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Is g fuel bad for you? – Lead? caffeine? Gfuel FAQ

Is g fuel bad for you and what does it actually do?

GFuel is an energy drink specifically made for gamers and esport athletes. At first Gfuel was only available in powder form, meaning you bought a tub of powder and needed to mix it with water yourself. As of recently Gfuel also offers cans which are similar to more commonly known drinks like Redbull or Monster.

While Gfuel can be consumed by anybody and is not solely made for gaming, the company clearly markets it for gamers who are looking for a way to improve their reaction time and stay focused for a longer period of time. Besides making you a better gamer, Gfuel also prides themselves as a much healthier alternative to conventionally sugar loaded energy drinks. G Fuel is made with all natural ingredients, loaded with antioxidants and free of sugar. The company’s mission is to have the best energy drink on the market that is not only affordable but also healthy.

Is GFuel bad for you?

Every single day I get asked if G Fuel is safe to consume or if it is bad for you.

Short Answer

Yes G Fuel is considered generally safe and no ingredient in their formula will do any harm if followed G Fuel’s instructions on the label. Here is our article Is GFuel Worth it in 2021?

Long Answer

As with anything in life, things are often not as simple as black and white. This also applies to G Fuel. If you are a healthy 18 years or older human being, G Fuel is safe for you to consume, but there are some exceptions. If you are pregnant, diabetic, suffer from heart problems or high blood pressure, G Fuel might bring some complications along for you.

G Fuel’s energy formula contains many ingredients to boost your energy and wake you up. The two major ones are caffeine and taurine.

Each serving of G Fuel contains about 150mg of caffeine which is equivalent to 1-2 cups of coffee. Taurine is by now a standard ingredient in all energy drinks and acts similar to caffeine on the heart as well. If you have heart problems this could bring complications for you.

While G Fuel prides themselves with their antioxidant complex, there is very little research on how all these different ingredients work together. In general antioxidants are extremely helpful and needed by your body.

They protect your cells and DNA from free radicals. As a rule of thumb if you have health conditions or you are concerned that some ingredients might interfere with your medication or medical treatment, best is to ask your healthcare provider for more information.

Does GFuel actually contain lead?

G Fuels biggest issue, which has been dragging the brand down for the last few years, is its lead warning which appears on every single tub of product you buy. This warning was the result of a lawsuit back in 2017/2018. In California products potentially containing lead need to be labeled with a warning, so that California’s residents can make a more informed decision on whether or not to buy the product.

After testing Gfuel for lead, trace amounts of lead were found in the product, therefore by Californai’s law of proposition 65 requiring Gfuel to label their product with a lead warning.

According to Gfuel these trace amounts of lead originate from the product’s natural ingredients. Plants can absorb lead which is naturally found in soil. When these plants are then used in a product, the lead carries on. Many products on the market which are based on natural ingredients have a lead warning on them.

Is the lead dangerous? Lead in general is dangerous, however; the amount found in gfuel is so low, that you need about 1000 servings to experience lead poisoning, and by that time you will run into poisoning from other ingredients first, caffeine for example.

But if the lead warning is an issue to you, there are plenty of other gaming energy drinks out there.

GFuel as a pre-workout?

The only time a day I would not recommend drinking Gfuel is right before going to bed, simply because the caffeine gives me a hard time falling asleep. Besides that however you can consume Gfuel whenever you want. Is it a good pre-workout?

No absolutely not. You can drink it right before the gym, however; Gfuel is designed to give you mental focus and not so much to support your body in physical activities. The core of pre-workout supplements are stimulants that increase blood flow, resulting in a so-called pump.

Gfuel cannot offer this because it would be counterproductive when gaming. For a more detailed explanation check out my video above.

Can GFuel kill you?

Gfuel is a product considered safe, however; with anything in life the dose makes the poison and if you would consume 1000 servings of Gfuel all at once, yes it would kill you. If you follow Gfuel’s recommended usage, which you can find on the label and their website, no Gfuel will not kill you. If Gfuel was this deadly, it would be off the market. Keep in mind it is in the company’s best interest to keep their consumers alive.

Is GFuel safe for minors?

As I mentioned in my video above, I do not recommend Gfuel for minors. There are no guidelines in the United States on how much caffeine a minor can consume, however; doctors agree that minors should consume little to no caffeine.

Gfuel does not give any recommendation or guidelines on minors consuming their product, but they state on their website that you need to be 18 years or older to browse the site. In that case adults should monitor their minors’ activity on the site. How effective this is, is a totally different story.

Again I believe there is no need for caffeine in the lives of minors at all, no Gfuel or any other form of caffeine. But more to that in the video.

Is GFuel healthier than coffee?

This is a tough question to answer. In what sense is Gfuel healthier than coffee? Because of all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants they add into their drink? While Gfuel and coffee are similar in the sense they both have caffeine and the goal is to wake the consumer up, I think they are so different that this is hard to compare.

It is difficult to say because you cannot switch out one for another. You will never find someone replacing their morning coffee with a serving of Gfuel.

