I read up on many energy drinks avail in the last 20 + years - hard to believe Red Bull has been in the US since the mid to late 90's and others followed.
I used them in competition (helped a lot) but also needed them to function daily with lyme brain. One 8oz was all I could handle with out adverse affects of over stimulation/hyperness.
Some have more sugar than others, all have B vitamins, most have caffine, some a lot. The Five minute Energy shot bottles dont do much for me and dont have Tuarine either (!).
****>>>The ones that gave me a calm energetic focus had Tuarine (Red Bull and copies).<<<***
**Red Bull brand has no more caffeine than an 8oz office!!!! yep, true. ***
Monster and a couple others felt more like a caffeine jolt (bad!)
**The sugar free Red Bull worked just as good as the sugar for me. So I usually went with the sugar free one. **
Ive not had a Red Bull or similar drink in two years, I dont need them as much and I dont process B6 well, so it builds up in me (blood tested). .
5-10 years ago I also used Taurine capsules (1000mg) in search of something healthier than energy drinks. Unfortunately they were not as nearly effective for me.
So now I just have tea or sugar free caffeinated soda for a afternoon pick me up if Im tired on work days.
As far as "Depersonalization" , ive seen that on this forum before and not sure what that even means.
I had brain fog and was even lethargic some years (spaced out staring at walls ect). To me lethargy was almost like being slightly asleep but standing with eyes still
Post Edited (astroman) : 11/5/2020 7:09:16 PM (GMT-7)