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Doctor insights on: Health Risks Of 5 Hour Energy Drink

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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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I drink about 3-4 cans of energy drink (redbull) per day. How does this affect my health? Is it dangerous? Thank you

I drink about 3-4 cans of energy drink (redbull) per day. How does this affect my health? Is it dangerous? Thank you

Can be: It contains a lot of caffeine and high levels of other supplements - some in excess can be harmful - caffeine in high does can lead to nervousness and irritability, sleep difficulties or even cause your heart to race or high blood pressure. Some of it depends on your medical history. Some people experience headaches when they dont have the caffeine. If you have doubts about it ask your doc. ...Read more

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What are the health risks for children who drink all those "energy drinks "on a regular basis?

What are the health risks for children who drink all those "energy drinks "on a regular basis?

Nobody knows: Since these products are considered food supplements, there is no requirement for safety testing. There have been a number of deaths reported to the fda in teenagers using these products, and there is an fda investigation which has been started. Many of these products do not even list the amount of caffeine they contain. Some have about 1/2 the amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee, others more. ...Read more

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Why is drinking coffee everyday bad for you i drink coffee everyday and have energy drinks like twice a week and am 17 what health risk will i have?

Why is drinking coffee everyday bad for you i drink coffee everyday and have energy drinks like twice a week and am 17 what health risk will i have?

Caffeine: Calling caffeine, taurine, and sugar 'energy' is one of the modern day's snake oil gimmicks. These chemicals, not needed for health, cause your heart muscle to work harder and faster than it needs to do. It is aging your heart faster than you would be aging naturally. Caffeine and taurine are also telling your brain that you cannot live without them. They are highly addictive. ...Read more

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What is worse for your health: drinking coffee or energy drinks?

Energy drinks: It takes a lot more coffee to kill you, but unfortunately, there is a small but slowly growing number of deaths occuring from engergy drink ingestion--usually by those who drink several a day. ...Read more

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What are the ingredients in 5 hour energy drink?

What are the ingredients in 5 hour energy drink?

Caffeine & sugar: Read labels. Your "energy" drink likely contains a fair amount of caffeine & loads of sugar calories. Have you noticed how you "crash" after the caffeine and sugar wear off a few hours after drinking the product? Instead, eat healthy, get plenty of sleep, and exercise--you'll not only feel better and well rested but your daily performance and outlook will improve. ...Read more

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Can you take prednizone with a 5 hour energy drink?

Can you take prednizone with a 5 hour energy drink?

Hyper : Prednisone already makes many people feel "bouncy". Throw in a stimulant and you may not feel well at all. You may also get indigestion or stomach pain. Prednisone is an anti inflammatory medication and energy drinks often contain lots of caffeine. The combination may be too much for your stomach, too. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take benadryl after drinking an energy drink a couple hours before?

Is it okay to take benadryl after drinking an energy drink a couple hours before?

Okay: Yes it is okay to take benadryl 2 hours after having an energy drink. Benadryl does make some people drowsy. The energy drink may contain caffeine that makes many alert. So if you are taking the benadryl for sleep, it might not be effective. Benadryl will still be effective if you are taking it for congestion. ...Read more

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I drank a rockstar energy drink four hours ago before skateboarding for three hours and i just took a nyquil and i want to know if im gonna die or not?

I drank a rockstar energy drink four hours ago before skateboarding for three hours and i just took a nyquil and i want to know if im gonna die or not?

No-at least not soon: Like all of us, you will die sooner or later (hopefully not for 70-80 years) but what you took will not kill you. The energy drink has some caffeine which is stimulating and the Nyquil has a cough suppressant and antihistamine that can make you drowsy, but the combination will not kill you. ...Read more

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I am 32 years old, active and healthy but today when I drank a monster energy drink I instantly got chest pain and have had it for a few hours. Should I go to the er?

I am 32 years old, active and healthy but today when I drank a monster energy drink I instantly got chest pain and have had it for a few hours. Should I go to the er?

I vote YES: It's hard to tell what is causing the chest pain (may or may not be the heart). One's own doctor, if available, can offer advice and may want to do an EKG to see how the heart is doing (presuming the pain is mild). If no personal doctor is available, then the ER would be a place to go. If the chest pain is moderate or severe, calling 911 right away would be wise (in case there is heart problem) ...Read more

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Is a5hour energy drink safe?

Is a5hour energy drink safe?

Sugar ; Caffeine: I am not sure what you mean by 'safe'. But, these drinks have nothing special that in any way benefits health. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take eco energy drink?

Is it okay to take eco energy drink?

In general: I don't usually recommend energy drinks. That being said on occasion they are probably aren't the worst thing in the world. I'm not familiar with eco, but most energy drinks have a combination of b vitamins and natural stimulants like caffeine and guarana. ...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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How often can one drink an energy drink?

How often can one drink an energy drink?

Avoid it.: It is not healthy. It has very high sugar and Caffine content. 5 times more than a cup of coffee.It makes you more alert for a short time, but it can cause Arrythmia. You should develop better time management skill and not dependent on energy drink for "energy". It gives false sense of control. You also will get addicted to it. And if mixed with alcohol, can be fatal. ...Read more

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How come i lose appetite after energy drink?

How come i lose appetite after energy drink?

Caffeine/stimulants: Caffeine and stimulants can cause you to have less of an appetite for a short while after drinking. The acidity sometimes can also give you mild stomach discomfort which may lower your appetite. However, they are not a safe alternative for weight loss. Hope that helps. ...Read more