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Is 3D Energy Drink Bad For You? (Pre-Workout)

3D Energy became popular because it was made by a fitness celebrity, but that is not the only reason why this drink became such a big hit. 

Although 3D Energy although sugar-free, it contains a whopping 200mg of caffeine in a 16fl. oz. can, so I think it works great as a convenient pick-me-up.

Quick Answer: 3D Energy is bad for you if you drink it beyond the reasonable amount. Due to its high caffeine content, I would advise taking it responsibly. No more than 1 can a day but if you can go about your day without it even better.

Are 3D Energy Drinks Healthy?

I don’t think 3D Energy is healthy because some of its ingredients haven’t gone through considerable amounts of research and testing.

Nonetheless, 3D Energy is filled with ingredients that can sustain your energy to keep you focused on your workout.

Your health can benefit from 3D Energy’s ingredients when taken with the right quantity that your body can handle. Not everyone will show similar benefits because it can vary from person to person.

Occasional drinking is okay because if you drink 3D Energy religiously it diminishes the ability of your body to generate energy naturally.

Check this video on 3D !!!

Is It A Good Pre-workout Drink?

If you are looking for something to jumpstart your mood for your workout, by all means have a drink of 3D Energy. 

3D Energy works great as an occasional pre-workout but you have to make sure to take it at least 45 minutes before you start your exercise. This is when the effects of caffeine are at their peak level.

Experts say that a reasonable amount of caffeinated drinks before a workout can ramp up your endurance. But always consider your health first. See to it that you do not have any pre-existing health conditions.

This study suggests that when you drink caffeine-laced beverages, you slow down the flow of the blood to and from your heart by restricting the blood vessels. That is why you hear some cases of people having a cardiac arrest at the gym.

It is advised to give your body some time to mellow out from the caffeine’s peak level time. It would also be best to supplement yourself with a sports drink during your workout rather than a can of 3D Energy.

3D Energy Nutritional Facts

Ingredients in a single can of 3D
Ingredients.

Here is an outline of 3D Energy Nutritional Facts:

Standard Value3D Energy (16 fl. oz.)
Energy15 calories
Saturated Fat0mg
Trans Fat0mg
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium250mg
Carbs7mg
(of which Sugar)0mg
Protein0mg
Calcium5mg
Potassium40mg
Caffeine200mg
Vitamin B322mg
Vitamin B62.4mg
Vitamin B123.4mg
Vitamin B57mg
3D Nutritional Facts

However, if you want to have an in-depth look into 3D Energy Nutritional Facts click here.

What Are The Ingredients In 3D

Here’s a list of ingredients present in a single can of 3D (16 fl. oz.)

  • Carbonated Water
  • Citric Acid
  • Erythritol
  • Taurine
  • Sodium Citrate
  • 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)
  • Natural and Artificial Flavor
  • Caffeine
  • Sucralose
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Panax Ginseng Root Extract
  • L-Carnitine Tartrate
Ingredients on a can of 3D Energy

One research suggests that these ingredients may not be that harmful but combining these ingredients may be risky for some people.

How Much Caffeine Does 3D Energy Have?

A single can of 16oz contains 200mg of caffeine which is slightly higher when compared to other energy drinks like Monster, Red bull.

That is why you should be aware of your caffeine intake when you drink 3D Energy since the most common food like tea, coffee and chocolates contains caffeine as well.

Caffeine is the most widely used stimulant all over the world for its guaranteed short-term benefits like:

  • Energy boost
  • Elevated mood
  • Improved concentration
  • Increased memory

That is why people who take their exercise seriously enjoy a can of 3D Energy before their workout routine.

How Much Sugar Does 3D Energy Have?

This news might bring happiness to you. 

3D Energy has no sugar. Although it contains some artificial sweeteners like Sucralose and Acesulfame Potassium. What’s so great about these artificial sweeteners is that it doesn’t have calories like sugar would.

That is why 3D Energy attracts people who are on a strict zero-calorie diet like those with diabetes or for those who want to lose the extra pounds. 

The FDA approved the use of this sweet substitute. For sure this may sound like a sigh of relief, but some research says that consuming too much artificial sugar may cause some harm.

How Many 3D Energy Can You Drink In A Day?

You can drink one 16fl. oz. can of 3D energy in a day. Taking into consideration the FDA daily recommended caffeine intake is 400mg and going beyond this limit can pose side effects.

The overall experience of 3D energy can be so satisfying but can lead to a harmful lifestyle if you drink energy drinks every time you workout. 

Your body gets used to the brief energizing effects of its caffeine content. Although it is an option to drink another can, that is not a good decision. Your body becomes tolerant to its effects leading you to consume more than your usual intake.

