I mentioned a while back that a representative from ZipFizz had contacted me to product review their product on my blog...so here goes...
I will review the Zipfizz energy shot which retails for about $1.99. This little 4 ounce bugger only has 30 calories, only 8 grams of carbs and contains zero sugar. The Zipfizz energy shot is marketed as a healthy alternative to energy drinks for those above reasons. Along with the liquid shot, Zipfizz also offers mixable flavored energy powders. Other than that I don't know too much more about Zipfizz so I will just start the review. That's probably all you care about anyway.
Zipfizz has 120 milligrams of caffeine, taurine, green tea extract and an unbelievable amount of b-vitamins. What's an unbelievable amount? How about 41,667% of your daily allowance of vitamin B-12. So yeah there is a lot of energy ingredients packed into this.
The package came with 7 (or was it 8) different flavors and honestly they were all good! I especially loved the grape and the creme orange flavor most! There was maybe one that I didnt care for (raspberry maybe; can't remember now). For the past 3 weekends, each Saturday morning before my long runs (18, 13 and 20), I drank the 20oz bottle (also provided) just before leaving the house. Now I cannot say for sure if it had anything to do with the awesome runs I had, but I am gonna go out on a limb and say, Yes!
They remind me of Nuun (which I dont like though) as when you put it in and add the cold water there is a fizzing thing that happens and once you close the little top and shake, be careful as the first time I did this, it blew the top open!!! Nothing spewed out but it scared the bejeezus out of me!
The other times I drank it; either before a work out and once just because (before work) I will say the high from this is extremely stable and hasn't yet given me the jitters. Everyone reacts differently though so to guarantee 100% that you will not get the jitters would be a lie. When I take it, I feel very awake, alert, and clear headed. And I seem to perform better whether its running or at the gym.
I have one vial left and I will use that this coming Saturday before my short long run :) ... I haven't seen it in the stores (but I hear you can get it at Costco), but I am in the process of seeing if anyone here in town besides Costco is carrying it! Otherwise I will order direct I guess! I really really really love this product!!!
Good taste, fast acting kick, low calorie count, no sugar. What more could you ask for right? Maybe some more B-vitamins? All joking aside I don't think I would change a thing about this energy shot.