In the last few years, the number of energy shots on the market has increased considerably. Portable, easy to drink in one gulp, and loaded with caffeine, energy shots are popular among students cramming for tests, truckers on long hauls, and gamers throwing down for night-long Warcraft sessions. Not only are they widespread, but the amount of caffeine in them continues to increase as demand for ultra-caffeinated drinks continues to grow.
One of the up-and-coming energy shots is Redline Xtreme Shot. How much caffeine is in Redline Xtreme Shots? You may be surprised that each 3-ounce bottle contains a brain-busting 300 milligrams, the equivalent of over 3 cups of brewed black coffee. Read on to learn more about how Redline Xtreme Shots stack up to other energy shots in terms of caffeine and how it fares against other caffeinated beverages.
How Much Caffeine Does the Average Energy Shot Contain?
While it’s not surprising that an energy shot contains so much caffeine, what is surprising is that there’s such a big difference between brands. Red Thunder Energy Shots, for example, have 138 milligrams of caffeine, while Neu Nootropic Shots contain a whopping 350 milligrams.
As we’ve seen, Redline Xtreme Shots land somewhere in the middle (but closer to the top) at 300 milligrams. No matter which energy shot you decide to purchase, one thing you can count on is that they will have more caffeine per ounce than any other drink.
Redline Xtreme Shot Caffeine Content Comparison
How do Reline Xtreme Energy Shots match up with other energy shots in terms of caffeine content? Here is a chart that shows the most popular energy drinks and their caffeine amounts.
|Energy Shot||Caffeine Content (Based on 2-ounce shot)|
|Redline Xtreme Energy Shot||300 mg|
|7-Eleven Energy Shot||260 mg|
|Advocare Slam Energy Shots||120 mg|
|Balance Active Shot||150 mg|
|Bang Shot||300 mg|
|Eternal Energy Extra Strength shot||280 mg|
|Eternal Energy shot||230 mg|
|Kirkland Energy Shot||180 mg|
|Neu Nootropic Shot||350 mg|
|Neutramint Smart Serum shot||200 mg|
|Phoenix Energy Shot||280 mg|
|Proper Wuld Energy Shot||180 mg|
|Red Thunder Energy Shot||138 mg|
|Reed’s Ginger Energize Shot||100 mg|
|Rip It Energy Shot||120 mg|
|Stacker Extreme Energy Shot||205 mg|
|Tweaker Shot||275 mg|
|Woke Up Energy Shot||225 mg|
|X-Mode Energy Shot||150 mg|
Redline Xtreme Shot vs. Coffee Caffeine Comparison
With the main ingredient in most energy shots being caffeine, it makes sense to compare the caffeine content of Redline Xtreme Shots to brewed coffee and other coffee drinks like lattes and cappuccinos.
|Redline Xtreme Shot||300 mg|
|Drip Coffee||165 mg|
|Decaf Coffee||2 to 5 mg|
|Instant Coffee||63 mg|
|Latte||Between 65 and 126 mg|
|Iced Coffee||120 mg|
|Cold Brew Coffee||155 mg|
|Flat White||130 mg|
Redline Xtreme Shot vs. Soft Drinks Comparison
Some people like to think of energy shots as similar to soft drinks like RC Cola and Sprite, but they are quite different in terms of caffeine content, as shown in the chart below.
|Redline Xtreme Shot||300 mg|
|Mountain Dew||54 mg|
|Sunkist Orange||41 mg|
|Dr. Pepper||41 mg|
|Coca Cola||34 mg|
|Root Beer||22 mg|
|Ginger Ale||0 mg|
|Coke Zero||34 mg|
|Diet Pepsi||34 mg|
|Diet Coke||46 mg|
All About Energy Shots
It was in the 1970s that energy drinks were first invented in Japan. These refreshing, energy-boosting, focus-producing drinks became very popular and were soon drunk with gusto worldwide. However, it was only a matter of time before a faster, easier, and more convenient way to get a caffeine kick was invented. Enter the energy shot.
Energy shots packed the same amount, and often more, of caffeine in energy drinks but in only 2 ounces of liquid instead of the usual 8, 12, or 16-ounce can. That makes energy shots more convenient, easier to transport, and faster to drink. Think of energy shots like energy drinks on steroids, with copious amounts of caffeine that you can get into your belly in a single gulp.
Fun Facts About Energy Shots
- 5-Hour Energy was the first energy shot and was introduced in 2003.
- In 2011, 5-Hour Energy sold over $1 billion in products.
- The caffeine in energy shots increases alertness and attention and gives you energy by increasing your heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure.
- It takes about 10 minutes for the caffeine from an energy shot to start affecting you.
- The most powerful effects of an energy shot last about 2 hours.
Redline Xtreme Shots have one of the highest levels of caffeine of all the energy shots at 300 milligrams. That’s a lot of java that goes into your body instantly and will get you going and fully energized in about 10 minutes, with effects that last for about 2 hours. Energy shots were made to be a convenient way to get caffeine into your body and get you going fast, and they do their job very well. If you’re looking for a caffeine kick to jumpstart your day, an energy shot like Redline Xtreme Shot is a great choice.
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