Zipfizz is a popular energy drink mix.
Which each mix coming in little containers, and each serving containing 100mg caffeine, 20 calories, and absolutely no sugar at all.
The caffeine content in the energy drink immediately caught my attention and the zero sugar part is like the cherry on top.
Now all that might sound thrilling and all, but does the drink actually work?
The straightforward answer is; the drink works if you consume it within moderation, and gives you a nice energy drink boost too.
As I take a deeper dive on the topic, I hope to have you onboard, buckle up.
Let’s get started.
What Is Zipfizz Energy Drink?
Zipfizz is a powdered energy drink. A powdered energy drink comes in powdered form instead of liquidated regular energy drinks, the only difference is, you mix water with powdered energy drinks.
Zipfizz has 100mg caffeine in each tube.
What Goes In Zipfizz?
Zipfizz comes in small containers. These are the ingredients that go in a regular tube of Zipfizz:
- 2g of carbohydrates
- 0g Sugar (Yay, no sugar!)
• 500mg of Vitamin C
• 15 IU of Vitamin E
• 2,150 IU of Vitamin A
• 0.75mg of Thiamine
• 0.85mg of Riboflavin
• 10mg of Niacin (Vitamin B3)
• 1mg of Vitamin B6
• 200mcg of Folate
• 2,500mg of Vitamin B12
• 5mg of Pantothenic acid
• 60mg of Calcium
• 100mg of Magnesium
• 7.5mg of Zinc
• 35mcg of Selenium
• 1mg of Manganese
• 0.25mg of Copper
• 950mg of Potassium
• 75mg of Sodium
• 60mcg of Chromium
• Grape seed extract
• Green tea extract
What Are The Nutrients In Zipfizz?
The nutrients of Zipfizz can be understood best by taking a glance at the picture given below. Have a look:
How Much Caffeine Does Zipfizz Have?
Zipfizz has 100mg caffeine in each of its tubes.
I really like the caffeine content of the drink. This will make you not feel any uneasiness or side effects of too much caffeine.
I personally like my caffeine content in an energy drink to be about 50-100mg, as that is my body’s caffeine tolerance. Caffeine content more than the mentioned amount does more harm than any good. I don’t consume high caffeinated energy drinks often unless I really need to stay awake.
For a better understanding, the FDA recommends a maximum of 400mg caffeine consumption for both adult males and females.
This means, Zipfizz is way below the caffeine limitation, which is really good.
Does Zipfizz Have Any Sugar?
Zipfizz doesn’t have any added sugar.
Added sugar isn’t healthy for our overall health.
Added sugar isn’t healthy for our overall health.
The AHA recommends 24g and 36g sugar per day for women and men. That’s 6 and 9 teaspoons of added sugar each day for both genders.
Consumption of sugar more than that regularly may lead to:
- High Blood Pressure
- Weight Gain
According to this study, every 1 in 3 Americans have diabetes or is diagnosed with prediabetes. We know sugar is mainly the basis of diabetes, so it’s best to tone down the sugar a bit.
Artificial Sweeteners In Zipfizz
Zipfizz is artificially sweetened by sweeteners like Xylitol and Sucralose.
Xylitol is an artificial sweetener, used as a substitute for regular sugar. It’s mostly used on “sugar-free” chewing gums, candies, etc. A healthy adult can consume up to 50 grams of Xylitol per day.
Sucralose is a popular sugar alternative used by many brands. It’s a zero-calorie sweetener whose most common product is Splenda.
Splenda is used mostly by people diagnosed with diabetes to consume instead of actual sugar. Sucralose is 600 times sweeter than regular sugar.
For your reassurance, artificial sweeteners have been approved by the FDA but have to be consumed within regulation.
How Many Calories Does Zipfizz Have?
Zipfizz has only 20 calories each serving.
A 20 calories in an energy drink are not too much at all. Even if we consider the daily recommended calorie intake, which is 2,500 and 2,000 calories for men and women. Keep in mind the numbers vary from person, age, metabolism, physical activity, etc.
If you’re a health-conscious person, you should know the calories you are consuming. Or even better, keep account of how many calories you are consuming every day.
Even if you’re on a diet, 20 calories in an energy drink should not cause any major harm.
Have a look at the table below for a better understanding:
|Zipfizz Calorie Content||Recommended Calorie Content For Men and Women|
Does Zipfizz Have Any Antioxidants?
If you take a closer look at the Zipfizz packaging, you’ll see the brand making claims about the drink giving you an energy boost from antioxidants.
