Consumption of energy drinks in the US has spiked over the last decade and it’s expected to reach new heights in the years to come.
One brand that can attest to this market boom is G Fuel. If you’re a gamer, I’m sure you’ve tried it or are at least familiar with the brand name. It’s a sugar-free energy drink that’s rich in vitamins, minerals, and other compounds that promise to give you a quick energy boost and alertness.
Sounds amazing, right? Is this a free pass to a G Fuel drinking spree? How much G Fuel can you drink in a day?
The brief answer: You can have 2 servings at max in a day. Each scoop of G Fuel is 7 grams, and you’re recommended to limit youself to a total of 14 grams of G Fuel a day.
You’ve already got the answer, but there’s more that you should know when it comes to drinking G Fuel every day. Continue reading to learn what happens if you go beyond the recommended intake a day.
What is G Fuel?
Let’s start with familiarizing yourself with the brand G Fuel.
G Fuel is claimed by eSports as one of its official energy drinks. It has earned a reputation in the gaming industry and got huge creators to represent them. PewDiePie and FaZerug are just some of the big shot ambassadors of G Fuel.
This energy drink is manufactured by Gamma Labs in the state of New York and unlike other popular energy brands in the market, G Fuel is gluten-free, sugar-free, and low in calories, making it a much healthier option.
It’s formulated to increase your mental focus and support other cognitive functions such as decision-making, problem-solving, and memory retention.
Whether you’re a gamer, an athlete, or a regular 9-5 office worker, I’m sure there’s something good G Fuel can offer you.
G Fuel Nutritional Facts
Now that you have a background of what G Fuel is. Let’s dive into what it contains and what can it do for you.
|Calories||25||Present in most of your food and supply you with energy.|
|Total Fat||0 grams||–|
|Total Carbohydrates||5 grams||Provides energy to all cells in your body.|
|Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)||250 milligrams||An antioxidant that boosts your immune system.|
|Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate)||10 milligrams||Maintains healthy skin, eyes, and builds strong defenses against diseases.|
|Niacin||15 milligrams||Turns food into energy. Guides the function of the nervous and digestive systems.|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCI)||10 milligrams||Supports immune function and brain health.|
|Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin)||425 micrograms||Strengthens and develops red blood cells.|
|Sodium (as Sodium Chloride)||79 milligrams||Controls blood pressure and volume. Needed for the nerves to work properly.|
It’s evident in the list that G Fuel contains a lot of nutrients that are beneficial to your health. They come in seemingly small dosages but are actually the appropriate amount to make sure you’re getting just what you need.
Here is a deep dive article on G Fuel Caffeine and ingredients that you might find handy.
How many calories does G Fuel have?
A 7 gram serving of G Fuel powder contains 25 calories.
In my opinion, this calorie count seems just the right amount of consumption. It’s just enough to fuel up your energy and not lead to unwanted body weight.
It can seem like quite the amount but a closer look will show you that in comparison to other popular brands, G Fuel’s calorie count of 25 is actually a pretty low amount.
Here’s a helpful comparison table of a couple of other brands for your perspective:
|G Fuel powder (7g)||Red Bull cans (100ml)||Monster cans (480g)|
Moreover, according to NHS, men are recommended to intake up to 2,500 calories a day, while 2,000 calories are recommended for women. This much is needed for your body to function properly.
Having said that, G Fuel’s caloric count allows for a lot of extra calories from other sources you feel like eating that day. With only 25 calories, you can have G Fuel and a favorite meal that fits the caloric recommendation.
How much sugar does G Fuel have?
G Fuel is a sugar-free drink. That’s right, this sweet-tasting energy drink doesn’t contain a granule of sugar. This means you won’t be getting the crash that you’re most likely to experience in sugar-loaded energy drinks.
Sugar crash or hypoglycemia is the sudden drop of sugar levels after consuming a large number of carbohydrates. This is usually experienced four hours after a meal. Sugar crash occurs in people that have and don’t have diabetes.
Some of the effects you’ll experience with sugar crash are the following:
- excessive sweating
G Fuel is a zero-sugar drink but it does have artificial sweeteners, namely Sucralose and Acesulfame K. These compounds are found at the bottom of the ingredients list which, according to FDA’s labeling instructions, means that they have the least amount in the whole formula.
At present, these sweeteners have shown that they don’t increase your insulin levels. Long-term effects, however, are yet to be known as more studies are being made.
If you want to be extra safe, I recommend you watch your intake of sweeteners in all your food and beverage consumption.
How much caffeine does G Fuel have?
A scoop of G Fuel contains 150 milligrams of caffeine. That’s equivalent to 4-5 cups of regular coffee.
This level of caffeine helps you focus and gives you sufficient energy that can last for long hours.
