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Energy drinks: Almost all energy drinks, even the sugar free ones have all kinds of ingredients. I wouldn't worry about staining. I would worry about the acids in them that can contribute to tooth decay. I would also worry about all those 'extra' & unnecessary ingredients as well as why you need extra energy from a drink? Reconsider your life style\priorities. I drink bottled water, love it and know it's healthy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No data: Nobody has actually done any studies of either in any kind of controlled setting, to my knowledge. Sports physicians and trainers have about as many views on these topics as there are sports physicians and trainers. There is really no evidence that either of these alternatives is helpful in improving workouts or their results. ...Read more
Boost / supply: Energy bars are designed to boost the buyers energy after consumption. These may have stimulants, such as caffeine, or other supportive nutrients, such as ginseng and white tea. Protein bars do not provide a quick burst, or even sustained, energy, but they do supply the protein needed by the body to maintain and build muscle. ...Read more
Are bodybuilding supplements safe after varicocele surgery (e.G pre and post workouts containing energy boosters and creatine formula, fat burners?
After a week. : Give your body a break. Wait one week. ...Read more
In moderation: It has a bunch of herbal products that are likely quite safe when used as directed, including ginko biloba, but it has about the same amount of caffeine as a strong cup of coffee. The herbal ingredients, vitamins and amino acids are likely not a problem (although most are unnecessary and not needed in people who have good nutrition), but excessive amounts of caffeine can be harmful. ...Read more
None: In point of fact, energy bars are not recommended due to the high risk of complications.Often risk of high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, and strokes exist from the caffeine and other agents in these supplements. The totally herbal products have not been tested and do not seem to work. ...Read more
Does optimum nutrition 'serious mass' weight gainer contains the same ingredients as 'red bull' energy drink?
Extra joss energy drink with aspartame, acesulfame k, sodium bicarbonate, royal jelly, citric acid, and some flavor safe as a staple preworkout?
Many meds: I don't think this is a good idea - too many meds! Please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian - he/she will help you optimize the many drinks, meds, etc. Please keep me informed. ...Read more
Companies market light alcohol drinks as a healthier alternative. Is this true and do low alcohol calorie drinks slow down your metabolism.?
It depends: Alcohol has about 8 kcal of energy compared to sugar with about 4kcal of energy. So it could be that a drink with lower alcohol could be considered safer because it had less alcohol and hence prevented unnecessary weight gain or other complications. Alcohol is a sedative so it can be argued it helps slow down metabolism. This is marketing! lite beer has likely killed a lot of people. ...Read more
Regular non fat yogurt (eg. Light and fit brand) vs. Non fat greek yogurt? Does it really matter?
Read the labels.: Non-fat greek yogurt may have up to 22 grams of protein per cup - making it a very good and inexpensive source of protein. Other yogurt will likely have considerably less protein. So check out the labels for this and other foods as you make your choices. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
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