Advocare Spark Energy Drink Review

advocare spark energy drink mixAdvocare Spark Energy Drink Mix is a popular energy supplement sold by independent Advocare distributors.

I happened to discover this drink in a strange way…….

Have you ever been to an electronics store and found a great deal on men’s cologne?

No?  Well how about a two-for-one deal at a car lot, have you seen one?  I wish.

What about a farmer’s market?  Ever been to one and found an incredible energy drink product you’ve never seen before?  No?  Well nah nah in your face I have!

This summer I took a trip to the local farmer’s market with my mom, my greatest excitement being the possibility of finding a flawless eggplant to complete my cornucopia crafting project.  Sarcasm.

Anywho, I walked by a table where a nice lady was selling Advocare performance products.

This table just reeked of multi-level marketing, but I couldn’t resist inquiring about the “Spark” energy drink powder packets.

Without even telling the saleswoman about my status as an energy drink reviewer, she grabbed a bottle of water, filled it with a whole packet of Spark, and let me continue on my way while I drank the bottle down.

Less than 20 minutes later: holy organic cucumbers Batman!

Look here to find out how many packets of Spark it would take to be dangerous!


I later bought three flavors of my own Spark packets: grape, fruit punch, and mandarin orange.  They also offer citrus and cherry.  All you need is a cold bottle of water,  one of these packets mixed into it, and it will plaster a smile onto your lethargic face.

The experience was better than I could have even expected, especially after E-Boost set my standards so low.  Not one stage of the show can be categorized as bitter, transparent, overly sweet, or overly tart.  Delish!


spark-canister/begin list/ 120mg caffeine, 750% B12, 750% B6, 300% niacin, GABA /end list/

Quite small compared to the 17 active ingredients in Optimind Energy Supplement.


No matter how you consume a packet of Spark, whether it be straight, snorted, mixed into your Easy Mac flavor packet, or… oh ya mixed into water, you are guaranteed the perfect long-lasting energy boost.

No joking around here, these packets are simply the perfect pick me up.  This will be my first product review where I end up purchasing more of what I sampled.


Advocare Spark changed my energy drink life.  I can now truthfully say that given the immediate availability of a Spark packet, I would choose a bottle of water from a cooler instead a stand-by favorite energy drink.  That’s right, a flavored bottle of water over, say, a NOS or Rockstar Punched Citrus.

Up until Spark, that’d just be crazy talk.

Reviewed by Dusty Smith

Advocare also makes Slam Energy Shot which is a ready to drink, 2 floz shot of caffeine, vitamins, and amino acids as well as Slim, which is a caffeinated weight loss supplement.

Drinks are reviewed by an independent drink reviewer and do not necessarily reflect the views or beliefs of this site.

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  • Tim

    Spark=snake oil. The caffeine content is what makes ppl feel “energized” it’s also what makes others feel like throwing up. It’s just another fade that wishful thinkers grasp onto, instead of having the will to just eat healthy and excersize.

  • M.

    It’s actually horrible for you, and all natural my butt… My friend was extremely close to going into cardiac arrest because of it. It is horrible, and I would NOT recommend it to anyone!!!

  • Ang

    I am wondering if is okay to take this if I have high blood preasure and heart problems?

  • Nat

    Ang – I have high blood pressure N am on lisinopril – I drink 2-3 Sparks a day and hve now gotten off of my meds because I have lost 25 pounds – the Spark have me way more energy than any monster or energy drinks! I am also in thyroid meds and the Spark is okay to take with that as well! If you need more info you can email me and u can tell u more about my experience with drinking Spark while having thyroid problems and high blood pressure!

  • cll1764

    I am on day 2 of the 24 day challenge. I was an avid coffee drinker all day long, so replacing it with spark is different for me. I do not notice anything after drinking the spark..NO SPARK..just crickets. I don’t understand what the big hype is over spark. So far, I’m not impressed at all with the spark product.

  • DrQT


  • CommonSense

    Is Crystal light, salad dressing and canned fruit good for you? Maltodextrin, Citric Acid, Silione Dioxide and Sucralose are in most of those products. CommonSense would tell you that the amounts are not harmful if consumed as directed like perscriptions from our doctors and warning labels on alcoholic beverages.

