Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Toughman V (タフマンV)

Toughman V(タフマンV) is an energy drink sold by Yakult.

The drink contains 3mg of vitamin B1, 4mg of vitamin B2, 3mg of vitamin B6, and 5mg of niacin. The drink also contains ginseng extract and royal jelly. Usually energy drinks of this sort contain caffeine but this drink is unique in that it does not contain any.

The taste is syrupy and has a slight medicine-like taste.

Friday, June 3, 2016


Tiovita 2000(チオビタドリンク2000) is an energy drink(eiyouzai) sold by the Taiho Pharmaceutical Company. It is part of the lineup of the company's "Tiovita(チオビタ)" energy drinks. It comes in the usual 100ml bottle.

The drink contains 2000mg of taurine, 20mg of nicotinamide, 5mg of vitamin B1, 5mg of vitamin B2, 5mg of vitamin B6, 100mg of carnitine, and 50mg of caffeine.

The taste of Tiovita is syrupy like most energy drinks of this type. However, it is rather easy to drink as there is only a slight medicine like taste.

See also:
Tiovita Gold 2000
Tiovita Drink Aivitas
Tiovita Gold

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Lipovitan D Pro

Lipovitan D Pro is an energy drink(eiyouzai) sold by the Taisho Pharmaceutical Company. It is part of the lineup of Taisho Pharmaceutical's famous "Lipovitan D" series of energy drinks.

The drink contains 1000mg of taurine, 0.2mL of Morinda officinalis extract, 50mg of inositol, 20mg of nicotinamide, 5mg of vitamin B1, 5mg of vitamin B2, 5mg of vitamin B6, and 50mg of caffeine.

Difference with the regular "Lipovitan D"
Unlike the regular Lipovitan D which is a quasi drug energy drink(指定医薬部外品), Lipovitan D Pro is a Type 2 Pharmaceutical(第2類医薬品) energy drink. This is despite the fact that the Pro version does not share many differences with the regular Lipovitan D. In fact, when it comes to the active ingredients, there is only one difference. Lipovitan D Pro contains the Morinda officinalis extract while the regular Lipovitan D does not. Morinda officinalis is an ingredient used in Kampo(traditional Chinese medicine in Japan).

The taste of Lipovitan D Pro is just like the regular Lipovitan D; it is sweet like syrup but not fruity.

Sunday, July 12, 2015


S-CUP E(エスカップE) is a quasi-drug energy drink sold by SS Pharmaceutical Company, a company which has its roots in the Edo Period. 
"S-CUP" was first sold by the company in 1963. "S-CUP E" is one of the products in the "S-CUP" lineup and is targeted at women.
What makes this energy drink unique is the fact that it contains vitamin E and panthenol.
The drink contains 100mg of vitamin E, 10mg of vitamin B1, 5mg of vitamin B2, 5mg of vitamin B6, 20mg of nicotinamide, 15mg of panthenol, 100mg of inositol, 100mg of carnitine,  500mg of taurine, and 50mg of caffeine.
Compared to the regular S-CUP, this one contains vitamin E, panthenol, and 5mg more vitamin B1, but contains 500mg less taurine. It also comes in a different glass bottle, with a bottleneck reminiscent of a beer bottle.

The drink has a green apple-like taste to it and is quite sweet. It does not have a strong medicinal flavor to it, so it is easy to drink.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Oronamin C - Taste & Review

Oronamin C(オロナミンC) is a carbonated energy drink sold by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company in Japan. The drink was first sold on February of 1965 and has been a long-seller ever since. The drink's slogan "元気ハツラツ(genki hatsuratsu)" which basically means "lively vigor" is also well known. The drink comes in a distinctive glass bottle which has not changed much since the drink was first sold. It also has a distinctive cap which can be removed by pulling the plastic lever connected to it.
The "C" in Oronamin C stands for the vitamin C that is inside the drink.
The drink is also sold in South Korea.

The drink contains 220mg of vitamin C, 2.4mg of vitamin B2, 4.9mg of vitamin B6, and 12mg of niacin.

The drink has a citrus candy-like taste much like that of PEZ. The fizz also makes the drink much more enjoyable than non-carbonated quasi-drug and pharmaceutical energy drinks.

