We had the opportunity to try the new uptime energy drink and energy tablets. I’m a big coffee drinker and I keep a bottle of caffeine tablets almost everywhere I go if I can’t get my coffee fix. I know, I sound like an addict, maybe I am. Anyway, I consider myself an energy supplement expert (over 10 years of taking things – my kidneys must hate me).

When I found out about uptime energy, I was a bit skeptical at first. I wasn’t sure that there would be something that could match my needs. I bit the bullet and was amazed – at first, the sleek white and black aluminum bottles are almost too nice to open. At 12 fluid ounces (355 mL), I wasn’t sure if I should drink the whole bottle at once or not.

Vitamins for Energy

I decided to refrigerate the two bottles and go after the energy tablets first. There are two options: normal and max. strength. I started by taking 3 capsules (recommended serving) of the regular strength. They are not too large and are fairly easy to swallow. No aftertaste, which was relieving. After about 20 minutes, I started to feel my energy levels heighten. By about 45 minutes in, I was feeling great. I wasn’t jittery, but I just felt more awake and energized.


The next day, I decided to try all 3 of the maximum strength tablets. Again, about 15-20 minutes in, I felt a surge of energy, this time a lot stronger than the normal strength. The energy burst lasted for a few hours, which was enough for me to get a bunch of work done. I didn’t crash hard after it wore off, but I would recommend sticking with the reg. strength or using just 2 pills of the max. strength unless you’re used to energy supplements like I am.

The last day, I split into two parts and tried the white bottle of energy first.

There are two different varieties of Uptime Energy:

— Uptime Original (black bottle)
— Uptime Sugar Free (white bottle)



5-Hour Energy Alternative 

The serving size is 1 bottle, so I sipped on it for about30 minutes before it was gone. It tastes delicious – nothing like the nasty Red Bulls or other energy drinks I’m used to. These uptime energy drinks are like enhanced versions of sprite or squirt – a very refreshing, natural taste. In fact, after the bottle finished, I was kind of sad and was tempted to drink the second one, but figured I should wait and not overload my system. The bottles are really sleek and smooth and I received a ton of questions walking around holding it in my hands. There is definitely a cool factor associated with the bottles themselves, and the taste was delicious. The drink seemed to hit me quicker – about 10 minutes this time, but I was shipping slowly, so it was a staggered energy jolt. The drinks wore off in about 2-3 hours, so less than the tablets, probably because they aren’t in tablet form, where they would dissolve a lot slowly.

Best Energy Pills

The tablets are a great way to get an energy boost before a meeting or early in the morning as a coffee replacement. The drinks are so tasty that I could see myself drinking them just for the taste, with the energy boost as a bonus.

Pricing for the bottles are around $2-3 each. I found the best price for them here:


The tablets can be had for about $12 for 60-tablets. You take 2-3 at a time, so it’s about 30 days worth. Not bad:


Here are the ingredients as labeled on the drinks (12 oz.):


Enjoy your uptime!

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