Healthy Energy Drinks Will They Exist

 

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Energy drinks are beverages that contain ingredients marketed to increase energy and mental performance. Red Bull, 5-Hour Energy, Monster, AMP, Rockstar, NOS. Healthy energy drinks do exist and I believe they will continue to grow as we all become aware consumers demanding real ingredients! I’m excited to bring you.

Energy drinks can blunt the feeling of intoxication, which may lead to heavier drinking and alcohol-related injuries. For most people, occasional energy drinks are fine, but the amount of caffeine can vary from product to product. Try to limit yourself to no more than 400 milligrams of caffeine a day from all sources. This all sounds pretty terrible, so how about a naturally sweetened energy drink? Does it exist?

Is there a healthy energy drink? Yes! Here at Kill Cliff, we love a good energy drink, but we’re aware of the possible dangers of the many unnatural ingredients that many popular energy drinks contain. Energy drinks can cause major health issues, including increased blood pressure and a wealth of heart problems, according to a 2019 study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

10 Natural Energy Drinks to Put Pep in Your Step 1. Sound Sparkling Organic Yerba Maté with Citrus and Hibiscus. Sound makes refreshing beverages that are naturally 2. MatchaBar Hustle Matcha Energy (Sparkling Mint). MatchaBar Hustle Matcha Energy is made with ceremonial-grade matcha 3. Vital.

Are they healthy? Bang Energy Drinks are the new rage when it comes to caffeinated beverages. They boast zero calories, zero carbohydrates, and zero suga r but include supplements that athletes usually take like creatine and branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). And of course, loads of caffeine.

An 8.3 oz can of Red Bull energy drink has about 80 mg of caffeine per serving. A 16-oz can of Rockstar energy drink has about 160 mg. To give you a perspective, 1 oz of an espresso has anywhere between 47 mg to 75 mg of caffeine. In the college student survey, 27% said they mixed alcohol and energy drinks at least once in the past month.

One danger to that: Users may feel alert enough to drive, even if they. Up to half of U.S. teens and young adults drink energy drinks, and more than half have at least one sports drink a day, according to the researchers. They tested the acidity levels of all 22 drinks.

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Energy drinks except carbohydrates contain caffeine in various quantities (70–200 mg per 16-oz serving), glucuronolactone, amino acids such as taurine and l-carnitine, several herb extracts like Guarana, Ginseng, and Ginkgo biloba, and various B-complex vitamins (Higgins et al., 2010).

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The principal ingredient in energy drinks is caffeine, but many contain other substances and additives that include glucose, taurine, ginseng, guarana, maltodextrin, and ginkgo (Alsunni, 2015).

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from A Clinical Guide to the Treatment of the Human Stress Response
by George S. Everly, Jr., Jeffrey M. Lating
Springer New York, 2019

Most companies also offer a lower calorie version of energy ED’s that are flavored with artificial sweeteners.

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from Essentials of Exercise & Sport Nutrition: Science to Practice
by Richard B. Kreider PhD FACSM FISSN FNAK
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“Energy drinks” containing other ingredients (caffeine, vitamins, or amino-acids such as taurine) have also been commercialized, but so far no convincing evidence exists to support their inclusion during exercise.

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from Nutrition and Enhanced Sports Performance: Muscle Building, Endurance, and Strength
by Debasis Bagchi, Sreejayan Nair, Chandan K. Sen
Elsevier Science, 2013

Furthermore, beverages like energy drinks often contain other methylxanthines and caffeine analogues, such as guarana, in addition to other herbal compounds, like ginseng; the mechanisms of action, potential benefits, and safety concerns of these substances remain unclear.

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National Academies Press, 2011

These drinks often contain five times the amount of caffeine as soft drinks and may also contain taurine, riboflavin, pyridoxine, and various herbal derivatives.

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Although energy drinks contain natural products such as ginseng, taruine, and guarana, their quantity is typically well below what would be expected to produce either therapeutic benefits or adverse effects (Clauson, Shields, McQueen, & Persad, 2008).