Where to Buy
The drink is not classified as a "drug" and can be found in both convenience stores and drug stores.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

TIOVITA GOLD 2000 - Taste & Review

TIOVITA GOLD 2000(チオビタゴールド2000) is a pharmaceutical energy drink sold by the Taiho Pharmaceutical Company in Japan, which sells the "Tiovita" lineup of energy drinks. The drink comes in a small, 50ml glass bottle, a package which usually signifies that the drink is a pharmaceutical energy drink and not a quasi-drug or carbonated energy drink.(More info on classification of energy drinks). The "2000" signifies that the drink contains 2000mg of taurine. This naming trend is followed by other companies as well.

Like most pharmaceutical energy drinks, the taste is a little bitter and unsurprisingly, like that of medicine. However, it does have a vanilla-like flavor to it, quite strong actually, but not tasty.

The drink contains 2000mg of taurine, 0.15ml of royal jelly extract, 0.1ml of Epimedium grandiflorum(Inyoukaku) extract, 5mg of vitamin B1, 5mg of vitamin B2, 5mg of vitamin B6, 30mg of nicotinamide, and 50mg of caffeine.
Epimedium grandiflorum is an ingredient used in Kampo(traditional Chinese medicine in Japan) as well as in traditional Chinese medicine. The other ingredients are also commonly used in other energy drinks.

Medium. I did get a boost by the drink, but it was a kind of boost I could have gotten from a normal(quasi-drug) energy drink.

Consumption & Purchase
Since it is a pharmaceutical energy drink, the drink is not sold in regular convenience stores or a supermarkets. Your best bet is to go to a drug store. The price is also more expensive than that of a usual quasi-drug energy drink.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Alinamin 7 Zero - Taste & Review

Alinamin 7 Zero is an energy drink sold by the Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. The drink contains Fursultiamine, a derivative of thiamine(Vitamin B1) which was developed in Japan by Takeda in the 1960s and is incorporated into most, if not all of its Alinamin lineup of products. According to Takeda, Fursultiamine is more easily absorbed into the body compared to thiamine(vitamin B1).
The drink contains 2.5mg of Fursultiamine, 2.54mg of riboflavin(vitamin B2), 10mg of vitamin B6, 25mg of nicotinamide, 125mg of l-aspartic acid, 1000mg of taurine, and 50mg of caffeine.

It has a lemon-like citrus taste to it and is easy to drink. Since this drink contains "zero" sugars, the drink is sweetened with sweeteners which gives it a kind of artificial sweetness.

The drink has quite a kick to it. For the price, the effects are satisfactory.


Friday, September 19, 2014

Lipovitan D リポビタンD

Lipovitan D is a Japanese energy drink manufactured and sold by Taisho Pharmaceutical Company in Japan. It is the most popular 100ml energy drink in Japan and is also sold in around 20 countries overseas, although their names, tastes, and ingredients may differ. Drinks sold in tropical regions are usually sweeter, while drinks sold in North America and Europe tend to be less sweet.
The drink comes in a brown 100ml glass bottle and has a bright yellow color.
Although not known much to the public, Lipovitan Ds sold in vending machines are included in larger glass bottles than the ones sold in stores. This is to prevent the bottle from breaking when they fall inside the vending machines. There is no difference in content or content weight whatoever.
On the bottle, it is printed that a person should only drink Lipovitan D once a day, and when he/she is 15 years or older.

Lipovitan D was first introduced in 1962 as a pioneer product, replacing the ampules that were used at the time with "drinks". It introduced a new market, the "energy drink(ドリンク剤)" in Japan, and paved the way for future energy drinks in Japan. The name "Lipovitan" comes from the medical term, "Lipoclasis", a synonym of lipolysis, and the word, "vitamin". The "D" in "Lipovitan D" is an initial that comes from the words, "Delicious" and "Dynamic".
With the success of Lipovitan D, Taisho Pharmaceutical has introduced other "Lipovitan" products including the Lipovitan D Super, first sold in 1965, and Lipovitan Gold, first sold in 1979.

Lipovitan D contains 1000mg of taurine, 50mg of inositol, 20mg of nicotinamide, 5mg of vitamin B1, 5mg of vitamin B2, 5mg of vitamin B6, and 50 mg of caffeine.

