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Is Rip It Bad For You? (Unveiled)

A person holding a can of Rip It horizontally
Rip It costs only $1 in the US

Rip It is a brand that sells great quality energy drinks, these drinks are produced and distributed by National Beverage Corp. Moreover Rip It was the first drink that the National Beverage Corp produced and distributed, it was introduced in the year 2004, which isn’t as long ago.

Rip It was marketed under the slogan “energy fuel at a price you can swallow,” with one can of Rip It that cost only $1 in the United States.

It was cheap enough to attract its customers but is it good? Well, that depends on your taste, however, if we talk about if it’s good for your health or not, it’ll take some time. So, keep calm and keep reading.

When we talk about if something is good for your health or not, it boils down to the ingredients of a product because that’s the biggest factor that makes a drink good or bad.

Rip It has 80 mg of caffeine content, 26g of sugar, artificial sweeteners, and 101 calories per 8 oz. serving. Well, the good part is that, Rip It comes in 14 different flavors.

I might have exaggerated a bit if you think about it, a can of 8.4-ounce Red Bull has 80 mg of caffeine, and we all are guilty of drinking 3 cans of Red Bull from time to time, however, I don’t recommend it.

Nonetheless, let’s dig in to find out more that’s hidden about the Rip It energy drink.

How Much Caffeine Is In Rip It?

A brown sack of coffee beans
Caffeine is the building block of any energy drink

Solving the most common drill, the caffeine content in every brand has to be known. Caffeine is the building block of any energy drink.

Let’s face it, caffeine gives you benefits, but it also develops long-term health complications.

Benefits of caffeine include:

  • Stimulates the central nervous system, which helps you feel more awake and give you a boost of energy
  • Diuretic. It helps your body get rid of extra salt and water through timely urination.
  • Keeps your mind sharp and concentrated.
  • Enhance sports performance.
  • Decreases the risk of kidney stones.

Caffeine also has its side effects which include:

  • Restlessness and shakiness
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Fast heart rate
  • Dehydration
  • Anxiety
  • Dependency

It’s recommended to limit caffeine consumption to 400 mg a day, a can of 8-ounce of Rip It has about 80 mg of caffeine.

Within an hour of consuming caffeine, it reaches its peak level, and it may last in your bloodstream for at least ten hours.

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How Much Sugar Is In Rip It?

Sugar is caffeine’s best friend, it has its positive as well as negative effects.

In an 8-ounce of Rip It can, there’s 26g of sugar, which is a little more than a fair amount.

You might feel dreaded to know that, Rip It also contains artificial sweeteners, making it a bad deal for your health. It can cause weight gain, brain tumors, and even bladder cancer.

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends only 24g of sugar for women daily, which makes the sugar content of Rip It a bit over the limit, however, for men, 36g is recommended per day.

Despite that, it’s clear that the sugar content in Rip It is hefty for one serving.

Negative Effects

  • High Glucose Levels
  • Increased Risks of Obesity
  • Higher Risks of Heart Disease
  • Faster Aging
  • Higher Risks of Tooth Decay
  • Higher Risks of Gum Disease
  • Stress
  • Higher Risks of Diabetes
  • Hindered Immunity Functions
  • Chromium Deficiency

Positive Effects

  • Increased Energy Levels.
  • Stronger Immune System.
  • Better Sleep.
  • Improved Gut Health.
  • Weight Loss.
Artificial sweeteners are 600 times sweeter than regular sugar
Artificial sweeteners are 600 times sweeter than regular sugar

Sucralose is an artificial sweetener that many energy drinks contain including Rip It. Surprisingly, while sucralose may be sweet, it doesn’t contain any calories, and still, it’s 600 times sweeter than regular sugar.

Here’s the thing, there’s already a hefty quantity of sugar in Rip It, so to have sucralose as well is just unnecessary. The sole purpose of sucralose is to add a pinch more sweetness to the drink.

As long as you keep your Rip It consumption in moderation, it shouldn’t be bad for you.

Other Ingredients In Rip It Energy Drink

There’re some essential ingredients in a can of Rip It which include:

  • Vitamin C.
  • Vitamin B6.
  • Vitamin B12.
  • Taurine.
  • Caffeine.
  • Inositol.
  • Guarana seed extract.
  • Sucralose.
  • Acesulfame potassium.
The backside of the can show what the drink is made of
The backside of the can show what the drink is made of

Here’s the nutritional table of Rip It (8 oz serving).

