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XS ENERGY DRINK FAQ: Why XS is made the way it is.

GENERAL XS ENERGY DRINK QUESTIONS

 
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How does XS® taste so good with no sugar and very few calories?
XS drinks use a proprietary blend of Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium and fruit essences ...
XS drinks use a proprietary blend of Sucralose, Acesulfame Potassium and fruit essences to give the drinks their great flavor without sugar or empty calories. In fact, the calories in the drink come from the 2 grams of amino acids.

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How is XS Energy Drink sweetened?
We use Sucralose and Ace-K because they are high quality, great tasting and safe FDA approved ...
We use Sucralose and Ace-K because they are high quality, great tasting and safe FDA approved sweeteners.  The two of them combined create the great taste that XS has. If something better comes along in the future, that is FDA approved, we will certainly investigate it.

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Does XS contain Gluten?
No - XS Energy Drinks are Gluten free!
No - XS Energy Drinks are Gluten free!

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Will the energy effects be decreased if taken daily?
No.
No.

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Is it possible to overdose on B vitamins?
B vitamins are part of the group called "water soluble" vitamins. Excessive ...
B vitamins are part of the group called "water soluble" vitamins. Excessive amounts of "water soluble" vitamins are merely excreted through the urine.

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How much caffeine is in XS Energy Drinks?
All of the XS Energy Drinks, except the caffeine-free flavors, have approximately ...
All of the XS Energy Drinks, except the caffeine-free flavors, have approximately 83 mg of caffeine.  This is the equivalent to a one ounce shot of espresso. 

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Why is caffeine in the drinks?
The drinks are ENERGY drinks and in order to deliver energy without loads of calories from ...
The drinks are ENERGY drinks and in order to deliver energy without loads of calories from sugar, you have to find a way to quickly deliver B-vitamins and amino acids. Caffeine is a great way to enhance performance as well as open the blood vessels so that vitamins and amino acids can quickly enter the bloodstream and give you a boost without the sugar highs and crashes.

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Doesn't caffeine make you jittery?
Everyone's body reacts differently to different foods. In most cases, it is not caffeine that ...
Everyone's body reacts differently to different foods. In most cases, it is not caffeine that makes people "jittery". It is usually the "sugar high" that makes people "jittery". When they "crash" after a sugar high, some people think the solution is another "sugar high" that starts another up-down-up-down cycle that can be very unhealthy both short term and long term.

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Are there any other benefits to caffeine?
Caffeine is credited with increasing the substance, serotonin, in the neural connections ...
Caffeine is credited with increasing the substance, serotonin, in the neural connections (synapses) in the brain. This increase in serotonin is credited with increasing concentration and focus. It is also credited with elevating one's mood.

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How much sugar is in XS drink?
There is less than 1/2 calorie of sugar in XS Energy Drink.  This qualifies for the ...
There is less than 1/2 calorie of sugar in XS Energy Drink.  This qualifies for the government-approved statement "No Sugar".  The calories in XS are from amino acids and are protein calories that aid your body’s natural metabolic process. Most 8.4 ounce energy drinks in the market today have over 100 calories from 27-30 grams of sugar, which is a simple carbohydrate.  Most 12 ounce non-diet soft drinks have 170 calories from 40 grams of sugar.  Most 5.5 ounce juice drinks have 80 calories from 20 grams of sugar.

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Why is it important to NOT have sugar or carbohydrate calories in any drink?
Calories from sugar and carbohydrates may increase fat deposits. Simple carbohydrates are also ...
Calories from sugar and carbohydrates may increase fat deposits. Simple carbohydrates are also called high-glycemic (high sugar) foods. High-glycemic foods cause your body to pump insulin to digest the sugar, which sends a message to your body to store calories as fat. Low-glycemic foods do not pump insulin to the same degree and aid in your body’s natural metabolism of fat, using your body’s fat resources as fuel. The calories in XS are from amino acids and are protein calories that aid your body’s natural metabolic process.

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Is caffeine-free XS okay for pregnant women?
XS Energy Drink cannot make recommendations for people with specific medical conditions. Please ...
XS Energy Drink cannot make recommendations for people with specific medical conditions. Please check with your doctor before making any changes to your diet.

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Is XS Energy Drink FDA approved?
Since XS is a beverage, we have never been required to seek any FDA approval.
Since XS is a beverage, we have never been required to seek any FDA approval.

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Does XS Energy Drink contain benzene?
The conditions for benzene creation include vitamin C, benzoate, exposure to high heat and UV sunlight. While ...
The conditions for benzene creation include vitamin C, benzoate, exposure to high heat and UV sunlight. While vitamin C and benzoate are common in many soft drinks and in the non-caffeinated XS flavors, XS Energy Drinks are not exposed to high heat or UV light. We use a unique cold fill process which bypasses the risk for benzene production.

Tests from a world renowned beverage laboratory confirmed that there were no appreciable levels of benzene in any of the XS Energy Drinks. Testing has shown XS benzene levels to be at lower levels than municipal drinking water. The US Environmental Protection Agency has set the maximum permissible level of benzene in drinking water at 0.005 milligrams per liter (0.005 mg/L). The level of benzene in XS is so low that it's measured in parts per billion. The laboratory benzene analysis came up with an aggregate average of 0.475 PPB on the caffeine-free products.

Domestic storage of caffeine free XS drinks can not produce heat levels high enough to form benzene. A hot car exposure can get as high as 125F inside a car in the summer.  Pasteurization (the heating process required to produce benzene in a bottled drink) is a function of time and temperature. The pasteurization temperatures are typically 145F for 35 - 45 minutes.

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Why are coloring dyes used in XS drinks?
This is an important question, because there has been a lot of press about certain chemicals used as dyes ...
This is an important question, because there has been a lot of press about certain chemicals used as dyes that turned out to be dangerous. None of those dangerous chemicals are used in XS. It is important not to confuse safe, everyday dyes used in countless food products with entirely different chemicals and dyes that were also used to color food products. This is analogous to believing that all wall paints should be avoided because some wall paints in the past contained the dangerous levels of lead.

XS uses two very safe, very popular and frequently used food colorings. The two food colors are: Yellow #5 (2mg or 8 parts per million) in the Citrus and Red #40 (2.5mg or 10 parts per million) in the Cranberry to supplement the natural colors. Extensive scientific studies have never discovered any negative side-effects from these dyes at these extremely low amounts. They are VERY safe.

The reason XS contains these dyes is the same reason it contains flavorings. It's great to take vitamins and herbs for your body, it's just hard to get people to take pills or eat all the things they need to in order to get it. We put all the good stuff in a form that appeals to most people in regards to taste, appearance and convenience.

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XS Energy Drink is not necessarily for everyone.
If people are hyper-sensitive to dyes or caffeine or flavorings or aluminum cans or artificial sweeteners ...
If people are hyper-sensitive to dyes or caffeine or flavorings or aluminum cans or artificial sweeteners or carbonation or whatever else XS may contain that does not suit them, XS may not be for them. In addition, pregnant and nursing women, young kids, pets, etc, we would recommend they find another type of beverage that meets their needs.

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