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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
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
5 Hour Energy: It is my opinion that one should not use 5 hour energy drinks at all because of potential for adverse effects on blood pressure and the heart. Azithromycin is subject to degradation when exposed to an acid environment. 5 hour energy will increase the acidic level of the stomach and could inactivate part of the dose of azithromycin. ...Read more
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
Absolutely: 5 quarts is way too much and may suggest alcoholism. Can cause cirrhosis and liver failure if not stopped. Liver failure can result in multi-organ failure and death. He should see a physician to see what damage has already been done if this has been happening for some time. 12 step programs help if difficulty stopping. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it acceptable to drink energy drinks and eat barley sugar during the 5 days you are doing the water diet?
Sure: You can eat and drink anything you want. ...Read more
Cautiously: Be careful of the additive effects of the various ingredients. ...Read more
Is it okay to try 5 hour energy or other energy boosting drinks with history of CAD and hypertension?
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
Diet pills, eating under 500 cal per day in food (nuts, fruit, fish veg etc), drinking wine bottle x 3/4pw, how will this affect my body? 138lb 5'8
Not healthy: See your pcp without delay for exam and guidance on your weight and proper eating. You may need closer to 2000 + calories / day depending on your level of activity. Be honest about any other meds/ alcohol/drug use and current stresses. Take care of your health and please get help. ...Read more
Does drinking water with an added flavor enhancer w/ caffeine, like mio energy, defeat the purpose of drinking water?
Can u drink 2 much tea in a day? Varied between caffeine/caffeine free, green/herbal. Occasionally re-steep tea bags. I drink perhaps 10 cups a day
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
Diagnose: prostatitis. Don't like regular water. Drink 5 liters of Propel water per day. Is that too much artificial sweetner? Hurting my prostate?
Not a problem: Drinking 5 liters a day should not affect prostatis ...Read more
I drink 0.5L of water everyday morning &then forget to drink or drink 0.5L at night.should I drink them during the day & not in huge amounts directly?
How many Monster Energy Drinks (caffeine 166 mg) (taurine 2000 mg) (vitamin B12 590%) (vitamin B6 220%) in a 8 hour period is considered dangerous?
Two would be tops: for the whole day. Up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day appears to be safe for most healthy adults. That's roughly the amount of caffeine in four cups of brewed coffee, 10 cans of cola or two "energy shot" drinks. Although caffeine use may be safe for adults, it's not a good idea for children. ...Read more
Probably not: 1 energy drink a day will probably not do any serious damage to you. However, it is not supporting your health. It is not unusual to have a sensitivity to artificial sweeteners (they give me a headache, for instance). Also, energy drinks contain untested combinations of caffeine and herbal supplements. They can be quite dangerous in large quantities. Which means they are not healthy overall. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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