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Energy Is Good, Why Are Energy Drinks Bad?

With billions in sales, energy drinks like Red Bull, Amp, Atomic, No Fear, & Adrenaline Rush are the fastest growing division of the beverage industry. However, these drinks can pack a powerful punch.

These popular drinks contain significant amounts of caffeine, which can make you jittery and cause insomnia, as well as loads of sugar, which nobody needs.

In a study published last year in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology, Bruce A. Goldberger , director of toxicology at the University of Florida College of Medicine, tested the caffeine content of 10 energy drinks, including Red Bull, Red Devil, and Hair of the Dog.
The FDA limit for sodas, is 65 mg of caffeine per 12 ounces. The FDA does not regulate caffeine in energy drinks, most contain huge amounts of caffeine: 280 mg in an 8.4-ounce serving, compared with about 100 mg per 6 ounces in coffee.
Never have energy drinks and alcohol together. This is mixing a stimulant with a depressant. It can lead to rapid changes in heart rate & blood pressure which can cause death.

If you need a boost every once in a while they can be used. Avoid having more than 1 every few days. If you “need” more energy all the time, start exercising more regularly, get more sleep at night, eat better, and do other things to get your body healthy.

 

 

 

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