  • CommonSense

    Would you recommend Crystal Light instead? It has a lot of the same ingredients.

  • CommonSense

    Yes caffeine makes ppl feel energized, with your logic Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, Dunking Donuts and any other place that serves or produces coffee = snake oil because their caffeine products do the same thing, make people feel energized. Use commen sense before posting.

  • A.M.Bliss

    They don’t proclaim it to be all natural, if the distributor you got it from did then they have been misinformed or are misinforming you to sell stuff and shame on them. If they’ve been to any training events they would have been encouraged to be truthful, tell people to check with their doctors (especially if the person is on other medications), and if they didn’t know the answer to a question either find out or direct the person somewhere where they can find said anser. They do claim the products to be pure and the best quality that you can get, which they are, but they are not organic or “natural”. Some ingredients are natural but not all of them are. Lab created vitamins verses organic ones can affect people differently; some may be able to handle them or a person could be like my mom and not be able to tollerate any man-made vitamin what so ever (anything like centrum or anything like that), she has to take organic. Bodies are different and as some people below have said some people might need to take vitamins, caffine, etc. with food. I’m one of those. If you’re caffine sensitive or spark made you feel off, try drinking only half, you’ll probably get the same result other people are getting and not feel bad. If you still feel bad, then it might not be for you. You might be like my mom and are strictly an organic vitamin person and your body just doesn’t tollerate it. My doc has told me listen to your body, you know it best not anyone else (still run anything you try past him/her though).

    Oh and a random point I picked out as far as the sweetener, it’s sucralose. Sucralose=splenda, just the generic form. If you use splenda and you are griping about and artificial sweeteners that’s what you’re talking about. It’s derived from sugar and one of the safer ones out there. The amount in their products are far less than in a lot of the “diet foods and drinks” out there.
    Oh and if you love Spark try Rehydrate it rocks!

  • brandy

    i have just started spark this morning and i have found that through out the day i have had more energy. i have heard good things from a couple different people and they have lost a lot of weight using advocare. next on my purchase list is the catalyst.

  • DevilsAdvocate

    All the garbage that you just listed shouldn’t be consumed either. Instead of the bar being set at 0% consumption for humans, the bar is set to what a human being can tolerate. That still, doesn’t make it good for you.

  • Heather

    I need everyone’s review/opinion here as I am trying to find out more about the product. It’s unfortunate that people are getting so personally offended when others do not share the same opinion. As for me, every review that speaks to the details of the experience of the Spark user is helpful for me to read.

  • mel

    Is spark safe for teenage athletes?

  • Spark would be as safe as any other energy drink. Just be sure to watch your caffeine intake and do not exceed 300-400mg during a 24 hour period.

  • cpl cervantes usmc

    If you don’t like the product then don’t use it. I love spark it helps me get through my day I get a discount on it a 40% discount. I never got a discount with redbull or monster and no crash or jitters. You people are overexaggerating about spark you say your friend almost went into cardiac arrest well your friend has a weak body simple as that. And yes you do replace soda and all this other crap ppl drink with spArk and at the same time shed pounds so what’s wrong with that..

  • SC

    The people who don’t have good results usually aren’t following the directions. You’re supposed to follow Spark with food (to avoid “jitters.”) If you’re getting diarrhea, you’re probably drinking too much to fast and not eating correctly. I’ll bet your tires explode when you put too much air in them too. READ the instructions, and FOLLOW them. The people who are getting results are using their common sense. It’s that simple.

  • Roorka

    Crystal Light has Aspartame which is more deadly. Not sure why her friend almost went into cardiac arrest. Sounds like there were issues there before the drink.

  • Raechele

    I started out very excited to do the 24 day challeng even though i was concerned about some of the ingredients i am educated in nutrition and exercise . I have taken spark 3 different times got sick everytime this last time i vomited & had diarriah from 2:00p.m. Until 5:30 i will not promote this product . True rveryones systems ate different the side effects for me were horrific

  • Sounds horrible. You definitely had a bad reaction to something in Spark.

Last Modified: June 17, 2015