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Top 5 Energy Drinks

On GAYOT's list of the Top 5 Energy Drinks, Rockstar energy drinks contain herbs such as ginseng, ginkgo biloba and milk thistle

Rockstar hails from Vegas and does not let you forget it thanks to advertising campaigns featuring scantily clad women, fast cars and the invitation to “Party Like a Rock Star!” They sponsor multiple sporting events and have a partnership with Playboy. And hey, who doesn’t secretly want to be (or be with) a hot rocker? Aside from caffeine, taurine and sugar, Rockstar energy drinks contain herbs such as ginseng, ginkgo biloba and milk thistle. (The milk thistle, a liver-cleansing plant, purportedly reduces hangovers.) Rockstar comes in 16-ounce cans and just about every flavor imaginable. The original is a bewildering but appealing mix of citrus, bubble gum and vanilla — something akin to carbonated apple juice. A regular 16-ounce can of Rockstar Energy has 280 calories, 80 more calories than a can of Monster and 60 more than the same amount of Red Bull. Dieters had best opt for Rockstar's Zero Carb Energy Drink — which clocks in at 20 calories per 16-ounce can.


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