What’s in energy drinks that provides the “kick” that one otherwise doesn’t get from coffee, tea, etc?


Should mention that I drink only no sugar drinks, so it can’t be that, and a single can of what I have is usually no more than 200MG of caffeine

Edit: Appreciate your responses. Thank you for the explanations and insights

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Since it’s only been lightly mentioned

The mega doses of b vitamins, taurine (I add this one to my morning coffee now), carnitine, etc etc add to it

A lot of energy drinks have an “energy blend” section on it that gives each stimulating ingredient




Niacin!! It causes a flush feeling. Combined with caffeine it gives a mental association of that being the same as the caffeine.