G Fuel energy drink’s sugar-free formula, along with essential vitamins and other ingredients, can help you to stay focused and energetic during hectic days and gaming nights.
In short, G Fuel is a good energy drink with pretty good energy-boosting potential. It comes with bright eye-catching packaging and various flavors to keep you fresh and energized. But even this product has its drawbacks.
G Fuel has been advertising its product as a clean and healthy substitute to other sugar-loaded drinks. But, is it a real deal? Before you get swept away by their marketing, let’s take a dive and look at the product’s overall aspect.
G Fuel Nutrition Facts
I have added a table comparing G Fuel with its other competitors to help you understand the nutritional value better.
|Nutritional Value||G Fuel Powder||Sneak Energy Drink||X Gamer|
|Standard Serving||(7g per serving)||(10ge per serving)||(10g per serving)|
|Energy||25 Calories||12 Calories||31 Calories|
Calorie in G Fuel
G Fuel contains somewhere between 10 to 25 calories depending on the flavor.
G Fuel might not be diet-friendly as other zero-calorie energy drinks. But as the calorie count is quite below the average amount, you can burn it off pretty quickly. Not to mention, the body requires a pretty good amount of calories ranging from 2000 to 2500 calories for healthy adults.
Since G Fuel is low in calories, you can have one or two servings without having to worry about changing your diet plan or workout schedule.
However, you should add nutritious food to your diet to fill up the required amount of calories your body needs.
Caffeine in G Fuel
Each serving (7g) of G Fuel contains 140-150mg caffeine depending on the flavor.
The amount of caffeine in G Fuel is pretty moderate compared to other high caffeinated energy drinks. If your caffeine tolerance is high, you can try the canned version of G Fuel energy drinks.
Personally, I prefer to have 100-150mg of caffeine per day. So, I can have G Fuel now and then without experiencing unwanted side effects.
You should choose your energy drinks not only based on the caffeine content but also on how much of it you can tolerate without experiencing adverse effects.
The FDA recommended not to have more than 400mg per day as it may cause serious health issues. However, if you are under 16 years old, caffeine sensitive, pregnant, or a nursing mother, I suggest you avoid drinking energy drinks.
Overconsumption of caffeine may lead to the following side effects.
- High blood pressure
Sugar in G Fuel
There is zero sugar added in G Fuel energy drinks.
People who are diabetic can consume G Fuel without fear. They use artificial sugar such as Sucralose and Acesulfame Potassium to maintain the sugary taste.
That’s great because studies found no link between increased body weight and artificial sugar.
G Fuel uses sucralose and acesulfame potassium as substitutes for sugar.
Both the ingredients are pretty common in most sugar-free energy drinks. Both sucralose and Acesulfame Potassium have been approved by the FDA as safe to use.
Sucralose is around 400-600 times sweeter than sugar. It is used in most sugar-free energy drinks and foods due to its no after-taste nature.
Acesulfame Potassium is 200 times sweeter than normal sugar and is known to have a bitter after-taste. But if mixed with sucralose, it doesn’t taste bitter. It is used in foods and beverages as additives.
G Fuel Ingredients
G Fuel ingredients have been classified into three distinct complexes: the Energy Complex, the Focus Complex, and the Antioxidant Complex.
The Energy Complex gives a boost of energy by increasing the metabolism rate.
- N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCI
- Velvet Seed Extracts
The Focus Complex improves cognitive abilities including sharpness, memory, and focus.
- Choline Bitartrate
- Toothed Clubmoss Aerial Part Extracts
- Bacopa Leaf Extracts
- Adenosine 5-Triphosphate Disodium Salt (ATP)
The Antioxidant Complex helps get rid of free radicals in the body.
- Apple Fruit Powder
- Pineapple Fruit Extracts
- Cabbage Palm Berry Extracts
- Blueberry Fruit Powder
- Pomegranate Fruit Extracts
- Pineapple Fruit Powder
- Orange Fruit Powder
- Lemon Fruit Powder
- Lime Fruit Powder
- Watermelon Fruit Powder
- Sour Cherry Fruit Powder
- Papaya Fruit Powder
- Peach Fruit Powder
- Pyrus Communis Fruit Powder
- Grape Seed Powder
- Grapefruit Fruit Powder
- Raspberry Fruit Powder
- Strawberry Fruit Powder
- Acesulfame Potassium
- Artificial Flavors
- Beta Carotene
- Citric Acid
- Natural Flavors
- Silicon Dioxide
Vitamins in G Fuel
G Fuel contains a healthy amount of B Vitamins as well as Vitamin C and E.
B Vitamins and Vitamin C are water-soluble vitamins. Even the amount of B Vitamins in G Fuel is pretty high, you wouldn’t have to worry because they will pass through your system.
