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ABOUT
3D Energy is an Energy Drink manufactured by 3D Energy. It is a stimulant based drink designed to give you a boost of energy and increase mental focus.
PRODUCT RATING
6.9
(Out of 10, after 3 reviews)
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REVIEWS (3)



Overall
Overall
6.5
Effectiveness
Effectiveness
5.3
Value
Value
5.5
  August 16, 2018

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Good Taste
  • Increased Energy
  • Energy Did Not Last Long
  • Crash
  • No Enhanced Focus
  • Branding Is Too Simplistic

Quick Summary

UP Energy is an energy drink released by Christian Guzman. This energy drink is similar to most out on the market like Rockstar and Monster. The product comes in three flavors for now. Flavors are shown in colors because the product chose to stick with a minimalistic look on the can. Therefore the flavors are not listed, but the cans are red, white and blue. UP was actually just re branded under a new name - 3D Energy. UP energy is what we have on supplementreviews.com so here it goes.

Introduction

18 years old and I lift 5 days a week. This is my forth review on this beautiful site! I drank this energy drink during my shifts at my local gym, where Im a personal group fitness instructor, and I work behind the desk. I drank UP energy when I was behind the desk and needed a boost and reached for this because I get a discount on all the products my gym sells. I have had these multiple times, mostly going for the blue razz berry because that is my absolute favorite.

Ingredient Profile

The ingredients in UP Energy are pretty similar to other energy drinks. Taurine and L Cartinine are included in the drink like Monster Energy. UP is coming at you with 15 calories and 7 grams of carbohydrates. It is not too bad, but there are options out there for less carbs and 0 calories.

Im putting the ingredients below

Serving Size: 16 fl. oz.
Servings Per Container: 1
Calories 15
Total fat 0g
Sat fat 0g
Trans fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 250mg
Total carbohydrate 7g
Dietary fiber 0g
Total sugar 0g
Sugar alcohol 2g
Protein 0g
Proprietary energy blend 1.5g
Taurine, caffeine - 200mg, panax ginseng root extract, l-carnitine tartrate, glucuronolactions, inositol, guarana seed extract.

Taste/Mixability/Dosing

I've had all three flavors by UP that are currently out. The brand doesn't disclose what flavors they are and leaves it up to the drinkers to decide. So for me its a guessing game
Blue Can - Blue Razz berry 9/10. Razz berry flavored drinks have always been my favorite (takes me back to the blue slush puppies)

Red Can - Some type of dragonfruit/fruit punch tasting 6/10. The issue here is the flavor is enjoyable, but you do not know what you are drinking. Sometimes it tastes like fruit punch and others you just cant put your finger on that taste.

White - A fruity mixture - very hard to identify 4/10. I was very sweet, and just not my kind of drink.

No mixability here, just crack the can.

Effectiveness

This energy was pretty effective in making me feel energized. I drank 1 can of the blue razz berry today at work yesterday and I felt great! At least, for the first few hours. About two hours after I was extremely drowsy and tired again. I have never really had an energy crash before but knew right away what happened once I hit that feeling. I felt like I needed to eat or drink a poo to of water. Not sure what separates this energy drink apart from the others. Other times I have drank this on an empty stomach before working out. Maybe this is to my fault, and why I normally experience a crash. I've found that most times I drink this UP energy I experience the same feeling. I have used this before as a pre-workout, and the energy lasted about 30 minutes into my workout and did not make me feel any more pumped up or great during my workout.

Value

THIS IS ONLY FOR MY GYM
The cost for a case of 12 UP energy is 29.99. That is 2.50 for one can of UP Energy. Pretty good for an energy drink, but as a lover of energy drinks myself, I would much rather fork over the extra 50 cents for a Bang energy.

We have found that when placing these for sale versus the Bang Energy's. Bang energy's sell for three dollars while we have been running a sale on UP energy for 1.50. We just cant seem to sell them! Most people still paying the three dollars for the Bang.

Other then my gym, the cost for a 12 pack of UP is about 30 dollars. That comes out the 2.50 per can versus 1.79 for a bang which is my go to energy drink.

