Caffeine in Drinks

BE Beyond Energy Drink

  • Caffeine Amount
    160 mg
  • Caffeine strength
  • Calories
  • Serving size
    BE Beyond Energy Drink
    12 fl oz can

BE Beyond Energy Drink is the first energy drink to combine caffeine and the amino acid L-Dopa which is a precursor to dopamine production in the brain. 

Dopamine is the "feel-good" neurotransmitter and is why much of the world consumes caffeine every single day. 

Beyond Energy is available in three flavors; Blood Orange, Mango, and Dark Berry. 

The company sent us samples of each flavor to review. 

Beyond Energy Review

The reason everyone drinks coffee, tea, and energy drinks is because they enjoy the increased dopamine levels caffeine produces in an indirect way.

BE enhances dopamine production by not only delivering caffeine, but also the amino acid that is a precursor to dopamine.  

I was curious if I would notice any difference between drinking Beyond Energy Drink and my typical coffee. 

BE Taste

Mango: Of the 3 flavors, Mango was my favorite. It had a bold mango flavor and a sweeter profile than Blood Orange or Dark Berry. There was a slight aftertaste from the sucralose sweetener. 

Blood Orange: This flavor was on the tart side of the spectrum but was enjoyable to drink. It also had a slight aftertaste. 

Dark Berry: This one had a refreshing berry flavor and was also less sweet tasting with a slight aftertaste. 

Overall, Beyond Energy did a nice job with the flavor profiles and I would be happy drinking any of these on a regular basis. 

Active Ingredients

The caffeine in Beyond Energy is derived from coffee beans and the Mucuna extract provides the amino acid L-Dopa. 

Beyond that, BE has a proprietary blend of L-Tyrosine, taurine, ginger root extract, green tea extract, ginseng extract, and ginkgo biloba extract. 

Beyond Energy's Effect

This was the part that I was most interested in. After drinking an equivalent amount of BE to that of my typical coffee, I was pleasantly surprised by an extra level of alertness and "feel good" BE provided.

Beyond Energy does have an enhanced effect when compared to drinks such as coffee which delivers only caffeine. 

I felt much more motivated to complete my tasks and just felt more positive in general. 

It's always great to see new energy drink products that try to innovate instead of just being different alliterations of the same old thing. 

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Ingredients in BE Beyond Energy Drink

Other Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, And Sucralose.

This is a sugar-free energy drink - compare with other sugar-free drinks.

Is BE Beyond Energy Drink high in caffeine?

BE Beyond Energy Drink contains 13.33 mg of caffeine per fl oz (45.09 mg per 100 ml). A 12 fl oz can has a total of 160 mg of caffeine.

Total Caffeine (mg)

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