Jumat, 16 Desember 2011

Top 10 Energy Drinks with Dangerous Side-Effects

Think twice before drinking the following energy drinks. Parents should use caution before giving them to their kids.

1. Gatorade:
Kids and adults love drinking Gatorade at least twice a day. They drink it for lunch and sometimes with snacks. Gatorade is refreshed with different vitamins and minerals, including fat-soluble vitamins. Fat-soluble vitamins cannot be emitted from the body when they are drunk in large quantities. The side effect is called vitamin toxicity (hypervitaminosis A).
2. Cocaine:

The drink has 280 mg of caffeine, more than any other energy drink. Insomnia, headaches, vomiting and dehydration are some dangerous side effects. The worst part is that the company appeals to kids to drink it.

3. Monster:

Monster is a popular citrus energy drink. Despite its popularity, there are various side effects which could cause gastrointestinal problems because of the high levels of carbohydrates. People have reported stomach aches, vomiting, headaches and blurred vision after drinking Monster.

4. Red Bull:
Red Bull has an increasing amount of sugar in its drink. One can has 27 grams of sugar in it. Those who drinks the energy drink daily may experience a weight gain. Weight gain of course could lead to high cholesterol levels and other gastrointestinal problems. Additionally, there can be a risk to your cardiovascular system. You may experience high blood pressures as a result.

5. 5 Hour Energy:
The drink has above average amounts of B6 and B12. It also has extraordinary amounts of Tyrosine and Phenylalanine Tyrosine and Phenylalanine. Some effects include chest pain, nausea, dizziness and vomiting.

6. Full Throttle:
This energy drink is a proud supporter of racing and sport athletes. Euphoria, insomnia, anxiety and irritability are the main side effects of this drink. People are known to crash and to also have seizures after drink Full Throttle.

7. Rockstar:
Many people drink alcohol with energy drinks. This is a big no no for those mixing Rockstar with alcohol. You may have to be transported to the hospital for alcohol toxicity.

8. XS Energy:
This drink is destructive. You may experience bloating, diarrhea, heart burn, vomiting, nausea, sleep disturbances and gastrointestinal problems. You may also find yourself sitting in the washroom for a long period of time.

9. NOS:
 NOS is an energy drink that should be drunk with care. Those who have sensitivity to caffeine should not drink the energy drink. Furthermore, people should not drink this in the morning, before eating and before exercising. It has 260 mg of caffeine. One USA teen was sent to hospital after drinking NOS. Mood swings are quite normal when drinking it.

10. Powerade:

Parents should think twice before giving this drink to their children. The drink carries Niacin which is used to prevent and treat pellagra deficiency. The acid can cause dementia, confusion and severe liver problems, if drank in large doses.

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