It has a distinctive taste, which I cannot describe, and is sufficiently sweet. This is not really a drink you should taste; it is kind of like a medicine that should be gulped down.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pepsi Refresh Shot

Pepsi Refresh Shot is a 200ml Pepsi drink with double the amount of caffeine as a normal Pepsi.
However, the amount of caffeine inside is just 38mg/200ml, which is not so much. To me, the taste was just like normal Pepsi; however, Pepsi claims that it is sweeter than the original one.
I am particularly sensitive to caffeine, so when I drank this Pepsi in the morning, it made me quite alert for the rest of the day.
I guess you can call this an energy drink.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Tiovita Drink Aivitas(チオビタ ドリンク アイビタス)

Tiovita Drink Aivitas is an energy drink sold by Taiho Pharmaceutical Company in Japan, and is a product in the famous "Tiovita" lineup.

The drink is decently sweet and has a blueberry-like taste. The unpleasant aftertaste resulting from the vitamins is not so strong, despite the drink containing a relatively large amount of Vitamin B.

I drank this energy drink after waking up from a short sleep. The effect was quite astounding; I was able to work very hard during the day without getting sleepy at all.

The drink contains 1000mg of taurine, 50mg of inositol, 20mg of nicotinamide, 10mg of vitamin B1, 15mg of vitamin B2, 50mg of vitamin B6, 120mg of carnitine chloride, and 50mg of caffeine.

As with most energy drinks this size, the drink is a quasi-drug and consumption is limited to 1 drink per day for people aged 15 or older.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New Guromont 新グロモント

New Guromont or Shin Guromont is an energy drink sold by Japanese pharmaceutical company, Lion.

The taste of this energy drink is decent, without an unpleasant aftertaste like most Japanese energy drinks.

In the drink are, 1000mg of glucuronolacton, 10mg of Vitamin B1, 5mg of Vitamin B2, 5mg of Vitamin B6, 20mg of nicotinamide, 100mg of inositol, 100mg of carnitine, 30mg of caffeine, and 9mg of longan extract.
All of these ingredients except for the longan extract and glucuronolacton are common ingredients found in Japanese energy drinks.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Vitatime KO-W Solution ビタタイム黄W液

A box of Vitatime KO-W Solution. Below right is a picture of Kotei Eki.

This energy drink is one of the sketchier ones as it is obviously a copy of Yunker Kotei Eki. As you can see, the name, 黄W液(KO-W Eki) is just one letter different from 黄帝液(Kotei Eki) in Japanese.
On the box, it even goes on to say that it has, "W(double) the effect" without going on to say of what, although it's quite obvious as to what product they are referring to.
This drink would fit into the category of Kanpoyaku(traditional Chinese medicine) as there are many natural and herbal drugs included.

What's inside?
On the bottle, there are three drawings, one of a bee, one of a mamushi snake, and another of a ginseng plant. According to the ingredients list, the extracts of mamushi and ginseng are included, but bees are not. The bee represents the royal jelly that is included in the drink.
Other interesting ingredients include the extracts of a gallstone of a cow, the Jiou plant, the Sanzashi plant, and the secreting fluid of Viverrinae(civet).

A box of three KO-W solutions costs about 1000 yen, around the same price of one Kotei Eki.

The sweetness of the drink tastes like that of honey, most likely due to the royal jelly. In addition, there is a taste of herbs and the unique and distinct flavor of Kanpoyaku. There is also a spiciness to the drink that will give the consumer a tingling sensation in the throat.

Increased concentration and vigor while being sleep deprived is some of the effects it had on me after drinking this energy drink.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

GREEN DAKARA - Taste & Review

Green Dakara is a mineral-replenishing drink made by Suntory. It's not an energy drink but more like something in between a sports drink and flavored water. Perhaps "A less fruity tasting version of Vitamin Water" would be a good way to describe it.

What's inside Green Dakara?

This interesting drink contains the juices and extracts of 14 different ingredients.
6  of them are citrus fruits, grapefruit juice, lemon juice&peel, amanatsu, pomelo, shiikwaasaa (peel), and yuzu (peel). The other 8 are aloe vera, salt, seaweed (extract), tomato (extract), sugarcane, black sesame seed, sugar, and honey.

