Caffeine in Drinks

Hydrive Energy Water

Hydrive Energy Water
160 mg
per 15.5 fl oz
This item contains very high levels of caffeine
Discontinued? This item may no longer be available.

Hydrive Energy Water has a product line consisting of 7 different flavors and functional formulations. Hydrive Energy Water is promoted as a low calorie, non-carbonated alternative to sodas or energy drinks. All flavors contain 160mg of caffeine except for Extra Power, which contains 195mg per bottle. We were recently sent all 7 flavors of Hydrive to review.

The Flavors/Formulations of Hydrive Energy Water

Formula/Flavor Active Ingredients
Active: Lemon-lime Rush Caffeine, B3, B5, B6, B12, Potasium, Magnesium
Vitamin: Citrus Burst Caffeine, B3, B5, B6, B12, Vitamin A
Extra Power: Black Cherry Caffeine, B3, B5, B6, B12, Yerba Mate
Extra Power: Blue Raspberry Caffeine, B3, B5, B6, B12, Yerba Mate
Antioxidant: Triple Berry Caffeine, Vitamins E and A, Acai Berry
Focus: Kiwi Strawberry Caffeine, B3, B5, B6, B12, Guarana, Ginseng
Recovery: Grape Fusion Caffeine, B3, B5, B6, B12, Aloe Vera

How Hydrive Tastes?

All 7 flavors seem to have the right balance of flavor and sweetness. They are all similar in sweetness as gatorade, except they lack the electrolyte flavor, with the exception of Hydrive Active. I could detect the preservative flavor, which I am not a big fan of. It reminded me of the juice barrels I drank as a kid.

It's About the Caffeine

The caffeine in Hydrive Energy Water is likely the only active ingredient in any of the varieties that will really be noticed. It's great that the product contains some vitamins and such, but the research to date tells us they don't offer any immediate energy boost. Their benefit is probably more long-term. At 160mg and 195mg of caffeine, Hydrive energy water does indeed perk a person up. Overall, Hydrive Energy Waters are a nice alternative to carbonated, overly sweet energy drinks and will appeal to those that like Gatorade or Vitamin Water, but who also want a hefty dose of caffeine.

Ingredients in Hydrive Energy Water

citrus Burst: Purified Water, Sucrose, Citric Acid, Natural Flavor, Sodium Citrate, Caffeine, Potassium Benzoate (preservative), Potassium Sorbate (preservative), Gum Arabic, Monopotassium Phosphate, Calcium Chloride, Sucralose, Calcium D-pantothenate (b5), Niacinamide (b3), Taurine, Ester Gum, Magnesium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (b6), L-carnitine, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Vitamin A Palmitate, Cyanocobalamin (b12).

Is Hydrive Energy Water high in caffeine?

Hydrive Energy Water contains 160 mg of caffeine in a 15.5 fl oz bottle.

This equates to 10.32 mg of caffeine for every fl oz and 34.90 mg for every 100 ml.

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