NutrientsQuantity/Value
Sodium75 mg
Total Carbohydrate26 g
Sugar26 g
Vitamin C120%
Vitamin B6100%
Vitamin B12170%
Nutritional values of Rip It energy drink

Is Rip It Better Than Red Bull?

Give or take, both Rip It and Red Bull has almost the same quantity of caffeine and sugar, however an 8-ounce of Red Bull can have 117 calories, while an 8-ounce of Rip It can have 101 calories, so I guess Rip It wins.

In my opinion, both are the same, none of them is better than the other. Energy drinks, in general, are harmful, and as far as I know Rip It and Red Bull are energy drinks.

Therefore, keep your consumption of energy drinks in moderation in order to avoid health complications.

How Long Does Rip It Energy Last?

Caffeine acts as a stimulant on the central nervous system and metabolism, which results in increased alertness, wakefulness, focus, reaction speed, and improvement in body coordination.

As Rip It contains 80 mg of caffeine per 8 ounces, your body will take approximately 45 minutes to completely absorb and distribute caffeine to all tissues, and will remain in your system for 3-4 hours.

Usually, caffeine takes about ten hours to completely flush out of your system, but the effect may last for 3 to 4 hours.

Several cans of Rip It energy drink
Rip It may last for 3 to 4 hours

Can You Drink Rip It Energy Drink Every Day?

Energy drinks are solely for adults, however, many energy drinks have become popular among teens. Everyday consumption of energy drinks may not affect a healthy adult, but will most probably affect a teen.

However, overconsumption of energy drinks can affect adults as well.

Rip It energy drink has 80 mg of caffeine and 26 g of sugar with 101 calories. If you drink Rip It in moderation, it won’t have any negative effect on you. However, if you’re sensitive to caffeine, try to not consume energy drinks at all.

According to the NCCIH energy drinks have been found to increase the risk of several health conditions for teens as well as young adults, which includes:

  • Cardiovascular nervous system anomalies.
  • Cognitive under-development.
  • Increased risk of depression and several other mental health illnesses.
  • Sleep disorders.

Caffeine is the main ingredient found in energy drinks thanks to its ability to increase alertness. When consumed in large quantities of more than 400 milligrams per day, caffeine can cause:

  • Heart palpitations
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Heart rhythm disturbances

Most energy drinks are consisted of between 70 mg to 300 mg of caffeine per serving, whereas a regular cup of coffee contains only 100 mg of caffeine.

According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 400 mg of caffeine per day for a healthy adult is a safe amount. The American Academy of Pediatrics, recommends that 12 to 18-year-olds have only 100 mg or less of caffeine a day.

Flavors of Rip It Energy Drink

Rip It offers 27 varieties of flavors
There’re 27 varieties of Rip It

There are about 27 flavors of Rip It, including sugar-free editions and shots, here’s a list of them:

  • POWER.
  • STING-ER MO.
  • 3-WAY.
  • F-BOMB.
  • LEMOAN’R.
  • G-FORCE.
  • RED ZONE.
  • CITRUS X.
  • A’TOMIC POM.
  • LIME WRECKER.
  • POWER SUGAR-FREE.
  • STING-ER MO SUGAR-FREE
  • F-BOMB SUGAR FREE.
  • CITRUS X SUGAR-FREE.
  • TRIBUTE CHERRY LIME.
  • TRIBUTE.
  • TRIBUTE SUGAR FREE.
  • TRIBUTE C.Y.P.-X.
  • CODE BLUE SHOT.
  • RED ZONE SHOT.
  • FREEK SHOT.
  • POWER SHOT.
  • G-FORCE SHOT.
  • CITRUS-X SHOT.
  • TRIBUTE CHERRY LIME SHOT.
  • TRIBUTE SHOT.
  • TRIBUTE C.Y.P-X SHOT.

Alternatives Of Rip It

There are many alternatives of Rip It
Monster is a good alternative of Rip It

The world is filled with amazing energy drinks, if you’re looking for some great alternatives to Rip It, here’s a list so take your pick.

Conclusion

  • Rip It is produced and distributed by National Beverage Corp and was introduced in 2004.
  • Rip It is much cheaper compared to other energy drinks.
  • Rip It contains 80 mg of caffeine, 26g of sugar, and 101 calories per 8 oz. serving.
  • There’re 27 varieties of Rip It including sugar-free editions and shots.
  • Moderate consumption of energy drinks may keep your mind sharp and concentrated and enhance sports performance.
  • While even a small amount of energy drinks can affect negatively teens, a hefty amount can make a healthy adult its prey as well.

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