Tuesday, May 25, 2010

HyDrive Energy Antioxidant Formula Review

This bottle arrived with its top compressed, but I managed to almost restore it. The Antioxidant Formula is triple berry flavoured and the aroma clearly shows that. The taste starts off very intense and makes you say "whoa". It tastes like a blend of raspberries and cranberries with a slight grape twist at the very end. The finish and aftertaste have unique concord grape/lemon notes with the sour bite from cranberries. The more I kept drinking, the more flavours kept showing themselves. A third of the way down, I started to taste lemons in the finish and aftertaste. About half way through, the taste of Granny Smith apples was added to the already intense taste. I wasn't expecting this to be such an interesting and unique tasting drink. This HyDrive formula tastes much better than its Gatorade equivalent as it is more intense and flavour-rich, yet still is easy-drinking.

Once again, unlike Gatorade, this drinks comes with 145 mg of caffeine and a few extra ingredients to set it apart from the other HyDrive formulas. There is Ginkgo Biloba, Apple Polyphenols and Acai Extract. This drink performed much like the previous 4 HyDrive drinks I had with the energy coming in clean and slowly at first, but then all at once soon after. I did not experience any jitters and the calm/focused period was short about 10 minutes. The energy high lasted for about 3 hours and then I was back to feeling normal without any complications such as a crash.

Medicinal Ingredients:
  • Vitamin E - 3IU
  • Niacin - 20 mg
  • Vitamin B6 - 2 mg
  • Vitamin B12 - 6 mcg
  • Pantothenic Acid - 10 mg
  • Zinc - 0.3 mg
  • Selenium - 1.4 mcg
  • Caffeine - 145 mg
  • Taurine - 50 mg
  • L-Carnitine - 25 mg
  • L-Arginine - 25 mg
  • Ginkgo Biloba - 3 mg
  • Apple Polyphenols - 3 mg
  • Acai Extract - 3 mg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: purified water, sucrose, citric acid, purple carrot juice concentrate (color), sodium citrate, natural flavour (contains soy), sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, monopotassium phosphate, sucralose, gum arabic, magnesium chloride hexahydrate, red#40, glycerol ester of wood rosin.

Cost - not sold in Canada
Taste - 9.4/10
Energy - 7.9/10

Overall - 17.3/20...easily the best tasting HyDrive formula - it is intense and refreshing, yet the beverage is only 30 calories

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