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from A Clinical Guide to the Treatment of the Human Stress Response
by George S. Everly, Jr., Jeffrey M. Lating
Springer New York, 2012

Energy Drinks Energy drinks contain substances that are nonnutritive stimulants, such as caffeine, guarana, taurine, ginseng, or L-carnitine, as well as sugar, carbohydrates, minerals, and electrolytes (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016a).

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Most energy drinks contain sugar, caffeine (derived from guarana), taurine, and ginseng.

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In the same vein, Truvía positioned itself as a natural sweetener against Splenda, Equal, and Sweet’N Low; and Monster Energy positioned itself against Red Bull by introducing an innovative 16-ounce can and a wide variety of energy drinks.

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  • Bang has coq10 which is kinda healthy for heart and creatine which makes it a body fuel. But what makes it bad is the sodium benzoate and vitamin c which isn’t healthy and the non real sugar in it too that makes it taste good but it isn’t good. Then it has 300 mL caffeine which can be more to give someone caffeine toxicity

  • So fit-aid is probably the cleanest drink I’ve had. It’s not meant to be an energy drink, but it has 45G of caffeine. It’s also sweetened stevia. I’d say drink those after a morning workout for a good boost. Also it’s keto and paleo friendly.

  • What would be a “relatively” good energy drink for someone who needs energy in college? Planning on drinking it around once a week.

  • Unfortunately I’m not part of the early squad!:( I still enjoyed the video nevertheless! Going to have to turn my notifications on to get your videos through as soon as the upload goes live! Love this video and I’m sure you’re a great person to work with! I’m sure you give great advice to your patients like you do in these videos!!

  • Hey good stuff man appreciate it, jw about potassium (sorbate) n if that breaks a fast, I drink 5 hour energy drinks often do you have any wisdom for me? Or if anyone else could help me out thanks

  • As long as your run off the sugar you wont get fat, 2, caffeine increases your iq while your on it this is a proven fact all the vitamins just support the whole boost. Caffeine tecnicaly increases your heart rate which burns fat even if your not moving

  • How to stay awake at work, my work schedule is 6pm-6am, 12 hours shift.
    When it’s 2-3am, i always always doze off and always gets caught by our leader. It’s very humiliating and embarrassing. I might lose my job if this keeps going on. It is my 2nd week at my job at a manufacturing company. This is a very serious problem for me.

    Thank you very much for your reply.

  • I’m new to keto and still in the researching and learning phase…can someone clarify for me if you can have an insulin spike without having a glucose spike and if so does the insulin spike without the glucose spike still prevent or even cause problems with weight loss/gain?

  • I do omad keto and have done If for years and I start every single morning with a bang I have not noticed any change in results. Not going to let a 0 cal 0 carb energy drink that taste amazing slow me down

  • As a diabetic with a CGM, bang has never spiked my BG. Energy drink probably still aren’t great for you, but bang doesn’t spike my BG

  • Hey Thomas, I had a quick question… watching some of your videos it seems that sometimes you say to avoid sucralose, and other times (as with the sucralose water drops) you say that it’s okay… I’m a bit confused as to whether it should be avoided or not, and what your current opinion on it is?

  • https://www.amazon.com/Cellucor-Naturally-Sweetened-Sparkling-Strawberry/dp/B07NC71983/ref=sr_1_3?crid=I4T6HIRARX0E&dchild=1&keywords=c4+energy+drink+zero+sugar&qid=1594236619&sprefix=C4+energy+%2Caps%2C142&sr=8-3

  • I have an important question

    I started drinking energy drinks not too long ago. I’m 15 years old and I drink a Monster or a Reign about every 2 weeks is that bad for me??

  • are they really worse for you than an equivalent amount of coffee, though? i mean, the amount of caffeine between a red bull and a coffee is similar, and keep in mind that coffee drinks also usually have loads of sugar in them. i understand you can overdo it, but how is one redbull really worse than one cup of coffee?

  • I have found the v8 energy drinsk which contain only sugar from the juice itself and 80mg of caffiene. They would certainly not work for keto or fasting, but do seem to be a relatively clean pickmeup for later in the day. (I tend to drink one or two getting through work.)

