Energy Boosters Dangerous To Your Health
This week there was some shocking news announced about a 14 year old girl who died after drinking two Energy Drinks in a 24 hour period. This is scary. You might not think of these Energy Drinks as dangerous to your health, but the high caffeine content in some of them does bring risk.
- There are a lot more people ending up in the ER with toxic levels of caffeine.
- Most of the danger appears to be heart related. Even though you may have a heart condition that is considered 'minor' and non life-threatening, when you consume high amounts of caffeine that can change.
- Many of us are confused about just how much caffeine is in these drinks. Not all manufacturers are putting the caffeine content on the labels.
- Studies & Reports.. is the word getting out enough about the potential dangers? From 2011 report (link below): " Sales of products such as Red Bull, Full Throttle, Monster Energy and Rockstar are expected to reach about $9 billion in the U.S. this year, with children and young adults under 25 providing most of the revenue."
- Energy Booster Love:
- Energy Drinks are classified as 'dietary supplements'.From the FDA: "While dietary supplement manufacturers are responsible for the safety of their products, they do not need to get government approval before producing or selling their products."
- Beverage manufacturers and supplement makers in the U.S. are not required to prove certain health claims.
- Alternatives? There are some safe ones.
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