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Are 5 hour energy drinks bad for you?

Are  5 hour energy drinks bad for you?

Intrinsically, No.: If you need to stay awake for 5 hours and have no physiologic reason to avoid stimulants i don't see this as bad per se. However, repeated use or dependency might make you wonder if something else is underlying. Clearly there are many conditions and medications which would make taking stimulants unwise. Mixing other psychoactive drugs including the illegal stuffs and alcohol probably not good. ...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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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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Does 5 hour energy and other similar energy drinks cause bad sleep patters and panic attacks? I drink coffee and coffee never gives me those symptoms

Does 5 hour energy and other similar energy drinks cause bad sleep patters and panic attacks? I drink coffee and coffee never gives me those symptoms

Energy drinks: Yes, it is quite possible. Many of these "energy drinks" contain much higher levels of caffeine than in a cup or two of coffee. Additional ingredients may also trigger reactions in sensitive individuals. Avoid these drinks, and consider getting some exercise (like brisk walking) if you need a brief pickup in the afternoon. Any caffeine after 6 PM can trigger sleep problems. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are monster energy drinks bad for you? It has vitamins c, b3, b5, b6, B12 and calcium. Is this drink really that bad for you?

Are monster energy drinks bad for you? It has vitamins c, b3, b5, b6, B12 and calcium. Is this drink really that bad for you?

As long as no caffei: This drink with vitamins and calcium you listed is not bad for you as long as it does not contain any caffeine.Some of these so called energy drinks do contain caffeine and that can cause problems in some people. ...Read more

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Is it bad to drink energy drinks daily?

Is it bad to drink energy drinks daily?

Potentially yes: Firstly, if you do not have adequate energy to perform your daily tasks, it is likely that there is something else wrong - diet, exercise, other health problems, and that the way to fix that is to fix that. Secondly, they are mostly caffeine, and excessive caffeine is not good for us, and can cause anxiety, raise blood pressure and pulse, cause insomnia. Very high doses can cause serious harm. ...Read more

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Is the rip it energy drink bad for you?

Is the rip it energy drink bad for you?

Depends on your: Health. Energy drinks are almost never good for you. However, how bad they are for you depends on your state of health. If you have any heart, stomach, psychiatric, or on any other medications, you may want to discuss it with your primary before use. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's bad to drink an energy drink and then work out ?

Please advise if it's bad to drink an energy drink and then work out ?

Talk to a trainer: or a sports medicine physician, and neither of them would recommend it. Energy drinks are not all the same - some of them are just caffeine, others have large amounts of sugar, and some have caffeine plus a lot of other stuff of unknown usefulness - like vitamins and taurine. In some cases, they are no different than a good strong cup of coffee, and others are caffeine OD's waiting to happen. ...Read more