Let’s be honest: It’s taken a whole lot more than energy drinks to keep up with the craziness of 2020. That said, there’s never been a better time to crack open a can of your favorite body- and mind-enhancing beverage.
From tropical twists on old favorites to brand-new options offering brain-boosting benefits, there were some exciting additions to The Vitamin Shoppe coolers this past year. Here are a few of the quickest to fly off our shelves and earn the Best Energy Drinks of 2020 title.
1. Bang Energy Key Lime Pie Energy Drink
This citrusy sip comes in handy when you want to pretend you’re working out on a sandy Florida beach. It contains 300 milligrams of caffeine, essential amino acids, electrolytes, CoQ10, and creatine. Plus, it’s free of sugar, calories, and carbs—and is made without any artificial flavors or colors.
2. Celsius Peach Vibe Energy Drink
Craving sweet summertime vibes? Each can of this fruity favorite contains green tea with EGCG, ginger, and guarana seed to boost metabolism. What you won’t find? High-fructose corn syrup, aspartame, preservatives, or artificial colors or flavors, so you can feel good about your fuel.
3. GHOST Energy Sour Patch Kids Redberry Energy Drink
One actually great thing that came out of this year: this Sour Patch Kids-inspired energy drink. With 1,000 milligrams of acetyl-l-carnitine, 200 milligrams of natural caffeine, 150 milligrams of Alpha-GPC 50 percent, and 100 percent of seven daily B vitamins, it’s just what you need to power through every set.
4. Alani Nu Cosmic Stardust Energy Drink
The name alone is out of this world. Each delicious can of Alani Nu’s galaxy-changing drink contains just 10 calories but offers 200 milligrams of caffeine and some biotin to support your natural glow, but is made without any sugar.
5. JOCKO Dak Savage Discipline GO Energy Drink
For those who want that extra mental edge, JOCKO’s Cherry Vanilla-flavored energy drink fuels both energy and cognitive function with a robust formula of nootropic ingredients. The all-natural drink contains 95 milligrams of caffeine, but zero sugar, preservatives, or artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners.
6. Cellucor Freedom Ice C4 Smart Energy Drink
Outsmart the competition with everyone’s new favorite Cellucor sparkling energy drink. Each can provides 200 milligrams of naturally-derived caffeine, 200 milligrams of brain-boosting citicoline, and 50 milligrams of n-acetyl-l-tyrosine to support mood—all without any calories, sugars, or carbs.
7. REIGN Lilikoi Lychee Total Body Fuel Energy Drink
Blended with BCAAs, 300 milligrams of natural caffeine, CoQ10, and electrolytes, this unique lychee-flavored drink is the ultimate boost. Made without any sugar, artificial flavors, or colors, and at just 10 calories, it can power you through just about anything.
8. Raze Energy Baja Lime Zero Sugar Energy Drink
Fuel your performance with this zesty beverage. It features its own “reFRESH Performance Complex,” which includes BCAAs, caffeine, carnitine l-tartrate, Alpha GPC, and more for the pre-workout boost you need.