Thursday, September 02, 2010



RATING: 8.4 OUT OF 10.

Ever since Purple Drank first hit the shelves, multiple companies have now jumped on the bandwagon of anti-energy drinks. Anti-energy drinks are simply drinks that help you unwind after a stressed out or caffeinated out day. Most of these drinks contain melatonin, valerian root, and rose hips. Recently, Arizona Ice Tea decided to jump on the bandwagon. Developed by celebrity nutritionist Oz Garcia, Ph.D the Arizona fast shots were born. They come in too different styles: A.M Awake and P.M. Relax. For now we will be focusing on the P.M. Relax. First of, it's a 2 ounce shot so I wasn't expecting it to taste very good. I unscrewed the lid, and took a swig. The flavor is a very sweet iced tea flavor. It only contains 3 grams of sugar, but the drink is loaded with acesulfame potassium and sucralose. Sucralose, or Splenda, is 600 times more sweet than table sugar and it definitely showed in this drink. It has quite an exceptional taste, however  the only downside is the supreme sweetness. And that isn't really a down side at all. Ok, moving on to the anti-energy drink relaxation inducing ingredients. It has 1,050 milligrams of a proprietary blend consisting of inositol, chamomile, l-theanine, magnesium aspartate, gaba, wild green oat extract, resveratrol, and zinc aspartate. It also contains 10 milligrams (500 percent of your daily value) of vitamin b6. Now, most energy drinks use vitamin b complex as a tool to give you more energy. I'm not entirely sure if vitamin b6 is proven to give you a boost, but it seems funny that they are putting it into their drink. What really interested me was the brewed green tea. It doesn't say anywhere on the bottle that the tea is decaffeinated. Although green tea has a minimal amount of caffeine, it still surprises me that they would put it in there. Perhaps it's because they are an iced tea company and they have to put tea in everything they sell. Ok, so how about the anti-kick. Well, it's summer vacation (albeit it's over in 5 days, including today) so my stress levels are usually in the tank. I decided to down the shot anyway while watching Ms. Doubtfire. I could feel my body slowly go into a daze. It's a very interesting effect. I actually did feel quite relaxed and tired. However, the effects were not strong enough to put me to bed at 10 o'clock or make me so tired that I didn't want to surf the world of Youtube on my Ipod. Overall, the Arizona P.M. Relax Fast Shot is a great tasting product with moderate effects. 8.4 out of 10.

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