Are Sports Drinks Healthy

 

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Are Energy Drinks Bad For You? (What The Science Says)

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When used as intended — to replenish after true physical exertion — sports drinks are, indeed, healthy, according to experts. Cynthia Sass, RD, a sports nutritionist based in New York and L.A., says sports drinks can even be life-saving. “Drinking plain water, which doesn’t contain adequate amounts of electrolytes, after heavily sweating can dilute the concentration of electrolytes in the bloo. The Main Ingredients in Sports Drinks Water is the main ingredient in sports drinks, but they also contain other substances, including carbs and electrolytes, which are supposed to improve. Absolutely not to be confused with potentially harmful energy drinks like Red Bull, sports drinks like Gatorade and Powerade are mixture of water, sugar and electrolytes like sodium and potassium. As a result, sports drinks become a substitute for a healthy lifestyle of getting plenty of rest, eating a well-balanced diet, exercising and minimizing stress.

If you lead a healthy lifestyle, you. Sports drinks perpetuate the myth that sugary drinks can be healthy if you just add a vitamin or two and give it a catchy name-and a new study shows how kids have fallen for that myth. Sports drinks contain electrolytes—including potassium, sodium, magnesium, and calcium—to help combat dehydration.

They work with your body to improve the absorption of fluid and replenish mineral losses. Look for a sports drink that contains at least sodium and potassium. Sports drinks are classified three ways: isotonic, hypotonic and hypertonic, depending upon the amount of carbohydrates they contain.

Isotonic fluids have six to eight percent carbohydrates, including glucose your body’s preferred energy source for exercise. Sports drinks are beneficial in certain situations. If you’re exercising at moderate to high intensity for longer than an hour, a sports drink will keep performance at peak levels. Sports drinks are flavored beverages that generally contain electrolytes, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates in the form of sugar. They replenish athletes with water and electrolytes lost from sweat and provide energy from the sugar they contain.

Energy drinks, on the other hand, contain a stimulant such as caffeine to give an energy boost. In these instances, it’s definitely recommended to consume a healthy sports drink to rehydrate. Sodium is especially important in this mix, because it helps transport water through the walls of the small intestine, where 95% of fluid absorption takes place.

List of related literature:

While sugar-laced sports drinks have been around since the advent of Gatorade in the 1970s, recent research shows that consuming a sports drink (immediately following a workout) containing both carbohydrate and protein triggers a faster recovery rate than does a conventional carbohydrate-only sports drink.

“The Rock Climber's Exercise Guide: Training for Strength, Power, Endurance, Flexibility, and Stability” by Eric Horst
from The Rock Climber’s Exercise Guide: Training for Strength, Power, Endurance, Flexibility, and Stability
by Eric Horst
Falcon Guides, 2016

Gatorade and other sports drinks contain excess carbohydrate (6% to 8%); they should be diluted with one or two parts water to one part drink for children, but older adolescents may tolerate the carbohydrate load.

“Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children Multimedia Enhanced Version” by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson, Donna L. Wong, Annette Baker, R.N., Patrick Barrera, Debbie Fraser Askin
from Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children Multimedia Enhanced Version
by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson, et. al.
Mosby/Elsevier, 2013

In terms of effectiveness, research has shown that consumption of sports drinks that contain electrolytes and carbohydrates has positive effects on fluid-electrolyte balance and exercise performance and are considered superior to water (American College of Sports Medicine, 2007).

“Handbook of Food Processing, Two Volume Set” by Theodoros Varzakas, Constantina Tzia
from Handbook of Food Processing, Two Volume Set
by Theodoros Varzakas, Constantina Tzia
CRC Press, 2015

However, some sports drinks and recovery drinks may contain ingredients that are not necessary or not even proven to be safe for athletes to consume, especially young and developing athletes.

“Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes, 3rd Ed.” by Monique Ryan, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
from Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes, 3rd Ed.
by Monique Ryan, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN
VeloPress, 2012

The basic sports drink formulation, however, is extremely simple: the essential elements of a sports drink are water, sugar and salt.

“Functional and Speciality Beverage Technology” by P Paquin
from Functional and Speciality Beverage Technology
by P Paquin
Elsevier Science, 2009

Many sports drinks contain only sugars, sucrose, fructose, and corn syrup that provide energy but do not replace electrolytes lost in sweat.

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from School Nursing: A Comprehensive Text
by Janice Selekman, Robin Adair Shannon, Catherine F Yonkaitis
F. A. Davis Company, 2019

Sports drinks are not necessary for most people, although they can be beneficial for those doing exercise that lasts for long periods of time.