The ingredients that are used most are the grapefruit and lemon juices. On the label it says that there are less than 10% of those grapefruit and lemon juices contained so it's basically almost all water.

How does it taste?

The drink is very soft and not too sweet, much like most flavored waters(although Green Dakara is not marketed as flavored water). You can clearly taste the grapefruit but you can't really make out the other ingredients. So it's basically a grapefruit flavored water with an added softness due to the added minerals from the other ingredients.
Overall, it's a nice refreshing drink, and can be a healthy and efficient way of quenching your thirst on a hot summer day.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Kirin Amino Supli C - Taste & Review

Found this in a vending machine while walking home, cost is typical for a pet-bottled drink in Japan, 150 yen. This would not fit into the category of the "medicinal" energy drinks I have reviewed so far as it is more of a sports drink.

Refreshing and sweet with a taste similar to that of Vitamin Water XXX, just much sweeter. However, there is no similarity in the ingredients used to flavor the drink as Kirin Amino Supli C uses lemon and acerola(Malpighia emarginata) juices whereas Vitamin Water XXX uses acai, blueberry, and pomegranate extracts. And yes, it is also worth noting that Amino Supli C uses less than 1% of those juices. But let's also not forget the main thing that Kirin is trying to market here are the Amino acids and the Vitamin C. This drink includes 1000mg of Vitamin C and 400mg of an amino acid called Ornithine.

Additional Info:
  • The drink mainly uses sugar as the sweetener but also uses artificial sweeteners.
  • Uses tomato coloring, gardenia jasminoides coloring, and caramel coloring.
  • Amount of liquid is 555ml instead of the standard 500ml.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

TIOVITA GOLD(チオビタ・ゴールド)

TIOVITA GOLD is an energy drink sold by the Taiho Pharmaceutical Company, the company that sells the "Tiovita" lineup of energy drinks.
First of all, this drink is very small. It comes in a 30ml bottle and you can drink it in one gulp basically. The smallness is partly due to the fact that this is a pharmaceutical energy drink. Most quasi-drugs will come in the form of a 150ml glas bottle whereas, most pharmaceutical energy drinks will come in a smaller, 50ml or 30ml glass bottle.
However, despite it's size, there are more ingredients that will make you more energetic than a normal energy drink(quasi-drug enegry drink) in Japan.

The taste is fruity of that of peach, but has a slightly bitter aftertaste. It doesn't really taste good.

Fante Yunker 3B

Taste: The taste is watery like all the other Yunker drinks I've tasted before. It tastes fruity but I'm not so sure what fruit.

Lipovitan Gold(リポビタン・ゴールド)

Taste: The taste of this is very strong. It has a sour, tangy taste with a slightly astringent aftertaste. However, it is not hard to drink as the it is quite sweet.  According to the manufacturer, it is supposed to taste like apricot, which it does.........the astringency is probably to replicate the taste of apricot.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

S-CUP L (エスカップL)

This tastes a little sour, and that makes sense because this drink is supposed to taste like apple juice. It actually does......

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Kyokyo Daha(強強打破)

This is Kyokyo Daha from the Tokiwa Pharmaceutical Company. This drink is not a pharmaceutical or a quasi-drug. This means that you can drink this more than one time a day even if you're younger than a 15 year old. This drink has 150mg of caffeine and some other ingredients like ginseng extract.

This tastes horrible, one of the worst I've tasted in a while. It tastes like liquid tiramisu.......(Note: I don't like tiramisu or sweetened coffee)

about 250 yen (expensive, since this packs a small punch)

150mg of caffeine is a lot, but you'll get the same effect as drinking 3 cups of my opinion. However, it fails to pack a punch in energy, as it just makes you feel more awake. In that sense, it doesn't even compare to other (pharmaceutical) energy drinks.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Lipovitan D 11(リポビタンD11)

Today's energy drink is the Lipovitan D 11 by the Taisho Pharmaceutical Company. This is one of the most expensive energy drinks in the Lipovtan lineup that you can buy in a convenience  store in Japan(You can buy more expensive Lipovitans at drug stores). On the label, it says, "現代のつらい疲れに" which translates to, "For fatigue in today's society". The 11 stands for the 11 main ingredients in this thing. They are, 1500mg of taurine, 200mg of royal jelly, 90mg of ginseng extract, 0.6ml of Eleutherococcus senticosus extract(took me a long time to find this in, 0.2ml of wolfberry extract, 100mg of arginine, 100mg of inositol, 30mg of niacin, 10mg of vitamin B1, 5mg each of vitamin B2 and B6, 50mg of vitamin E, and 50mg of caffeine.

