2PM Boost from Telebrands is an energy drink that they claim will give you energy in the middle of the day without the subsequent crash. This is because they say 2PM Boost is freshly made, contains no sugars or artificial stimulants, and will amp you up for almost 6 hours naturally and then gently let you down.

What’s in 2PM Boost that they say makes it so great for energy?

2PM Boost claims to contain “micro nutrients,” amino acids, and electrolytes but the only specific ingredient they mention is vitamin B-12. Vitamin B-12 is an important vitamin found in meats, fish, and dairy products. While taking vitamin B-12 is effective for those with a vitamin B-12 deficiency, there is insufficient proof it helps with fatigue. The Mayo Clinic notes that there is some evidence that it can help give people who feel tired more energy, but this is for those who receive a vitamin B-12 injection twice a week.

2PM Boost comes in powdered form, which they claim makes it fresher than energy drinks in a can that sit on shelves (but we’d like to point out that vitamins also expire). To use your 2PM Boost, they instruct you to fill a glass with 16 oz. of water, add the powder (which comes in Grape Pop, Orange Pop, or Lemonade Pop), and watch it bubble and fizz like a science experiment.

Then, drink 2PM Boost down and they promise in a few moments you’ll be more awake, alert, and ready to make it through the rest of your day. Best of all, because it contains no sugars or artificial stimulants, they promise you won’t feel the dreaded crash you experience with sodas or other drinks.

How much does it cost to buy 2PM Energy Boost?

2PM Energy Boost sells on the Telebrands website and in their infomercial for $10 for a 6-pack of powdered vials (2 of each flavor) plus $6.99 shipping and handling for a total of $16.99. At the time of your order, they say you can add another 6-pack of 2PM Energy Boost for $6.99 more in fees.

Is there a money back guarantee for 2PM Energy Boost?

Sort of. While the website claims to offer a money back guarantee, the fine print of Telebrands’ return policy states that consumable items like 2PM Energy Boost are only returnable if they come back unopened. (They’ll also pocket any and all shipping and handling fees and you have to pay to ship it back to them.)

Bottom Line: Is 2PM Energy Boost a good idea to perk myself up in the middle of the day?

Likely, no. This is because we don’t really know what is in it aside from vitamin B-12, which itself has no evidence that taking it in powdered form will make you more awake.

While it says it contains “no artificial stimulants” that phrase is somewhat misleading. Caffeine is a natural stimulant, and for that matter so is nicotine or cocaine. While it is unlikely that 2PM Boost has the latter 2 ingredients, it doesn’t expressly say it has no caffeine.

Caffeine generally is considered safe in low doses and can indeed give you more focus or energy. If it’s in powdered form, however, it becomes more dangerous as you don’t know how much you are really getting so you can possibly overdose.

Therefore, if you are having that 2PM slump, don’t reach for any powdered drink. Instead, WebMD recommends ingesting some carbs like fruit, toast with peanut butter, or an English muffin with egg. Drink plenty of water, and try and go outside for a walk. More energy boosting tips can be found here.

Let us know your experience with 2PM Boost below!

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