“Fitness for Life: Middle School-2nd Edition” by Corbin, Chuck B., Le Masurier, Guy, Lambdin, Dolly
from Fitness for Life: Middle School-2nd Edition
by Corbin, Chuck B., Le Masurier, Guy, Lambdin, Dolly
Human Kinetics, 2017

The truth is, the vast majority of sports drinks are basically sugar water with some added electrolytes and artificial food dyes.

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from Clean Cuisine Cookbook: 130+ Anti-Inflammatory Recipes to Heal Your Gut, Treat Autoimmune Conditions, and Optimize Your Health
by Ivy Larson, Andy Larson
Victory Belt Publishing, 2019

There are concerns with improper and unguided consumption of sports drinks; these include the displacement of calorie-free – and essential – water, which can lead to an increase in daily caloric intake, as well as the displacement of other health-promoting beverages such as milk.

“Nutrition in Lifestyle Medicine” by James M. Rippe
from Nutrition in Lifestyle Medicine
by James M. Rippe
Springer International Publishing, 2016

The sugar content of sport drinks is slightly less than that of most soft drinks and juices.

“Athletic Training and Sports Medicine” by Robert C. Schenck, Ronnie P. Barnes, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Robert S. Behnke
from Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
by Robert C. Schenck, Ronnie P. Barnes, et. al.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1999

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  • Any studies on life  extension with mental and long life improvement.. even caffeine may not improve your life but may improve your mind to know a dangerous situation and thus avoid these types of dangers.  The other side is a higher thought process and better mental function with ideal vitamin and other nutrients with mind and body performance. The mind and the body should work together to get the best or ideal performance. Not sure about smart drugs. Or maybe make easier to load new information into the brain and think a certain way. Like and engineer would, or even a doctor. Many drugs in the recreation area are mind altering not in a good direction is my way of thinking. I don’t think you can run a country on people with vodka with their finger on the bomb button. Russian drivers don’t have what it takes.  Watch Russian dash cam accidents and see if you think  their elevator goes to the top.  When you are a kid you got lots of energy to run off an you can go all night till you crash watching late night TV. Wish I could bottle that elixir I could sell billions of bottles. Not sure how to get that vibrant energy back. Can you tell me?

  • For all those who quarrel over ” good or bad” there is something called “natural or organic ” not a lab based product.
    This is created a huge difference
    Whether choose a TECHIE, hybrid life or a more natural mediocre

  • All i know is that caffeine does nothing for me. Energy drinks to give me a noticeable boost. Also they 100% gave me hypertension.

  • is it okay to also just drink this normally, even when not exercising? cause I don’t drink enough water (i’m a fucking fat idiot) but i should. i’m just wondering if it’s okay to drink this normally.

  • Donno why but I new from the start it’s gonna be the advertisement of sugarfree monsters xD. They taste good dude. My only problem is that developed a dependency to this shit, it’s why I am here…

  • That cup. Just that cup, iam staring at that cup, i will die if i dont get it,,, joana i need that cup in my life to keep my heart beating, from where did u get it

  • CONCERNS: too much caffeine, and too much sugar…

    REALITY: Most energy drink brands come with sugar free options (which are always much better imo… ie white monster / sugar free redbull) AND most energy drinks have about the same caffeine as coffee, sometimes slightly less, sometimes a little more.

    CONCLUSION: these are the two most commonly used arguments against energy drinks, especially when being compared to coffee for health reasons… and they are FALSE!

  • The one that pisses me off is “this is all natural plant-derived” like digitalis, heroin, belladonna, scopolamine and ricin?

    Sister of “it’s all just chemicals” yes! “chemical” is just a way to categorise matter according to its atomic structure. Literally everything is “chemicals”, and almost everything else is “radiation” in one form or another.

  • I started drinking monster ultras about a month ago for the first time. My desire for coffee disappeared right away. I’ll stay with monster.

  • Where I live you need to be 15 years to drink them. I am 17 and consume monster or rockstar occasionally. Really never more than once a month on Average to make sure I don’t get hooked, if I can’t handle the crave I’ll just drink a soda and to avoid addiction

  • Someone once said to me,” do you even know what taurine is, it’s a chemical that probabaly isn’t good for you”.

    Clearly a naturally occurring amino acid in my body is unhealthy, and I should definitely believe you because it’s “probabaly” unhealthy.

  • could you please explain why I lost 45 pounds when all I did was take out coke with sugar and switched to diet coke, nothing in my diet changed calories wise food wise, just switched from sugar coke to diet coke, I am living proof that this is not true. ( 8 month process ) Not only me, but the same for my boss and a personal friend, 3 people I know that had the same results.