  • I remember I used to have 5 hour energy shots all the time in highschool, I think there may be more to them than just caffeine as the energy I got didn’t fill like the usual high intensity burst.
    Being said, there’s nearly 200MG in one tiny bottle whereas a monster only has about 130MG iirc so I could be wrong.
    All I really remember was they worked really well then after a few days of relying on them they’d do nothing and I’d just instantly crash.

  • Anything is bad If you use it to much. It’s okay in moderation, but if you drink 1 every day for 20 years it will do something to ya.

  • What about Rockstar pure Zero? It has 10 calories and 2 grams of erythritol? But 240MG of caffeine. Would like to hear some feed back as I’m curious I drink them often

  • I buy one monster drink every two days. I finish half a monster drink the first day by taking little sips every 20 minutes while at work, and i finish the remaining half the next day at work, then I buy another monster the day after. Is that too much?

  • I used to love these. And Mt. Dew. I cut them all out. Loved the quick rush I’d get, but got tired of the terrible gut aches and grogginess I was left with. The funny thing is, I found out that if I worked myself up naturally, I could get that same rush I felt when I drank this crap. Be kind to your body!!!

  • A low carb diet isn’t nothing more than quick fix for weight-loss. Someone who promotes this is obviously not experienced with FAT loss and muscle preservation, or muscle growth.

    Very biased with many of your points do not cover all the information for certain products such as Monster.
    They have released a zero calories, zero sugar line.
    No Fructose, it is sweeten with sucralose.
    Caffeine, is actually 140mg, not 160mg.
    Many drinks such as Reign(another brand from Monster) offer BCAA’s, Coq10, and Electrolytes within their products as well.

    No one is claiming caffeine is fuel, it is definitely a fuel. Like coffee & and tea, many people consume coffee and tea yet I do not see anyone worrying about the caffeine intake there.
    Sugar though, is the problem as the average public do not track their nutrients/amount of sugar in their sweet tea, or coffee.

  • I tried a RedBull one time when I was very very tired. It was early morning and did not slept all night. Needed to go to work and drink 2 of those. Never tried it again

  • Imagine thinking energy drinks aren’t bad for you. No one is forcing you to stop drinking Red Bull, just be aware of the risks instead of denying their existence.

  • exploitable ass people, energy drinks are shit. drinking chemicals from a can. words you can’t even pronounce. not very healthy. can’t believe most comments are defending energy drinks. I bet they’ll cause serious health issues later down the road

  • Monster is like a drug to me lol i love the taste and energy add the carbon and the moment you drink it you can feel that dopamine release. I only drink no sugar monsters btw

  • Hey Thomas is it really dangerous to combine ginseng and caffeine together? I hear this a lot. I read up on ginseng and it has quite a bit of side effects. Articles say to not mix them together but yet every energy drink has ginseng and caffeine in it.

  • I drink zero sugar zero calorie Monsters. They provide me with energy via caffeine and lots of B-Vitamins. I’m wondering why you didn’t mention the many zero sugar energy drinks on the market. Maybe it’s easier to talk about the worst in the market instead of tackling the not so bad ones

  • I will never drink those energy drinks again because it gave me kidney stones and that is the worst pain I have ever had. I rather break my arm or a leg then go through kidney stones and women that had them rather give birth then go through the pain of kidney stones. I had kidney stones 6 times I had to go to the hospital because I couldn’t pee them out and 2 times the doctor blasted the stones in my kidney because they were to big with sound wave and that was not as painful as when they are stuck inside the tube that is more painful to the scale 5 times more could not pee them out.

  • Theres a lot of ingredients in a lot of different energy drinks, and there are no sugar and no sweetener options. You’re really oversimplifying this

  • 2:33 Not true at all, as long as you are not overeating constantly you cannot gain fat (if your body has normal hormonal balance), and also you can’t know if it is going to convert in belly fat, gaining fat or either losing it doesn’t work like that, you can’t spot reduce or gain fat.

  • Abraham looks like a good Pharmacist i agree with his colleague Assumption of him as he seems like someone who would be all ears for his patients at his Pharmacy.

