The “Twilight” phenomenon is nowhere near the point of showing the first signs of dying down, that much is for certain. At the same time, HBO’s latest “True Blood” series, also dealing with vampires and how they have managed to forge an existence amongst humans, is breaking record after record, boosting merchandise sales in the process. Inspired from both comes the Blood Energy Potion
, an energy drink that looks and feels like blood – but is not.
The Blood Energy Potion has been created in the spirit of the two hit productions mentioned above, but that still doesn’t stop critics from saying that maybe this vampire craze has been taken one step too far. Still, fans will certainly love the product, which is currently available only for pre-orders, because it will be able to replicate the feeling blood-drinking vampires get when they feed. Plus, it’s not even that expensive: $5.99 for one transfusion bag of synthetic blood.
“Blood Energy Potion is our newest pre-order. New from the makers of Mana and Health Energy Potion comes Blood Energy Potion: the world’s first synthetic blood beverage. The fruit punch flavor packs 4 hours of energy along with iron, protein, and electrolytes. Not only does Blood Energy Potion have a similar nutritional makeup to real blood, but it has the same color, look, and consistency of blood. Get real blood nutrients without that real blood taste! The re-sealable transfusion bag style pouch provides the convenient delivery of fluids for vampires and humans alike! Contains no real blood, just synthetic!” a note on the official page of the product reads.
Granted one gets over the initial weird sensation when drinking a liquid as thick as blood, there is still the question of whether the new product is good for one, health-wise. The Blood Energy Potion is said to pack an energy punch, coming with the same nutrients as real blood. However, unlike real blood, it is synthetic, which means it’s not as healthy as its makers claim it is, experts say, just like it is the case with energy drinks, which also boast all-natural ingredients.
“Taurine’s effective role in energy drinks alone requires more study, as it’s usually one of several ingredients that commonly tout a variety of claims, from decreasing sleepiness to improving concentration, mood and memory. Gingko biloba may increase the risk of bleeding, which is a real caution for those who take blood thinners or who have a surgery or dental procedure scheduled. If you feel the need for energy to fuel a workout or something during snack time, try a banana, granola bar or other whole grain energy bar.” Marisa Moore, R.D., spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, was saying a while back of the main ingredients in energy drinks, as we also reported
at the time.