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    the lil engine that could chops's Avatar
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    energy mints - do they work?

    "What sets Warp Energy Mints apart is that each mint has a unique formulation of ginseng and guarana, for a natural energy rush - and now includes green tea extract. Green tea has been known to have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, thus offering a new quality to the mints. Five Warp Green-T Energy Mints are equivalent to one cup of brewed green tea. "

    Sugar, Dextrose, Calcium Stearate, Natural Flavors, Guarana, Siberian Ginseng, Panax Ginseng

    is 1 cup of green tea enough for a kick? dextrose is there

    go to , your browser gets hijacked tho! can't understand a darn thing (spanish??) but cool site
    Last edited by chops; 10-09-2003 at 04:43 PM.

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    $3n10r M3mb3r defcon's Avatar
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    well your obviously gonna get a lot of energy from them.. but it will only be short term.. look @ the ingredients.. why dun you just go eat sum choc. if you want energy.. thas pretty much what your doing with those things IMO :P

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    Gonnabebig Member JuniorMint6669's Avatar
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    As a certified mint expert, no, I did not notice any increase in energy after taking them. I am, in general, fairly resistant to stimulants though.

    For energy, I always loved Penguin mints. 3 mints = 1 soda (or cup of coffee, I forget). Some late nights I would throw down an entire container over the course of 6 hours (75 mints total). Havent done that in a while. My favorite coffee shop stopped carrying them about a year ago.

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    confused by simplicity bradley's Avatar
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    I doubt they are going to do much given the ingredients. Green tea is a good source of anti-oxidants and I guess one cup is better than nothing, but if you can purchase green tea extract if you wanted which would work better for as far as anti-oxidants are concerned.

    You might get a little boost from the guarana (caffeine), but this would depend on the amount contained in each mint.

    Here is a review on Panax Ginseng that might be of interest


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