It seems these days people can’t enough of experimenting with the energy spectrum. A few years ago, it was all about the energy, how can people find easy solutions to feel more energized and productive? By downing a 5-Hour Energy Shot of course, giving Starbucks a run for its money.
Well nowadays it seems people want an antidote for the jittery five hour episode that follows the consumption of an energy drink: relaxation. Relaxation drinks seem to be all the rage now, further encouraging the lethargic, procrastinating nature of this country, just what we all need!
Forget pot brownies, relaxation drinks are the new way to relax, and they’re legal.
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Drank, a purple "relaxation" drink has made its way to the western United States and many people, mainly residents of Arizona, have a lot to say about it.
Fox news has dubbed Drank "Weed in a Can,” as Drank advertises itself as a response to the rising popularity of energy drinks such as Monster and Red Bull. Drank's slogan is "slow your roll" and it is allegedly a mellowing, grape-flavored drink.
Chef Stephanie Green, RD, president for the Arizona Dietetic Association, said in an email to CBS that the chief ingredients in Drank are valerian root and melatonin, which are indeed used as sleeping aids. However, she cautions that energy drinks are not tightly regulated by anyone besides their manufacturers.
"Bottom line is get a little exercise in each day to help relieve stress and help you sleep better, and instead of consuming liquid calories you can actually burn off some instead," Green said.
Drank would not be ideal to drink at work considering it will cause drowsiness. Do not operate heavy machinery after consuming Drank either. How about this? Instead of drinking half a bottle of Nyquil when you suffer from insomnia, grab a can of Drank, it should do the trick! Note: prepare for crazy dreams.