PepsiCo Inc. is rolling out a new drink called Kickstart this month that has Mountain Dew flavor but is made with 5 percent juice and Vitamins B and C, along with an extra jolt of caffeine.
Is Mountain Dew Kickstart an energy drink?
Introduced in 2014, PepsiCo states that Kickstart isn’t an energy drink, but an enhanced soft drink. They believe that Mountain Dew fans will turn to this product as a healthier breakfast beverage alternative than regular Mountain Dew.
What does Mountain Dew Kickstart do to your body?
Fructose, the main sweetener in Kickstart, has been linked to insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, obesity, fatty liver disease, and metabolic syndrome. Another study has shown that added sugars can lead to obesity and type 2 diabetes, fructose might be the worst of these added sugars.
Does Mountain Dew Kickstart wake you up?
While Kickstart contains less caffeine than coffee, it gives you the energy you need to wake up in the morning, or keep you going during work. These fruit flavored drinks are a great way to start your day.
Is it OK to drink Kickstart?
In short, Mountain Dew Kickstart isn’t bad for you as long as you consume it in moderation, although I still recommend having it only when you really need that boost. Of course, that’s not all to Mountain Dew Kickstart.
Does Kickstart have more caffeine than Mountain Dew?
Kickstart has far less caffeine than energy drinks — 92 milligrams for a 16-ounce can. A comparable amount of regular Mountain Dew would have 72 milligrams of caffeine while a can of PepsiCo’s Amp energy drink has 142 milligrams, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest.