I'm in the camp that these energy drinks should be avoided. They just can't be good for you. I had a guy that worked for me that was working a night job as well as his day job. He was substituting about 5 monsters a day for a decent amount of sleep. I have a feeling he'll die at the age of 40 due to some weird heart ailment. I've had a couple of red bulls in the past and it made me jittery and had my legs shaking for about an hour. The only comparable experience I've had is when I was like 10 or so I drank two 20 oz's of surge and ate a couple of bags of candy orange slices. I couldn't stop shaking for a couple of hours.
Yes, from what I understand the B-vitamins help to accelerate the heart rate, giving one the "rush" feeling.
Other energy drinks, like Red Bull & Monster, in addition to B-vitamins, also have an ingredient called 'Taurine', which also acts as a heart-accelerator. I think it is also responsible for that "crash' experienced a few hours later.
Does anybody know of any health risks associated with Taurine? I see a few folks drinking a couple cans of Red Bull a day and wonder if that is good for you.
taurine is also a listed ingredient of 5 hour. Energy drinks can cause your blood pressure to skyrocket so I tend to stay away.
Only used it a few times before. I use it when driving instead of my normal xyience so I don't have to stop and **** so much. I don't drink much caffeine except during the football season so they seem to do the trick.
Exaggeration is a BILLION times worse than understating.
If I take one after noon, I'm up until almost midnight. I know they're not supposed to last that long, but it's happend to me a couple of times. I try to take them around 10am, and I'm usually good all day. I only take them in the fall...my busy season for work.
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