If I had to choose, I would say on the first look Gfuel looks healthier than coffee.

What are GFuel’s shortcomings?

Gfuel’s shortcomings, where do we start? Honestly, I do not believe Gfuel has a lot of shortcomings. The product is fairly priced, it works decently and I enjoy the product a lot. The only aspect of Gfuel I absolutely hate is how terrible it mixes in water. I am uncertain if it is because the ingredients are so natural that there is still dirt mixed in, or if they simply did not prioritize how it mixes.

I am joking by the way, there is no dirt in Gfuel.

Are other energy drinks, Monster/Redbull better?

Well…According to Gfuel, their whole mission is to be different to Monster and Redbull. Monster and Redbull have the bad reputation of being loaded with sugar even though they offer sugar free alternatives. It is difficult to say if one energy drink is really better than the other. In my opinion Gfuel tastes better, is cheaper and has a larger vitamin and antioxidant mix. Am I saying you should get your fill or vitamins through Gfuel? Absolutely not no, but if I have the choice, I would always choose Gfuel over Monster or Redbull, even though Gfuel does have a lower caffeine amount than most conventional energy drinks on the market.

G Fuel Hydration

If you would like to get the G Fuel experience and lifestyle, but you do not want to consume too much caffeine, G Fuel released their Hydration line for this exact purpose.

G Fuel hydration comes in a variety of flavors, not as many as their energy formula however. The hydration formula is a basic version of the energy formula and the main difference is that G Fuel took out the caffeine.

Providing a caffeine free version of the popular esports drink, does not only make it more attractive to users who do not wish to consume caffeine throughout the day or even late at night, but it also opens up the market to a younger audience. Parents can now allow their children to get G Fuel without having them stay up all night.

G Fuel hydration aims to replenish and rehydrate. With those goals in mind, it directly competes with Gatorade and Powerade. While both Gatorade and Powerade are established drinks in almost any sports, G Fuel takes a different approach, by making the drink 0 calories.

One last aspect worth mentioning is the lead warning remains on the label. Caffeine was not the ingredient that resulted California to force Gamma Labs to label their lead content, and with G Fuel hydration the company stays true to its mission to provide real ingredients and therefore the potential lead remains.

In my personal opinion G Fuel hydration is worth a shot, and provides a great alternative to their energy formula. I often find myself gaming at night and I simply wish not to consume caffeine late in the night. With the hydration formula you get the G Fuel experience, with their focus complex, as they claim, but you are still able to go to bed after your gaming session.

If you would like a more detailed insight, you can read my full article by clicking here.

Buy G Fuel the right way

Navigating the G Fuel website for the first time can be confusing, with all the different products and especially flavors the company has to offer. There are however a few tricks I recommend before picking up your first order of G Fuel.

Tricks to save money

G Fuel offers three different starter kits, to get you on your way. The only difference between them is the shaker you get, and the shakers rotate through as well. So pick your favorite shaker and get started. With the shaker you also get 7 G Fuel samples, so you can try out some flavors already. Each sample is one serving.

If you do not want to spend the money on a shaker, which does cost you about $5 in the bundle, you can get every single flavor in 1 serving pouches from G Fuel as well, and in essence create your own assortment of flavors. Do be aware that each flavor is sold in pairs of three, you cannot get a single sample shipped, the lowest sample size shipped is three.

If you wish to create your own assortment of flavors, I recommend choosing the Box deal from G Fuel. This lets you pick 4 flavors, each flavor comes with 5 packs, for a total of 20 packs in the box. This deal runs you slightly cheaper than buying each flavor separately.

Do not waste your money on this

While there are great deals that save you money, there are also a couple items that are just a waste of money.

First we have tubs. There is nothing wrong with G Fuel tubs, however be mindful of the time you purchase your tubs, there might be a BOGO sale right around the corner. G Fuel often has a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE deal going on, allowing you to get two tubs for the price of one. I highly recommend signing up for the email notifications so you do not miss the biggest deals!

Lastly we have cans. G Fuel started to offer some flavors in a canned form, just like Bang Energy does. These drinks contain 300mg off caffeine, so twice the amount of a single serving of powder, and also are carbonated.

While there is nothing wrong with the cans itself, other than they are pricier, I would recommend going to your nearest GNC or supplement store and picking up some cans there. While you might have a hard time finding G Fuel tubs in stores, most supplement stores carry their cans and even some gas stations. I do not recommend to have cans shipped and having to deal with the carbonation and potentially higher shipping costs, I’d suggest getting your occasionally can from your local store.

Is G-Fuel Hydration Good For You?

Gfuel hydration is a product generally considered safe. It does not contain any caffeine, however it’s lead warning remains.

Is G-Fuel Actually Healthy?

G Fuel is made with natural ingredients and packed with tons of vitamins and antioxidants.

Is G-Fuel bad for you?

If you’re over eighteen and in good health, G-Fuel is like a very strong energy drink with lots of extra antioxidants. If you’re underage, pregnant, diabetic, or have a medical condition involving serotonin levels or the thyroid, you should check with your doctor first.

