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Spark Energy Drink Alternatives
Can I drink Advocate spark energy drink mix which contains vitamin and amino acid supplement with being on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
Caffeine caution: From what I found, there is 120 mg of caffeine in an 8 oz. Spark energy drink, which is similar to amount in 8 oz of coffee. Too much caffeine can increase heart rate, raise blood pressure, anxiety and cause insomnia. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has similar side effects. Monitor your caffeine content especially while taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
Depends on your: Health. Energy drinks are almost never good for you. However, how bad they are for you depends on your state of health. If you have any heart, stomach, psychiatric, or on any other medications, you may want to discuss it with your primary before use. ...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
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
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...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've gotten noticeable results from the neurosonic energy drink, and I can't find much data on them, so my question is how healthy are neuro drinks?
Questionable: See if you can do a web search on the ingredients in your drink... It will be on the label. ...Read more
Weird experience I am a really a nice guy, I never had an issue like this I enjoy life and people but I had a really serious experience (no im not some kind of serial killer, I just had an unusual problem). Ok I decided to buy an amp energy drink, first
Not sure of?: If you are asking about changes in behavior related to caffeine, this is certainly a possibility in some people who are unusually sensitive to caffeine, or who are consuming very large amounts. All stimulants can cause irritability and even rage responses, and caffeine is no exception. ...Read more
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
I drink an energy drink that contains 60% rda of maganese. I drink 2 a day. So I get 120% rda. Am I overdosing?
You r not over dose for manganese but its more calaries.
Stick to one drink. ...Read more
Has 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
Yes, how much: And how often > first you are 18 you should not be drinking, you are under age, most of the time will not stop with one drink, in tragic vehicular accident most common cause is due to dwi. Now it is unto you, hope you will not drink. ...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
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
No relation: One should not impact the other in any significant way. ...Read more