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Is The Monster Energy Drink Better Than Soda
Possibly deadly: It depends on your age and cardiac health. These drinks are no longer allowed to be consumed by people under 18 and likely a risk for older persons with health issues. They are potent stimulants some people had issues with their heart racing skipping etc someone with bad coronary disease would be a risk for heart attack although I do not know if any heart attacks are associated at this time ...Read more
Do you sleep nights?: In general, it's not a good idea. Large amounts of caffeine impair sleep, cause anxiety, even tremor and can precipitate panic attacks. If you work 3rd shift, it is far better for you to get natural sleep, eat a proper diet and not use stimulants. If you have shift work sleep disorder, there are better medications for it than large amounts of caffeine. ...Read more
This morning at 11am I had a 710ml monster energy drink and at 9:30pm, I took two melatonin, will I be okay?
Yes: Yes you will be okay. If you are generally in good health. 18 years old and with no history of heart disease, you will be alright. However this is a good opportunity to point out the dangers of high energy drinks used in excess. They can cause hugh blood pressure, heart palpitations, chest pain and anxiety symptoms. Also trying to counteract the effects with melatonin is not a solution. ...Read more
8 hours, pump&dumpx1: Most drug concentrations peak within a few hours in breast milk. Foods usually will reach the baby by about 6 hours after ingestion. You should avoid excessive caffeine while breastfeeding, so a cup of tea or coffee in the AM is ok, but baby will get the caffeine around early afternoon. Large amounts of caffeine are not good for you or baby. ...Read more
No contraindication: But am concerned about the reasons for taking both. Energy drinks are essentially caffeine, with some of them containing herbal remedies like ginko and often containing vitamins (which are mostly useless, and are just urinated out if you take excess amounts). People who feel tired should treat the cause of being tired, and not use stimulants (whether caffeine or others) - a vicious cycle develops. ...Read more
I have a cold and fever. I love the energy drink monster, but would it make my sickness (fever) worse?
When I drink a monster energy drink my pee is a dark green color what does that mean and can it hurt me anyway?
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
My boyfriend drank a monster energy drink today and now has severe pain in his stomach. He says it feels like he has to #2 but just can't. Help?
Energy drink: Depending on the quantity consumed & the frequency of use, it is possible. ...Read more
How come I always feel like I'm sweating to death when I go to sleep after drinking jagermesiter mixed with monster energy drink? Is it dangerous?
Only if ingested: The monster has a considerable amount of stimulant like components like caffeine and I believe taurine. The jag has a noradrenergic component I suspect that also encourages agitation and sympathetic hyperarousal. They both then together cause a fight or flight reaction chemically - with elevated heart rate, sweating, insomnia, racing thoughts, and - combined with alcohol - disinhibition (be stupid). ...Read more
Yes: Some of the chemical components of monster energy drinks could trigger fatal disorders in ill people. ...Read more
I like to drink the green monster energy drinks, but I've heard they are bad for you. Is this true? If so, why?
Caffeine: Taken in excess is dangerous for the heart rhythm. ...Read more
Are monster energy drinks bad for you? It has vitamins c, b3, b5, b6, B12 and calcium. Is this drink really that bad for you?
I feel tired/drowsy all the time, how many. Monster energy drinks should I drink to combat fatigue?
Could me drinking energy drinks excessively be making my heart beat feel more prominent? I drink upto 5 cans of monster a day. Have previously been hos
Yes. From Caffeine.: These "energy drinks" actually give you NO energy but a lot of caffeine (read the label) -- often a days' worth in 1 can! Caffeine is a (mild) stImulant, but in enough quantities it can cause irregular heart beats which may be the 'prominence' you describe. You can do a simple test: cut back gradually on caffeinated drinks over 1-2 months & then see if your symptoms are better. Takes willpower, th ...Read more
A handful of deaths: Have been reported, but in none of the cases so far was it really a slam-dunk kind of proof. It has mostly been in younger people using higher doses (3-4 bottles of 5 hour energy), and many of them had underlying heart disease. Caffeine IS a stimulant, and while not as potent as amphetamine etc., in high doses it does the same things. Other stuff in it likely harmless, but unknown safety really. ...Read more
Caffeine & sugar: An 8 oz. Can of Monster energy drink has 27 grams of sugar and 80 mg of caffeine plus 180 mg of salt (sodium). While it may have traces of B vitamins and ginseng, I'd go with an one iced coffee (about 80 mg caffeine) sugar free if you really need the jolt. Diabetics should avoid. ...Read more
Can you tell me is energy drinks like monster bad for you and is there other ingredients that might be harmful?
They can be: The ingredients include carbonated water, sucrose, glucose, citric acid, natural flavors, taurine, sodium citrate, color added, panax ginseng root extract, L-carnitine, sorbic acid, benzoic acid, niacinamide, sodium chloride, glucuronolactone, inositol, guarana seed extract, pyridoxine hydrochloride, sucralose, riboflavin, maltodextrin, and cyanocobalamin. In addition to 150 mg caffeine. ...Read more
Can you please tell me what are the effects on the body of relying only on two monster energy drinks and 3 5-hour energy drinks for a 12 hour period?
Well...: Hmmm... this would be quite a bit of stimulants to the body caffeine and others in a 24 hour period. Typical effects might be heart palpitations, fast heart rate, tremulousness, anxiety, possibly headache, and a general crappy feeling... There are increasing reports in young adults of sudden deaths associated with energy drinks. Many of us docs are surprised the FDA hasn't yanked them yet. ...Read more
Husband drinks at least 4 16oz monsters a day also 2 packs of cigarettes a day. How bad is it that he drinks so much energy drinks? He is overweight
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