  • I’m 19, I used to drink a cup of coffee everyday but one night I realized how I really can’t study when the caffein in my body extinguished.
    I didn’t take caffein for nearly 2 months by now. First week was hard, but now I feel somewhat better.

  • You said that Xyience didn’t seem to have any Ace K but it clearly states on the ingredient panel that Acesulfame Potassium is in the ingredients lol

  • I drank half a can of monster and got heart arrythmia, I thought I was going to die. Pulse was so high, heart was skipping beats and it all lasted for like 45 minutes. Never ever gonna drink energy drinks again, fuck that shit. It destroyed me mentally as well…

  • Ok first ur fucking stupid for putting a thin glass bowl on a vary hot surface second all that stuff at the end is mostly melted sugars that are in the drink if u did that to any other soda or energy drinks I bet u it would do the Same so please stop trying to make monster look bad ur just makeing ur self look stupid af

  • Something that got left out of this video is the idea of suger free engery drinks. Which is a shame because there is a lot of them. And for me I’ve noticed that they help me a lot with workouts. Caffeine may only just be a stimulant, but when your working out that definitely helps. And I find I’m have a much better mood and more motivation when I engery drinks or caffeine. And without the sugar I dont crash. Engery drinks are also loaded with b vitamins which was conveniently left out of this video. To be honest I think a lot of the problems people have with engery drinks comes from buying the ones with suger. And drinking more than 1 a day, which you shouldn’t, it even says so right on them.

  • Hey man. I rarely ate veggies since im 10…if i start eating them at 15 ears old can can i still grow 4 inches if my dad is 4 inches taller than me so far?

  • So what happens if you drink 0 calorie energy drinks? So no sugar.. I also don’t drink them because I am tired and I do not get tired afterwards. I use them to stimulate my brain and give me the extra edge at work.

  • You boiled the drink away until it was melted sugar and food coloring dyes what did you thing would happen. It would look the same if it was beer, soda, tea, or coffee creamer.

  • I began drinking energy drinks when I was a 20 years and stopped when I was 23 years old. During those 3 years I did not know why I had anxiety, or why I had difficulty recalling memories, and why my hair was thinning. Then one day I stopped drinking energy drinks and resorted to just using B12 vitamins and showering in cold water and my anxiety decreased, my memory improved, and my hair was getting thicker. I think it was the energy drinks that made me feel anxious about the insignificant things in my life which in turn made me stressed. I also had a consistent pain in my stomach while drinking energy drinks. I scheduled an ultrasound ezm to see if these was something in my body that was causing the pain and they found nothing abnormal. The pain went away after a few weeks when I quit drinking energy drinks.

  • What about sugarfree energydrinks? Can you make a video on those? What you said about Sugar and insulin doesn’t apply on those so how do those measure up in comparison?

  • How a out the SUGAR FREE energy drinks. I’ve been drinking 1 Rockstar SUGAR FREE energy drink a day every day for the last 10 years.

  • Sucralose isn’t bad for you. Also I’m going to ignore everything you say as there’s no basis that any of these ingredients are in quantities enough to do actual harm. Also you endorse keto diets which is actually more of a death sentence (literally people have died with 0 carb bullshit), and an encouragement to a lifestyle of absolute sadness.

  • everyone is talking abt bang right now, haha why do i feel like he is talking abt Instagram faux fitness thots who keep making cringeworthy ads for it walking in slo mo in their bikinis, really leaves video ads for professionals, you look silly walking with a can of energy drink butt naked

  • I don’t know when this was filmed, but advertising “healthy drinks” and not using a mask nor disinfecting hands while changing the drinks…
    Either way good content.

  • So just to clarify even though many of these break a fast, if you’re to consume them when you’re not fasting, would that be considered okay?

  • Good morning. Can you please do a video on flavor water like Propell Fitness water, Sam’s club water, Clear American Black Cherry?

  • I think you have to be careful when you suggest things like ‘caffiene gives you more energy’. Energy is measured in kilocalories or kilojoules, most of which comes from the sugars. We need to seperate the colloquial meaning/misinformation regarding ‘energy’ and the actual correct and measurable meaning of the word ‘energy’.

