Archive for September 5th, 2008

While I’m posting odd pictures, here’s one of a drink I tried a few days ago called Ripobitan D (リポビタン D). It’s produced by Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, and comes in a little glass bottle that looks and feels just like a medicine bottle. I bought it from a vending machine in front of my school when I was looking for a quick pick-me-up and wanted to try something new.

The first thing I noticed was the flavor’s similarity to Red Bull. At 100mL, the bottle is considerably smaller than a standard 250mL Red Bull, but it tastes like they used almost the same amount of flavor syrup. I wonder if that’s to mask the higher concentrations of uppers also present.

The ingredients I can read:
1000mg taurine
5mg each of vitamins B1, B2, and B6
50mg caffeine

Anyway, what made me post this is that for about two hours after drinking it, I felt lightheaded and my heart hurt. But I was certainly no longer drowsy, I’ll tell you that.

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