The taste is not so good. It is sour and has a weird sweetness to it.

About 380yen

This kept me awake for the whole day. I did not have to take a nap this day! This drink will naturally make you energetic and get you moving.....dangerous, yeah. However, this is normal in JAPAN.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Yunker Royal 200 (ユンケルローヤル200)

This is one of the more than 30 brands of the Yunker series. The Yunker series are sold by the Sato Pharmaceutical Company. First of all, the bottle is quite normal except for the fact that there is "Sato" engraved on it which is quite an eye-catcher.......for me. Another thing is that there's only 19kcal in 100ml of this compared to 74, which is what you'll find in a normal "Lipovitan D", which is also 100ml. The "Royal 200" stands for the 200mg of royal jelly that are in this. However, 200mg isn't that special; you'll find 300mg of royal jelly in a "Lipovitan D8" which is, not surprisingly, more expensive than this product. The ingredients in this Yunker are 200mg of royal jelly, 1000mg of taurine, 10mg of vitamin B1, 5mg of vitamin B2, 10mg of vitamin B6, 20mg of niacin, and 50mg of caffeine.

This tastes and smells like nice, refreshing apple juice. It's quite watery compared to other energy drinks.

about 200yen

The effects of this are "normal". On this blog, "normal" means that it has the same effects as a normal Lipovitan D, Tiovita, S-CUP, etc.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Alinamin V (アリナミンV)

Today's drink is the Alinamin V from the Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. The first thing you might notice with this is that it's very small. There's only 50ml of this compared to 100ml which is what you would find in a normal energy drink in Japan. However, the amount of vitamins and god-knows-what does not differ much which means that it's that concentrated.
The drink contains Fursultiamine, a derivative of thiamine(Vitamin B1) which was developed in Japan by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company in the 1960s and is incorporated into most, if not all Alinamin products.

The taste is bitter and sweet at the same time. This is one of the most bitter energy drinks I've done a review on. However, it's not disgustingly bitter, it's just slightly bitter which is actually quite nice. However, you might need a little time to get used to it. As for me, I still haven't gotten used to this taste.....definitely not my favorite.

about 150yen

The effects of this are normal. When I say the effects of an energy drink is "normal", I mean that it is in the same range as the normal Tivovita, S-CUP, Lipovitan-D, etc which are all about 150yen.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Lipovitan D 8 (リポビタンD8)

This is "Lipovitan D 8" by the Taisho Pharmaceutical Company. On the label it says, "つらい疲れに" which translates to "for painful fatigue". PAINFUL!?!? I thought, this really must pack a punch. There's 1500mg of taurine, 300mg of royal jelly, 10mg of vitamin B1(thiamine), 5mg of vitamin B2(riboflavin), 5mg of vitamin B6, 50mg of vitamin E, 100mg of inositol, 30mg of niacin(B3), 90mg of ginseng extract(used in traditional Chinese medicine), and 50mg of caffeine. What really stands out with this Lipovitan D8 is that it has 300mg of royal jelly in it. That's 1.5 times what D11 and "Yunker Royal 200" have.

It has kind of a floral essence to it. It's not like any of the energy drinks I've tasted before....very interesting. It might taste like medicine to people who think this floral taste has a medicinal taste to it.

about 260yen

The effects are similar to that of "Lipovitan D Super". It's exactly what you'd expect from an energy drink in this price range. It's like you took a Lipovitan D and multiplied the effects by 2 as mentioned in the "Lipovitan D Super" article. However, unlike the super, the effects didn't last very long which was quite dissapointing,

Dekavita C (デカビタC)

Ok here's our first carbonated drink on this blog. It is the "Dekavita C" from a company called Suntory. This drink is not medicinal so you are able to drink this more than once a day and even if you're less than 15 years old. There's 0.67mg of vitamin B1, 0.76mg of vitamin B2, 1mg of vitamin B6, 1.4micrograms of vitamin B12, 95mg of vitamin C, 8.6mg of niacin(B3), 0.9-3.7mg of pantothenic acid, and 1.2mg of vitamin P(flavonoid) in 100ml of this.
"Deka" means "big" in Japanese and "vita" stands for "vitamins", and the "C" stands for vitamin C, hence the name "Dekavita C". There's 210ml of liquid in this thing so it is quite large if you compare it to medicinal energy drinks which are usually 100ml.