  • Me and my friend drank 3energy drinks and then some coffe and we didnt knew that was an energy drink its called ZOMBIE and now I think something is going to happen(im 12 and my friend is 12)

  • Coffeineleveting blood pressure
    Guaranacontaining caffeine increasing the blood pressure
    Ginseng elevating the blood pressure
    Taurin strengthen a contraction of the heart muscle
    This mix may be deadly or at least dangerous for some people

  • Hi joanna, I’m often watch your videos and getting useful, joanna! I wonder Should I drink spot drink while exercising or after workout is the best? I like the lemon ones �� hopefully you answer me,I can’t listen English well����

  • I think caffeine dosage should be measured relative to body weight, and not that many kids metabolize caffeine so differently as to have 4x smaller dosage.

  • I would be very curious what you would say about them now? There have been several studies discussing issues that could arise such as strokes

  • why do i get scared drinking an energy drink with 300mg of caffeine after I drink on average 5-7 pops a day. and I’m really healthy for a 15 yo

  • Due to medico-legal concerns and the sheer number of questions I receive from these videos, I can no longer answer questions left in the comments. If you have a medical issue and would like more information, go to https://www.drdavidgeier.com/resources/ for other ways I can help you.

  • I asked my dad to buy me a monster energy drink and he bought me 6 but my mom doesn’t know so I’m just here to check if I can pop my 3rd one later when jamming with the boys, and yeah I’m still scared of drinking energy drinks in front of my mom��

  • I know this is an older video but can you do a video about normal water vs. alkaline water? Everyone at my gym is talking how alkaline water is “the way to go”

  • Where did this myth come from? Boomers. That’s the only group of people I’ve gotten looks from and judged for walking around with a bang

  • A few years ago I would’ve agreed with this, however, after consuming 2 energy drinks daily for 7 years I’ve noticed MULTIPLE concerning side effects and have quit caffeine altogether as a result. Symptoms primarily included irritability, mood swings, “brain fog”, arrhythmia, chest tightness, difficulty breathing, insomnia, and seemingly loss of natural energy production. To be clear, I’m an athlete, and have been for nearly 25 years, eat SUPER clean, very healthy, and do not have a history of family heart issues.

    There is certainly some validity to these predictions of potential harmful long term side effects and I believe in due time they will become more apparent among chronic users, especially since energy drinks containing up to 400mg of caffeine such as Bang are on the market.

  • If you are older though avoid huge spikes of sugar, caffeine and guanara. When monster came out a family friend got addicted to it. 3 large cans for 3 years caused a huge heart attack.
    He was 45 when he started and his health declined sharply. The doctor said the cause was stress on the heart due to a mixture of high contents of sugar, caffeine, lack of exercise and water.
    Welp doesn’t matteri dont even drink coffee or take any caffeine except from gtea

  • Are you aware that’s a tablespoon? And that’s not how you measure it either I would say that there is a total of 18 tablespoons in that glass for a total of 72g

  • Hi Joana. Just started a fitness regime, mostly cycling, and decided to make my own electrolyte drinks. Perfect video and well presented. Nice one!

  • My research team published our Energy Drink clinical trial last year to the American Heart Association and is very relevant to this topic. Not to bore any of you, but the conclusions of our randomized placebo controlled trial was that energy drinks INCREASE Systolic Blood Pressure and PROLONG QTc compared to placebo! If you have any history of heart problems such as QT prolongation, TAKE CAUTION with Energy Drinks!

    I attached our trial if anyone wanted to read.
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31137991/

    @Jeff Nippard

  • I think there should be a law you need a parent beside you to buy a energy drink if your between 10 if your the age of 13 you can just go right In and get like the whole store worth of energy drink’s.

  • This whole video in retrospect is bullshit. Nothing wrong with drinking 1 or 2 of these a day as long as you drink plenty of water as well. But water alone is not enough! I also love how you didnt talk about the fact the it has 20-30 % of your daily intake of potassium and all the other vitamins that water alone will never give you. Body armor is far from a disaster you clown

  • i personally like water more than sports drinks and so what i found interesting was the sugar content and how much it will add up if you drink more than 5 drinks.

