Wednesday, July 09, 2014




     The energy shot market, much like the energy drink market, has rapidly become more and more congested over the past couple of years. Over 254 million energy shots were bought in 2013, which means that not only is this a profitable business, it can be difficult for companies to remain competitive. On the reviewing table is an energy shot that is trying to do just that. It's an all natural shot that claims it has "more energy than the leading shot" (I'm assuming that's 5 Hour Energy). 

     The first thing you'll notice about Body Glove Surge is the design of the bottle. While it isn't totally unique, anything different than the 5 Hour Energy bottle shape gets a plus in my book. I'm not entirely certain why companies choose to copy the bottle shape of 5 Hour Energy, but I'm assuming it must be a cost cutting measure. The flavor advertised on the bottle is grape, which can be alarming since energy shots tend to have a medicinal flavor, and if you've ever had grape flavored medicine, you know how appalling the flavor can be. Thankfully, Body Glove understands how to make an energy shot that doesn't abuse your palate. While it still has that artificial grape flavor, it goes down smoothly and isn't hard on the esophagus. For an energy shot, this is actually quite pleasant. 

     The claim of being an all natural energy shot holds true when I examined the ingredients. There's no barely pronounceable ingredients you commonly find in Monster or Rockstar. There is 140 milligrams of caffeine from green coffee beans, which according to the Caffeine Informer, is significantly less than 5 Hour Energy. However, it appears Body Glove's claim is that by adding extracts of grape, cranberry, pomegranate, blueberry, apple, mangosteen, bilberry, chokeberry, and goji berry, these natural energy boosters will give you more of an uplift than the leading energy shot. 

     Unfortunately, I haven't consumed a 5 Hour Energy shot in quite a while, so I cannot compare the effects of Body Glove Surge to it. However, I can tell you that the uplift from this was well received. I did notice a moderate increase in alertness and energy, comparable to a lot of the energy shots on the market today. 

     Body Glove Surge is an energy shot that doesn't receive a standing ovation by any means, but I admire their efforts in creating an all-around solid product. It's rather pleasing when you come across an energy shot that you don't have to choke down, and while I do sometimes like a bunch of crazy energy ingredients in my drink, I'm also a huge supporter of going the all natural route. The only flaw is that their claim of it having more energy than the leading shot may not be justifiable. I mentioned earlier than it can be difficult to stay afloat in such a congested marketplace. If Body Glove to get proper distribution, they should have no difficulties staying in the game.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this review. I really like to read this post. It is helpful. 5 hour energy drink


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