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 is available in numerous flavors, viz. Sugar Free, Elevate (mixed berry), Overdrive (cherry), Traction (grape), Lightning (lemonade), Sugar Free Lightning, and Green Tea.
The benefits of AMP energy drink in terms of a few vital ingredients contained in the beverage have been explained as under:
One can of AMP energy drink (16 ounce) provides around 120 calories obtained from 75 mg of sodium and 32 g of carbohydrates.