  • Believe it or not but 95% of all illness comes from food and drink. If you consume coffeine, then you will have trouble sleeping at night. Lack of sleep will lead you to increased stress levels on your body and immune system which for a short period of time is okay, but constant lack of sleep during a few years will result in cardio vascular problems, kidney damage, liver, brain etc. Once you loose your health, you can never get it back and no doctor in the world can make you healthy again. They can manage your symptoms but the cause is as always your stupidity for which there is rarely a cure. Keep dtinking energy drinks and find out. Btw this cunt is sponsored by Monster, he doesn’t drink it

  • I watched this on purpose in front of my mom to give her false hope I was gonna stop. And mid video cracked a cold one for the boys lmao mango loco

  • Folks…. please dont listen to this bullcrap (“science”). the amount of sugar will get hell amount of insulin inside your blood flow, and will block any fat loss and testosterone in your body for days. 50 grams of sugar is daily norm, which means you shouldnt have any sugar after one drink, and you take that in 15 minutes instead all over the day….. just saying, i got this shit out from my nutrition and other sugar snacks, and lost 15 Kg in 3 months, finally can see my abs. folks stop with this sugar bombs, for sake of god.

  • I had to type fast because I ran to my mom complaining that my arm was hurting and my stomach was burning Inside and I was sooo sleepy after drinking a tiny bit of a kind of an energy drink and my heart was hurting…

  • He lost me at the part where he said Gatorade no I don’t care what anyone promoting this says it’s nothing but sugar if we needed Gatorade when we work out we wouldn’t be made out of 70% water please be made out of 70% Gatorade in my opinion from personal experience I’m working out longer than 1 hour I drink Gatorade and felt no effect then I got me a nice cold water and drink enough water that my body needed for how much water I lost and I felt better I really don’t buy into this lie about Gatorade I don’t care what anyone says water has electrolytes anyways and Heck if you really want glucose can’t you get that from fruit just saying

  • Hi I wasn’t sure which video to comment on but what are some good ideas to stay in shape when I have a leg injury and I’m a soccer player and my favorite day is legs it’s probably all I do now that my knee and left achilies injured just want some ideas or suggestions

  • Hey everyone! I’ve been getting asked a lot about the schedule for my video series other than Myth Bust Monday (so the Science Applied and Fundamentals Series)…

    Because these videos take a lot more time in terms of research, editing, and production/filming than a comparatively simple MBM, I’m only committing myself to about 1 upload per month. So as of now, my goal is to release all of the Fundamentals videos over the next 6 months and the same for the Science Applied videos (where I plan to cover AT LEAST Pull, Legs, Upper and Lower (having already done Push))

    I also haven’t retired the Science Explained series and am actually releasing a remastered and updated version of my Calves Science Explained video later this week. And I have a goal of doing one in-depth interview per month with a researcher or coach in the field of interest so I can do a deeper dive than I am able to in these short form videos.

    Thanks again guys for sticking around and showing support! Can’t believe we’re already at 550K!!!

  • Hello Joanna, I would like to mention that bicarbonate is not an electrolyte, the 6 electrolytes found in our bodies are: sodium, potassium, chloride, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium. Have a great day!

  • I don’t know about this research, I was on keto for almost seven months drinking 4 diet cokes per day and at least one Powerade Zero (32 oz) per day and lost 80 pounds in those seven months. Can’t trust anything until you try it.

  • As a judo player, would it be okay to drink a small Gatorade (80 calories)
    It has 22 grams of sugar
    21 grams of added sugars (I don’t know what that means.

  • Great video! Try XS Energy the first exclusively sugar-free energy drink brand sold globally
    https://www.amway.com/en_US/myshop/RodneyMichaux

  • I have yet to meet a regular monster-drinker who doesn’t have a history of legal issues, a car so full of trash that you can’t see the floor, terrible physical/mental health, or a combination of the three

  • This is amazing, thank you so much! My husband plays basketball games every week and I don’t like him drinking the commercial sports drinks because of the preservatives and other nasty ingredients… so this is great now I can make homemade ones for him! Thanks!! ^.^

  • about a year and a half ago I weighted 80 kg and my height is 1.52 so I was pretty much overweight. Thanx to your exercise and motivational videos I lost 20 kg. Now I weigh 62 and I got at least another 10 to lose but 20 kg is a lot already and I am just so thankful to you!:) I changed all my clothes and hopefully will continue on doing so.

