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How Much Caffeine in Socko Energy Drinks?

Socko Energy Drink

Socko Energy Drink is a relatively new arrival to the energy drink scene, but it’s gaining in popularity quickly due to its great taste. Many people want to know how much caffeine is in each Socko serving because it boosts energy levels quite a bit. The short answer is that there are about 160 milligrams (mg) of caffeine per can of Socko Energy Drink. Keep reading as we compare that number to other beverages and look at the other ingredients to see if these drinks are healthy.

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Socko Caffeine Content

A 16-ounce can of Socko energy drink contains 160 mg of caffeine. The label suggests splitting the can into two servings, so you get about 80 mg of caffeine per serving. However, many people will drink the entire can. While 160 mg is more than what’s in the average morning cup of coffee (which is between 90 and 140 mg of caffeine), you might be surprised to learn that many other drinks have more caffeine. For instance, a 16-ounce dark roast coffee from Starbucks has about 260 mg. A regular 20-ounce coffee from Dunkin’ has 300 mg, while a single 2-ounce serving of a 5-Hour Energy drink product will quickly put 200 mg of caffeine into your system.

Drink Size in Ounces Caffeine in Milligrams
Morning Coffee 6–8 95–140
Socko Energy Drink 16 160
Monster Energy Drink 16 160
Starbucks Dark Roast 16 260
Dunkin’ Regular 20 300
5-Hour Energy 2 200

How Much Caffeine Is Safe to Consume?

Most experts recommend limiting your caffeine intake to less than 400 mg per day to reduce the risk of health problems. However, if you are sensitive to caffeine or don’t drink it often, you might want to consume even less. Too much caffeine can lead to nervousness, irritability, and even difficulty sleeping. It can also raise your blood pressure and increase your heart rate. Drinking two full cans of Socko Energy Drink will put you at 320 mg of caffeine for the day, so it’s safe to drink as long as you don’t add other caffeine-containing items to the menu.

What Other Energy-Increasing Ingredients Does Socko Contain?

Sugar

Socko Energy Drink prides itself on its use of pure cane sugar for its sweet taste, so it’s not surprising that each can contains 28 grams of sugar. Since 1 gram of sugar is equal to ¼ teaspoon, each can of Socko contains 7 teaspoons total, which is much more than what most people put into their morning coffee. While sugar can provide you with quick energy, it can also lead to weight gain, tooth decay, and other health problems.

That said, Socko did come out with a sugar-free version of the drink.

Taurine

Taurine is an ingredient that many energy drinks use because it may help reduce muscle damage and increase recovery speed from workouts. It may also increase your strength and improve your body’s ability to absorb oxygen.

Guarana

Guarana is an ingredient that you can find in Socko Energy Drinks and many others. It’s a plant that has traits that can boost your energy levels, partly because it contains caffeine and other similar ingredients. However, too much guarana can be harmful, especially if you use it for the long term, and its effectiveness is still in question.

Yerba Mate

Yerba mate is an ingredient in Socko Energy Drinks that contains caffeine and helps provide a boost of energy. Many people like to consume it when engaging in sporting events and athletic activities, but it’s hard to tell what benefits it provides because improved memory and reduced fatigue are also benefits of caffeine. Also, long-term use of yerba mate along with alcohol and nicotine can cause various kinds of cancer, so many people might want to avoid this ingredient.

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Summary

Socko Energy Drink contains 160 mg of caffeine per can, which is well within safety guidelines regarding caffeine consumption. It also has several other ingredients that can help you get your day started or improve your workout, but the high sugar content might cause some people to look for the unsweetened version.


Featured Image Credit: Socko

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Ed Malaker

Ed Malaker, a veteran writer, has contributed to a wide range of blogs that cover tools, pets, guitars, fitness, and computer programming, and of course, coffee. He drinks a lot of it when he writes, making him an expert indeed. When he’s not writing, Ed is usually performing DIY projects around the house or working in the garden. He’s also a musician and spends a lot of time helping people fix their guitars and composing music for independent films.

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