of Inositol can bring possible health benefits, especially with nervous system modulation.

But rest assured that the amount of Inositol in 3D Energy isn’t something to be worried about. It is a safe and effective in helping you achieve the boost that you need.

There is no consensus about the recommended daily intake of Inositol, therefore dosages vary depending on the individual in question.

Guarana Seed Extract

Guarana is said to fight fatigue, promote weight loss, and mental alertness, which are the reasons why it’s commonly found in energy drinks, including 3D Energy.

While certainly beneficial, overconsumption of guarana can lead to the following symptoms such as:

  • nervousness
  • increased heart rate
  • increased blood pressure
  • stomach irritation

You might have noticed that the side effects are very similar to caffeine, and that’s because a majority of guarana actually consists of caffeine, which given its benefits, isn’t very surprising.

B-Vitamins in 3D Energy Drink

B-Vitamins are an energy drink staple, so their inclusion in 3D Energy is no surprise.

Vitamin B Complexes (or simply B-Vitamins) have plenty of benefits when taken in sufficient amounts, which include:

  • higher energy levels
  • maintain healthy brain cells, brain tissues and skin
  • maintain a healthy appetite
  • maintain appropriate nerve function

Let’s explore on the B-Vitamins found in 3D Energy Drink below:

Type of B VitaminPurpose3D Energy (16 fl.oz)Tolerable Upper Intake Level
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)Converts nutrients into energy; an antioxidant that supports immune system; repairs DNA4mg35mg
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)Promotes healthy skin, breaks down proteins, coenzyme A, and fats2mgN/A
Vitamin B6Ensures smooth metabolism, supports the central nervous system0.3mg100mg
Vitamin B12Maintains healthy brain function and nerve tissue, increase production of red blood cells1.2µgN/A

The recommended daily intake of Vitamin-B varies by gender and age. For instance, older individuals or pregnant women require more B-Vitamins than younger adults.

Some of the side effects if you have too much B-Vitamins include:

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Excessive Thirst
  • Diuretic Effect
  • Abdominal Cramps

Based on my own experience, 3D Energy seems to be fairly average in B-Vitamin content, and it’s unlikely you might suffer from any side effects so long as you have it in moderation.

What Does 3D Energy Taste Like?

The fizzy sensation is probably the first thing that you’ll notice once you had a gulp of 3D Energy, and considering they’re fruity line-up of flavors, you’re probably not going to find anything too exciting from 3D Energy.

Here are some of the flavors for your reference:

  • Pina Colada
  • Strawberry Lemonade
  • Grapefruit
  • Frozen Bombsicle
  • Fruit Punch
  • Citrus Soda
  • Grapes
  • Orange Soda
  • Freedom Popsicle
  • Cotton Candy
3D Energy Drink Flavors
3D Energy Drink Flavors

Final Thoughts

All in all, 3D Energy works as long as you consume it responsibly and don’t go too overboard on your daily caffeine intake.

It is safe to drink a can of 3D Energy every day. You can probably have two cans but it takes someone with extremely high level of caffeine tolerance to down it without feeling any discomfort.

Give the 200mg of caffeine present in the drink, your mileage may vary when it comes to getting the most out of 3D Energy, especially if you happen to be caffeine-sensitive.

But so long as you can tolerate the caffeine, 3D Energy is a surefire, low-calorie way to give you the caffeine boost you need, so if you want something peppier than your regular cup of coffee, 3D Energy is definitely worth a shot.

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About Adrian Carter

Adrian writes about energy drinks and their ingredients to shine a light on the facts behind the brand names.

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