Side Effects

I have experienced crashes and fatigue after drinking

Conclusion

In conclusion, this drink fell short of a lot of my hopes. I wanted a nice drink with great flavors that I could switch off and on with other energy drinks. Instead, I found an energy drink with nothing very special too it, It is a little pricey, and this is the only one where I have experienced a crash with. The blue razz berry flavor was amazing, but the others were just meh.
Flavors:
  • Blue: 9/10
  • White: 4/10
  • Red: 6/10



Overall
Overall
6.2
Effectiveness
Effectiveness
7.0
Value
Value
5.5
Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
(SR paid for product; 3D Energy did not participate)
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  January 20, 2018

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Convenient
  • Good Taste
  • Increased Energy
  • Energy Did Not Last Long
  • Too Expensive
  • No Enhanced Focus
Being a big fan of energy drinks, I was excited to see that Up Energy was being offered up to us. I think by now, every knows how strong of an affinity I have for the Bang line, so I couldn't help myself and just had to see how this would potentially stack up. Here's what I thought:

Ingredient Profile

8/10

Up has a pretty good looking profile for an energy drink. The main focus here is the proprietary blend that includes the likes of caffeine, glucoronolactone, taurine and panax ginseng. These are all commonly found in energy drinks throughout the market. Obviously, the biggest factor here is the caffeine content which comes in at 200mg. This is a solid amount that should provide a nice boost of energy in synergy with the other ingredients.

For those it matters to, Up also has 15 calories and 7g of carbs. For me, this is a negligent amount, but I know for others who count their carbs religiously, this would absolutely pose a problem. In that case, you may want to stick to those with no calories.

Taste/Mixability/Dosing

7/10

and

8/10

This currently comes in 2 flavors. They don't have names, and simply go by their 2 colors: blue and white. They were both citrusy, and not too heavy on the palette. I personally enjoyed the white more than the blue, but wouldn't rate either the best I've ever had. These rank below both Monster Rehab, Bang and Xyience in my book.

Effectiveness

7/10

In terms of a quick pick me up, this was just fine, but not great by any means. Comparable to Xyience and Monster Rehab, but nowhere close to a can of Bang. It got me through maybe an hour or two if I were tired, but nothing past that. I think it was most beneficial in the morning where I needed that energy immediately. It was less useful mid day or at night and don't think it would be beneficial pre-workout. If I needed something to really power through my day, I would be inclined to look in another direction.

I also don't feel that this did much for me in terms of focus. Energy and focus are the two main benefits I look for when it comes to energy drinks, and this didn't give me the boost I normally look for in either category. So while it definitely did something, I don't believe it exactly did much.

Value

5.5/10

Up retails through its website for $30 per 12 cans before any type of bulk discount or referrals. This works out to $2.50 per can. Compare that to some of my personal favorites: $2.04 per can for Xyience, $1.79 per can for Bang and $1.51 per can of Monster Rehab. All of these worked equally as well or better than Up and all at a better price, so I would not consider this a good value. If it were looking based on good value alone, this would not be the choice.

Side Effects

None

Overall

6.2/10

All things said and done, I've had much cheaper energy drinks that were just as enjoyable if not better than Up. If I saw this in stores, I may buy it every now and then if I were craving the flavor and had money to blow, but otherwise, I would stick to what I already know or try something new rather than this.
Flavors:
  • Blue: 7/10
  • White: 8/10



Overall
Overall
6.6
Effectiveness
Effectiveness
5.9
Value
Value
7.4
Full-Container Received through SR TROOPs.
(SR paid for product; 3D Energy did not participate)
(Show run details )
  January 7, 2018

 Pros:
 Cons:
  • Convenient
  • Good Taste
  • Versatile
  • Increased Energy
  • Crash
  • Energy Did Not Last Long

Introduction

I have had an on and off relationship with energy drinks over the years. I use them sparingly for a convenient energy boost during the day or quick pre workout. I remember seeing Up Energy on social media but never got a chance to try it. So, when it came up on the Troop program I decided to give it a try. Here is the review.

Ingredient Profile

Up Energy comes in a can that appears like your typical energy drink can. Each serving is 16 ounces and is carbonated. In each serving there are 15 calories, 7g of carbohydrates, and 0g of protein. It also contains 140% of daily value of niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and pantothenic acid. Niacin has several benefits such as helping with joints, skin health,and improving circulation. Following niacin, you have vitamin B6 with the major benefit of helping with blood flow, which is important for during workouts. Next, is Vitamin B12, which can increase energy and boost mood. The last vitamin ingredient is pantothenic acid, which can help with heart health and can reduce fatigue. In essence, Up Energy included a B vitamin blend in the drink, which I liked. Some other energy drinks will just load their product with just B-12 and not the other B vitamins.