I personally find G Fuel to be spot on within my caffeine preference of 100 mg to 250 mg. I find it helps me concentrate better and has me finish tasks at hand without excessive consumption of caffeine.
Because caffeine is a stimulant for the central nervous system, overdosing is possible. If you consume more caffeine than what your body can handle, it may result in convulsion, vomiting, coma, or worse death. It is best to stick to your daily caffeine limit to avoid fatal caffeine intoxications.
This study suggests that 400 mg of caffeine per day is still safe for consumption. Anything beyond that can result in caffeine overdose.
How much G Fuel can you drink in a day?
The safe count is 2 servings at most. Specifically, that’s 2 scoops of G Fuel powder or a total of 14 grams daily.
This recommendation is also found on G Fuel’s official website:
“We suggest starting out with 1 serving a day to see how it feels, and then increasing from there based on how much energy you need. For our canned products, we recommend you do not exceed one serving per day.”G FUEL
What happens if you drink more than the recommended servings in a day?
If you drink more than 2 servings of G Fuel powder, it’s possible to overdose on caffeine.
Caffeine overdose happens when a person consumes a great amount of caffeine more than what their body can handle.
Here are the mild signs and symptoms:
- shaky hands
- twitching eyelids
- pounding heart
- nausea and vomiting
- confusion and panic attacks
- rapid breathing
Besides these, there is also the probability of death. In this journal, there are 92 reported deaths due to caffeine overdose.
If you find that you’re experiencing any of the symptoms of an overdose, try doing the following:
- Do not consume another drink that has caffeine.
- Drink lots of water.
- Replenish your electrolytes.
- Take a walk.
- Take deep breathes.
Caffeine overdose is a serious matter. If symptoms of an overdose persist, I suggest you lower your caffeine intake and consult your doctor.
How long does G Fuel last in your body?
According to G Fuel, it will take about 10 to 15 minutes before its effect kicks in, and this effect will last in your system for 4 to 6 hours on average. If you have slow caffeine metabolism, its effect might take longer than that.
That being said, it’s ideal to drink G Fuel in the morning, or when you’re about to begin an activity that will require energy and focus for maximum results.
Remember, G Fuel has a stimulant (caffeine) that keeps you alert and awake, so it’s best to avoid drinking it 6 hours before bedtime.
Why should there be a six-hour gap? Because caffeine has a half-life of 3 to 5 hours, this is the period where the remaining caffeine stays in your body for a few more hours. That means your body isn’t fully caffeine-free after 6 hours. And this can prevent you from getting quality sleep.
Is G Fuel Healthy?
Yes, G Fuel is generally healthy. It’s packed with vitamins and minerals that help your body function properly. It has a caffeine level that’s enough to stimulate the brain for alertness, focus, and other cognitive functions.
If you’re trying to achieve a healthy weight and healthy gut, G Fuel is something you should definitely look into. G Fuel is low in calories, sugar-free, and gluten-free.
So what’s not to like?
Can I drink G Fuel every day?
Yes, you can drink G Fuel every day and be okay. In fact, it can do more good than harm, if you’ll just follow the recommended daily intake which is two servings a day. I’ve discussed this in detail in another article that might be helpful to you.
If you still have your doubts and if you have an existing medical condition, I recommend that you consult your doctor.
Who can drink G Fuel?
G Fuel takes pride in using natural ingredients in its formula and claims to be healthy, which I honestly agree with.
However, they do not market their products to children and adolescents aged 0 to 17 years old due to their caffeine content. Energy drinks have a relatively higher content of caffeine compared to your regular cup of coffee and a child might not be able to handle such a dose just yet.
In addition, on the back of a G Fuel tub, you’ll find the exact warning label below that discourages persons with medical conditions, pregnant and nursing women, and persons under medication, to consume G Fuel.
G Fuel Side Effects
G Fuel is healthy throughout its ingredients list. It comes with appropriate labels and warnings for its recommended consumers and its overall consumption will leave you with nothing but benefits.
This is, of course, in moderation. G Fuel is formulated for healthy adults with no medical conditions and is recommended for up to a maximum of two servings a day. Dismissal of these can lead to excessive consumption of caffeine, calories, and artificial sugar.
A caffeine overdose can lead you to have panic attacks and palpitations, whereas a massive intake of calories and sugar will lead to weight gain and sugar crash. All of which will all ultimately negatively affect your body.
Although I can honestly tell you that G Fuel is an amazing drink, I also acknowledge that too much of anything will likely turn out bad, and G Fuel is not an exception.
You can safely drink two servings of G Fuel powder at most. It contains natural ingredients and is rich in vitamins to fuel up your energy without compromising your overall health.
It can give your body maximum benefits without overdosing on caffeine, intaking excessive calories, nor crashing on sugar.
If you reached this part, thank you for taking the time to read everything, I hope this article was helpful.