Caffeine is a naturally occurring substance found in over 60 plant species worldwide. It has proven benefits for increased energy, mental alertness and as an aid in weight management. It is provided in AdvoCare products as a purified ingredient or as a component of an herbal extract. With Spark you do not have the acidity of coffee.
I must admit that when I did my first Herbal Cleanse, I worried about giving up my coffee habit and getting headaches. Well, I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed the fresh taste of Advocare Spark Energy Drink, and never got a headache or any negative effects. In fact, I found that I was able to concentrate better, and didn’t have the “ups and downs” that I used to get when drinking coffee. In fact, I liked Spark so much, that I have never had a cup of coffee since, and that is pretty amazing given that I was choking down 2-3 cups a day prior to my first cleanse in October 2009.
Here is some additional information about how AdvoCare Spark® Energy Drink compares with Starbucks® coffee, Coca-Cola® and Red Bull® in terms of content and nutritional composition.
The comparison between AdvoCare Spark Energy Drink with Starbucks Grande Iced Café Mocha, Coca-Cola and Red Bull is presented in the table below. AdvoCare Spark products contain over 20 ingredients designed to support mental energy and focus. AdvoCare Spark contains no free sugar or fat. Starbucks coffee delivers large amounts of calories in the form of carbohydrates and fat as well as large amounts of caffeine. Coca-Cola is primarily a carbohydrate and caffeine delivery system while Red Bull is high in carbohydrates and taurine with moderate amounts of caffeine. The more complex AdvoCare Spark formula is designed to meet a broad range of physiological functions necessary for mental processing and energy as compared to the other products.
|ADVOCARE® SPARK™||Starbucks® Grande Iced Café Mocha||Coca-Cola®||Red Bull®|
|Total Carbohydrates||11 g||38 g||41 g||28 g|
|Sugars||0||28 g||41 g||27 g|
|Total Fat||0||19 g||0||0|
|Sodium||0||85 mg||50 mg||200 mg|
|Thiamine & Riboflavin||200% each||0||0||0|
|Vitamins B-6 & B-12||750% each||0||0||250% & 83%|
|Taurine||200 mg||0||0||1000 mg|
|Total Caffeine||120 mg||175 mg||35 mg||80 mg|
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