Ever since Christian Guzman’s new energy drink 3D was released, it’s been a source of refreshing energy for people who love caffeine.
What’s more is, 3D Energy is sugar-free so mainstream consumers can enjoy it, too!
With its variety of flavors, I can definitely understand those who want to drink it every day. A sugar-free drink that boosts your energy and tastes good sounds perfect if you ask me.
The good news is, you can drink 3D Energy every day, provided that you’re mindful of your diet and get proper exercise.
Quite fitting for a brand created by a fitness celebrity!
3D Energy Drink Nutrition Facts
|Niacin (Vitamin B3)||140%|
|Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)||140%|
There’s no recommended serving size indicated on the label. But a single serving is equivalent to one 16.fl oz can.
For a quick background, a nutritional label has all the information you need for proper dietary advice. This includes a list of vitamins and minerals and detail in grams (g), percent of the daily value (%DV), or both.
% DV or percent daily value is the number of vitamins and minerals contained in one serving.
In most energy drink labels, % DV is calculated on the assumption that you follow a 2000 calorie diet.
Usually, an item on the list without %DV means that there are no recommended guidelines on proper consumption. These guidelines are referred to as Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI).
Sugar Content in 3D Energy Drink
3D Energy Drink has zero sugar.
You read that right. This tasty energy drink has no sugar in its formula.
Then where does the flavor come from? 3D makes use of artificial sweeteners like sucralose, sugar alcohol, and Acesulfame Potassium (Ace-K).
Sweeteners such as these are considered to be several times sweeter than sugar but don’t add much (or anything at all) to the caloric content. Because of that, they’re popular among people who need to watch their sugar intake.
That doesn’t mean you can have as much of them as you want though. Like anything else, they need to be taken in moderation if you’re going to avoid any adverse effects on your health.
Oftentimes, you will experience side effects when you’ve taken too much sugar, which includes:
- Increased risk for diabetes
- Disruption of gut bacteria
Remember that not everyone who consumes artificial sweeteners will the following side effects. It can vary depending on the person and the kind of artificial sweetener that they actually use.
These products also have ADIs to consider.
The amount of artificial sweetener in 3D isn’t indicated on the label. However, I think knowing the ADIs for artificial sweeteners could still be beneficial. It can be useful when thinking of how to adjust your diet to make room for a daily 3D.
The artificial sweetener ADIs are:
- Sucralose’s is 5mg/per kg of your weight a day.
- Ace-K’s is 15mg/kg of your body weight
- Sugar Alcohol is 10-15mg a day
All of these are certified safe by the FDA.
Vitamins in 3D Energy Drink
A can of 3D has 140 % DV of your need for Vitamin B3, B5, B6 and B12.
For context, all of the aforementioned B-vitamins are important for metabolism. Having them ensures that the body has enough energy to get through the day and run through its regular processes.
Now, don’t get me wrong: it’s possible to overdose on any of the four. However, it’s highly unlikely that food and drink alone will give you vitamin B6 or B12 overdose. They’re water-soluble vitamins, so whatever your body doesn’t use will be flushed out through urine.
So don’t worry about drinking more than 100% of your daily requirement. You’ll be fine as long as you don’t consume any more food or beverage that will put you at risk.
The same can be said for Niacin (vitamin B3). There’s less chance of overdosing from taking it from food, but too much Niacin will get you in trouble.
Likewise, Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5) is safe when taken through supplements. It’s usually recommended to take 5mg per day if you’re an adult. However, people are known to be capable of handling up to 10g safely.
All these B-vitamins are found in meat, eggs, and other food sources. Some are also found in leafy green and root vegetables, so you certainly have a lot of options for a healthy diet.
3D Energy Drink Ingredients
Here’s a list of everything you can find in 3D energy drink:
- Guarana seed extract
- L-Carnitine tartrate
- Panax Ginseng root extract
- Carbonated water
- Citric acid
- Malic acid
- Sodium nitrate
- Natural flavors
- Artificial flavors
- Sodium benzoate
- Potassium sorbate
- Acesulfame potassium
- Gum acacia
- Sodium chloride
- Calcium D pantothenate
- Pyridoxine hydrochloride
- Blue #1
- Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12)
Caffeine Content in 3D Energy Drink
3D has 200mg of caffeine per can. That’s 12.5mg of caffeine per ounce.
