Amp Energy Drink

AMP energy drink, simply known as AMP, is an energy boosting beverage produced by PepsiCo, introduced in the year 2001. AMP is a citric drink enriched with several nutrients viz. taurine, ginseng, B vitamins, and complex carbohydrates.  


The drink is sold popularly all over Canada and U.S. in 24 ounce and 16 ounce cans, and was ranked fourth in 2009 in terms of retail sales in U.S.



History of AMP

Having been introduced in the year 2001, initially the drink was sold under the brand name “Mountain Dew”. It was only in the year 2009, that it began to be sold by its own name, i.e. “AMP”.



AMP Energy Drink Ingredients

The ingredients of AMP energy drink include Carbonated Water, Citric Acid, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Orange Juice Concentrate, Guarana Seed Extract, Natural Flavor, Sodium Benzoate (to preserve freshness), Maltodextrin, Sodium Hexametaphosphate (for protecting flavor), Caffeine, Ascorbic Acid (for protecting flavor), Gum Arabic, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Taurine, Calcium Disodium EDTA (for protecting flavor), Niacinamide, Brominated Vegetable Oil, Yellow 5, Riboflavin, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12), and Blue 1.



AMP Flavors

AMP is available in numerous flavors, viz. Sugar Free, Elevate (mixed berry), Overdrive (cherry), Traction (grape), Lightning (lemonade), Sugar Free Lightning, and Green Tea.  



AMP Benefits

The benefits of AMP energy drink in terms of a few vital ingredients contained in the beverage have been explained as under:

  • Ginseng- ginseng extract is obtained from ginseng perennial plant. The extract is used as one of the vital ingredients of AMP to boost the energy level of an individual. Further, ginseng is also enriched with antioxidants, which help in reducing bad cholesterol and improving the health of immune system.
  • B vitamins- AMP is enriched with B vitamins which help in building energy levels. The metabolism of carbohydrates and protein is improved with the help of presence of vitamin B12 in AMP. The production of red blood cells is improved due to vitamin B6 contained in AMP. AMP also contains niacin, a kind of vitamin B, which helps in managing cholesterol, and also assists in keeping the skin in good health.
  • Taurine- it is an amino acid which helps in improving the physical activity of an individual. When taurine is used in combination with caffeine in energy drinks, it aids in increasing mental endurance.  
  • Guarana- guarana extract is a good source of caffeine and is used in AMP to stimulate energy and boost the metabolism level.



One can of AMP energy drink (16 ounce) provides around 120 calories obtained from 75 mg of sodium and 32 g of carbohydrates.