Today I will share a simple review on one of the famous energy drink in the Philippines, Cobra energy drink. Aside from its main features, it's taste make plays a huge role in its popularity that individuals of all ages wanted to drink this energy tonic.
But what makes Cobra Energy Drink taste good? Does the tonic really has the advantage effect to our body? Does it really gives energy? Are there any dangers in taking this drink?
Through this review, let's dig some sources we can find that can gives us answers to the questions we have above.
Lets start from identifying the ingredients of Cobra energy drink and check each of those ingredients for any advantages or disadvantages to human health.
- Carbonated water
- Citric Acid
- Artificial Flavour
- Sodium Citrate
- Sodium Hexametaphosphate
- Potassium Sorbate
- Sodium Benzoate
- Calcium Disodium EDTA
- Modified Food Starch
- Panax Ginseng Extract
- Sunset Yellow
- Pyridoxine Hydrochloride
When I thought of this product to review, I have no idea what Im going through. It turns out that I won't be able to finish this in a single post.
What is Carbonated Water?
By definition, carbonated water is water that has been infused with carbon dioxide gas under pressure. We will be able to know if its carbonated water because it's bubbly. It has salt content that helps improve its taste. When water and carbon dioxide are combine, it's chemical reaction produces carbonic acid. This acid is responsible for the burning and prickly feeling when we drink Cobra energy drink and other carbonated drink.
No need to ask the question, what is sugar because we all know the answer. But when sugar is present in a carbonated drinks, it now has the potential to destroy teeth's enamel.
A natural nutrients found in citrus fruits such as lemons and limes. This acid is responsible for the sour-tasting of the energy drink. It's main function is to add flavoring of the energy drink. Citric acids are harmful when taken on an empty stomach and is more harmful when it combined with carbonated water. This makes Cobra Energy Drink not advisable to drink on an empty stomach.
Through the look in our eyes, it's easy to say that it's not real, it's fake. Whatever the flavor you got, its artificial. It's a chemical mixture that mimic a natural flavor. It's role is just to offer enjoyment of the mouth and not to body.
What is Maltodextrin?
Maltodextrin is a water soluble white powder created from corn, rice potato starch and wheat. It's highly processed. Maltodextrin is a form of carbohydrates but is 20% less sugar compared to corn syrup. It compound is high on glycemic index that can cause blood sugar level to spike. Advise is that, we should be taking this in very small amounts especially if we have cardiovascular problems and diabetes.
I will stop on this part and will continue on the other ingredients on future post. To give an slight conclusion of the review, it turns out that Cobra Energy Drink is not that friendly at all. Base on the few ingredients that we presented, we can now see that, although it's not dangerous to drink but somehow could bring negative effects to our body. The key is moderation.