‘Merica Energy: The All-American Energy Drink Gets a ‘Restoration’

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Heads up, energy drink fans. `Merica Energy BOOM cans just got better!

It’s hard to find a truer Red, White and Blue supplement company than ‘Merica Labz!

When a company drops monstrous cereal pieces and cookie bits into its whey protein (exactly what they did with Patriot’s Whey), you know you’ve found a larger than life company that embodies the good old fashioned ‘Merican spirit.

It was only a matter of time before ‘Merica Labz developed an energy drink, and on Memorial Day of 2018, they launched ‘Merica Energy with their famous Red, White, and Boom energy drink cans. Launched with delicious flavors and cartoon drawings of legendary American Presidents (in jacked form), “Boom Energy” was a massive success (just like nearly everything else founder and CEO Doug Miller touches). But a few years later, it was time for an update.

Merica Energy Red White Boom

Merica Energy Red White and BOOM cans have been given a proper restoration, and they’re better than ever!

BOOM: The Red White and Boom Energy Drink Can Restoration

Over time, ‘Merica Energy received some consistent feedback. Customers wanted:

  • Refreshed flavors
  • A more refined, serious look
  • Physically stronger cans

‘Merica Labz listened, and on the 4th of July in 2021, they delivered with a

BOOM!

The new Merica Energy cans have the same name, but with a bold BOOM across the front with their iconic logo and bold, red, white, and blue colors.

Below, we show our new review, explain the ingredients (200 milligrams caffeine per can), and embed Merica Labz’ epic launch video. Before that, make sure you see our deals and sign up for ‘Merica Energy news alerts, we hear there are more restorations coming:

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Red, White, and Boom: ‘Merica’s Energy Drink!

Energy drinks have had a meteoric rise in in popularity, with numerous players are getting into the cold drink market. When ‘Merica Labz entered this market in 2018, they were a lesser-known underdog in the fight for fridge space. That gradually changed, as they became must-have drinks for both consumers and retailers — both in and out of the supplement industry.

It was modeled off of their patriotic Red, White, and Boom pre workout supplement, but with a different approach more true to energy drinks. ‘Merica Energy can be used pre workout, but it’s really meant for that “daily driver” energy drink feel.

However, ‘Merica Energy does steal a few notes from the pre workout supplement handbook, adding focus to the page.

The ‘Merica Energy Ingredients

Merica Energy

The all-new ‘Merica Energy cans bring the BOOM!

Merica Energy took a modest approach with the caffeine, at 200 milligrams per BOOM can, which comes from two sources (caffeine anhydrous and guarana extract).

But to top it off, you get 250 milligrams of Acetyl L-Carnitine and 250 milligrams of choline bitartrate.

  • Acetyl L-Carnitine is also known as ALCAR. It’s a type of carnitine supplement that we love for its ability to improve focus while serving L-carnitine’s primary role in transporting fatty acids to the mitochondria to get burnt for energy.[1]

    We see numerous health issues (including difficulty burning fat) in those who are carnitine-deficient (generally vegans/vegetarians, elderly, and extreme athletes),[2-8] so it’s always great to supplement whenever we can easily get some. Just note that most studies use a lot more (roughly two grams per day), and we still suggest eating red meat to get it naturally, which shouldn’t be a problem for ‘Merica Energy fans!

    The reason ALCAR adds some extra edge for focus is because it can cross the blood-brain-barrier,[1,9-11] and that extra acetyl group can get used to build additional neurotransmitters like acetylcholine, discussed in our next section:

  • Choline Bitartrate is a high-yield form of choline supplemented that increases plasma choline levels in the blood and brain. Choline is an essential nutrient used for numerous processes, as it’s used to help the body maintain the stability of cell structures.[12]

    Here, however, we’re most excited that choline can help us build acetylcholine,[13] which we dub “the learning neurotransmitter”. Combined with ALCAR above, we’re getting more tools for our brain’s synaptic system to improve cognition and memory — but it’s also important to note that most studies use higher doses. At those higher doses, there are even successful weight loss studies with high-yield choline,[14] since it’s used throughout the fat metabolism process.[15-18]

    Merica Energy Ingredients

    The ‘Merica Energy Ingredients label

    We often find choline in eggs, and since we want more, we still have to suggest Merica Energy drinkers to eat those steak and eggs and top off your choline stores with a can of BOOM. We don’t want to hear about you relying on it for your choline – that should still come from real food.

In addition, we have some helpful metabolism-supporting vitamins:

  • 20mg of Niacin
  • 2mg of Vitamin B6
  • 6mcg of Vitamin B12
  • 10mg of Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)

Finally, it all comes with a solid 184 milligrams potassium (5% DV) which shouldn’t be overlooked in an era where everything is loaded with sodium and we don’t always see enough of its K-counterpart.

In terms of sweetening, we have a combination of erythritol (~3 grams worth) as well as sucralose and acesulfame potassium (Ace-K).

Overall, we love this as an affordable energy drink formula that has a bit more – they’re trying to get the industry away from neon marketing and closed formulas, and are doing a great job at that.

All ‘Merica Energy Flavors

Below is a list of all Merica Energy flavors. Those highlighted in yellow are the new ones in the 2021 restoration, but you may see some older flavors floating around out there as well.

    The flavors are superb, but right now our favorite surprise is Victory (Cream Soda), which tastes halfway between a cream soda and a diet cream soda.. yet in energy drink form! Incredible job to team `Merica on these!

    No artificial colors!

    One thing we have to point out that we love is no artificial colors or dyes in any of the cans!! Since this is almost always drank from a can, why bother with them? Thankfully, ‘Merica Energy agrees.

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    The Restoration is upon us

    ‘Merica Energy indeed came out with a BOOM on Memorial Day 2018. But, as time passed, they wanted to clean it up a bit. The branding is just as patriotic as ever, but as the company has aged, so has the market. We like this serious side of `Merica Energy, yet will always remember to honor the historic Presidents on the original cans.

    If you’re ready for a new kind of energy drink, you’re ready for the BOOM. Drink one and feel restored.

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    Merica Energy Drinks

    What a lineup!

    Note: This article was originally published April 24, 2018 and was updated July 5, 2021.

    About the Author: Mike Roberto

    Mike Roberto

    Mike Roberto is a research scientist and water sports athlete who founded PricePlow. He is an n=1 diet experimenter with extensive experience in supplementation and dietary modification, whose personal expertise stems from several experiments done on himself while sharing lab tests.

    Mike's goal is to bridge the gap between nutritional research scientists and non-academics who seek to better their health in a system that has catastrophically failed the public.

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