Could I use corn syrup as an energy drink?!

Question: Could I use corn syrup as an energy drink?
The primary reason energy drinks work is because of a synergy between glucose and caffeine, mainly. Corn syrup is basically pure glucose.

Monsters work really good for me, but they are too expensive and I can't afford one every day. Caffeine/coffee alone are too short lasting, and I build up a tolerance too quickly. So I just got an idea... buy some corn syrup and mix it with coffee. Theoretically this should produce a cheap, yet effective substitute for energy drinks?

Is there any reason why this wouldn't be better than just caffeine/coffee alone (besides health reasons)?

Also I know about the health concerns... but right now, having energy during the day is something that is utterly important. I've tried sleeping for 6 hours, 10, 20, it doesn't matter... I might have an underlying health/sleeping problem but right now I don't have the time or money or fix that. All I know is that energy drinks are the only thing that work, and I can't afford them at the moment. So I just want to know if there's any reason that a mixture of corn syrup and coffee wouldn't be almost as effective as a monster. Thank you


Sounds fine to me. A strong coffee and glucose would really get you going ! Good luck !

When you have time to get a check-up, ask your doctor about sleep apnea. If you are sleeping well and still very tired, that could be the reason.

yup. make sure you add cinimon and peach necture. adds to the hype of it all.

I don't see how this would be any different than drinking coffee with sugar in it. Corn syrup also contains fructose just like regular sugar. Regular sugar = sucrose. Sucrose = fructose + glucose. It's just that they are not linked together in a disaccharide in the corn syrup. They're just two monosaccharids, If I had a chalk board I would draw you pictures.

Anyway, my point is that it is very simple for your body to break down a disaccaride such as sucrose or convert fructose to glucose as needed. The difference in these sweeteners is that one is more readily dissolved in liquid because it's already in syrup form and also there is a taste difference.

Energy drinks have herbal components which set them apart from just caffeine + sugar.

I recommend you go to some kind of international or Asian farmer's market and go to the tea aisle. Check out the huge variety of green and herbal teas that claim they are for energy or forcus, etc.

first off, energy drinks are soo soo sooo bad for you! so you shouldnt take it at all!

The energy drink intake is going to screw you up more about your sleeping schedual you think you have a difficult time now correcting your sleep schedual you are gonna have 10x harder time in the future correcting it with all this content floating inside you!

If you put syrup into your coffee be prepared for bad skin even though coffee is suppose to be good for skin, the syrup will do the opposite.

Calorie-wise and sugar-wise, . One cup (322g) has a whopping 840 calories! To boot, one cup has 192 grams of sugar!

You may have heard about the health concerns, but you don't know about the health concerns. If you did you'd know that what you're doing is the worst thing you can do.

Your plan is detrimental to your goal.

You're in need of energy, and so you drink things that cause dehydration, which is the source of your lack of energy. The tolerance to coffee/caffeine you mention is because caffeine pulls out as much as 50% more water than it provides. Your body craves more and more water that it can't get from the caffeinated beverage. This is the "tolerance" or, more accurately, the "addiction".

Sugar and other additives also alter the nutrition aspect of the drinks they're in, turning them into diuretics that pull out water the same as coffee. These drinks are also major contributors to dehydration.

Dehydration is also why you're not sleeping.

You're on a roller coaster that will end with a serious health problem. If you don't change your lifestyle, you could easily develop high blood pressure, diabetes or even cancer.

You should stop drinking these water substitutes and switch to plain water instead. You should drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water each day. You should also add a pinch of salt for each 16 oz of water you drink. This is very important. Keeping your body properly hydrated will prevent health problems.

Click on the link below to learn how to this properly.

(I can only lead you to the water...I can't make you drink.)

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