Vitality Vs. Energy: RE Drink Reviews

Thanks to Rushmore Superfoods I received samples of their product to try for the purposes of this review.

RE calls their formulations vitality drinks instead of energy drinks which have become almost ubiquitous.  Why the difference?  Vitality is the state of being strong and active.  This indicates a more permanent and lasting state of well being and stamina.  Energy drinks are known for giving a quick boost that wears off after a short period.  What Rushmore Essentials wants it’s customers to understand is that regular consumption of their Vitality drinks will lead to a longer lasting sense of well being.


Have you heard of antioxidants?  If you’ve been in public, gone to a grocery store, read a paper, watched TV or been on the Internet you are sure to have heard about them and their benefits.  Antioxidants are found naturally in fruits and vegetables and have been found to be excellent cancer fighters.  Fact of the matter is that people rarely eat enough of the needed fruits and veggies to get the antioxidants they need for well-being.  RE drinks use a combination of fruit juices and purees from some of the most antioxidant rich fruits known to man.  The RE Vitalize contains juice from 21 superfruits from all over the world.  This helps provide a source of antioxidants that wouldn’t normally be available in your every day diet.

The RE Vive shots are 2.5 ounces of juice with green tea and B vitamins mixed to give you a boost of energy and add to your natural verve.  This I would take about mid-afternoon with a snack.  Personally, I would not take this on an empty stomach.  The B vitamins without a bit of a buffer made me slightly nauseous.  Taken with a protein rich snack it allowed the nutrients to absorb a little more slowly.

An interesting fact about the RE Vive vitality drink shot is that it has an ORAC score of 7500 and one 2 ounce serving of the RE Vitalize drink has an ORAC of 4000.  ORAC is oxygen radical absorbency capacity – basically how effective the antioxidants in a food are at fighting free radicals.  You can check the ORAC of hundreds of foods in the ORAC Values database sorted either by score or alphabetically.  It is recommended that we consume between 3,500 and 5,000 ORAC per day in our diet.  One shot of the RE Vive or one serving of RE Vitalize and you’ve exceeded your daily need.  Don’t forget to still eat your fruits and veggies – we do still need fiber you know :).

When I received my box of Rushmore Essentials, or RE, beverages I was very sick with the flu.  I had no appetite and everything was turning my stomach.  They couldn’t have come at a better time.  Though the first few times I attempted to drink the RE Vitalize it didn’t set well, I knew the antioxidants and B vitamins in the drink would be essential to my complete recovery and restoration of my normal energy level.  I had to wait a couple weeks before I was able to drink the vitality beverage daily and add it to my smoothies.

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It tastes pretty decent.  The Re Vitalize mix of juices kind of has a taste similar to prune juice but the texture, mouth-feel and aftertaste are completely different.  It adds a really tasty zing to my daily breakfast smoothies. In the Re Vive Shots you could really taste the B Vitamins more strongly, but at least you know they are there with 100% fruit juices, green tea and not artificial sweeteners.

If you’d like to give these a try you can find the 2.5 oz Re Vive vitality shot and the 32 oz Re Vitalize at Costco, The Vitamin Shoppe and  Search the RE website for other locations in your area.  Go here to get a $1 off coupon.

Want a chance to win a bottle of REVive or REVitalize? Click here for the contest running between 3/26 and 4/9/14. Open to US Residents only.

Disclaimer: I received products as part of an advertorial direct from Rushmore Superfoods.  No compensation was provided for this publication.  This site uses affiliate links.  Clicking on these links may result in compensation for this site.

60 comments for “Vitality Vs. Energy: RE Drink Reviews

  1. March 21, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    I can’t find a good drink that doesn’t give me jitters and it doesn’t taste good!
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    • March 25, 2014 at 5:03 pm

      This one did taste good. As for the jitters all I can suggest is a small snack like a handful of nuts.

  2. March 21, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Nice love the review, was curious about these energy drinks. I have wanted to try both.
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    • March 25, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      You may have more opportunities to find them. I checked if my local Costco had them to no avail, but they were carried at the Vitamin Shoppe nearby.