Here’s a table below about the vitamins and their purpose.
|Vitamins||Purpose||Amount per 7g of G GFuel||Tolerable Upper Intake Level|
|Vitamin B3||Helps the body release energy; keeps the skin healthy||45mg||35mg|
|Vitamin B6||Store energy from protein and carbohydrates; formation of red blood cells||10mg||100mg|
|Vitamin B12||Release energy from food; forms red blood cells; keeps the nervous system healthy||425µg||–|
|Vitamin C||Controls infections and heals wounds; antioxidant||250mg||2000mg|
Maltodextrin in G Fuel
Maltodextrin is a whitish starch powder found in wheat, potato, rice, and corn.
It is a type of carbohydrate used to thicken, preserve, and enhance the flavor of food. However, if you are gluten intolerant, I suggest you avoid food and beverages with maltodextrin in it.
Does G Fuel contain lead?
Though easily misunderstood, G Fuel does not contain any traces of harmful lead.
Though G Fuel has a warning label, the amount of lead in G Fuel is much lower than the amount that can be harmful.
G Fuel is made with naturally occurring vitamins and minerals that naturally absorb lead through the soil like all-natural vitamins, minerals, fruits, and vegetables grown in soil. G Fuel is well below the FDA limits.Cliff Morgan, CEO of G Fuel
Does G Fuel boosts gaming performance?
The caffeine in G Fuel helps improve focus and energy to keep you alert for gaming.
G Fuel is a pure nootropic that can make your reflex faster and more accurate. It has a great impact on dopamine levels and leaves you in good mood.
However, if you are caffeine sensitive, you still can try their orange caffeine-free formula which will provide you with the same boost without caffeine.
Where can I buy G Fuel?
You can buy G Fuel from online shops or retail stores.
However, due to the popularity of G Fuel, retail stores can frequently run out of products. In that case, you can order it from the following online shops which will save both energy and time.
- G Fuel‘s official website
- Vitamin Shoppe
G Fuel Powder Price
A tub of G Fuel powder costs around $36 which means each serving will cost you around $1.10.
Basically, the price of G Fuel might vary from retailer to retailer. For example, Amazon sells a tub of G Fuel for $30 which is considerably cheaper than other retailers.
In addition to that, you also need to keep the shipping charge in mind. You might see a notable price change in your desired product due to the shipping distance from where you live.
I have added the relative price for different flavors of G Fuel tubs below for your reference. Please note these prices may vary.
- PewDiePie – $35.99
- Watermelon – $30
- Blue Ice – $41.99
- Peach Rings – $36.98
- Clickbait – $43.87
- Strawberry Banana – $31.95
- Sour Fazeberry – $31.95
- Tropical Rain – $47.53
- Lemon Lime – $31.95
G Fuel Flavors
There are almost 35 flavors of G Fuel energy drink. Here are some of them.
- Battle Juice
- Bahama Mama
- Blue Ice
- Bubble Gum
- Cherry Limeade
- Nemesis Tea
- Rainbow Sherbet
- Star Fruit
- Shiny Splash
- Peach Cobbler
- Snow Cone
- Strawberry Banana
- Tropical Rainbow
- Wumpa Fruit
You may want to know whether the flavors are as tasty as they advertise or they will leave a bad aftertaste in your mouth. I have tried a bunch of flavors and my favorite is Blue Ice. You might want to try it if you’re still not confident to explore other flavors.
However, your decision will ultimately come down to your taste preference.
Blue Ice is one of their original and top-selling flavors over the board.
The sachet contains 7 grams of G Fuel powder and the taste is phenomenal. It has a sweet taste with a refreshing and quite sugary aftertaste. It’s not fruity or minty but it will boost you with energy all the same.
Fazeberry is another popular flavor created by G Fuel. It is packed with pomegranate, strawberry, and blueberry.
If you are a fan of berries, this flavor might be the right choice for you. It tastes like berries with a hint of strawberry aroma. It has also a bright red color after being mixed with water.
Fazeberry is made with 19 different fruits. Personally, as I am not a berry lover, it’s not on my list of favorites. It tastes too sweet for my likeness.
Sour Blue Chug Rug
Though it might say sour, Sour Blue Chug Rug is another unique and go-to flavor for many.
The flavor has a raspberry aftertaste with a hint of sourness. If you have sweet tooth, this flavor might not work for you.
Some might say that this flavor is just Blue Ice with a hint of sourness. The statement is not that wrong either but I can assure you this flavor is also surprisingly delicious.
If you are looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth, the strawberry shortcake might be the answer for you.
Though it has fruit in it, it’s not like other traditional fruity flavors out there. It tastes just like it sounds, strawberry shortcake. It’s sweet and tastes like a real dessert which made it another popular flavor.
You will get the delightful flavor of the shortcake with a touch of strawberry and whipped cream.
It might have a slightly acidic taste but if you mix it up with milk, it will go away and will give you a delightful strawberry milkshake flavor.
I’ve added a video here about different flavors of G Fuel which you might find interesting.
I believe G Fuel is one of the best powdered energy drinks available. Its sugar-free and zero-calorie formula appeals to gamers and energy drink lovers alike.
However, you can’t just grab one in a rush due to the prep time involved. So make sure to take this into consideration when you’re planning to drink G Fuel.
But overall, considering the nutrients, price, and great flavors to choose from I think G Fuel is a pretty good choice for a powdered energy drink mix.