Recently a distributor known as Babylove commented about how one should just try MonaVie. In that comment she said, “Plus, [MonaVie] sell[s] an Energy drink that is 10x better then any other one already out there. I’ve tried it and its really good and 80% pure fruit not like the sugars and Caffeine amounts in Redbull, Rockstar, etc.”
Note: I’ve cleaned up her grammar quite a bit…
I should start off by saying that I’m not a particularly big fan of energy drinks in general. I don’t think they are particularly healthy (MonaVie EMV included) and price-wise, I put them in the category near bottled water. In general, they are extremely expensive. In my opinion, this is like comparing two crimes to see which less bad… neither is good.
Let’s look at a MonaVie Emv nutritional label. You might may want to open that up in another tab or window as you read this.
- You should note that in 8.4 ounces there are 22 grams of sugar. Red Bull has 27 grams of sugar. That’s difference of 5 grams of sugar. Before you claim that is significant realize that it is 20 calories or 1/100 of your daily calorie intakeâ€¦ not a big deal. However, let’s continue on.
- I seem to see some Palatinose on the label. It turns out that it is also sugar, but it is a man-made sugar and one that doesn’t exist in nature – see this information on Palatinose. So there are 37 grams of sugar in MonaVie Emv. Compare that to the 27 grams in Red Bull and all of a sudden MonaVie EMV looks 10x worse (and it’s more expensive).
- MonaVie EMV is 170 calories while Red Bull is 110 caloriesâ€¦ Red Bull wins by a wide margin.
You say that MonaVie EMV doesn’t have the caffeine amounts as Red Bull, and you are right (sort of). It seems that MonaVie Emv contains 60mg of caffeine â€“ while Red Bull has 76mg of caffeine (click the sports/energy column for the proof). Generic coffee has between 95-200mg (click on the coffee column of the previous link) . All serving sizes of these are approximately 8 ounces, so it is a fair comparison. Red Bull has more caffeine than Emv, but to put it in perspective, the difference amounts to the caffeine amount in one ounce of coffee. Many people would prefer the option with more caffeine as that is the active ingredient in energy drinks. I could create you an energy drink with 10mg of caffeine, but you wouldn’t get much energy out of it.
In the end, I don’t see MonaVie Emv being anywhere near 10x better than Red Bull. And at $2.80 per serving, it is extremely expensive, MonaVie Emv is really expensive.
Originally posted 2010-09-04 15:57:46. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe above article is intended to be accurate at the time of its original posting. MonaVie may change its pricing, product, or other policies at any time without notice.
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