The “antioxidants” that are in the energy drink are green tea extract and grape seed extract.
Zipfizz names their blend “Botanical Antioxidant Blend” which only contains 205mg EGCG. But in the 205mg, 100mg caffeine is included, too. So, that makes it a 105mg blend only.
Zipfizz does have antioxidants or natural antioxidants, but it’s not enough for your body.
Vitamins In Zipfizz
Zipfizz is loaded with vitamins. The drink primarily has 8 vitamins, namely:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B3
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B12
People are mostly worried about the tremendous content of Vitamin B12.
Zipfizz has 41.667% of the daily recommended intake of Vitamin B12, which is 2,500mg. Consuming this much vitamin B12 will not make you any healthier.
The B vitamins are water-soluble but overconsumption of Zipfizz might lead to many skin problems like acne.
Besides vitamin B12, Zipfizz also has 8335 of the daily Vitamin C requirement. Overuse of ingredients in anything doesn’t make the product better.
Benefits Of Zipfizz
Zipfizz is a comparatively healthy energy drink option offering a lot of benefits. Some of which include:
- Boost of energy
- No feeling of fatigue if consumed in moderation
- Makes you feel refreshed
- Helps you to stay awake
- Better focus and concentration.
However, you will notice the benefits if you’re not reckless with your consumption
Side-Effects Of Zipfizz
Nothing has side effects if you’re careful with it.
The drink is sugar-free but you should look out for the caffeine amount, vitamin B12, vitamin C amount, and a couple of other things.
If you’re reckless with your Zipfizz consumption, it’s more likely that you will face side effects like:
- Constant Headaches
- Sleep Deprivation
- Tooth Decay
The caffeine amount in Zipfizz might not be too much but it’s still something to be careful about. Remember we’re here for a boost of energy, not to create a caffeine addiction.
Does Zipfizz Use All Natural Ingredients?
Zipfizz manufacturer used to claim the drink being “all-natural”.
Few natural ingredients are used in the drink, but I personally don’t think it’s all-natural. Because Zipfizz uses artificial sweeteners like Sucralose, and sucralose isn’t natural at all. You’ll find an in-depth review in this article.
Is Zipfizz Really Healthy?
If you take a look at Zipfizz packaging, you’ll see the packaging saying “healthy energy drink.” Some websites online even recommends Zipfizz as a healthy energy drink.
Anyway, the brand uses the “healthy energy drink” as a marketing motto. But is it really that healthy?
Honestly, I don’t think Zipfizz is any worse or healthier than regular energy drinks.
The drink is loaded with vitamins, has no added sugar, and is low in calories. That makes the drink a better option than other energy drinks, but some ingredients in Zipfizz, if not consumed within moderation have a negative impact too.
Zipfizz contains a strong 2,500mcg vitamin B12 and 833% more than tolerable intake for vitamin C.
Does Zipfizz Energy Drink Really Work?
Zipfizz contains 100mg caffeine along with a generous amount of vitamins, has no added sugar along with only 20 calories.
Now considering these, the energy drinks definitely do what it says it does. Providing an energy boost and keeping you awake.
After I drank Zipfizz I noticed some enhancement in my energy levels, which lasted for about 2 hours. The energy boost started kicking in 30 minutes after consumption and endured for 2 hours, good enough, I think.
I also felt more “awake” as it did help me stay awake, and fortunately enough, I did not face any fatigue or negative effects.
So, within my experience, Zipfizz energy drink works.
What Are The Flavors Of Zipfizz?
Zipfizz has a variety of 10 flavors. All of which are:
- Black Cherry
- Blueberry Raspberry
- Orange Soda
- Orange Cream
- Pink Lemonade
- Pink Grapefruit
- Fruit Punch
Drinks You Can Consider Instead Of Zipfizz
In case Zipfizz is not your forte, you can try these energy drinks instead:
If you are health-conscious, you might be interested in my article on the best healthiest energy drinks.
The Bottom Line
Zipfizz is a great energy drink option if you are looking for something that is not overloaded with caffeine or sugar. And doesn’t have a ridiculous calorie count. I’ll give it a 7 out of 10.
If you’re looking for “healthy” energy drinks, Zipfizz isn’t the healthiest energy drink option but you can consume it. With 100mg caffeine with merely 20 calories and no sugar, I personally think it’s a bang for your buck.
However, vitamin B12 and C amounts are two things I am concerned about, but if you consume the energy drink within limits, you’ll be fine.
The energy drink definitely works given the caffeine amount, I myself felt the energy boost for 2 whole hours.