  • Unlike a lot of videos, I would not mind the slightest this time if he recommended an energy drink that had the right amount of electrolytes. I’m not aware of any that have Potassium, and stuff in levels he said.

  • Monster ultra is better, it doesnt have sugar, just read the ingredients. Aaaand the original one doesnt have more than 30g of sugar, thats fake, its says 23g (its a lot, but dowsnt have +30g)

  • Omg, i have a seriously diabetes in 20-30 units, but i just love red bull without Sugar, drink one cans per day for doing i.t. networking or 2 cans per going to partying/clubbing

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  • my brother has at minimum 2 energy drinks a day, every single day, for months if not years.. eats 1 real meal/day for dinner, snacks the rest of the time, goes to bed at 6am vaping at night, and wakes up at 2pm.. other times he gets 4 hours of sleep.
    my questionhow many more years can he last at this pace?

  • Hey Mr Abraham what is happening to my throat like when I cough my throat hurts please tell me how to fix that or what its called so I could get a medication

  • Energy drink you too fast your die sugar salt no good becareful hearts just stop I don’t coffee in morning at school no just some water that’s good

  • Why do idiots like you exist? How hard is it to figure out that this is just FUCKING SUGAR??? Are you blind and can’t read the list of contents ON THE BACK OF THE CAN? No i’mma boil this shit and prove to everyone that this is just TAR inside, you people drink gasoline! Jesus shit what the fuck is wrong with you fucking “lifehacker”…

  • Guess I’ll be drinking my Raze Energy drinks DURING my fast only, knowing now that the Ace K is going to break my fast. That’s two days of fasting I’ve essentially ruined.

  • I used work with a moron that would drink at least 4 extra large monsters a day. Everyone warned him to slow down. Then youd get the classic “I gotta die somehow” line. Then he had to quit his job because he was urinating blood. Your a dipshit if you do the same. The end.

  • You are objectively wrong tho, stimulants, including caffeine are used as a performance enhancer for a reason, cuz they enhance performance. 5mg/kg is known to increase sprint performance and sprints are known to be fuel draining, so clearly it is “fuel”

  • I see what you mean. But have you considered drinks such as Bang, or Gfuel? They have no sugars or calories, and also have creatine. You also forgot about the other things in these drinks, such as taurine, L-Carnitine, BCAA Aminos, Coq10, and Inositol.

  • What about the energy drinks with out sugar or high fructose corn syrup. I mainly buy Monster Zero Ultra and Bang, zero sugar and calories, low sodium, mainly vitamin B, and natural caffeine

  • I used to drink energy drinks I will never drink them again it caused me kidney stones 6 times and mountain dew did the same thing. So far it’s been 3 years no kidney stones I thank my doctor for letting me know and getting those stones out.

  • I’m not hating on this video
    May I ask you this, You are that too much caffeine is bad. Let me tell you this. If we take 250ML of monster energy drink we have 84.5 mg of caffeine, In coffee (250ML) we have 172.2mg of caffeine and a Starbuck coffee has. I love to drink energy but only without the sugar so just sugar-free, Like Monster Ultra. So why do we heat energy drinks when coffee is even worse? I know that energy drinks with sugar are bad for you because of the combination.

  • The rockstar pure zero ain’t even bad for you. It’s only bad for you if you sit on your ass like a couch potato and drink it all day. It has high caffeine. But it does have 0 Calories, Erythritol as the sweetener which makes it surprisingly sweet for a drink with 0 grams of sugar, 100% daily value for vitamin b12, b6, pantothenic acid, and niacin which are all good for your health and heart. As a football player who constantly plays I perform well and perform better in the gym after drinking it. The only bad part is the sodium.. about 180 mg.. which isn’t that much

  • I drink monster not for the energy but for the taste, i pretty much only like the monster pipeline punch, and all other sodas are meh. I do not feel any effects when drinking it though, i dont feel like i have more energy and i dont feel a crash.

  • I aint gonna lie i enjoy them drinks bit this be the last month for me have too ill probably switch to prework work since i havent heard no one die front that
    .

