Xyience Xenergy Drink is the official drink of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, or UFC. It comes in several flavors: Orange Fuel, Cherry Rush, Citrus Slam and Lemon Blast. It contains several ingredients that boost energy, focus and endurance. If you are sensitive to stimulants or have high blood pressure, you should avoid Xyience.
Caffeine is a bitter substance contained in coffee, soft drinks, chocolate, tea and some medicines, and is a power and energy accelerant. According to Medline Plus, it stimulates the central nervous system and can make you more alert and give a boost to energy levels and can help to give more energy for powerful workouts. It also elevates the mood, increases muscle strength, increases metabolism, mental faculty and reduces asthma symptoms when taken in small doses.
According to Mayo Clinic, taurine is an amino acid found naturally in fish, meat and breast milk and is also available as a dietary supplement. It is thought to have antioxidant properties and also aids in neurological development and regulating levels of water and mineral salts in the blood. Some studies point toward improvement in athletic performance with the help of taurine, and combined with caffeine, it is believed to enhance mental performance. Taurine is seen to expand cells by helping the muscle cell hold more water, increase cell volume and has also been shown to enhance energy, elevate mood and generate a general sense of well-being.
L-carnitine, or carnitine, is a nutrient that assists the body in converting fat into energy and is produced by the body in the liver and kidneys and stored in the heart, sperm, brain and skeletal muscles. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, carnitine has been proposed as a treatment for many conditions, as it helps in reducing oxidative stress and also in improving exercise performance. L-carnitine has been seen to benefit hemodialysis patients who do not respond to standard therapy and also appears promising as treatment for intermittent claudication.
Panax Ginseng Extract
Panax ginseng extract is taken from the ginseng that grows in Northern China, which has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat a range of ailments, including headache, arthritis, depression, diabetes, fatigue and neurological disorders. According to Medline Plus, panax ginseng is used for improving concentration, thinking, physical stamina, athletic endurance, and memory and work efficiency.
Other ingredients in Xyience Xenergy drinks are sodium citrate, carbonated water, citric acid, natural flavors, glucoronolactone, fruit and vegetable juice for color, guarana extract, sucralose, niacinamide, or vitamin B-3, d-calcium pantothenate, or vitamin B-5, cyanocobalamin, or vitamin B-12, acesulfame potassium, inositol, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate, which are preservatives, and pyridoxine hydrochloride, or vitamin B-6.
- National Institutes of Health: Medline Plus: Caffeine
- Mayo Clinic: Caffeine: How Much Is Too Much?
- American Heart Association: Caffeine
- Mayo Clinic: Taurine Is Listed As An Ingredient In Many Energy Drinks. What Is Taurine? Is It Safe?
- Linus Pauling Institute: L-Carnitine
- National Institutes of Health: Medline Plus: Ginseng, Panax