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What are the health effects of drinking energy drinks like red bull and five hour energy?

What are the health effects of drinking energy drinks like red bull and five hour energy?

Not good: I have to admit I have used them occasionally, but I don't recommend them. Some are better than others, but they all have a lot of things in them that aren't very good for you and there is no quality control to guarantee they have exactly what it says on the label. Many of them have extremely high levels of caffeine. ...Read more

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Can the ginseng that most popular energy drinks contain have any adverse health effects?

Can the ginseng that most popular energy drinks contain have any adverse health effects?

Nobody really knows: But there have been some very severe reactions to overconsumption of some energy drinks, and a handful of reports of severe reactions even with recommended dose use. However, these beverages contain lots of caffeine, which may be the major cause of problems, as well as ginseng, taurine and other vitamins, as well as sugar. Ginseng itself, in recommended doses, does not seem to have toxicity. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the ginseng that most popular energy drinks contain have any adverse health effects?

I was wondering does the ginseng that most popular energy drinks contain have any adverse health effects?

Not really: ginseng in the amounts present in the energy drinks does not seem to cause problems, but a lot of the other stuff, like high dose caffeine does. The vitamins are worthless in most people and are just peed out mostly, and they DONT improve anybody's energy who isn't deficient in that vitamin. A lot of the other stuff, like taurine, is of uncertain safety. ...Read more

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Befinfits or side effects of taking coq10. I'm 30 in good health , low energy, take beta blocker for pvs. Could i benefit from coq10 , any dangers ?

Befinfits or side effects of taking coq10. I'm 30 in good health , low energy, take beta blocker for pvs.   Could i benefit from coq10 , any dangers ?

No proven benefit : Don't waste your hard-earned money, the supplement industry is a multi-billion dollar fraud perpetrated on the american public. No proven benefit on pvcs. ...Read more

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What are some ways I can gain energy? I am a type 1 diabetic working 50 hours a week. With add and depression. I also have newborn with health issues.

What are some ways I can gain energy? I am a type 1 diabetic working 50 hours a week. With add and depression. I also have newborn with health issues.

Depression: I commend you for working 50 hours a week with Depression, ADD Diabetes, and taking care of newborn with health issues Feel the Wonders of your Body and Universe. Feel good about your achievements in your journey of life. Lack of energy is likely due to Depression. Have Balanced Diet Do Meditation, Yoga, Tai Chi See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, and coping skills for stress, Therapy and Medication ...Read more

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Testosterone prescription should l get it in to improve my sex physical health, energy? I read some bad side effects about it. I am orderer to get on

Testosterone prescription should l get it in to improve my sex physical health, energy?  I read some bad side effects about it. I am orderer to get on

Need more info: Hi. Like all drugs, testosterone can produce desirable benefits and undesirable side effects. If you are hypogonadal and have poor libido and erectile function, low energy level, and weakness, yes, testosterone may help those things. You will only know if low testosterone is their cause by correcting your testo level and seeing if the problems resolve. RBC mass & prostate should be followed. ...Read more

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Is five hour energy bad for you and how bad?

Is five hour energy bad for you and how bad?

Can be: The suplement can raise blood presure and heart rate. Pts with history of hypertension and arrythmias shouldnt use this. Pts with history of coronary atrery disease shouldnt take this as well. ...Read more

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Are five hour energy drinks every day bad for you?

Are five hour energy drinks every day bad for you?

Yes: The problem with 5 hour energy drinks is the amount of vitamins they contain (8333% recommended daily intake of b12). This is an essential, water soluble vitamin that is excreted by your kidney. However, taking this much every day could lead to kidney failure or other effects from an excess of vitamin b12. Anything is toxic to your body in extreme amounts, even water and oxygen! ...Read more

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Is a five hour energy every day bad for you in the long run?

Is a five hour energy every day bad for you in the long run?

I would say so: For the most part; any of these "attention getting" products are not very good {short or long term} for you as they usually contain an extreme amount of sugar. If you find yourself having 'energy' problems make sure you start out the day with a healthy breakfast, drink plenty of water, and take a vitamin b complex supplement of your diet is poor. ...Read more

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Can a five hour energy shot come up as anything on a drug test ?

Can a five hour energy shot come up as anything on a drug test ?

Caffeine: If caffeine is one of the drugs tested for, the drug test could show it as positive. The makers of five hour energy say it "contains caffeine comparable to 12 ounces of the leading premium coffee" -- but do not specify the actual amount. ...Read more

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Will a five hour energy shot come up as anything in a drug test/?

Will a five hour energy shot come up as anything in a drug test/?

Caffeine: If caffeine is one of the drugs tested for, the drug test could show it as positive. The makers of five hour energy say it "contains caffeine comparable to 12 ounces of the leading premium coffee" -- but do not specify the actual amount. ...Read more

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Is matalic acid bad for your body. It's an ingredient in five hour energy drinks.?

Is matalic acid bad for your body. It's an ingredient in five hour energy drinks.?

It's malic acid: And it probably doesn't do any more harm than any other carbohydrate (which is what it is - a sugar). Energy drinks are primarily "fueled" by caffeine. The additional vitamins, Amino Acids and sugars in it are window dressing and there is no evidence that they add anything to the "energy" derived from the caffeine. You are already on adderal-talk to your doctor about it before taking caffeine. ...Read more

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Does having positive energy actually help your health?

Does having positive energy actually help your health?

Yes: Public health studies have shown that people who rate their health as excellent or good do better with health problems than patients who rate their health as fair or poor. Because you believe you are healthier that energy helps you stay and get healthier faster than those who do not believe they are healthy! keep up with the healthy thoughts and lifestyle! ...Read more

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What's the best way for me to choose chinese herbs for energy and overall health?

What's the best way for me to choose chinese herbs for energy and overall health?

See Chinese Med doc: This should only be determined by a chinese medicine specialist. Herbal prescriptions of this type requires knowledge of your individual health state and history. Certain medical conditions like hypertension, anxiety, hyperthyroid, diabetes or heart disease could be worsened or complicated by "off the shelf" energizing herbs. ...Read more

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What science is there, if any, behind health and/or energy benefits of b-12 injections?

What science is there, if any, behind health and/or energy benefits of b-12 injections?

Little: Vitamin B12 won't give you energy, unless you have a deficiency, which can cause anemia. This can be checked with a blood test. ...Read more

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Energy drinks are bad for your health, in what way are they bad for your health ?

Energy drinks are bad for your health, in what way are they bad for your health ?

Stimulants: They tend to be loaded with stimulants like caffeine and other products that make your heart go faster ...Read more

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What's a good energy booster that I can buy at a health store? Maybe something I can mix in a smoothie ?

Proven vs unproven: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They therefore remain "alternative". Be careful and watch your wallet. ...Read more

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How do Monster energy drinks affect your health?

How do Monster energy drinks affect your health?

Caffeine & sugar: An 8 oz. can of Monster energy drink has 27 grams of sugar and 80 mg of caffeine plus 180 mg of salt (sodium). While it may have traces of B vitamins and ginseng, I'd go with an one iced coffee (about 80 mg caffeine) sugar free if you really need the jolt. Diabetics should avoid. ...Read more