  • I’m a 45 kg 14 year old and I have been drinking on average 6 red bulls or equivalent for the past 2 years, I now get chest pains and insomnia. While there are benefits, the downsides outweigh them in my opinion.

  • i can say the 2nd time i tried this monster ultra energy drink my heart started racing i could hear my heart pumping through my chest, like heart palpatations, i’m guessing its because of the excessive caffeine, i cant say the heart papalations were solely this drink cause 3 hrs early i had 3 coffees and a supplement which also had caffeine in it

  • If im not mistaken natural caffinee comes from the green coffe bean which in my eyes is even more natural than a coffee bean but ground coffee and a green coffee between two different ends of the spectrum especially between coffee and “natural energy” in an energy drink dont quote me but i only get that from zipfizz which is so good <3

  • Hi Thomas, on a different video, you promote Celsius and Celsius Heat. I believe Celsius sponsored the video. It contains Sucralose, so why do you still promote it?

  • Haha these videos and their so called experts…… the same people that at one time told you to drink a glass of red wine daily, as it is good for you, then the same experts said a few months later, don’t drink alcohol daily, it causes cancer.
    Then the same experts a few years back said it is fine for a pregnant woman to have an occasional glass of wine, then later….. you guessed it, pregnant people shouldn’t drink at all.
    Now energy drinks… it is fucking simple.
    If you have blood issues, blood pressure issues, heart issues, any kind of abnormal brain issues, then yeah… DO NOT DRINK.
    If you drink 10 a day, every day, then of course, you’re being a bit of a tit.
    But I’m 40, I train daily, mixed martial arts, intense cardio, and weights.
    Now I don’t follow any special plan, i don’t spend hundreds on supplements.
    But, I do and have been drinking the sugar free Red Bull and sugar free Monster energy drinks, pretty much daily for about the last 10yrs.
    Just one or maybe two a day, depending on my workout.
    In my early 30s, when out in clubs, all I had was light Red Bull and Vodka over the weekend.
    And through my daily life and gym, Red Bull and now mainly Monster.
    It is refreshing, and gives you that kick in the morning or before the gym.
    Anything in moderation is fine! I see these people that literally buy egg white powder, creatine powder, amino 1000 tablets, fat burning tablets, only drink water… and they’re in no better shape than the people that just eat what they want, drink what they want in MODERATION, and are much happier for it.
    Energy drinks have their bad side, and the Monster drinks that aren’t sugar free are crazy! One can is nearly 400 calories compared to the one I drink that is just 12 calories the whole can!

  • I mean, if people are retarded enough to drink multiple energy drinks per week or even per day, they will sooner or later die. That’s natural selection at its finest.

    Btw I really like energy drinks but I’ll maybe drink 1 or 2 per week and only if I really need it. Basically I hate coffee so the one time I’ll need a boost I’ll grab an energy drink. But yeah I barely even do that.

  • Check out the GURU ones, made in Québec, Canada where i live and it’s all bio and organic etc etc! Try the diet one! Monk fruit sweetner! The only energy drink i drink and which is sold in natural food stores!

  • I drink one energy drink a day or none at all. It’s either a Bang or a Rockstar of the more healthy version. The Bangs have way less sodium compared to a Monster. I also make my own Gatorade type drink for super electrolyte hydration.

  • Why is the main argument in these videos always the amount of sugar that energy drinks contain when most of them are sugar free? The only potentially harmful ingredient is caffeine which coffee usually contains more of than these energy drinks.

  • A lot of energy drink studies are based on the assumption one consumes a full sugar energy drink. A lot of individuals may consume a small 250ml low sugar can which contains 80mg caffeine. This is comparable to say 1 cup of coffee containing 80-90mg caffeine. I would be interested in your opinion with regards to consuming low sugar energy drinks

  • @ThomasDeLauer Great video high up, great. Only problem in the video you made you were discussing energy drinks and acesufame potassium. There was one you looked at called “XYIENCE.” It did have this acesufame potassium in it. I pasted your video below to view. Thanks.

  • yaya early squad here. wonderful topic and these videos help the public gain valuable information as well as showcase the wonderful services a pharmacist can provide to the public.