Is G-Fuel safe?

G Fuel allegedly contains more than the “safe harbor” daily dosage of lead, which is known to cause cancer and birth defects as well as other reproductive harm. According to California’s state laws, there is no known level of exposure that is considered safe, especially in children.

Does G-Fuel have lead?

In April 2018, Gamma Enterprises settled a $10,500 lawsuit with California’s Environmental Research Center over lead contamination in their G Fuel products. 18 samples of G Fuel were found to have great enough lead content that warning labels were required, per California’s Proposition 65.

Is G-Fuel sold at Walmart?

Yes Gfuel is sold at Walmart and Walmart.com

Does G-Fuel work?

G FUEL is a Natural Energy Drink Formula created by Gamma Labs. … In fact, our first customer was a professional eSports athlete who wanted an immediate increase in Energy, Focus, and Endurance; without the use of toxic chemicals or additives found in typical Energy Drinks.

Is G-Fuel bad for kids?

Still, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that energy drinks “should never be consumed by children or adolescents,” because of their stimulant content. “They’re being advertised to, while they’re gaming, while they’re not in front of their parents, it’s almost like a free for all,” Dr. Schneider said.

Does G-Fuel have caffeine?

How much caffeine is in G FUEL? There’s about as much caffeine in G FUEL as you would find in a large cup of coffee (140 to 150 mg per serving). For those who are sensitive to caffeine, check out our caffeine-free G FUEL Hydration Formula.

Is G-Fuel good?

Tastes pretty good. I have a high caffeine tolerance and it still gives me a decent boost.

Is G-Fuel an energy drink?

G FUEL is a Natural Energy Drink Formula created by Gamma Labs. Our original goal was to create a 100% clean, natural, and healthy alternative to sugar-loaded Energy Drinks. … While sugary Energy Drinks contain a lot of unknown chemicals, G FUEL is clean.

What’s G-Fuel?

G FUEL is a Natural Energy Drink Formula created by Gamma Labs. Our original goal was to create a 100% clean, natural, and healthy alternative to sugar-loaded Energy Drinks. What we were after was an Energy Drink which would meet even the high standards of the most active and hectic lifestyles. In fact, our first customer was a professional eSports athlete who wanted an immediate increase in Energy, Focus, and Endurance; without the use of toxic chemicals or additives in sugary Energy Drinks. You can check out Team Gamma to see all the professionals since then who now trust G FUEL.

Who owns G-Fuel?

G FUEL Drink Formula is a brand of caffeinated drink mix sold by Gamma Labs, based in West Babylon, New York.

Does gfuel have sugar?

G FUEL is sugar-free, gluten-free, and packed with tons of antioxidants and b-vitamins. Like with any caffeinated product, moderation is key.

Does gfuel expire?

Do G FUEL Energy Crystals have an expiration date? Yes. All G FUEL Energy Crystals have an approximate “best if used by” date of 2 years.

Can gfuel kill you?

Can GFuel kill you? Gfuel is a product considered safe, however; with anything in life the dose makes the poison and if you would consume 1000 servings of Gfuel all at once, yes it would kill you. If you follow Gfuel’s recommended usage, which you can find on the label and their website, no Gfuel will not kill you.

Gfuel where to buy?

You can buy it online or in big Markets

Is gfuel fda approved?

G FUEL Energy Drink Formula powder is supplement, not a drug. … However, you can rest assured knowing G FUEL is manufactured in FDA-certified facilities and is 100% FDA compliant.

Do gfuel tubs come with a scoop?

Yep. All Tubs come with a Scooper inside. 1 scoop = 1 serving.

Can gfuel give you cancer?

G Fuel allegedly contains more than the “safe harbour” daily dosage of lead, which is known to cause cancer and birth defects as well as other reproductive harm. According to California’s state laws, there is no known level of exposure that is considered safe, especially in children.

Why is gfuel shipping so expensive?

Free standard shipping on orders over $50.00 with promo code “FREESHIP” at checkout. Minimum order value of $50.01 before application of coupon required for free shipping to be applicable

When was gfuel founded?

G FUEL Drink Formula Was founded in 2012 and is a brand of caffeinated drink mix sold by Gamma Labs, based in West Babylon, New York.

Are gfuel shakers dishwasher safe?

Yes, 16oz capacity, leak-proof design, dishwasher safe, and BPA free! Our G FUEL shakers come in many different styles pertaining to our influencers, gamers, and athletes.

Should i buy gfuel?

If you want to try a new Energy Drink & Supplement, Yes.

Are gfuel cans carbonated?

G FUEL originally released as a caffeinated powder intended to be mixed with water and has expanded its line of products over time to include a non-caffeinated version of the powder, a carbonated version in a can, a powdered hydration formula, and a pop rock like version in a tube.

Does gfuel do anything?

G FUEL is a Natural Energy Drink Formula created by Gamma Labs. … In fact, the first customer was a professional eSports athlete who wanted an immediate increase in Energy, Focus, and Endurance; without the use of toxic chemicals or additives found in typical Energy Drinks.

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