  • hello Joanna i just wanted to notice that eating melones instead of watermelone will be way much more better because it is richer in potassium and vitamines

  • When do you plan to make full length HIIT video / strength combined vid? I remember you once posted your full length vid were 30″ kickboxing and 20″ HI workout. The rest of your WO vids almost very short duration (to do more sets you just ask us to replay the vids…., which is I personally prefer that you do full WO with us)

  • Totally got sucked in by all the “natural” stuff, definitely opened my eyes to see the whole picture of what information is in front of me

  • Thankyou for this! its awesome for sharing:) I always have trouble eating and is always leaning towards fat food.:( its hard but im trying my best. I always tell my family that I need to be abandoned in a remote cabin with no food LOL but ur very inspiring like always:) I love you alot! your my favorite

  • I drink around 3-4 (sugar) cans of monster a week, sometimes none at all. I can’t stand sugar-free drinks of any kind since they give me major headaches. It annoys the hell out of me when people comment on it every time i’m drinking one, despite me being fit and active with cardio, weight-training and other sports. As well as having an all round decent diet. People i know will have two cups of tea or coffee a day and no other drinks at all… I’m sure your daily dehydration is doing a lot more harm than my controlled sugar intake.

  • I get the point Jeff, but you are using at least a tablespoon of sugar per scoop. A tablespoon = 3 teaspoons, so while there is a lot of sugar, that is a bit excessive.

  • Sweat = dehydration plus loss of electrolytes
    Water during work out = dilution of cell which in turn loss of electrolyte (that’s the short form anyway)
    Basically Gatorade is better because of the replenishment of electrolytes. Also better for muscle repair.
    If you’re over weight then find something with less sugar cause you probably aren’t going to burn off the 35grams of sugar per drink. But if you’re active for your workouts…Gatorade beats water

  • ONLY 5-10 GRAMS OF CAFFEINE IS LETHAL… THATS ABOUT 400 HUNDRED ENERGY DRINKS SO FOR ALL U PARANOID PARENTS WHO ARE WATCHING THIS STOP BEING PARANOID COS ITS ALL TRASH

  • Well, I have Varsity Basketball practice that are almost 2 continuous hours. Cold water is great for flushing out the system, but sport drinks like Gatorade gives an extra pump of energy. The sports drink are easily burned through continuous intense practice.

  • very nice Joanna! amazing drinks! Dear Joanna, I m following your many workout videos and these are working…but I am very desperate with my armpit fat…I am following your armpit workout but not finding as good results as over other body parts..plz tell more workout plan for armpit fat..or more tips..

  • He’s 1100% Absolutely Wrong.! It’s not straight bad sugar Mr. wanna be Personal Trainer Dude.! It’s [Natural Fruit Sugar] the sugar your body needs to Help you after a hard long workout

  • Hi!!!
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    هذا المنتج غير حياتي كلياً.
    كنت أعاني من الوزن الزائد مع مشاكل في المعدة و بثور في الوجه و تساقط للشعر…و دائما أعيش في كسل و خمول الى أن أهداني صديقي كيس من مسحوق TAKA السحري المتميز بذوق حلو و منعش.
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    أنصح الجميع بتجربة هذا المشروب الذي سيغير حياتكم للأحسن.
    يمكنكم تجربته من خلال هذا الموقع:
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  • hi Joannah, I am interested in trying lemon and ginger cooler because it sounds interesting. In the recipe you’ve provided, it says ginger water. Do I purchase it from somewhere or do I make it? If its the latter, how can I make it?

  • Am a doctor, I drink one can a day, I believe no need to regulate it, caffeine is all over the place, maybe more education to the public is needed and more transparency on the side of manufacturers, but it is not a serious public health issue

  • Drink when you need it. Plain simple. If you drink everyday your body adjusts and it will ask for more over time. So just keep it simple and drink enough to boost your body when it needs it.

  • I prefer drinking my kangen ionized alkaline water but If it’s not with me, I would add some sea salt to water and drink that instead. Sea salt has 84 essential minerals in it. (Reverse osmosis has zero.)
    I had to drink Gatorade for a colonoscopy prep, and because of its HIGH SUGAR content, I felt so ill! Never desire to do that again.

  • Where does pedialyte fall with you jeff. I cut weight sometimes to compete and trying to make sure I’m hydrated right I knock back pedialyte

  • i like your videos because they contain a lot of information and you’re really explaining things. big like and as you always say: “all the best”!

  • Joanna you’re so lucky, here in america we have to drive 1 to 2 hours to go to a farmers market to get fresh produce. If we buy healthy things in a grocery store it’s extremely expensive and most people don’t think its expensive, but for a family of four with a big appetite and low budget it’s extremely hard. Coconut here would cost 3 to 2 dollars, this is why our country has high rate of obesity because “junk food” is cheaper. Thank you for everything, I still do your workouts and the drinks seem to be low budget:)

  • These companies are so good at marketing and they are taking advantage of people cuz they don’t read the labels and they’re in for a shocking when they get older there’s so much sugar in this these drinks they don’t care about you they care about the Mighty Dollar

  • theyre really good, and are a great subsitution for coffee for me because im not a coffee person and theyre awakening and refreshing.