  • 1.) unless you are eating 10 bananas a day, you will likely never reach 4700 grams of potassium naturally.
    2.) He didn’t even provide alternative products for consumers to receive the “appropriate” amount of potassium and magnesium.
    3.) I agree that too much sugar is bad, but there is such a thing as low sugar/no sugar drinks, which will be no different from drinking black coffee (function-wise).
    4.) at the end of the day, if one is eating balanced meals, they will not suffer from drinking energy drinks. The lack of knowledge in chemistry and vitamins (which he completely ignored, which is where the “energy” is actually coming from) is what makes everyone fear it. Don’t overconsume, like most things, and you’ll be alright.

  • I love low carb blue monster. It taste so good. I will try the Orange hi ball, change if it taste good. Cost is an issue for me long term 3.50 a bottle is too much. My monster if I buy it at Sams club cost 1.47 a can. What if I were to add kefir or sour kraut to counter the Sucralose to add good bacteria back in to my gut?

  • Abraham, thank you very much for your lucid advice. I’m a former pro triathlete. A bit of a purist, I never used or even owned a HR monitor. Yet I knew my rate intimately. Same goes for diet, fuel, fluid, electrolyte & glucose replacement. Long retired from racing, for 30 years I’ve worked construction in very harsh environments. What still gets me thru the day? 50/50 diluted Gatorade & H2O, nothing else (potassium & sodium are key). At 60 I still run circles around the 20-30-somethings on the job site. Almost all of them bring energy drinks to work. I continue to be astounded and appalled by the mercurial rise in the popularity of energy drinks. Instead of reaching for a can of concentrated “fountain of youth” to get that boost, people should be asking themselves, “what am I doing that’s making me feel run down in the first place?” THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS! Today’s atmosphere of instant gratification is simply another groundswell of lazy thinking.

  • Monster Rehab addresses any health concerns one may have.

    Very little sugar, much caffeine. That’s all you need, honestly.

    Caffeine is very safe and effective for ADD symptoms.

    Anything over 400mg caffeine works splendid. You gotta chug it, though, if you have a tolerance.

    Coffee seems to be the best delivery method due to having more caffeine alkaloids than pills and energy drinks. This is just a hypothesis after testing it myself.

    I always get a better high from coffee. (Too bad it’s disgusting… The higher the potency, the nastier it tastes. Hold your nose while drinking it and drink some OJ to rinse it out. Then you can breathe.)

    You lose certain alkaloids through extraction, like when extracting LSA from certain seeds.

    Synthesis obviously won’t produce said alkaloids specifically.

  • Well the director of yale university’s yale griffin prevention research center has pretty much proved this study wrong, so please shut up for fuck sake, not to mention it was a “small study”

  • I really don’t know if this man knows what he’s talking about. Some things make sense, but others.. Specially the ones about the function of potassium and magnesium, not so much. I’m no expert but I have some knowledge, so, idk what to think.

  • Energy drinks makes my essential tremor worse. Same for coffee. Do I care though? nah, they taste great
    guess I’ll be more shaky in life

  • I spent 8 years pounding every energy drink the market has to offer from 2010 to 2018. After I went through a month withdrawals, exactly like she said, I turned to coffee and tea with soda from time to time. I have no idea the long term effects all that extra caffeine and other crap that these energy drinks have in them will do to me but I know my health is affected in some way for sure. But I don’t fear death. I just wish I was more cautious in not slowly impairing my bodily functions.

  • Him at 12: why should i learn science its useless!
    Him 10 years later: look guys what a strange wax thats defenetely not boiled sugar its just some toxines lol!! Dont drink monster

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  • I drink one zero sugar energy drink a day. Probably not best for my cardiovascular health in the long run as it slightly increases blood pressure, but unless someone can explain with backed facts as to how artificial sweeteners can harm you other than your kidneys having to process them all the time, I will continue drinking these MFers

  • This has definitely changed my shopping list, great content. I would love to see you take a look at some of the common gaming energies powders that are out now. G fuel, advanced GG, Sneak, etc.

  • I don’t realise what his point is, first of all that happens when you cook sugar, and it’s not like your stomach will randomly heat up extremely and it will be stuck there.