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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Boost Nutritional Energy Drink

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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How significant is the "drop in energy" after drinking an energy drink and what are some other side effects?

How significant is the "drop in energy" after drinking an energy drink and what are some other side effects?

Energy drinks: Depends on how much u consume. Harmful effects exist on cardiovascular & metabolic systems.

Dr. Patricia Foster Dr. Foster
Psychiatry
40 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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How many times a week can I have the alcohol free Red Bull energy drink, without facing any real side effects or increased blood sugar?

How many times a week can I have the alcohol free Red Bull energy drink, without facing any real side effects or increased blood sugar?

Caffeine & sugar: An 8 oz. Can of Red Bull energy drink has 27 grams of sugar and 80 mg of caffeine and traces of B vitamins. Diabetics should avoid. This liquid sugar load causes a spike and then crash in blood sugar. It's not healthy any day of the week.

Dr. Mark Rasak Dr. Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
29 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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What are common side effects that come with drinking energy drinks?

What are common side effects that come with drinking energy drinks?

Headache/palps: High blood pressure can cause headaches and palpatations from arrythmias. Its a stimulant. Pts with cardiovascular issues should not take.

Dr. Balminder Mangat Dr. Mangat
Addiction Medicine
43 years in practice
Banaras Hindu University Institute of Medical Sciences
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If you take ritalin (methylphenidate) and energy drinks what can happen, side effects?

If you take ritalin (methylphenidate) and energy drinks what can happen, side effects?

A Lot: Dose of Ritalin (methylphenidate) if 5 mgm, and an oz of ED, I think you can wait out your entire life to say " Good gracious Lord, nothing happened. "Why Lord? " Now go on adding the doses 120 mgm of Ritalin (methylphenidate) and few gallons of ED, monstrous looking cans Lets see how long it takes for you to ask the Lord "Why Lord" It will be pretty quick response from the Lord

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith Dr. Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
40 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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Do protein shakes and energy drinks have side effects.

Do protein shakes and energy drinks have side effects.

Protein shakes: Protein shakes are concentrated sources of protein, usually whey. We usually are not allergic. Concentrated protein ingestion can strain kidneys and can promote kidney stones. Drink a lot of fluid. Energy drinks contain caffeine or caffeine like substances as well as sugars. These are not healthy for us. Can make you jittery, nervous, angry, agitated, or have palpitations.

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Dr. Philip Gilly Dr. Gilly
Addiction Medicine
35 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Are there any longterm side effects resulting from consuming energy drinks?

Are there any longterm side effects resulting from consuming energy drinks?

Yes there are...: Energy drinks result in brain stimulation by providing excess caffeine and/or Amino Acids that the brain turns into stimulating neurotransmitters. Therefore you can develop the same physical and cognitive side effects as someone using cocaine. So buyer beware!

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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Is there any side effecg for ginko biloba? Since I am drinking energy drink with that content when I study.

Is there any side effecg for ginko biloba? Since I am drinking energy drink with that content when I study.

Ginko Biloba: This herb has been around for a very long time. Ginkgo biloba is one of the longest living tree species in the world. Ginkgo trees can live as long as a thousand years. Generally, it is a safe natural herb, but here is a link describing all the benefits and side effects from WebMD. Http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-333-GINKGO. Aspx? ActiveIngredientId=333&activeIngredientName=GINKGO

Dr. Philip Schwarzman Dr. Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine
43 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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I'm a 35 yr old female and everytime I start to drink coffee I end up having pain in my chest on the left side. I was told back in 1997 that I had developed pleurisy in my chest from drinking energy drinks but I read that caffeine doesn't cause pleurisy.

I'm a 35 yr old female and everytime I start to drink coffee I end up having pain in my chest on the left side. I was told back in 1997 that I had developed pleurisy in my chest from drinking energy drinks but I read that caffeine doesn't cause pleurisy.

Not pleurisy: I agree that that caffeine does not cause pleurisy. As to why you get chest pain with coffee (just caffeinated coffee or any hot liquid), I haven't a clue. If it is bothersome, stop drinking it. Doubt any serious problem.

Dr. James Rotchford Dr. Rotchford
Addiction Medicine
37 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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I've been getting this tingling feeling on the left side of my neck and armpit. I just recently stop drinking energy drinks, I drank them for over 2 y?

