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3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by michaelo2(m): 11:23am On Jun 08, 2017
An energy drink is a type of beverage known to providing mental and physical stimulation.

Due to the wide array of ingredients in Energy Drinks, it makes them more likely to give side effects than beverages containing just caffeine alone.

Even worse, the safety of energy drinks has become a popular issue, as its consumption has increased among children and teens, which is below the regulated age limit universally.

Here are the major ingredients of energy drinks and their adverse effects:

1. Sugar

The American Heart Association (AHA) suggests that the maximum amount of added sugars you should eat in a day are;
Men: 150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons).
Women: 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons).

The nutritional value for sugar in energy drinks averages at 27 grams, meaning if a person consumes two energy drinks, thats going excess and can overload and damages your liver, tricks your body into gaining weight, causing you to eat more and develop insulin resistance.It increases your uric acid levels. High uric acid levels are a risk factor for heart and kidney disease.


2. Caffeine

For healthy adults with no medical issues, generally it is suggested that 300mg - 400mg of caffeine can be consumed daily without any adverse effects.

But a can or bottle of energey drink averages on 242 milligrams per serving, so a person that consumes two energy drinks a day is at risk, with health conditions such as increasedblood pressure, increased risk of heart attack, gouts, incontinence, and possibly insomnia.


3. Sodium

The American Heart Association recommends no more than 2,300 milligrams (mgs) a day and an ideal limit of no more than 1,500 mg per day for most adults .

In a can or bottle of energy drink, an average of 180 mg of sodium is used for preparation, now coupled with the other foods taken with a teaspoon of salt that has 2,300 milligrams of salt, thats already more than excess.

Here is what happens when that sodium gets too much in your system:
chest pain, trouble breathing; a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out; swelling in your hands or feet; tiredness, muscle twitching; confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased or decreased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling.

These are the three major ingredients found in all energy drinks, now for the million dollar question, are energy drinks safe for consumption? That my dear readers is up to you.

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Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by Nobody: 1:43pm On Jun 08, 2017
grin grin grin grin

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Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by ibawon(m): 1:43pm On Jun 08, 2017
Too much is Bad
Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by Caustics: 1:43pm On Jun 08, 2017
angry better than tramadol and kai kai at least

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Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by bookson(m): 1:43pm On Jun 08, 2017
K

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Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by Nobody: 1:43pm On Jun 08, 2017
This won't stop me from drinking them..

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Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by kossyablaze(m): 1:43pm On Jun 08, 2017
Screw that... Power horse gives me a resounding energy needed to keep my daily activities smooth. Better than popping a pill like tram angry
Moreover, the caffeine u mentioned Is a cure for migraine headaches which a doctor once prescribed for me...

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Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by ogilivictor: 1:43pm On Jun 08, 2017
Oj no wahala we don ear
Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by Eaglemoney(m): 1:43pm On Jun 08, 2017
Nah wah
Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by kossyablaze(m): 1:43pm On Jun 08, 2017
bookson:
K
Foxyn:
n
Caustics:
angry5
see dem angry
Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by NwaAmaikpe: 1:43pm On Jun 08, 2017
angry

As for me, I don't care oo..

Once I drink two cans of Black Bullet...I can knack for 5hours straight.


That is what matters to me most.

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Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by OlaDapxon(m): 1:44pm On Jun 08, 2017
kini ka wa shey bayii
Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by Miraculousamuel(m): 1:44pm On Jun 08, 2017
Lolz..
Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by samtee37(m): 1:44pm On Jun 08, 2017
Op wey our favorite alomo, ọ̀pá ẹyin, ṣe pé, ogidiga..... undecided

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Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by danabdu(m): 1:45pm On Jun 08, 2017
na dere yawa b dat
Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by Kobicove(m): 1:45pm On Jun 08, 2017
I still do not understand why people drink that rubbish undecided
Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by Nobody: 1:45pm On Jun 08, 2017
All die na die........ Sipping my chilled bottle of coke.. I feel good Para rara ra cheesy

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Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by Goldenheart(m): 1:45pm On Jun 08, 2017
sad

Red Bull my paddy*
Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by dhebz2pon(m): 1:46pm On Jun 08, 2017
don't eat this don't eat that,too much of everything is bad
Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by besticality: 1:46pm On Jun 08, 2017
Them no go hear until its too late.
Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by candidbabe(f): 1:46pm On Jun 08, 2017
Energy drinks are not safe for consumption.
Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by Evablizin(f): 1:46pm On Jun 08, 2017
kossyablaze:
see dem angry
the no the carry last lols

Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by ednut1(m): 1:46pm On Jun 08, 2017
I dey shak power house steady. because i work till 12 midnight sometimes. Deliverables dey .oga no wan hear story. I think d caffeine does the trick. Temporary stimulation of the brain
Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by Kunleskey(m): 1:46pm On Jun 08, 2017
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Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by imstrong1: 1:47pm On Jun 08, 2017
Informative.! caffeine has more adverse effects.. That is why I stopped taking energy drinks
Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by MyPicsSaysItall: 1:48pm On Jun 08, 2017
hopkinscasidy11:
If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary, thank God for success in yesterdays fixed game. today fixed out view won ticket for you gratification.
Sell your father's land in the village and stake on your 'fixed' game, so you will win and get out from this misery of yours undecided


Infact, your cup don full
angry

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Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by bemigh36o(m): 1:48pm On Jun 08, 2017
shocked shocked

I quit
Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by Randy100: 1:50pm On Jun 08, 2017
NwaAmaikpe:
angry
As for me, I don't care oo..
Once I drink two cans of Black Bullet...I can knack for 5hours straight.

That is what matters to me most.
oya clap for yourself. Lai mohammed.
Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by KINGwax007(m): 1:51pm On Jun 08, 2017
When u work out or do works that makes you sweat a lot, all these don't add. In fact, u need more of glucose for instant energy

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Re: 3 Major Ingredients Of Energy Drinks And Their Adverse Effects by MyPicsSaysItall: 1:56pm On Jun 08, 2017
NwaAmaikpe:
angry

As for me, I don't care oo..

Once I drink two cans of Black Bullet...I can knack for 5hours straight.


That is what matters to me most.

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