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How Much Caffeine Is in AdvoCare Spark Energy Drinks? What to Know!

AdvoCare Spark Energy Drinks

AdvoCare’s Spark energy drink offers 12 different flavors for that pick-me-up we all desperately need., Spark is just one of AdvoCare’s multiple wellness products on the market. You add the powdered drink mix, like G-fuel or Kool-Aid, to your water. You can use it as a pre-workout aid, an energy boost, or a replacement for your cup of coffee.

Boasting several ingredients with health benefits, Spark Energy makes a name for itself on the energy drink market by offering 20 different vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in the energy-packed 120-milligram (mg) of caffeine per 8-ounce (oz) drink. A single serving of Spark Energy contains 120 mg of caffeine and 15 calories.

While choosing a cup of coffee or an energy drink might be difficult for some, Spark provides an exciting addition of vitamins and minerals to add an extra kick to your energy boost. Like most energy drinks on the market, Spark aims to jump-start more than just your alertness levels with added L-carnitine to help with alertness and muscle recovery, L-tyrosine to improve your attention and focus, and glycine to stabilize your heartrate and improve sleep.

AdvoCare promotes its drink as a vitamin and amino acid supplement, but its ingredient list is the typical fare of most energy drinks on the market.

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How Much Caffeine Is in Spark?

As we said, one pouch and serving of Spark contains 120 mg of caffeine. Considering a single portion is meant to be mixed into only 8 ounces of water, that shoots Spark above the average caffeine content for an 8-ounce can. Spark also has more caffeine than a standard brewed cup of coffee, which often comes in at around 100 mg.

Spark truly shines when considering its other health benefits beyond its caffeine content. It’s said to increase your overall focus and attention span, boost your metabolism, and can even relieve post-workout muscle pains.

AdvoCare Spark Mango Strawberry 14 Stick Packs

Vitamins in AdvoCare Spark

Spark Energy is a unique blend of over 20 different vitamins, minerals, and supplements that work together to provide a healthy, balanced energy kick. Beyond its hefty dose of caffeine, Spark also includes B vitamins to enhance your body’s ability to produce and sustain energy for longer periods. Vitamin B also plays an important role in eyesight, digestion, and hormone levels. In addition to Vitamin B, Spark also contains vitamins A, E, and C.

Caffeine Content Comparison

Caffeine levels in drinks vary from type to type. The average energy drink, at least if it’s a full-sized can, usually contains around 100 mg of caffeine per 16 oz can. In comparison, the average can of soda, a cup of coffee, or a cup of tea usually contains anywhere from 22 mg of caffeine to 96 mg. How does Spark Energy stack up to the competition? Let’s take a look.

Spark Versus Energy Drinks

Spark Energy Drink 8 oz 120 mg
Monster Energy 16 oz can 160 mg
Red Bull Energy 12 oz can 111 mg
Rockstar Energy 16 oz can 160 mg
Bang Energy 16 oz can 300 mg

Spark Versus Coffee

Spark Energy Drink 8 oz 120 mg
Brewed Black Coffee 8 oz 96 mg
Espresso 1 oz 64 mg
Instant Coffee 8 oz 62 mg

Spark Versus Tea

Spark Energy Drink 8 oz 120 mg
Black Tea 8 oz 47 mg
Green Tea 8 oz 28 mg
Bottled Tea 8 oz 19 mg

Spark Versus Soda

Spark Energy Drink 8 oz 120 mg
Diet Coke 12 oz 47 mg
Pepsi 12 oz 39 mg
Coca-Cola 12 oz 34 mg
Mountain Dew 12 oz 54 mg
Dr. Pepper 12 oz 41 mg
Barq’s Root Beer 12 oz 22 mg

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Final Thoughts

With only 15 calories, 120 mg of caffeine, and no added sugar, Spark certainly carves a name for itself in the energy drink market. As with any drink high in caffeine, you must carefully consider your daily caffeine intake and potential side effects. While caffeine stimulates your central nervous system and makes you feel more alert and active, too much caffeine can cause anxiety, restlessness, and even heart problems.

The FDA suggests that you should not consume more than 400 mg of caffeine a day to avoid some of the nastier side effects common with caffeine consumption. Considering Spark contains 120 mg of caffeine in a single serving, if you take more than one serving daily, you run the risk of already being over a healthy daily limit. Caffeine adds up quickly.


Samantha Reed

Samantha teaches middle school English language arts and has been a freelance writer since 2014. She has also worked at literary magazines and newspapers as an editor and as a writer. You could say that writing is her passion! She also enjoys a great cup of coffee and has a cat named Raven.

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