I've been getting this tingling feeling on the left side of my neck and armpit. I just recently stop drinking energy drinks, I drank them for over 2 y?

Hard to say: The stress involved in withdrawing from the stimulants might be causing muscle tightness in the neck and some pinched nerves. With your other conditions and risk factors, despite your young age, I might also want to be reassured by assuring that there was no evidence the symptoms might represent angina. That is symptoms associated with your heart not getting enough blood. An exam would help.

Dr. Lester Thompson Dr. Thompson
Pathology
29 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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Could drinking red bull or rockstar energy drinks have a negative side effect which could be kidney stones in men?

Could drinking red bull or rockstar energy drinks have a negative side effect which could be kidney stones in men?

Probably not: There are many active ingredients in engery drinks, but taurine, glucuronolactone, and caffeine are the main ones. None of these in a usual energy drink are going to be harmful if taken in moderation (not more than 2 per day). However, taurine can accumulate, although it is not an Amino Acid and therefore does not technical result in stone formation!

Dr. Laura Anissian Dr. Anissian
Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
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What, if any, are the long-term effects of regular energy drink consumption?

What, if any, are the long-term effects of regular energy drink consumption?

Caffeine: Long term caffeine effects - depends on how much you are drinking. I would generally advise from not over consuming them. Chose other healthier sources of energy like healthy food, sleep and exercise!

Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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What effects do guarana and taruine from energy drink have on the human body?

What effects do guarana and taruine from energy drink have on the human body?

Caffeine ; calming: Guarana is a main source of caffeine in energy drinks, which is a natural stimulant. I am really not sure why energy drinks have taurine, which is an Amino Acid that has a calming effect on the nervous system ; does not make people feel energetic. My best guess is that because the first energy drinks had taurine all the others have it because people now expect energy drinks to have it! See comment:.

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
8 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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What are the energy drink effects on someone with adhd?

What are the energy drink effects on someone with adhd?

Effects differ: While some may experience a paradoxical calming affect, others may become more agitated or have worse concentration issues. It is also difficult to truly regulate caffeine dosing, so do not feel caffeine would be a replacement for therapy and/or oral medication if it does have a calming affect. Hope that helps.

Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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What are the effects on the eyes of large energy drink consumption?

What are the effects on the eyes of large energy drink consumption?

None: Caffeine, the "active" ingredient, in most energy drinks (along with lots of sugar and some other nutrients of dubious value) is not harmful to the eyes.

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Is it ok to take activist syrup and a rock star energy drink?

Is it ok to take activist syrup and a rock star energy drink?

Drinks: Neither syrup or drink are recommended the syrup may have been pulled from the market and heart attacks and death have been reported with the syrup

Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Please explain which energy drink do you recommend for strength?

Please explain which energy drink do you recommend for strength?

None of them: Proper diet, exercise and healthy lifestyle is what I recommend to anyone for strength. Energy drinks are mostly caffeine, sometimes with unnecessary vitamins or additives that really are unnecessary and useless for most people. These can give temporary "strength" or "energy" to people, but do not improve health.

Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Please advise if it's bad to drink an energy drink and then work out?

Please advise if it's bad to drink an energy drink and then work out?

Talk to a trainer: Or a sports medicine physician, and neither of them would recommend it. Energy drinks are not all the same - some of them are just caffeine, others have large amounts of sugar, and some have caffeine plus a lot of other stuff of unknown usefulness - like vitamins and taurine. In some cases, they are no different than a good strong cup of coffee, and others are caffeine OD's waiting to happen.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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What do you think about the energy drink verve from the vemma company? Is it healthy?

No endorsement: There is an unwritten rule here. We do not advocate or endorse a product. But, I can very plainly say that these 'energy' drinks are in no way healthy. Sugar and caffeine are nothing special to help with health.

Dr. Donald Alves Dr. Alves
Emergency Medicine
20 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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During exercise which is best energy drink?

During exercise which is best energy drink?

NONE!: During a workout, your stress hormones will ramp you up enough if working at proper intensity. Energy drinks can cause overshoot on BP & heart rate, and heart rhythm problems. Stick to water and electrolyte drinks, especially as you approach 4-0....And beyond.

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