I’ve been a fan of the Emerge energy drink mix for several years. And it’s one of those things that is part of my daily ritual whether I’m working out or not. Just like some people love Monster or Red Bull, I prefer Emerge.
In fact, I like the product so much that I would love to be an affiliate or have Max Muscle as a sponsor. And I’m pretty anal about what I put on my website or YouTube channels.
Why Do I Embrace the Emerge Energy Drink?
So, I was thinking the term, “embrace” might be a bit too strong. But in reality, it’s an apt description of how much I love the drink mix.
I mean, it’s no different than some other fitness influencers pushing drinks they probably only tried once. While they are looking for that dollar, I am more attracted by a product’s effectiveness.
And Emerge has done wonders for me in a myriad of ways.
1. Getting Me Going First Thing in the Morning
Perhaps the biggest reason why I always have a container of Emerge in the kitchen is because of how it starts my day. In fact, I’d say it works better than having a few cups of coffee.
I normally have a cup of coffee shortly after getting up. After feeding the animals and walking around the backyard a bit, I make a serving of Emerge. This is usually about a half-hour or so after waking up in the morning.
About 15 minutes after drinking the Emerge, I am ready to tackle all aspects of my day.
But, it’s not just how I feel more energized shortly after drinking the mix. It’s about how I feel in general as the morning unfolds.
2. More Focused When Working
As I monitor every aspect of my freelance writing career using a spreadsheet, I can actually see the days when I have a cup of the Emerge energy drink.
I wind up working longer, write more words, and simply get more done.
Sure, you can probably say the same thing about downing some caffeine pills. But, there is more going on with drinking Emerge.
After researching the ingredients that go into the energy drink, there is quite a bit of scientific evidence to support a wide scope of mental benefits from Emerge.
Scientific evidence aside, I know that I am more focused and handle stress better.
3. Similar Effects to Pre-Workout Powders
Although the Emerge energy drink differs a bit from other pre-workout powders, I find it quite helpful prior to exercising. And to be honest, I don’t really feel the difference between pre-workout mixes and Emerge.
Then again, I mostly focus on cardio workouts and building lean muscle mass. So, since I’m not trying to bulk up, I guess the energy aspect is all I need.
In other words, I’m not experiencing niacin flush. Nor does it have beta-alanine to cause that tingle-itchy effect.
Does this mean that Emerge is better as a pre-workout drink? That really depends on the individual and personal goals. For me, it works just as well without the weird tingles.
4. It’s More Affordable than Most Energy Drinks
One of the biggest turn-offs many people have from using powders and supplements is the sheer cost. For instance, a tub of Emerge will run you $54.99 from your local Max Muscle.
That’s kind of expensive up front.
But when you break it down per serving, that’s only $1.83 per cup. As I mix it with 12 ounces of water, It’s cheaper than buying most energy drinks that I see on the shelf at the grocery store.
And to top it all off, I feel the effects of the Emerge energy drink far longer than downing a can of Monster. And this is coming from a fan of several Monster flavors.
But if I had to choose, it would be Emerge all the way.
Plus, our local Max Muscle constantly runs buy-on-get-one-half-off deals. So, if you buy two canisters of Emerge, the per-serving cost is even lower.
5. Lots of Flavors to Choose From
Luckily, Max Muscle produces several flavors of Emerge. This way, you don’t get tired of having the same thing over and over again. Though, I am a simple man and wind up sticking with my three favorites.
Unfortunately, they discontinued the blue raspberry. It seems like everyone throws in the towel when it comes to “blue” drinks. Why is that?
At any rate, I am a fan of the cherry and pineapple flavors. But, I have tried them all. If I have the money, sometimes I’ll buy two different canisters and then mix up my morning routines a bit.
My point is that there is probably a flavor that you’d like as well.
6. Generally in a Better Mood Overall
Not only am I energized to take on the day, but I am usually in a far better mood. According to Max Muscle, Emerge is a “mood enhancer” anyway. And because I research ingredients, there is quite a bit of evidence to support the claim.
I’m talking about actual scientific papers and research.
Anyway, there’s no doubt that I am generally in a much better mood throughout the day after having a serving of Emerge. Of course, part of that could also be from working out.
That’s because exercise is also a stress-reducing activity. Working yourself into a sweat can do wonders for depression, anxiety, stress, and anger.
This is speaking from experience. I’ve had a few angry sessions of using the Bodyblade.
Does the Emerge Energy Drink Have a Lot of Caffeine?
According to Max Muscle, there is 300mg of caffeine in each serving of Emerge. And a serving is just one scoop of powder, or 18 grams in weight, mixed with 8 to 16 ounces of water.
To put this into perspective, coffee averages at around 95mg of caffeine per eight ounces. So, one serving of the Emerge energy drink has just over three times the caffeine as a cup of coffee.
This is part of the reason why you shouldn’t exceed four scoops per day, or drink it after 6 pm. Well, unless you don’t want to sleep at night.
Although I have no doubt that some of the “alert” feeling I get is due to the overall ingredients, caffeine plays a big role in that. Though, I have to admit that I drink so much coffee that the “alert” feeling isn’t as pronounced as it once was.
Anymore, I just use coffee as a way to stabilize my temperament and prevent lingering headaches. That’s what happens when you develop a caffeine addiction.
The Emerge Energy Drink Will Always Be a Staple
Because of the way it makes me feel and how focused I am at work, Emerge will probably always be in my kitchen. Over the years, I’ve never had a negative experience or suffered any kind of side effects.
However, I do need to note that it’s not for everyone. For example, my best friend can’t drink Emerge without breaking out into an itchy rash.
But, she’s also allergic to the color red, so take that as you will. She’s a bit of an odd duck.
At any rate, the Emerge energy drink is one of those things that always makes my shopping list.