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How many times a week can i have the alcohol free Red Bull energy drink, without facing any real side effects or increased blood sugar ?

How many times a week can i have the alcohol free Red Bull energy drink, without facing any real side effects or increased blood sugar ?

Caffeine & sugar: An 8 oz. can of Red Bull energy drink has 27 grams of sugar and 80 mg of caffeine and traces of B vitamins. Diabetics should avoid. This liquid sugar load causes a spike and then crash in blood sugar. It's not healthy any day of the week. ...Read more

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What are common side effects that come with drinking energy drinks?

What are common side effects that come with drinking energy drinks?

Headache/palps: High blood pressure can cause headaches and palpatations from arrythmias. Its a stimulant. Pts with cardiovascular issues should not take. ...Read more

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Do protein shakes and energy drinks have side effects.

Do protein shakes and energy drinks have side effects.

Protein shakes: Protein shakes are concentrated sources of protein, usually whey. We usually are not allergic. Concentrated protein ingestion can strain kidneys and can promote kidney stones. Drink a lot of fluid. Energy drinks contain caffeine or caffeine like substances as well as sugars. These are not healthy for us. Can make you jittery, nervous, angry, agitated, or have palpitations. ...Read more

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Are there any longterm side effects resulting from consuming energy drinks?

Are there any longterm side effects resulting from consuming energy drinks?

Yes there are...: Energy drinks result in brain stimulation by providing excess caffeine and/or Amino Acids that the brain turns into stimulating neurotransmitters. Therefore you can develop the same physical and cognitive side effects as someone using cocaine. So buyer beware! ...Read more

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If you take ritalin (methylphenidate) and energy drinks what can happen, side effects?

If you take ritalin (methylphenidate) and energy drinks what can happen, side effects?

A Lot: Dose of Ritalin (methylphenidate) if 5 mgm, and an oz of ED, I think you can wait out your entire life to say " Good gracious Lord, nothing happened .. "Why Lord ?" Now go on adding the doses 120 mgm of Ritalin (methylphenidate) and few gallons of ED, monstrous looking cans Lets see how long it takes for you to ask the Lord "Why Lord" It will be pretty quick response from the Lord ...Read more

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Is there any side effecg for ginko biloba?since I am drinking energy drink with that content when i study.

Is there any side effecg for ginko biloba?since I am drinking energy drink with that content when i study.

Ginko Biloba: This herb has been around for a very long time. Ginkgo biloba is one of the longest living tree species in the world. Ginkgo trees can live as long as a thousand years. Generally, it is a safe natural herb, but here is a link describing all the benefits and side effects from WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-333-GINKGO.aspx?activeIngredientId=333&activeIngredientName=GINKGO ...Read more

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Are energy drinks, like "boost" or the Atkins diet energy drink ok for a no carb diet?

Are energy drinks, like "boost" or the Atkins diet energy drink ok for a no carb diet?

Energy Drinks: First there is no medical or health benefit from 'energy drinks'. These drinks are usually high in caffeine and/or sugars. I would read the labels and if there are any carbs in the drink recommend that you not ingest it. But, in general i would recommend avoiding these unnecessary and non-nutritional drinks all together. ...Read more

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I've been getting this tingling feeling on the left side of my neck and armpit..i just recently stop drinking energy drinks, i drank them for over 2 y?

I've been getting this tingling feeling on the left side of my neck and armpit..i just recently stop drinking energy drinks, i drank them for over 2 y?

Hard to say: The stress involved in withdrawing from the stimulants might be causing muscle tightness in the neck and some pinched nerves. With your other conditions and risk factors, despite your young age, I might also want to be reassured by assuring that there was no evidence the symptoms might represent angina. That is symptoms associated with your heart not getting enough blood. An exam would help. ...Read more