  • In looking for a good review on sports drinks, all I could come across was a lot of clowns only interested in acting like circus clowns holding up bottles of different sport drinks. Thank you that you were very informative and intelligent in demonstrating that marketing tricks and when it comes to ingesting sugar, it’s no joke, glad I found your channel

  • Water is always better because its ALWAYS ORGANIC! Gatorade is SUGAR SUGAR SUGAR SUGAR!! Water is PURE! In fact, I’ll go drink WATER now!

  • ” Do not try and bend the spoon. That’s impossible. Instead… only try to realize the truth.”
    he used a TABLESPOON what a moron i hate people like that put 9 heaping table spoons,the drink has less sugar than half of what he showed!

    simply fuck you for having this video still up its a flop anyway,and overkill against sugar,basically you are flat out lying,visuals lie facts and numbers dont

  • If I am going to have a sports drink, I choose Golazo because its natural, no artificial colors or flavors and its made with coconut water. But water is my number one drink as it gives me the best boost in energy. It tastes great too!

  • Look they arent that bad when drank in moderation…
    The company’s are not to blame for problems caused its the person being careless with their consumption

  • That woke me tf up! Thank you so much for this info! I thought I was doing great until I stumble on this. I’m forever thankful. God bless you, man.

  • a can once in a while can’t hurt just don’t go overboard since it’s addicting and people would crave for more i rink a can maybe 1-2 a week

  • Water is your best friend, ffs your body is 70% water.

    I used to drink a lot of soda but once I started replacing that soda with water it made a world of difference.

  • I like how bad double standards are. Ya know, two cups of coffee is fine, but a red bull, oh god no, the horror. Drinking to cups of coffee and a soda is the same as drinking a red bull.

  • I used to walk to and from work. it would take me 1hour on way. so 2 hours in total. I used to drink a sports drink. was that right?

  • I drink 2 siugar free monsters drinks à day, 4 redbull with sugar (2redbull coce) and a battery fresh for the vitamins. This is ny diet and ive Been doing IT for 6 days

  • I literally was wondering about stevia and looked up stevia ATHLEAN and I popped up…just stop dude ur going to fast for me lol. Ty

  • The demos in the video show how milk is curdled by citric acid

    Citric acid in a beverage will not impact calcium absorption, bone density or the pH of your body.

    XS is know for being the first sugar free energy drink brand, having 600% vitamin B in each can, and very low amount of Citric Acid. 

    You can visit my store to get more information and good deal.

    https://www.amway.ca/en_CA/myshop/JulianChau 

    Have a great day!

  • Hi!!!
    I wanted to tell you about my experience of a product of an American company founded in 2019 in Texas, USA.
    This product completely changed my life.
    I was suffering from extra pounds with stomach problems, blisters in the face and hair loss… and I always lived in laziness and inactivity until my friend gave me a bag of TAKA magic powder with a sweet and refreshing taste.
    After I poured the bag in 350 ml of water, my journey started with him… I used to drink a bag in the morning, one bag before lunch and one evening.
    I advise everyone to try this drink that will change your life for the better.
    You can try it through this site:
    http://www.globallee.com/
    TAKAIACCEL

    #######################
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  • I drink zero calorie Powerade. I was wondering if that’s about as good for hydration as water. I take creatine and am doing a Keto diet.

  • I laugh when my dr says those are bad. I ask how so? I drink 6-8 cups of strong coffee when I drink coffee. Thats way more caffeine. Yea but that doesnt have chemicals. I go..everything is a chemical. Even water. What youre calling “chemicals”Is b vitamins and a amino acid. Fucking idiots

  • No more coffee!!! No more energy drinks!!!!

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  • I’m glad to see this. I’ve been so annoyed by my friend shaming me with baseless claims about energy drinks being super unhealthy. I was willing to concede to him on the sugar and caffeine, while reminding him that I avoid sugar and am wary of caffeine intake, but he said those weren’t the problem, it was all the “other stuff”. Of course he had no idea what “other stuff” was, and I have an unhealthy need to be as thorough as possible in every debate so I ended up briefly researching every single ingredient in my can to look for anything that was a significant red flag, and still came out with caffeine and sugar being the worst. Other stuff (even small stuff you didn’t mention here) is only associated with very rare adverse effects which often have to do with specific genetic… polymorphisms?? or something like that. I can’t remember. But yeah i’m not suprised people are like this. I still remember my middle school health teacher telling us “well basically, if you can’t pronounce it, it’s probably bad for you.”

