Esports has become super popular in recent years. Despite what people might think, Esports require a high level of attention and concentration. Even one falter and your entire streak will get ruined.
That is where GFuel comes in. Marketing itself as the official drink of Esports, GFuel is a high-octane energy drink mix designed to boost concentration and attention for marathon gaming sessions. GFuel also markets itself as not having any extra sugars which are a nice way of distinguishing themselves from other high-sugar energy drinks.
Today we are going to talk about GFuel and cover some of its pros, cons, and ingredients. Then we will answer whether it is really all it’s hyped up to be.
GFuel is marketed as the official energy drink of Esports. The “G” in GFuel stands for “game” and it contains a blend of ingredients designed to boost endurance, focus, and concentration. GFuel also contains no extra sugars which make it a healthier alternative to other energy drinks.
GFuel claims that it is made from 100% natural ingredients and is superior to other products due to its special formula.GFuel also contains some antioxidants and other ingredients that can help boost the immune system. Further, the company claims that GFuel has no side effects.
Each GFuel canister comes with enough powder for 40 servings. They also have a smaller single-serving pack and the company recently launched their new line of premixed canned GFuel. Simply mix the powder into your favorite beverage and you have over 650 mg of antioxidants from 19 different fruits and a solid dose of caffeine. There are also caffeine-free versions for those sensitive to stimulants.
The GFuel blend contains 3 complexes of ingredients for energy, focus, and antioxidant. Each one has a different list of ingredients. GFuel also comes in a ton of different ingredients for special blends like the Spicy Demon’ade to more traditional fare like strawberry, lemonade, iced coffee, and vanilla.
- Natural ingredients
- No added sugars
- Promotes energy and focus
- Large library of flavors
- High doses of caffeine can cause headaches
- Some flavors miss the mark
- Some ingredients may have side effects
Who Makes GFuel?
GFuel is designed and created by GFuel, a subsidiary of Gamma Labs, fitness and nutritional supplement company based out of Missouri. GFuel is wholly dedicated to making supplements for gamers. Their goal in creating GFuel was for an alternative energy drink that didn’t have all the sugars of other popular drinks like Red Bull and Monster.
GFuel is for more than just gamers too. Several UFC fighters, bodybuilders, skateboarders, NFL players, and other athletes use GFuel. The high energy content of GFuel makes it a favorite among athletes of all sports. The company has locked down the gaming niche and regularly advertises its products with other major games like Call of Duty.
We checked out GFuels BBB profile and they have pretty stellar reviews. They have an A+ rating and an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars for 574 customer reviews. The small handful of complaints on the page are related to the company’s shipping and billing practices.
How Does GFuel Work?
GFuel works by providing energy to boost attention, focus, memory, and concentration, all things needed for marathon gaming sessions. The manufacturer states the GFuel is safe for anyone to drink and has no side effects.
According to the makers, GFuel takes about 15 minutes to kick in and a single serving lasts about 6 hours. Unfortunately, there are no clinical studies to validate these effects but the large majority of customer reviews on the website are very positive and say that the products work exactly as intended.
GFuel contains 3 distinct complexes that contain different ingredients. The complexes are the energy, focus, and antioxidant complexes. Some major ingredients in the blend are:
- Taurine: An amino acid that helps relax muscles. It also has antioxidant properties.
- Citrulline: An amino acid that fights fatigue and helps muscle recovery after workouts
- Caffeine: Caffeine is a common additive in energy drinks. A single 12 oz. serving of GFuel contains 150mg of caffeine.
- Acetyl-l-carnitine: This amino acid helps the construction of proteins and relieves soreness after workouts.
- L-tyrosine: A protein commonly found in meat, eggs, and dairy
- Choline; An enzyme that works similarly to vitamin B. Choline helps boost metabolism.
- Vinpocetine: Vinpocetine is an enzyme located in plants that work as a vasodilator and increase blood flow.
Safety and Side Effects
GFuel does not name any side effects but some users say that drinking too much can make them jittery and uncomfortable, a common side effect of energy drinks. The creators recommend not drinking more than once a day or more than 4 times a week. Keep in mind that 150 mg of caffeine for a 12 oz. drink is a higher caffeine amount than most other energy drinks.
Where to Buy GFuel and Cost
You can buy GFuel directly from the company’s website or from a third-party online retailer like Amazon. A 40-serving canister of GFuel powder costs $35.99. A 20-pack of single-serving GFuel packets costs $25.99 and a mix-and-match 3 pack is only $5. You can also buy GFuel from physical retailers like GNC, the Vitamin Shoppe, and Walmart.
GFuel: Worth it or Not?
Our verdict is yes, GFuel is worth the purchase. It has a solid list of ingredients, has fantastic word-of-mouth reputation and is a much healthier alternative to many other carbonated energy drinks out there. It also has a ridiculously wide range of flavors to choose from and a big range of product options. You can buy a huge 40-serving canister or just buy 3 at a time to try it out. Overall, it’s a good energy drink that performs just as well as popular blends. It does have a higher amount of caffeine than normal so those who are caffeine-sensitive can buy the caffeine-free versions.