I found this curious. The label on the back of my Monster Energy Drink reads “Supplement Facts” where I’d expect to see “Nutrition Facts”. An energy drink is a supplement?
Apparently Monster and it’s brethren are ‘energy supplements’. This is fairly ridiculous. An energy drink is a soft drink. It’s a sugar, or sugar substitute, laden caffeine boost. The B Vitamins it touts do absolutely nothing for short term alertness or energy.
Why this distinction is made I have no idea. Although I’d suppose promoting a product as an ‘energy supplement’ is preferred over admitting it’s a soft drink. Marketing trumps all.
I’ll admit I down an energy drink on occasion. Probably 1-2 a week for a mid afternoon slump. But in no way do I, nor should you, consider them a supplement.
That gives supplements a bad name.