The carbonation gives the drink a nice kick to it, unlike most energy drinks in Japan. The taste is not fruity and tastes similar to Oronamin C. There's nothing too special about it except for the slight honey-like taste, most likely due to the royal jelly.

about 120yen

Well, you can't compare this to medicinal energy drinks, just a small boost in energy.

Alinamin 7 (アリナミン7)

This is the Alinamin 7 sold by the Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. The 7 stands for the 7 main ingredeints that are in this. They are.....2.5mg of vitamin B1(thiamine), 2mg of vitamin B2(riboflavin), 10mg of vitmain B6, 25mg of Niacin(B3), 125mg of sodium L-aspartate, 1000mg of taurine, and 50mg of caffeine. 

Taste: The taste is fruity sweet and slightly bitter; that of medicine. Not my favorite taste among the energy drinks but better than Tiovita. 

about 150 yen.

Effect: I didn't feel the effects of this very much.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Lipovitan D Super (リポビタンDスーパー)

This is the Lipovitan D Super energy drink from the Taisho Pharmaceutical Company.
First of all, this is different from the original, blue Lipovitan D energy drink and all the other baseline energy drinks from the fact that it has 2000mg of taurine in it. If you want to know what taurine is, check out my S-CUP post. Other than that this has 5mg each of vitamins B2(riboflavin) and B6, 10mg of vitamin B1(Thiamine), 20mg of Niacin(B3), 130mg of Ginseng extract(A type of traditional Chinese medicine), 10mg of vitamin E, 300mg of arginine hydrochloride, 50mg of caffeine, and 100mg of inositol. 

The taste is very sweet and has a peach-like flavor to it. 

about 260yen(expensive)

The effect is phenomenal compared to all the other baseline products.  I drank it and immediately, I began to feel the effects of the drink. It's like you took a Lipovitan D and multiplied the effects x2. On the other hand, I would have been disappointed if I didn't get this much of an energy boost with this 260-yen product.

Tiovita (チオビタ)

Today's energy drink is Tiovita! It is the flagship energy drink of the Taiho Pharmaceutical Company. The ingredients in this power pack is similar to all the flagship(baseline) energy drinks in Japan; 1000mg taurine, 5mg each of Vitamins B1, B2, and B6, etc.

The taste of this is very sweet and has a medicine flavor to it.  Definitely not my favorite. The sweetness does not have any fruitiness to it, it's just plain sweet....period. And the medicine taste doesn't help much either.

about 150 yen

So I drank one of these and I became recharged quite quickly. Nothing special. Just as what you'd expect from a 150 yen energy drink in Japan......which means Tiovita=S-Cup=Lipovitan D=Arinamin=etc....

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

S-CUP (エスカップ)

S-CUP is the flagship energy drink of the SS Pharmaceutical Company, a company which has its roots in the Edo Period, when Shirai Shosuke founded the "Minoya Yakubo" Kampo(traditional Chinese medicine) pharmacy in 1765. Later in the early 20th century, the name "SS", which stands for "Social Service" was adopted. Today, it also stands for "Science & Society". The company was acquired by German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim in 2001.
"S-CUP" is a long-seller item, having been first sold in 1963. It comes in a 100ml brown glass bottle, as with most quasi-drug energy drinks.

The drink contains 1000mg of taurine, 5mg each of Vitamin B1, B2 ,and B6, 50mg of caffeine, 20mg of niacin, 20mg of nicotinamide, and 100mg of carnitine.

The taste is fruity and not medicinal at all. Overall, it is very easy to drink.

about 150 yen

The drink gave me a nice boost and was able to keep me awake for a whole day, despite having not slept much the previous day.