g fuel side effects

G Fuel Side Effects [Explained]

An established brand in the fast-growing energy drinks market is G Fuel. Aimed at the gaming community – and replete with bright and exciting packaging – G Fuel is the official energy drink of Esports®.

As with all energy drinks there has been some controversy about the effect they have on the body and the relative safety of the ingredients. In this article we will be looking at the potential side effects of G Fuel and energy drinks, and why these may come about.

To begin with we would like to talk about what G Fuel is all about, why people drink it, and what it does for the user.

The Effects of G Fuel

G Fuel is designed to enhance and prolong focus, and also to help boost stamina in the user.

It was designed to fill a niche market, the gaming community. While the ingredients – which we will talk about in a moment – are similar to many other energy drinks there are notable differences.

Some energy drinks are aimed at muscle tone and improved strength. G Fuel is more about cognitive performance yet does include some power-boosting ingredients.

Drink a regular can of G Fuel and you will feel an energy boost that may last between 4 and 6 hours. The duration depends on the person.

G Fuel is safe for healthy adults when used as the manufacturers suggest. However, as we are about to explain, it should be used with care thanks to some of the ingredients in the can.

The Ingredients Behind the Effects

We’ll begin this section with a few words about an ingredient that is in most energy drinks but is absent from G Fuel: sugar.

G Fuel has zero sugar content. This is an important factor when it comes to potential side effects. People who want an energy drink that can be used when dieting would be advised to consider G Fuel. It also contains no calories.

But it’s the ingredients that may cause side effects that we want to talk about, and in particular, the caffeine content.

Caffeine is an ingredient in most if not all energy drinks. The recommended maximum intake for a healthy adult is 400mg. A regular can of G Fuel contains 300mg. It follows, therefore, that one can should be the maximum per day.

This is important as caffeine can cause some side effects even in healthy adults, as we will explain shortly. Caffeine provides a good dose of the focus element of G Fuel.

Taurine is also an ingredient in G Fuel in small amounts. It is an energy booster and helps with muscle growth. Taurine, like most of the ingredients in G Fuel, is a natural product found in the body.

Taurine helps with the focus and is safe for healthy adults. We must stress that no energy drinks should be consumed by children. Nor are they safe for pregnant women.

A useful ingredient is Malic Acid, which boosts the stamina and is popular with bodybuilders and people who work out. It helps keep gamers and eSport athletes focused for longer.

Other ingredients in a can of G Fuel include various vitamins – especially of the B varieties – and a collection of antioxidants.

G Fuel is presented and marketed as a healthier option in a busy market. Our only concern is that the bright and colorful packaging and regular promotions and collector’s editions will appeal to the younger generations.

It’s worth noting that in certain states – and in many retailers – there is an age limit on purchasing such products.

Back to the title, what are the side effects of G Fuel?

Potential Side Effects of G Fuel

The side effects that may stem from drinking G Fuel as the makers instruct are those that come with all energy drinks. We’ll go into a little more detail about keeping within safe limits in the next section.

The most seen side effect of drinking energy drinks is dehydration. Caffeine can act as a diuretic for some people. Passing excess water without topping up can lead to the user being dehydrated. Caffeine can also cause one to experience jitters, especially in such a large dose.

It is essential that you match your G Fuel intake with water – or use G Fuel’s own Hydration drink which is caffeine free. We cannot stress how important this is.

Another possible side effect is an allergic reaction to one or more of the ingredients in a can of G Fuel. The ingredients are written on the side of the can and are available at the brand website as well as online retailers.

Always check with a doctor if you are on medication or suffer from a medical condition that may be affected by any of the ingredients in G Fuel.

Carbonated drinks sometimes cause individuals to experience acid reflux and bloating. If this applies to you, we recommend using a different product.

In summary, G Fuel should not trigger any side effects other than those mentioned when the user is a healthy adult. Now let’s go back to the importance of moderation.

Safety and Moderation

We have explained that G Fuel is safe for healthy adults when the manufacturer recommendations are followed. However, there are some factors to consider.

Few energy drinks contain as much caffeine in one regular can as G Fuel does. This is why we must repeat the advice to use it very much in moderation.

One can should give you the effect you are looking for over between 4 and 6 hours. This depends upon the individual.

If you are in any doubt about the safety of drinking G Fuel, we strongly recommend that you check with a doctor before using the product.

Persons who are affected by caffeine should check out the G Fuel Hydration drink, a similar product that is caffeine free.

Before we conclude we’ll have a quick look at what consumers say about G Fuel.

User Experiences and Testimonials

If we take the various comments across the social media platforms G Fuel generally comes out favorably. The majority of comments praise the drink and give it 4 or 5 stars.

One user concludes in a 5-star review ‘…the best energy drink on the market without a doubt…’ while another mentions that ‘…the special edition collectors boxes are a great idea…’

Various flavors get mentioned and the choice of flavors is described as ‘…brilliant…’ by a good number of reviewers.

While there are few negative reviews, we did notice a handful complaining that the price is steep compared to rival brands.

On the whole G Fuel is a popular drink that consumers like.