  • Yes. Two reasons: a. It amps anxiety in folks that suffer from certain mental issues, and b. Young folks are still developing, and caffeine is addictive, so more and more will be used, and scaling back the use, or discontinuing the use, will be far more difficult for them later in life than an older person that uses the product. Personal experience: I suffered from severe asthma when I was a child. This was in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Back then the treatment was caffeine. So as a little boy, they tried to start me on coffee. I threw that nasty stuff up every time. So I ended up on soda pop. Lots of soda pop. I don’t think it helped, but the doctors never asked my opinion. I have tried to give up caffeine a few times. But I never felt normal. So, I will drink soda pop till the day I die.

  • Hi I am an avid runner, thanks for the advice it was tough for two years as I had anemia but I have no regained my better composition. At the moment trying to break my record of 17km in one day

  • i add water to my sports drinks, me thinking that it helps reduce the sodium and sugar and boost the elctralights, but its just a theory of mine, would that help?

  • You have a tablespoon in your hand buddy, not a teaspoon. One teaspoon of sugar weighs slightly less at 4 grams. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, One teaspoon of granulated sugar equals 4 grams of sugar. To put it another way, 16 grams of sugar in a product is equal to about 4 teaspoons of granulated sugar. So your 18 grams is about 4..5 teaspoons of sugar.

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    Sorry, I think people tend to say oh, well it’s not poisonous at these doses, so it’s fine, but health science has too many variables, and you can’t really do long term studies with certain chemicals. If it’s not a whole food, basically don’t fucking eat it.

  • It’ll never cease to amaze me how I, an 18 year old 6’4” vegetarian, who does light exercise on a daily basis and doesn’t vape, smoke, drink, or do any kind of drug EVER will be scrutinized by my family for drinking roughly 10 Monsters every month bc of the fear mongering the media pushes.

  • lol those are HEAPING table spoon measurements not teaspoon or tablespoon. Use a REAL teaspoon and tablespoon measurement then try again. Mislead much?

  • Ok thank u soooo much my beautiful sister..this helps MR SO MUCH FOR MY KING (HUSBAND)! he is a carpenter and worka in the heat ALL day LONG! He LOVES his job…however he has been suffering from HEAT CRAMPS!! this is helping me i love u for this!!! ������������THANK U AND PRAISE THE MOST HIGH FOR YOU!!! MAY HE BLESS YOUR HEART AND HANDS!!! PEACE

  • i’ll definitely check those out i always feel soooo tired after my 2-3hour dance practice!
    Thanks for always posting such informative and useful videos!!!:)

  • I haven’t had an energy drink in a while so if there’s anything I have to be careful of if I drink an energy drink please let me know that would be much appreciated

  • I got tricked by this once, the. During a wrestling tournament I decided to read the back and saw that it said amounts of sugar per a serving then I realized that there are 3 servings or whatever. Never bought those again. Have made my own

  • very nice Joanna! amazing drinks! Dear Joanna, I m following your many workout videos and these are working…but I am very desperate with my armpit fat…I am following your armpit workout but not finding as good results as over other body parts..plz tell more workout plan for armpit fat..or more tips..

  • You’re using a tablespoon 3 teaspoons equal 1 tablespoon your calculation is off. And I’m happy at least they’re using real sugar instead of artificial sweeteners that may cause harm to your body because we have not been able to truly test the results of them on our bodies.

  • I was having lower back pain for months. I tried a standing desk, stretches, physio, strengthening exercises, nothing worked. A week ago I quit all products with Sucralose (P55 artificial sweetener) and the pain went away in 2 days and has stayed gone. This is just my story but I have been a ‘monster a day’ guy for like 5 years without pain, but recently i have been using sweetener in coffee, new protein powder with sucralose, pre-workout and quest bars with sucralose, so around 7 serves of sucralose per day. If you are experiencing inflammation or back pain, have a week without any products with artificial sweetener to test if that’s the cause.

  • Weren’t Sport Drinks the original Energy Drinks? All these drinks are to me are just “Mental Sodas!” Besides, most People I know who like Mountain Dew drink it the same way others drink Red Bull. So cause of that, the only difference to me is the ingredients. Otherwise they’re the same thing to me!

  • I haven’t really drank monster at all my whole life. Lately, my cousin introduced me to them, around 17 years old I started drinking them. I’d say I started off slow like two monsters a month but eventually I got into drinking 2-3 monsters a week, to help me for work and to stay productive, you know. I’ve quit drinking them and it’s been about a month since I drank one. I’m currently 18 years old now. Would you say I could continue to drink them or I should play it off safe?

