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I'm Addicted To Energy Drinks
How much is my brain damaged if I have been addicated to caffeine for 10 years? Ex. I drink energy drinks and pop on a daily basis if I don't I can't think or wake up
Probably no damage: It is conceivable that extraordinary quantities of caffeine could produce brain damage, but not likely. Excessive use or "addiction" may cause problems, even possible brain changes, but these would not be classified as "damage." You may be painting a picture of addiction, not actual damage -- this could be better addressed by a professional evaluation. ...Read more
Not doing it: Energy drinks are simply high doses of caffeine, which is not good for people in excess. Energy and stamina do not come out of a pill bottle, or for that matter 5 cups of coffee, although that can be a temporary solution. The long-term answer is good diet, exercise, staying at healthy weight, getting adequate sleep. A therapeutic multivitamin may help if your diet isn't what it should be. ...Read more
What to do if I'm feeling a little bit more active is if I drink an energy drink do any of you know when this will go away?
Too much caffeine: If you are feeling "speedy" its because energy drinks can have very large doses of caffeine, and some people are very sensitive to its effects. Sharply cut down, or (better) stop using these products. Natural energy comes from a combination of adequate sleep, exercise and a healthy diet, not from energy drinks. Caffeine is short-acting and its effects are generally gone by 4-6 hours, 12 at most. ...Read more
I drank one energy drink (80mg of caffeine) while I never had caffeine before? I'm 16 by the way! Is this dangerous?
No more than your: first cup of coffee. And I would find it hard to believe you never had a Coke or Pepsi! Congrats on waiting until 16! There are rare individuals who are highly sensitive to caffeine, and can't sleep, get anxiety attacks, get tremulous after a single cup of coffee. Most people can drink 2-3 servings of caffeinated beverages without problems. High dose energy drinks may be dangerous. ...Read more
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
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
Definitely Not: Energy drinks are "heart attack in a can" both cause increase adrenaline release and lead to adrenal exhaustion after a while. To have abundant non-hyper energy: take an organic vitamin/mineral supplement, drink 8 glasses of filtered water daily, rebounding, avoid acids in diet such as sodas. Consider acid free healthy coffees with ganoderma www.Medac4u.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
No: but depends on how much your drink. A single 5 hour energy has about the same amount of caffeine as 2 large and strong cups of coffee, so it is probably no worse than that. The vitamins and ginseng and other stuff in those drinks is worthless and does no good or harm, but the companies pretend that they give you more energy. A healthy diet, exercise, and a balanced lifestyle give us energy. ...Read more
They are a scam: Most energy drinks are high doses of caffeine, which is a stimulant. If used occasionally they are not a big deal, and no worse than equivalent amounts of caffeine in soda or coffee. When used regularly and/or in high doses, caffeine increases anxiety, causes insomnia, can raise blood pressure and pulse, and causes a rebound fatigue. The vitamins etc some put in them are useless and add expense. ...Read more
None: Energy drinks are basically caffeine, and this is not required for good health, the ability to exercise or muscle strength. In fact, many trainers strongly recommend against the use of excessive caffeine for people who are training. The vitamins and other supplements in the drinks are a waste of money. A healthy balanced diet is adequate for nutritional needs, maybe protein shakes and an mvi (multivitamin). ...Read more
Don't drink them: Replace the energy drinks with something else that don't make you feel sick. In general, water is always the best drink. ...Read more
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