Is 3D Energy Drink Bad For You? (The Truth)

3D Energy drink originates from the United States of America.

It is a great energy drink which is pretty tasty. It also has a really cool product design which is both simple and elegant.

But with the amount of caffeine found in a 3D Energy drink, you may be wondering whether it’s bad for you. 

Well, you’re in the right place, because in this article I’ll walk you through whether or not 3D Energy Drink is bad for you.

What Ingredients Will I Find In 3D Energy?

Nutrition information as seen on a can of 3D Energy.
3D Energy contains a 1.5g proprietary energy blend.

This is what you’ll find in a 16 fl.oz (473 ml) can of 3D Energy:

  • 15 calories
  • 200mg caffeine
  • 0g fat
  • 0mg cholesterol
  • 250mg sodium
  • 5g carbohydrates
  • 0g sugar
  • 0g protein
  • Vitamin D
  • Iron
  • Niacin (vitamin B3)
  • Cobalamin (vitamin B12)
  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Pyridoxine (vitamin B6)
  • Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)

This energy drink also contains a 1.5g proprietary energy blend made out of the following ingredients:

  • Taurine
  • Panax ginseng root extract
  • L-Carnitine tartrate
  • Glucuronolactone
  • Inositol
  • Guarana seed extract

These ingredients are also present in trace amounts:

  • Carbonated water
  • Erythritol
  • Citric acid
  • Malic acid
  • Sodium nitrate
  • Natural and artificial flavor
  • Sucralose
  • Sodium benzoate
  • Potassium sorbate
  • Acesulfame potassium
  • Gum acacia
  • Niacinamide
  • D-Glucuronolactone
  • Sodium chloride
  • Calcium D pantothenate
  • Pyridoxine hydrochloride
  • FD&C Blue #1
  • Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12)

What Are The Flavors For 3D Energy?

These are the 3D Energy flavors that are currently available:

  • Frost
  • Berry Blue
  • Liberty Pop
  • Citrus Dew
  • Sunburst
  • Cotton Candy
  • Grape
  • Candy Punch
A quick review of all the 3D Energy flavors.

How Much Caffeine Is In 3D Energy?

You’ll find 200mg of caffeine in a 16 fl.oz (473ml) can of 3D Energy. 

Personally, this is more than what I’d like to have for my caffeine dose. I usually keep to around 50mg to 100mg of caffeine per serving each time I have an energy drink. I feel this is a sufficient amount to energize myself while avoiding the side effects of consuming too much caffeine. 

However, this may or may not be suitable for you. 

So feel free to decide on how much caffeine you’re comfortable taking in your energy drink, but just make sure to stay within the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s guidelines which state that you should consume a maximum of 400mg of caffeine per day.

As long as you’re a healthy individual, this daily limit will serve you well. But if you have any ongoing health problems or have a caffeine sensitivity, then you may need to consume less caffeine than this.

Assuming you followed the daily quota of 400mg of caffeine, it would mean that you can drink up to two cans of 3D Energy per day. 

But I really wouldn’t suggest doing that unless you are confident that this is the only source of caffeine you are having for the whole day.

This is because there is often caffeine in a lot of other food and drinks that you consume every day. 

Examples of other sources of caffeine include:

  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Chocolate
  • Non-prescription medicine (such as cough syrup and slimming tablets)

How Much Sugar Is In 3D Energy?

I have great news for you: 3D Energy is completely sugar-free.

When you drink this energy drink, you’ll never have to worry about sugar crashes or be concerned about how additional sugar intake will affect your body.

Instead, 3D Energy drink contains artificial sweetener, sucralose which is often used as a replacement for sugar in lots of processed foods nowadays. It is said to be a zero-calorie artificial sweetener which is 600 times sweeter than sugar.

Are There Any Artificial Sweeteners And/Or Preservatives In 3D Energy?

Yes, 3D Energy Drink does contain artificial sweeteners and preservatives.

Artificial sweeteners and preservatives are usually safe when consumed in reasonable amounts. 

These non-nutritive sweeteners have gone through extensive lab testing before they are certified as safe for you to consume.

But at the same time, if you consume too much of them, it can cause you health problems such as:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Bloating
  • Intestinal gas

The FDA website actually gives a rundown on this and details the acceptable daily intake of artificial sweeteners.

Sodium benzoate is one of the preservatives found in 3D Energy drinks. It is used to prevent food spoilage caused by bacteria and fungus, thus allowing the drink to be kept for longer periods.

