American Blast Energy Drink
Need your jolt and a dose of patriotism? Then look no further than American Blast – that is, a jolt with the caffeinated varieties. American Blast seems like a standard energy drink with a bold name, but packs a few interesting ingredients within, and without!
Could American Blast have us seeing red, white and blue? Or is it just another energy drink? Let’s find out.
Light fruity taste with a bit of a grape accent. Sweet and definitely enjoyable – it isn’t what you would expect from an average energy drink. It could even be likened to candy, which isn’t surprising since high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is used as a sweetener.
Each variety contains a 2500mg proprietary blend of energizing ingredients, including the usual amino acids (taurine, tyrosine, etc.) and B-vitamins. However, it also includes a few interesting ingredients. One that we don’t see too often is mucuna pruriens, a tropical legume known for its positive effects on the libido and mood stabilization, as the seeds contain L-dopamine. Also intriguing is the fact that 2 of the American Blast varieties are caffeine free! Some may not like the use of HFCS to sweeten the non-sugar free varieties.
The caffeinated American Blast gave me a reasonable lift, very similar to a 250ml Red Bull as they both contain 80mg of caffeine. I felt much more able to ignore distractions and concentrate on my studies, which I think is a direct result of L-dopamine’s mood stabilization properties. There is no caffeine “edge” and I didn’t crash one bit. The caffeine free varieties did not give me much of a boost, but I did notice subtle effects from the mucuna pruriens.
American Blast is definitely a tasty, patriotic way to get your energy fix. Major props for sure – I just wish it didn’t have HFCS. Stay tuned for their energy shot review!
Reviewed by JD