When you build a tolerance to caffeinated drinks, your body may not function well when you skip a drink. Your body will experience caffeine withdrawal within 12-24 hours from your last consumption.

What Happens If I Drink Too Much 3D Energy?

Too much of anything and everything can pose harm to your body.

Too much 3D Energy can lead to health complications such as caffeine overdose. That is why it is important to know how much energy drinks your body can handle. 

However some people can’t finish their work duties without drinking at least 3-5 can a day. But i wouldn’t advise you to do that though. Caffeine overdose is a serious health problem that goes unnoticed.

If these symptoms are true to you, you may require immediate medical attention.

  • Muscle spasms
  • Chest pains
  • Convulsions
  • Heavy breathing
  • Vomiting
  • Hallucinations

On the positive note caffeine overdose is curable but if you don’t listen to your body’s limits death is inevitable.

Other side effects of drinking too much 3D Energy may include:

  • Poor dental health
  • Insomnia
  • Hyperactivity
  • Dizziness
  • Irritable mood

Flavors Of 3D


3D has its 10 flavors, all of which with different colored and beautiful metal cans.
All cans have been rated by the public in terms of their taste and effects.

Category line of 3D
Flavors of 3D Energy comes in colorful cans.
FrostAlso known as the “OG”, it leaves a citrus after taste
Strawberry LemonadeTart flavor with a hint of strawberry
Citrus MistEnergizingly citrus zestiness
Liberty PopNostalgic flavors of your childhood
Berry BlueA fruity raspberry flavor
Cotton CandyIntense sugary-goodness
GrapesTaste like your regular grape soda with a kick of caffeine
Citrus DewRefreshingly sweet and sour all-in-1
SunburstA tropical thirst clencher
Candy PunchLittle fruit with a lot of punch
All flavors have similar amounts of caffeine per can.

Who Can Drink 3D Energy?

Anybody who is healthy can drink 3D Energy drinks. If you have any underlying health issues please be advised to consult your physician.

In my opinion, young adults and teenagers should stay away from 3D Energy. Their body and most especially their brains are still growing. They should avoid drinking any energy drinks for that matter.

For people who are diabetic, check with your healthcare provider if your body can handle 3D Energy drinks.

Is 3D Energy Drink Addictive?

Caffeine is the most commonly used stimulating psychoactive drug. I don’t think it is addictive but you can be dependent on the caffeine that is in 3D Energy. 

If you cannot go on within 12-24 hours without caffeine, this means that your body and brain relies on caffeine to function normally. 

Some traits of caffeine withdrawal may include the following:

  • Strong cravings
  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Stiffness
  • Muscle Pain
  • Fever

To avoid all of the above it is best to count your caffeine intake throughout the day. You might overlook some food that contains caffeine. Food like; chocolates, tea, soda, coffee, even decaffeinated coffee.

So always check on the list of ingredients before consuming anything.

Is 3D Energy Bad For You?

As stated above, it is a sugar-free option and therefore not as dangerous as other energy drinks are.
But in my opinion, limiting the consumption to 3-4 cans a week is fine.

Too much consumption of Energy drinks may lead to addiction, which can be very dangerous as one may feel lethargic and irritated, agitated if not made to ingest the drink.

The American Heart Association found that consuming a large number of caffeinated drinks in a short period of time can hamper your heart functioning.

The results come from a small study that involved 34 healthy adult volunteers ranging in age from 18 to 40, and they were made to drink commercially available energy drinks with specific time intervals.

The results were dangerous, as people with more and more consumers have hampered Blood pressures, changes in the QT interval which can potentially lead to life-threatening arrhythmia.

Read more about it here.

Is 3D Energy The Right Pre-Workout Drink For You?

Pre workout drink or not ?
3D Energy Thirst-Clenchers

As mentioned, 3D Energy doesn’t contain any sugar. So if your diet consists of a zero to low calorie, then you can drink 3D Energy if you feel so inclined that you need an extra energy-boosting pre-workout drink.

But there are some workout routines that require you to bulk up, then you might opt for a different drink that has a specific calorie count that fits your needs.

Let me remind you to supplement yourself with water and sports drinks during your workout instead of 3D Energy. 

Why?

Because 3D Energy contains a significant amount of caffeine that will put your system on overdrive and can potentially cause you serious health problems during your workout. 

It is also a diuretic. Meaning you will feel more thirsty than usual triggering you to become dehydrated.

Conclusion

Concludingly, I would like to state that 3D is an energy booster and helps people perform better at the gym or in any athletic activity.


It is a well-known sugar-free energy drink which people prefer because of zero sugar and high caffeine, which fills them with energy and therefore makes it a great pre-workout drink.


In my opinion, being a little conscious of the consumption rate and occasional ingestion is the key to utilize the full benefits of an energy drink without getting harmed.

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

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