  • I didn’t know that it was sodium and potassium in your sweat. I also didn’t know that it could be dangerous to lose too much of those.

  • Great overall video. I only came to find a green tea energy drink recipe, but got 4 more! The watermelon coconut water recipe was a surprise for me, and I like the sodium potassium ratio. I might try adding some cal/mag powder to that.

  • I love my energy drinks and coffee. So no way. Just don’t them to your kids. I don’t think kids should have caffeine anyway. they have enough energy as it is.

  • lol at the morons in the comments hating on sports drinks, he even summed it up pretty nicely

    when you’re working out especially in the heat your body needs to replenish that loss and sugar is beneficial which is why you always crave sugar when you’re dying in the heat… it’s not a guilty craving it’s a necessary craving

    if you don’t feel the need for a gatorade then stick with water because no sugar… however for the real athletes out there, your body does need that sugar to recover
    drink that gatorade and feel good about it warrior

  • I drink energy drink every friday once a week doesnt kill me and felt nothin just little bit blood preasure from my both arms and my neck and i sleep normal ok and drinking water n juice weekends are normal

  • Nice video. I wish it would have been explained why? I mean water is encouraged which is good. But for example if I am dehydrated or something like that would Gatorade be a better choice for me than water?

  • Energy drinks and high fructose corn syrup are both horrible things. If I have to make a 15-30 hour non-stop drive, sugar is by far THE WORST thing I can ingest next to sucrose or fructose, which is even worse than sugar. Small amounts of FOOD FOOD are okay, and I have done over 60 hours straight behind the wheel of a truck, driving, non-stop. No drugs, just small meals with good food and WATER! No soda pop or garbage energy drinks. Artificial sweeteners like fructose or sucrose goes right to the liver and does NOTHING but make you fat. Diet energy drinks? Yeah the body processes sweeteners like it does sucrose, so believe what you want and enjoy the fat & the liver damage.

  • So you said they could be lethal and stated who these drinks are more dangerous for but did not expand on the HOW. Could you go into more detail about the effects on high risk individuals?

  • How’s that a disaster? I just worked out for the first time in a looooong time, and i almost passed out to low blood sugar… do you have an episode on that?

  • To be honest diet sodas and 0 calorie energy drinks i feel have the opposite effect on me. I lost about 50 pounds and used them regularly (about 1-2 per day) and felt that it instead curved my appetite and helped me stick to my diet. Of course im not a doctor and so take what i say with a grain of salt but im just speaking from personal experience

  • Read somewhere that Diet Soda make you crave sugar more. Honestly…. for me, I don’t care for the sugar. I just crave the carbonation lol ��

  • My dad bought these because he’s on diet. Sense there was nothing to drink in the fridge I got one of these and and put some sugar in it and it was delicious ��

  • never mind sports drinks, what about energy drinks!! i`ll never understand why anyone would consume them. a lot of the fitness model`s drink them, but i don`t know if they know what`s in them or why they drink them, with exception to the caffeine!! thank you so much for sharing my friend, with love from Wes!! hugs!!!

  • What about if you’re just fasting and not doing keto per say? After your fasting period would it be okay to consume with food and still make progress with weight loss with no additional effects? Thanks!

  • Good video trouble is people don’t read the labels and read your good information blind as a bat…. and if you look at who owns these companies that have Gatorade Powerade all those power drinks are owned by Coca-Cola and Pepsi so you might as well drink pop Vitamin Water owned by Pepsi it’s a joke these people should be hung up…. our government ignores what’s on or inside products buy some China you think our government cares about us you too busy sending money out to other countries and worrying about his own country now with this virus you think he’s going to wake up.. worrying about what’s in our Foods protecting our own country leaving the money inside the country what about the homeless here he’s a goof

  • I have a bang right here in my hand and I’m gonna hide it from my closet
    And I’m panicking on what should I do I took like 9 sips of it
    And just figured out it has 300mg
    AND IM 14 YEARS OLD
    Ima hide it in my closet until someone tells me what to do 
    should I drink it
    Should I take 5 or 6 sips every week
    Throw it away
    Take less than 5 or 6 sips every week
    Or do I just save it until the morning to drink it all for school

  • Monster = 666. Red Bull = Baal. They are bad for your soul. So yes, extremely bad for your health. And yes, they have lots of junk in them and you clearly do not know what you are talking about.

  • Great video.. most likely on alot of peoples minds when trying to lose weight, or on a keto diet etc. what about the vitamin water zero, propel zero etc??