“Rip It” Energy Drink is a carbonated Energy Drink brand owned and licensed by The National Beverage Corporation of America. The name is definitely quite “rad” and “metallic” in nature, perhaps to target the younger teen demographic, however, these sorts of names aren’t uncommon in the Energy Drink Market, take “Monster” or “Rockstar” for example.
Rip It is a carbonated beverage that comes in both 16 fl. 12 fl oz bottles, it also features a slew of interesting and cool-sounding flavors, which I am going to review.
Before getting started, an average of 16 oz. bottle contains 100 calories, 26g of sugar, 100mg of caffeine, and a variety of vitamins jam-packed into a tiny bottle.
So the nutritional content and name of the Energy Drink sounds interesting, but does it live up to its hype? Let’s find out.
Here’s a table quickly describing the nutritional content of This Energy Drink:
|Nutrients||Amount Per 16 fl. oz. Serving|
(Of which sugar)
|Vitamin C||120% of the recommended daily intake|
|Vitamin B6||100% of the recommended daily intake|
|Vitamin B12||170% of the recommended daily intake|
As you can see, the nutritional blend is not too uncommon for Energy Drinks marketed towards teens and young adults, but what about its other ingredients, well let’s find out!
Ingredients Of Rip It Energy Drink
- Carbonated water
- High fructose corn syrup
- Guarana seed extract,
- Citric acid
- Natural flavor
- Sodium citrate
- Sodium benzoate (preservative)
- Potassium sorbate (preservative)
- Ester gum
- Yellow 5
- Yellow 6
- Folic acid
Rip It energy drink contains anywhere between 80mg to 160mg of caffeine, this range exists because of its various flavors and serving size. The shot version of Rip It Energy contains around 100mg of caffeine.
Caffeine is a major psychoactive substance in many energy drinks and the reason is the effective benefits of caffeine as a nervous stimulant and its several benefits, from cognitive to physical. The benefits of caffeine aren’t limited to the cognitive benefits, it’s also great for one’s physical health.
With that being said, caffeine isn’t a miracle drug, since there are more effective substances than caffeine at keeping you awake. That being said, caffeine has a recommended daily dosage of 400mg for a healthy adult, according to the FDA.
So what happens if you decide to be a bad boy and a rule breaker and consume more than 400 mg? Here’s how you’ll be punished. You can encounter some of these nasty side effects of excessive caffeine consumption:
- Restlessness and shakiness.
- Fast heart rate.
With that being said, 100-160mg is not nearly enough to harm you and is around the average caffeine content in a cup of coffee, so you don’t really need to worry about its side effects.
“Rip It” has a heart-ripping (pun intended) 26g of sugar in it, which is not a small amount by any means.
We all enjoy eating sweet, sugary foods; there is something about sugar that appeals to our taste senses. Nevertheless, there is an aspect of sugar that our bodies despise! Sugar does not constitute a healthier eating component since it can lead to a variety of health issues such as high blood hypertension, diabetes, and liver damage.
However, it is essential to realize that, men are required to keep their daily sugar intake to a maximum of 37.5g per day, whereas women are advised to not exceed 25g.
Normally Sugar isn’t a very big issue, but with dosages like this, you’re bound to face health implications and sugar crashes. Here’s a list of the problems you’ll face with such a high sugar content:
- Vascular conditions
- Skin aging
- Gaining weight
- Elevated blood pressure
1 bottle of this drink already exceeds the women’s recommended threshold and comes close to the men’s threshold, so it’s probably a good idea to put off drinking multiple cans of this drink. Then again, if you’re a teen, you could probably chug multiple cans without any negative reaction, though I highly advise you not to.
The following video goes into more detail regarding the ingredients used in Rip It Energy:
Rip It contains roughly 100 calories, which isn’t a lot but isn’t optimal when opposed to other calorie–free energy beverages.
Calories are the most fundamental energy source that your body requires. The quantity of calories you consume influences the amount of vitality you acquire; consequently, more calories = more energy.
