sea2o energy drink

One energy drink that looked really cool, but proved hard for me to find, was the Sea2O Energy Drink. It’s organic, natural, caffeine-free, etc. Very rare to see an energy drink like that!

Unfortunately, the company is based in Washington state (far away from me,) and there is definitely limited distribution throughout the rest of the country. Online, the only option I saw was a case for like $50 on Amazon.com.

Then one day, I found Sea2O lining the shelves at Big Lots! I picked up ten cans at 50 cents each. (Looks like they started offering more flavors and updated the cans, so the old cans must have been shipped to Big Lots stores.)

Anyway, I finally got some Sea2O to try!

 

My first thought was, “woah, what’s with the sparse ingredients list?”

Water, Organic Agave Sweetener, Organic Inulin Fiber, Organic Natural Flavor, Citric Acid, Seaweed Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Salt, Vitamin B6.

Really, what gives you energy? I thought maybe the “seaweed extract,” which was the only odd ingredient. You know, perhaps it does something like the quercetin in FRS supposedly does. Seaweed is high in antioxidants, after all.

Then I read up on Sea2O and it turns out the energy comes from the agave nectar! Yep, you heard right – Sea2O is sugar water that gives you a sugar high. That’s it. Granted, agave has a lower score on the Glycemic Index than plain sugar, but still, it’s just sugar.

I thought it was something new and innovative, but it’s really nothing special.

It tastes interesting though. I wouldn’t call it amazing, but it’s pretty good. It has a light, sweet taste, with a dash of citrus or lemon-lime flavor in there.

The energy boost might be noticeable, but 75% of the time, I noticed absolutely nothing. It’s nothing like a highly caffeinated drink – much, much more subtle. More subtle than FRS even!

I can’t complain about the sugar rush though because I didn’t notice a sugar crash with it. That’s the only positive thing I can come up with.

When I do get a kick, it perks me up right after I drink a can. But within an hour, it’s like nothing happened. No crash, just a temporary pick-me-up.

Once I had one at 7pm when I was feeling a little tired but had a few things to do. No effect whatsoever. I was hoping it would give me a one hour boost and then let me relax again, but I stayed relaxed and tired the whole time.

Really, this shouldn’t be called an energy drink. Mountain Dew is more of an energy drink than this.

My final verdict is…

Sea2O is an interesting drink, but really, it’s just sugar water. I’d recommend trying one for fun, but it’s not something I’d drink often. And I certainly wouldn’t drink it hoping for an energy boost.

Official website: www.Sea2o.com

Product Review Details
Company: Sea2O
Product: Sea2O Energy Drink
Reviewed by: Coach Levi
My Rating: 1.0 out of 5
Date last updated: 2010-08-24
Obtained Product: Purchased at retailer.
CoachLevi.com Advertiser: No.

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4 Comments
  1. Thanks for the article. I did the same thing. I bought some at a Big Lots and realized that the only thing they did was use Agave so that they wouldnt have to admit that its mostly just sugar water. The seaweed is almost the last ingrediant so there is little of that. Its just sweet water.

  2. @Larry

    Yeah, you just have to sit back and laugh once you realize it. Thanks for the comment 🙂

  3. It is a health substitute to Mountain Dew that is a good thing for .50

  4. @Mike

    I guess it’s a small improvement, but that’s only because of how bad Mountain Dew is!

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