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Doctor insights on: Shark Energy Drinks

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Are energy drinks healthy?

Are energy drinks healthy?

Not really: Energy drinks are basically stimulants so you get a bit od a boost in wakefulness however they ar3e not considered to be a healthy meal choice and in an unhealthy individual or young teen they can have dire consequences. ...Read more

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Xyience energy drinks unhealthy?

Xyience energy drinks unhealthy?

No: Xyience provides great tasting energy drinks and nutritional supplement to provide users with clean sustainable energy. ...Read more

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Are energy drinks dangerous?

Are energy drinks dangerous?

Can be: We have seen pts come in with extremely rapid heart rates and blood pressures. This can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Are energy drinks safe?

Are energy drinks safe?

Energy drinks: Not quite, since there are effects on your weight (high carbohydrate content) & cardiovascular system, to name a few. ...Read more

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How unhealthy is taurin in monster energy drink?

How unhealthy is taurin in monster energy drink?

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

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Does coffee contain more caffeine than energy drinks?

Does coffee contain more caffeine than energy drinks?

Sometimes: Diffrent types of coffee and diffrent types of energy drinks have diifrent caffeine content read the label for each and make sure the serving sizes are the same. ...Read more

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Does drinking coffee, energy drinks and caffeinated drinks stunt growth or height?

Does drinking coffee, energy drinks and caffeinated drinks stunt growth or height?

Not really: At a listed age of 20 I suspect you have finished your linear growth. Caffeine or energy drinks you may have consumed along the way have less to do with your height than parental height.You are expected to grow to the average of both parents plus 2-3 inches. ...Read more

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Are nerd energy drinks safe?

Are nerd energy drinks safe?

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

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Can monster energy drinks make your breast milk green?

Can monster energy drinks make your breast milk green?

Never heard of this: I've never heard of monster energy drinks making breast milk turn green, but they probably aren't a good idea while you are breast feeding! energy drinks frequently are high in caffeine, sugar, and some herbal combinations that may pass into breast milk. Since most doctors recommend limiting your caffeine intake while breastfeeding, the energy drinks are not a good idea! ...Read more

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How dangerous are energy drinks?

How dangerous are energy drinks?

MegaBuzz=Bad Heart: A 16 ounce energy drink has 13 teaspoons of sugar [about 1/4 cup!] & as much caffeine as 4 or more cola drinks. If you're a jock, the high sugar can dehydrate you. Also the high caffeine can make your heart beat fast and could potentially cause bad heart rhythms. ...Read more

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Could energy drinks effect heart?

Could energy drinks effect heart?

Energy drinks: Energy drinks contain substances which cause stimulation of electrically active tissue. They can cause heart side effects. ...Read more

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Why is taurine in energy drinks?

Why is taurine in energy drinks?

Because expected?: Virtually all "energy drinks" have taurine but i know of no good evidence that taurine increases energy.Taurine is an Amino Acid that is important for heart health & muscles & acts as a inhibitory neurotransmitter, meaning it actually has a calming effect on the nervous system, the opposite of what you might want in an energy drink.But because it is widely used in these drinks people now expect it! ...Read more

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Do you consider energy drinks much worse than sugared beverages?

Do you consider energy drinks much worse than sugared beverages?

Yes: I believe that energy drinks are worse than sugar sweetened beverages due to addition of more caffeine than found in usual soft drinks, not to mention greater serving sizes per container, which increases stress on heart & brain. Plus energy drinks are often combined w/alcohol resulting in becoming wide-awake drunk. But let's be clear: sugar sweetened beverages aren't good for you either. Drink H2O ...Read more

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Will energy drinks like sugar free rockstar stain teeth?

Will energy drinks like sugar free rockstar stain teeth?

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 more

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How serious are energy drinks?

Relatively bad: The only ingredient of value in these drinks is caffeine. A recent study found that pre-exercise caffeine reduces coronary artery blood flow during exercise. Not a good thing. ...Read more

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Do energy drinks cause bruxism?

Do energy drinks cause bruxism?

Secondary: Secondary bruxism is that which is caused by medications or other factors. Caffeine, tobacco and certain medications such as some antidepressants and antipsychotic agents can cause secondary bruxism. ...Read more

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Are energy drinks, like "boost" or the Atkins diet energy drink ok for a no carb diet?

Are energy drinks, like "boost" or the Atkins diet energy drink ok for a no carb diet?

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

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Can carbs and b vitamins replace energy drinks before a workout?

Can carbs and b vitamins replace energy drinks before a workout?

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

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Do energy drinks really work like say 5 hour energy drinks?

Do energy drinks really work like say 5 hour energy drinks?

No Data: Nutritional supplements are outside the territory of the fda (weird because the f stands for food), and are not required to scientifically prove anything to anyone. ...Read more