But caffeine wasn’t listed among the ingredients. Where did it come from?
Much of the caffeine in 3D comes from guarana and glucuronolactone.
Guarana is a Brazilian fruit that’s known to have lots of caffeine in it. It also provides a “slow” release that allows the energy to stay longer.
Guarana can give you the following benefits:
- Better Focus
- Energy Boost
- Improved Learning
- Hastened Weight Loss
- Diarrhea and Constipation treatment
- Better heart health
- Pain relief
- Better skin
Take note, guarana, while considered a fruit, doesn’t mean you won’t get the usual caffeine side effects like caffeine has.
In some instances, Guarana can bring about the following effects:
- Upset stomach
If you want to avoid these side effects, you should go no further than 400mg of caffeine per day. 3D Energy might only have half of that in its formula, but you have to remember that caffeine can be found in more than just energy drinks and coffee.
It’s in tea, chocolate, and some medications, too.
Furthermore, the guarana fruit itself is currently not widely available for purchase. But guarana extract is a common ingredient in supplements and energy drinks.
Meanwhile, Glucuronolactone is a chemical that can either be synthesized in a laboratory or produced naturally by the body and good for boosting energy.
3D Energy Drink Flavors
3D has several flavors you can try for yourself.
The currently released flavors are:
- Red, White, Blue
Where Can I Buy 3D Energy Drinks?
3D is available locally. You can also use the Store Locator found in their official website for more information.
You can also get it on Amazon and other shopping sites.
The product is usually sold in packs of 12. And as of the writing, $25 is the average price of a pack of 12 3D energy drink cans.
This means that a single can would cost $2.50 per can.
However, please note that it could get more expensive depending on where you live. Ordering online means you’ll likely have to take shipping costs and other fees if ever you’re far from the store itself.
That said, you’ll also have to wait a while before you actually get your hands on the product.
Still, if you can plan things well enough then buying online could be perfect for you. No need to wait in long lines or fight for the last can in the grocery. A lot of time saved too if you happen to be a busy person.
In the end, how you want to buy 3D is up to you. As long as you can find a reliable seller and a good bargain, you should be fine.
Can I Have 3D Energy Drink Every Day?
Anything that you take excessively would bring health complications, especially if you’re diagnosed with diseases. Whether you’re at home all day or working a busy schedule, it doesn’t hurt to drink one can of 3D energy daily.
Although you can have 3D every day, it would still not be advisable for those who want to stay fit and healthy. But if you really need the energy boost to get through the dau or crunch time at work, then 3D will work just as fine.
It could even be said that 3D is a better choice compared to other brands since it contains no sugar and not to mention its wide array of flavors, which you can drink alternatively.
Right now, your best chance of getting hold of 3D Energy is by purchasing via the official site or other online shopping pages dedicated to selling food and beverage.
However, that’s going to be a problem if you’re on a budget. If you don’t mind spending extra on energy drinks then I’d say it’s worth it.
Still, 3D energy is relatively new compared to brands like Red Bull and NOS. Most people who aren’t already drinking 3D wouldn’t know as much about it as they do about those two.
If you’re still on the fence about 3D being right for you, here’s another product review to give you an idea about the energy drink.
Here, CaffeineMan can gives you a quick run-through about the drink and some of the ingredients found in it.
I think the best way to drink 3D would be to only drink it occasionally. Save it for when you really need the extra push so you’re less susceptible to the side effects and have more freedom to choose what else you can eat during the day.
Believe it or not, it’s very easy to get past the 400mg caffeine limit even for people who don’t regularly drink coffee (or energy drinks)!
Though unless you’re willing to consult with a doctor first, I would definitely not recommend 3D Energy to those who suffer from heart conditions, are pregnant, or are nursing.
Of course, that means children and adolescents should refrain from drinking 3D too since they’re more sensitive to caffeine than adults are.
But if none of those are an issue and you’re satisfied with what you know, then I have no doubt you’ll enjoy 3D.