  3. March 22, 2014 at 1:50 am

    I can’t do energy drinks but I will share this with a friend who loves them.
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    • March 25, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      The RE Vitality is more of a nutritional supplement. It didn’t have any of the added caffeine from Green Tea like the RE Vive.

  4. March 22, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    My husband loves energy drinks, but I think so many of them are too sweet. This one sounds really good – we’ll have to give it a try.
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  5. March 22, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    I’ve never heard of these but love that they are full of vitamins.
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    • March 25, 2014 at 4:51 pm

      I like the vitamin richness, but the ORAC value was what really caught my attention.

  6. March 22, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    I never heard of this brand, but it sounds wonderful!
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  7. Ty
    March 23, 2014 at 1:36 am

    I don’t really care for energy drinks as I don’t like the way they make me feel.
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    • March 25, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      What I learned was even with this one based on juices it is best to drink it with a small snack to buffer the B vitamins from being absorbed too quickly. That kept the nausea at bay and didn’t give me the jitters.

  8. March 23, 2014 at 3:08 am

    Regarding the texture and aftertaste, that’s a good different right? I definitely need to add some kind of supplements to my diet so this might just be the perfect option!
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    • March 25, 2014 at 4:48 pm

      Absolutely it was a good different. Guess I should have specified, lol!

  9. March 23, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    I’ve never heard of this product but we’ve had other drinks full of antioxidants and like those.
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  10. March 24, 2014 at 3:01 am

    I’d love to try those, I’ll have to pick some up!
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  11. March 25, 2014 at 10:26 am

    My husband drinks a lot of energy drinks, but I don’t think I have ever seen him drinking this brand. I will tell him about it.

    • March 25, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      Hubs and I have tried others and not liked them. The taste was bad, they gave us a stomach ache and gave us the jitters. Part of the problem was taking it without a small snack, but I didn’t like the totally artificial quality of them. RE doesn’t have any artificial sweeteners and relies on the fruit juices and purees for nutrients and sweetness.

  12. March 25, 2014 at 10:28 am

    My Hubs has been trying a lot of different energy drinks to see which ones he likes and works the best. He hasn’t tried this brand.
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  13. March 25, 2014 at 10:54 am

    I will have to give these a try, I usually only use energy drinks after a long race event because I have nothing left as far as energy after a really long run.
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  14. March 25, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    I have never heard of this drink before. Definitely something to check out!
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    • March 25, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      If you come back tomorrow you will find a giveaway for the drink! Hope you can enter :).

  15. March 25, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I drink lots of lemon infused water and juice vegetables instead of drinking pre-packaged juices. Sounds like a great product
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    • March 25, 2014 at 4:22 pm

      I just watched an episode of Dr. Oz that advocated doing that. There was actually a diet plan that went with it. Those always make me nervous, but I guess you have to break some habits to make new ones, right?

  16. March 25, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    I haven’t heard of this brand until now. My parents drink a lot of energy drinks, so I will have to let them know about these verses regular energy drinks.

  17. March 25, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Hmmm. I’m not a big fan of the taste of prune juice. does the flavor change depending on what you mix it with?

  18. March 25, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    I hope that they have samples at Costco when I go tomorrow. I would be interested in trying it.
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  19. Pam
    March 25, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Energy drinks give me the jitters, but I have some friends who would be happy to try these out. I will pass along the info.

  20. March 25, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    I have seen these in the store, but never knew really what they were. Now I want to go get one and try it out! I love that they use 21 superfruits!
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  21. March 25, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    I am always up for trying womthing to help get energy back. This one sounds good.
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  22. March 25, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I will have to tell my daughter in college about these, she likes energy drinks for late night studying
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  23. March 25, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Unfortunately I can’t do energy drinks but will pass this on to those who can.
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  24. March 26, 2014 at 12:31 am

    I love B Vitamins – this sounds like something I really want to try. I need something other than coffee to give me that energy at the end of the day.
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  25. March 26, 2014 at 12:54 am

    Seems like a good one – so far all I have seen are things that doesn’t taste any good – I have to try this.
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  26. March 26, 2014 at 1:35 am

    Sounds like a product I must look into ! Thanks for sharing it
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  27. Pam
    March 26, 2014 at 1:40 am

    Vitamin B gives me issues too. I am always willing to try something once, especially if it has great health benefits.