However, preservatives can also be bad for you too. For example, it can cause the weakening of heart tissues, breathing difficulties, obesity and in some cases, cancer as well.

In conclusion, I would say that it really isn’t wise to have too much of 3D Energy in your diet. But if you consume it in moderation, there really shouldn’t be any negative impact on your health.  

Is 3D Energy Bad For Your Health?

3D Energy wouldn’t be bad for your health if you drank it in moderation in my opinion.

If you consume too much of it, you might end up with a caffeine addiction.

Drinking it for the occasional energy boost would certainly not cause this. It’s only if you made it a part of your daily diet that you would need to be careful.

Just keep the FDA’s recommended daily caffeine limit of 400mg in mind at all times.

If you’re uncertain about whether you’ve had too much caffeine in your diet, try looking out for these symptoms:

  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Increased thirst
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Fever
  • Irritability

These are signs of caffeine overdose, so if you experience any of these things, it might be wise to cut back on your caffeine consumption, and this includes your 3D Energy drinks. You may even need to pay a visit to the doctor.

Is 3D Energy Good For Your Health?

Well, the answer to this question is rather subjective. While it doesn’t really hurt you to have a can of 3D Energy, it’s hard to tell whether it actually benefits your health in any tangible way.

We could all sometimes use a little booster to help us cope with the demands of life, and an energy drink is a viable solution for some of us. It’s fairly affordable, and the effects from drinking it can be felt fairly quick.

Well, there are some vitamins and minerals listed in the ingredients of 3D Energy (namely iron, vitamin D, calcium, potassium and a whole host of various B vitamins), so in that sense, you should be getting some nutrition from there.

But as for whether the quantities of these nutrients in 3D Energy are significant enough to actually improve your health, it’s really difficult to say.

Just be careful not to overindulge in 3D Energy such that you end up facing the consequences from excessive caffeine and it outweighs any benefits you will get from the nutrients in this energy drink.

How 3D Energy Can You Safely Drink?

Different colored 3D Energy cans arranged in a row.
Drink a maximum of one can of 3D Energy a day to be on the safe side.

Drink a maximum of one can of 3D Energy a day to be on the safe side.

If you were to drink two cans of 3D Energy, you would already be reaching the FDA’s daily caffeine limit of 400mg. 

So, just to be on the safe side, you might want to stick to one can of 3D Energy in a day. 

This is because, as I mentioned earlier, you may already be consuming caffeine from other food and drink sources in your daily diet. 

Better safe than sorry, I’d say.

How Much Does 3D Energy Cost And Where Can I Buy It?

A 16 fl.oz can of 3D Energy should cost you around $2, depending on where you buy it.

You can find out where to buy 3D Energy drinks from the official website

There is a Store Locator that you can use to figure out which shops nearest to you have 3D Energy available for sale. 

If you prefer to make your purchase online, you will also find links to GNC and Predator Nutrition on the site too.

From what I gathered, if you’re residing in the US, then you’d make your order through GNC, whereas Predator Nutrition would be where you’d place your order if you live in the UK.

The convenience of having your 3D Energy drinks delivered to you brings along with it the extra costs charged for shipping so you’ll need to take that into account when deciding whether to buy online or at a physical store.

Alternatives To 3D Energy Drink

Here’s a list of alternative energy drinks you can look up in case you want to have something other than 3D Energy:

You can also opt for powdered energy drinks if you prefer a lighter, more convenient option:

REIZE

A sachet of REIZE energy drink powder next to a glass of ready-made REIZE energy drink.
REIZE is a powdered energy drink so you can easily take it with you anywhere you go.

I would really recommend REIZE if you want to find an alternative for 3D Energy drink.

REIZE contains only 50mg of caffeine, which is a more sensible amount than 3D Energy in my opinion. It’s also sugar-free.

In addition, there’s a whole host of nourishing ingredients such as ginseng, taurine, and B vitamins to keep you vitalized throughout the day. These great ingredients work together with the caffeine to give you the perfect energy boost – without the crash.

REIZE costs only about $1 per drink and this INCLUDES shipping costs too. That’s unbeatable value for money.

Give REIZE a try today and you might find that you prefer it to 3D Energy Drink too.

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Marty Spargo

I started my own energy drink brand in 2014 and am passionate about educating people about energy drinks so that they can properly understand the ingredients, benefits and risks without being influenced by the marketing messages put out by some brands. You can read my full bio here.

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