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Moxie Elixir Soda - The Original Energy Drink?

Dr. Augustin Thompson was the original founder of what is now Moxie Elixir Soda.  In 1885, the company Moxie Nerve Food was patented and created to sell products containing the then secret ingredient - which is now known as gentian root.  While the past is no different than today many fantastic claims surrounded this "secret" ingredient to provide all sorts of vitality.  In many ways this product was promoted like modern day energy drinks and maybe the original energy drink.

Moxie was the first bottled carbonated...

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