  28. March 26, 2014 at 6:34 am

    That’s a good tip to drink it with a protein-rich snack. Thanks for sharing the info.!

  29. March 26, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Awesome review! I have been looking for a good energy drink to try!
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  30. March 26, 2014 at 9:21 am

    These sound pretty good! I could use more energy. Right now, I’m getting it from coffee!
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  31. March 26, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Thanks for explaining the difference between vitality and energy drinks. I think of energy drinks as a huge jolt of caffeine, and while I need some caffeine, I tend to shy away from anything energy-drink, so the difference was important. I love that it is loaded with B vitamins.
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    • March 26, 2014 at 10:58 am

      At first I took for granted that it was called a vitality drink but the more I used them and read about them I realized there had to be a reason for it. When I did some research I felt I had to share what I’d learned.

  32. Barb Stenby
    March 26, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I think these sound great! Just what I need.I hope to try these because I need some added vitality to my day

  33. March 26, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    I had never heard of this drink before. I think my husband would really like it.
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  34. Jen
    March 26, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Very interesting. I don’t drink energy drinks because they are really just caffeine. But knowing that this is full of super fruits is very appealing.
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  35. March 26, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    This is a really interesting product. I normally don’t drink any kind of energy drink, but with the added benefits this brand offers, I am intrigued and more inclined to pick up a bottle should I see them in our stores here.
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  36. March 26, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    That’s a great tip you had to mix it with a protein rich snack. Drinks like this usually make me so jittery but maybe if I had a snack with them they wouldn’t.
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  37. Paula Morgan
    March 26, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Love the idea that these are so full of Vitamins and Antioxidants, and not just sugar and caffeine. I also like that it’s made with actual fruit juices and not artificial flavorings. Just knowing this much about it would make me want to try it. You said, “The Re Vitalize mix of juices kind of has a taste similar to prune juice…”, but that’s just fine with me, because I like Prune Juice!

  38. March 26, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    I like the fact that you can take these with you on-the-go and that they provide you with necessary minerals.
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  39. March 26, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    This sounds like something I could use before going to the gym. I may have to pick some up for myself.
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  40. March 26, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    I need to look for these. I have been eating so horribly that this would probably help balance so of the crud.
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  41. Mayela
    March 26, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    I’m curious to try this these energy drinks are very rich hope to have the opportunity to try them! whenever I need energy.

  42. March 27, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Looks like a neat drink. I look forward to checking it out more.
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  43. Helga
    March 27, 2014 at 11:19 am

    I like this as an alternative to other energy drinks which can be hard on the adrenals.

  44. March 27, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    I don’t do energy drinks. I’m not entirely sure if all their ingredients are safe and have heard stories about a few of them so I stay away. These may be great but I’ll have to pass.
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  45. March 28, 2014 at 7:22 am

    This sounds like a great drink. I am not a fan of energy drinks but I would give this a try.
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  46. April 3, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    I am in desperate need for a drink like this! I work at a school and am always on the go. Being tired is not an option!
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  47. April 9, 2014 at 8:49 am

    What matters to me when it comes to juices is that it don’t have after taste

  48. Ben
    April 9, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Nice review. I’ve never tried any of these drinks but I’ve been thinking about trying one. I’ll give it a shot.
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  49. April 9, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I recently had the opportunity to try this energy drink, and found it tasty and truly gave me more energy. This is in my to buy list!
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  50. April 9, 2014 at 10:20 am

    I’ve been trying to stay away from energy drinks and drink more water instead, but it’s nice to know there are healthy alternatives if I need a pick-me-up. 😀
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