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Beware of Energy Drinks!

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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 11:38:17 PM PST
Why are you all worked up about energy drinks? Just don't drink them.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2013 5:22:17 AM PST
Thank you.

I was searching for diet cola alternatives. Tried a energy drink and very hyper, not normal! Could not sleep. Staying away. Soda compainies are corrupt!

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 5:32:17 AM PST
Omar says:
Mary, I know how you feel. It's tough finding something that's safe to drink these days. I've settled on unsweetened iced tea with a little lemon. If that's not available, then plain water.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2013 5:41:52 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 4, 2013 5:43:26 AM PST
Hi Abbie,

I did the tea thing for about 1 1/2 years and was ok but then found out tea is unhealthy for the nerves, kidneys. Notice the type nervousness tea, coffee causes; its different from eachother and also diff. from colas. Wish I could be strong and drink water, live on natural energy like when was a child. I do get relief from Organic Coco I bought on Amazon; See my reviews. Its another diff. energy with no nervousness. Going to try stay on that.
Grocery store coco has sulfites or something that causes migraines. May depend on the machines it's processed on.
Dandelion leaf, flower, root tea and as food always feels right.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2013 1:45:02 PM PST
Order for yourself some RevHoney drinks.

RevHoney Energy Extreme Citrus, 16-Ounce, 4-Count (Pack of 2)

Alternatively, check out the facebook page for RevHoney, to see what others are saying about it.


In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2013 1:47:03 PM PST
Smart move, Abbie.

I am swilling the coconut water at the moment. It feels so good going down I have to force myself to put the can down so I can sip it slowly!



In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 7:35:34 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 8, 2013 7:41:29 AM PST
"Why are you all worked up about energy drinks?"

Because some young people, especially, seem to live on them. They end up with sleep deprivation, which contributes to everything from lack of concentration, to falling asleep at the wheel and causing car crashes.

Energy drinks also speed up and "age" your body. I've heard of young energy drinkers having serious heart attacks and strokes before 30.

As far as supplements, fish oil is beneficial for head AND heart. Just stick with known U.S. brands carried in most chain grocery stores and pharmacies.
Omega-3 is the best, but I take the less expensive and just as effective Cod liver Oil capsules.

Fruit Juices, Yogurt Smoothies and Teas are great substitutes for sodas and energy drinks. I just caution - as always - to stick with U.S. brands and manufacturers with quality controls. Most grocery store teas are fine.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 4:44:04 PM PST

ER physician describes the effects: "Blood pressure goes up. Heart racing, heart skipping, panic-attack symptoms. Irregular heart symptoms and worse." He adds that "completely unregulated" other substances can add to the stimulant nature of the drink.

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 11:13:58 AM PDT

The simple label/marketing switch means that it will be regulated differently than an 'energy drink.' "Monster will no longer be required to tell federal regulators about reports potentially linking its products to deaths and injuries."

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2013 11:40:55 AM PDT
OldAmazonian says:
Water is Good unless it's Bad.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2013 12:38:25 PM PDT
OldAmazonian says:
Not so simple, apparently --

Caffeine Boosts Power for Elderly Muscles

Coffee May Help Some Parkinson's Disease Movement Symptoms

Caffeine Use May Offer Relief for Millions of Dry Eye Sufferers

Caffeine May Block Inflammation Linked to Mild Cognitive Impairment

Consuming energy drinks can exert acute positive benefits on myocardial performance

Caffeine Can Prevent Memory Loss in Diabetes

High Blood Caffeine Levels in Older Adults Linked to Avoidance of Alzheimer's Disease

Drinking Coffee May Reduce Risk of Most Common Form of Skin Cancer


Of course, it would be easy to squander a fortune on "energy drinks" or Starbuck's coffee. Some may not know that anhydrous caffeine powder equivalent to the caffeine in a cup of coffee is available at retail for a cent or two. Using it to mix one's own "energy drinks" can drastically cut cost and [perhaps more important] can cut consumption of the witches' brew of crap comprising the remainder of what makes up most commercial "energy drinks".

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2013 1:29:53 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 20, 2013 1:31:08 PM PDT
anhydrous caffeine powder; is this caffiene citrate? If yes, where to buy?!!

I still love the artificial caffeine (I think it is caffeine citrate) that is in soda; colas. It's different than coffee; no shaking, nervous, at least not me. Lot problems coffee causes are gone when stay with the artificial soda caffeine. Doing research today trying to find where to buy the ingredients to make my own soda; no artificial sweeteners, no sugar... Just plain artificial caffeine and cola nut, flavoring, add real lemon...
I know it's out there! Called many soda companies and none will tell me where they buy their supplies. Every soda business somehow found out how to do this but all of them keep adding unhealthy ingredients.

Cola nut and the artificial caffeine are perfect energy, done in the right formula like the soda companies. Some business out there; please do it, I will buy it by the case!!

Energy drinks do not need to add the higher amount of caffeine and other herbs... that affect the nervous system. The vitamins... are ok, that's good in correct balance. Love potassium.

Drug companies recently banned potassium over the counter. We need to pay for a doctor's visit and prescription now. Can they force it out of our drinks, food supply? Is it illegal to drink a V8? Eat a banana?

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 1:39:22 PM PDT

One cup of coffee or one energy drink have about the same amount of caffeine. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that adolescents get no more than 100 mg of caffeine a day, and younger children shouldn't drink caffeinated beverages on a regular basis.

The problem, tho', is that a lot of young people chug-a-lug energy drinks all day long, then can't sleep. It's really up to parents to educate their kids on the dangers of too much caffeine, and only let their teens have one energy drink a day.

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 1:48:05 PM PDT
Again, there's nothing wrong with one cup of coffee or one energy drink a day. I usually have a caffeinated soda after lunch, to help me stay at peak performance until suppertime.

But instead of making your own sodas, why not try smoothies?

100 Healthy Smoothie Recipes: 100+ Delicious Smoothie Recipes That are Quick, Easy To Make, Taste Great and Help You Lose Weight

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 21, 2013 6:44:48 AM PDT
"Water is Good! " >;-)

Posted on Mar 23, 2013 11:39:43 AM PDT
"Water is Good!"

True. Especially filtrated tap water. (Even bottled water can grow stuff you don't want to be ingesting.) A large pitcher with filter (like Brita) to keep in the fridge, is around $20.

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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2013 4:43:32 AM PDT
OldAmazonian says:
Wonder what 800mg/day or 1600mg/day might do. Ostensibly sane folks have tried it and survived.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2013 11:45:39 PM PDT
Teenagers 'seem to live' on frozen pizza, sodas, coffee, Jack in the box, Top Ramen, and all kinds of crap. The problem is parents who seem to think that their job is done after about age 13. Parents are the problem.
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