So, unlike sugar, your body needs a significant amount of energy to function properly; in terms of numbers, the recommended daily calorie intake for women is 2000 calories and 2,500 for men.
Yes, this drink will not hurt you in regards to calorie intake, and you’ll most likely burn it off by moving for a few minutes, so it’s the perfect quantity of calories for you to receive a genuine energy boost.
This drink has way too many flavors, but that’s a good thing, as you’re bound to find a flavor you like. Here’s a list of them
Rip It (16 oz.)
- Atomic Pom (pomegranate)
- Lemoan’r (raspberry lemonade)
- 3 Way (berry mix)
- Limewrecker (lime)
- F-Bomb (mixed berry, there’s a sugar-free version as well)
- Power (berry flavor)
- Power Sugarfree
- Shot Pool Tin Power (coconut and mango)
Rip It Shot (12 oz.)
- Code Blue
Rip It (Both in 16 and 12 oZ.)
- Citrus (can version also comes in sugar-free)
- Stinger Mo (tropical fruit)
- Tribute (comes in active mandarin & wild lime, orange cream, and cherry lime)
- G-force (grape)
- Red-Zone (strawberry)
Due to the sheer magnitude of flavors, I couldn’t try them all, but here’s a quick rundown of the flavors I did try.
CYP-X (7/10): The CYP-X tastes like a Creamsicle, but the Cherry–Lime retains the cherry flavor. The beverages also provide you with adequate energy. It gives you that desperately needed lift but not the jitters that accompany high caffeine intake.
Power (6/10): With a name like “Power,” I was anticipating a Red Bull knockoff. I was wrong in that assumption, it’s not a Red Bull clone; rather, it tastes like an extremely cheap bubbly white grape drink. The flavor was poor because I had to sip my way through it; if I had chugged it, it could have upset my stomach much more than it did.
Freek Flavor (3/10): The Freek flavor, concerning its name, tastes like a freaky concoction of Oranges and lemon (in terms of after-taste). What hit me the most was how sweet it was, it was like they dialed up the sweetness of an orange-based soda like Fanta to 11. Overall, it wasn’t a good experience.
Overall, from the 3 flavors I’ve tried, I’m not a big fan of the drink. It tries too hard to copy Larger more prominent brands like Monster and Redbull, and in the process loses. I’d give it an average (5/10).
How Many Cans Can You Consume Per Day?
It is OK to consume a maximum of 2 cans of energy drinks, according to this article. However, this is only true if you are healthy and not on any medications.
Rip also contains a modest quantity of caffeine and a large amount of sugar. You should realize that you should limit your sugar intake to 30g per day to avoid sugar crashes, Rip It already contains 26g, which is a red signal for taking upwards of one serving on a single day. So yeah not more than 1 can.
What Are The Effects Of Drinking Rip It?
You feel more alert after consuming a can of Rip It energy drink. Its caffeine also provides you with enough energy to get through your day.
If you’re in desperate need to meet a deadline and need to stay awake, pulling off an all–nighter, then, Rip It energy drink might be your best friend.
Caffeine inhibits adenosine receptors, allowing you to stay alert. If you drink a can of Rip It while you’re weary, you can have a caffeine crash, but you’ll stay awake for sure.
- “Rip It” Energy Drink is a carbonated Energy Drink brand owned and licensed by The National Beverage Corporation of America. The name is definitely quite “rad” and “metallic” in nature, perhaps to target the younger teen demographic, however, these sorts of names aren’t uncommon in the Energy Drink Market, take “Monster” or “Rockstar” for example.
- An average of 16 oz. bottle contains 100 calories, 26g of sugar, 100mg of caffeine, and a variety of vitamins jam-packed into a tiny bottle.
- Caffeine inhibits adenosine receptors, allowing you to stay alert. If you drink a can of Rip It while you’re weary, you can have a caffeine crash, but you’ll stay awake for sure.