Up Energy also includes a proprietary energy blend that is 1.5g. The first ingredient in this proprietary blend is taurine, which can improve athletic performance and aid with post exercise inflammation. Next, is caffeine that can increase energy, there is 200mg of caffeine in this product. After caffeine, you have panax ginseng root extract, which may boost energy and reduce stress (there are other benefits as well). Then you have l-carnitine tartrate that can increase energy, weight loss (improved body composition) and exercise performance. The next ingredient is glucuronolactone, which has the potential to aid in improving physical and mental performance. Next is inositol, which has some benefits such as boosting mood but the amount in this product (and other energy drinks) won't do much. Lastly, you have guarana that can provide energy and enhance athletic performance. The main thing here is that it is a prop blend so other than the caffeine we don't know how the other ingredients are split between the 1.3g. Furthermore, most of the ingredients within this prop blend won't provide much benefit at these small dosages. I will note that the blue version does contain dyes and has a slight blue hue to it. Also, this product does contain sucralose and ace-k.

Taste/Mixability/Dosing

At the time of this writing Up Energy comes in two flavors they are white and blue. I know I have seen that there is a red one that will release fairly soon. The blue flavor has an almost tropical raspberry smell to it. The taste of it seems similar to like sweet tarts (do they even make blue sweet tarts?) and I thought it was pretty good. The white had a more like white grape smell. As for the taste it again was similar to sweet tarts but less fruity. It kind of tasted similar to a white monster or a Sprite. Again, it was pretty good. I could see myself drinking these for the taste. Just to note both flavors are carbonated but I felt like the blue was more carbonated than the white one. In terms of dosing, I used these as a coffee replacement and a preworkout.

Effectiveness

For this review I decided to rate the effectiveness in the two ways that I took this product. I took it as a coffee replacement in the mornings and as a preworkout. I took this for three mornings in a row as a coffee replacement. The main thing I noticed was that it gave me a decent amount of energy. I would say more than regular coffee and slightly more than homemade espresso. The energy did not feel as natural as the coffee or espresso and was harsher. I feel like it was more of a spike of energy and then a rapid fall off. This was very noticeable as I would start drinking this at about 7:15 and by about 8:00-8:15 I would begin to crash. By about 9:00 I would tired and just feel like I needed a cup of coffee. I notice that with my coffee I don't usually crash and it lasts me until about 11:00. Maybe the caffeine dose was too high for me or my tolerances were impacting it. I just did not like the way this product felt as a coffee replacement. I have used other energy drinks in the past and some have had the same effect. The only two I noticed that didn't were celsius and VPX Redline ( bottle)

I also used this several times as a preworkout. I would start to drink this about 10 minutes out from the gym and by the time I got changed and warmed up it had hit me. The energy was very sharp and lasted for about an 45 minutes to an hour and then I would start to fall off. I noticed that when I stacked this with a BCAA product the fall off was lessened and delayed. However, with this as a solo product it dropped quickly and I was tired from a crash when leaving the gym. One thing I want to note is my usual pre workout contains 175 mg of caffeine so it is not far off what is in this product. I am not really sure what was hitting me with the crash maybe it was something in the prop energy blend. I will note that for short workouts I did like the energy it gave me but that post workout crash just killed it for me. So, for short workouts this was effective. On days I would usually go from the gym to the park I had to have a cup of coffee on the way to the park. Again, this is something I never usually do as I don't like a lot of stimulants before a run.

Value

One case of Up Energy retails for $29.99 for 12 cans making it $2.49 per can. I will also note that there is a discount $10 discount for buying two 12 can packages at once. This bulk discount continues so 4 packages has a discount of $20. In addition, they also recently rolled out a referral link program where a person can use the link to get $5 off. So, two packs of 12 cans would cost $44.98 making it $1.87 per can. Comparing this to other energy drink or RTD pre workouts, C4 on the Go goes for $2.50 per bottle. BSN Endorush goes for $2.49 per bottle and VPX Redline RTD goes for $2.04 per bottle. Right now on Amazon, I can get 24 pack of monster for $32.98 making it $1.37 per can. On Amazon as well, celsius is $20 for a case of 12 making it $1.66 per can. So, to be honest the price of Up Energy is somewhat competitive and does have some value if energy drinks are a frequent supplement. I know for me personally I use them sparingly but liked to have them around just in case.

Side Effects

The only thing I noticed was I had a pretty noticeable crash after about 1 to 1.5 hours after taking the product. I felt like the crash was worse than what I get with coffee and my current pre workout (Legion Pulse One Scoop). I am not really sure why it was worse but I will note that it was not terrible.

Conclusion

I thought about not recommending this product because of the crash but I do feel like it is worth a try. The reason being is I had to go through a lot of RTD energy drinks before I found the two that worked for me (celsius and VPX). So, I do feel like this is a good starting point to see if this energy supplement works for you. Remember, supplements work different for each individual person. I did find this effective for short workouts but I still had that post workout crash. Bottom line, this is worth a try but for me I won't be trying it again. Thank you to Clipper for sending the product.

-Xcmiler
Flavors:
  • White: 8/10
  • Blue: 7/10



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