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Some Facts and Myths of Energy Drinks Exposed / By Cobra Energy Drink

Is energy drink good for athletes? The truth is, yes and no. There are various opinions regarding energy drink.  Some say it may pose danger to public health especially to those with underlying medical condition. Others claim it boosts performance, alertness, and improves focus.  Here’s sharing with you what a leading energy drink have to say about it. Read on …

The road to the education of energy drink consumption has been a long-standing battle between facts and fiction. With today’s lifestyle pace, keeping up with the demands to have more in a day becomes time and energy consuming. The emergence of energy drink has given active and lifestyle peoples a lifeline to get things done. And if there is one truth about energy drink is that you can control what you consume, and knowing the truth from fiction is necessary to maximize benefits.

About Cobra

Cobra is the Philippines’ number one and best-selling energy drink, powering the country to progress. It contains world standard quality ingredients like B vitamins sourced from Qualiblends, the world’s leading supplier of pharma grade vitamins, as well as ginseng, taurine, inositol and other ingredients to help Filipinos achieve more in a single day, every day. It has five variants to serve different energy needs, namely: Cobra Original and Cobra Berry for instant energy boost, Cobra Fit with ActivBurn technology plus L-Carnitine to burn calories faster during endurance exercise, Cobra Smart with Ginkgo Biloba for enhanced mental performance and mental focus, and Cobra Defense with Vitamins A to E and Zinc for energy and immunity. For more information on Cobra, visit Cobra Philippines on Facebook.

The Truth About Energy Drinks: Truth vs. Myth Exposed

  1. Energy drinks contain high levels of caffeine

Myth: A 240 ml bottle of energy drink contains about 90 mg of caffeine wherein compared to a medium or big brewed coffee, which has three times more caffeine content confirms this is a myth.  More than the wake up buzz, energy drinks have other ingredients such as B vitamins, ginseng, and inositol, which also help boost energy and mental alertness. It is best to check product label to see how much caffeine an energy drink contains.

  1. Energy drinks are also sports drinks

Truth and Myth: While there is no difference between sports drinks and energy drinks, it is more correct to say that energy drinks can be used as sports drinks. They are both categorized as water based flavored drinks which may or may not contain electrolytes, vitamins, and other nutrients. The ingredients energy drinks provide are intended to enhance physical performance especially before workout as it keeps you more stimulated for exercise. However, energy drinks are diuretics due to its caffeine content.  It is important to partner energy drinks by drinking lots of water.

  1. Energy drinks are not recommended for children or for caffeine sensitive persons

Truth: Caffeine being the key ingredient found in energy drinks, effects on sleeping habit, mood, and even appetite may be experienced.  Similarly on how we keep children away from coffee and soda, drinking energy drink is also not advisable for them. High caution is also given to persons with caffeine sensitivity, especially pregnant or lactating women.

  1. Energy drinks cause heart palpitations and difficulty in breathing

Myth and Truth: The bad reputation of energy drink comes from the issue of experiencing heavy palpitations that may bring about breathing difficulties.  From energy drinks to sodas, teas, and even chocolates and nuts, caffeine is present in most of what we consumed.  Persons who are not used to consuming caffeine, or at the very least who do not drink coffee, have higher chances of experiencing its effects.  It is not because the ingredient is not safe for the body, but solely because the body adjusts to this added stimulant.

  1. Energy drinks are not regulated

Myth: The key ingredients in an energy drink are also the same ingredients that are present in the food we consume daily. Energy drink enables one to power through daily activities, from mid to high-level energy requirement.

The leading energy drink in the country has been in the market since 2006 and for more than a decade has continuously passed the strictest standards of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As the leader of the pact, Cobra Energy Drink vows to educate the market by sharing information about energy drink ingredients and proper consumption habits proving that consumers control their own energy.

Cobra delivers both physical performance and mental alertness made for people who push productivity to the next level. It is not only a refreshing tasty drink but also has performance-boosting ingredients. Thus with FDA regulation, energy drink Cobra is approved to be widely available in the Philippines.

Ingredients in Cobra

Cobra contains safe levels of caffeine and sugar as stimulants for instant energy boost and mental alertness.  It has high quality B vitamins to help the body get energy.

Added ingredients are taurine, an amino acid that aids the body’s metabolic process and has antioxidant properties; ginseng to boost memory, concentration, and performances; and, inositol to help nerve functions.

Cobra continues its efforts by providing people facts on how energy drinks play a role in their active and busy lifestyles and arriving at a common understanding to take charge and stay informed.

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Should there be a need to take sports drink or energy drink, it is important to rehydrate either with water or an appropriately formulated one after an exercise or intense workout. Important to keep in mind that as with all foods and drinks, moderation is key. To me, hands down, the best choice is water.

Gatorade Run 11•22, 27 Nov. 2016

More than 6,000 runners registered in last year’s inaugural Gatorade Run, which featured aid stations with pre-race hydration drinks, post-run hydration test area, and a warm-up area. Gatorade brand ambassadors Jeron Teng, Jaja Santiago, Chris Banchero, Jett Manuel, and Ara Galang were among those who showed up to support the runners.

Pepsico marketing manager for hydration Tony Atayde

On its second year, Gatorade Run will again hit the road promising more exciting pre-run and post-run hydrations. “Gatorade is a global leader in sports performance and we’ll definitely bring that expertise to the run. Learning the benefits of proper hydration is crucial for runners and we look forward to reinforcing that message through the Gatorade Run. We’re excited to show runners how whether in sports hydration or a unique consumer experience, NOTHING BEATS GATORADE,” says Pepsico marketing manager for hydration Tony Atayde.  Gatorade sports drink fuels runners especially during the one-kilometer of extra running to let them finish strong.

Runrio owner and race organizer coach Rio dela Cruz
Runrio owner and race organizer coach Rio dela Cruz

In partnership with Runrio, Gatorade Run 2016 will be held on 27 Nov. 2016 at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City with two race distances: 11K and 22K.  Log on to Runrio to register and for updates.