Over-consumption of energy drinks

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Jul 24, 2008
  1. Hachibei
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    Right, so lately I've been drinking energy drinks more often than regular pop, or anything else for that matter, and I've been wondering: are there any horrible side-effects from drinking more than 1 per 24 hours?

    Also, if anyone needs to know, I'm drinking Monster.
     


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    Beside the ungodly amounts of sugar crammed into one can of that is most likely very unhealthy for you, nothing.
     
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    You become addicted to them, since your body always thinks you need more and more, the sugar is very unhealthy and it can cause huge headaches/stomach aches.
     
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    If they cause you to lose sleep, you could get a heart attack.
     
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    Horrible side-effects? I would say...

    Massive damage to your wallet. Those beasts are expensive as hell when compared to, say, a can of Coke. [​IMG]
     
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    Also, I heard they stunt your growth [​IMG]

    chug chug chug

    i don't really need energy drinks - i can goon all night without 'em
     
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    OTOH, when you're drinking heavily caffeinated drinks hyperactivity possibly is a wanted side effect... [​IMG]
     
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    You're only active 2-3 hours after you drink them and then you crash and feel worse than before.
    I don't like them and if you really needed energy there's always that "5 Hour Energy" drink.
    Energy drinks seem like they are the alternate to beer nowadays, for teenagers at least.
     
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    Heart attacks and ADHD?! Alright, I think I've been sufficiently scared enough to not drink these things anymore...
     
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    I've drank multiple Red Bulls in just about an hour before and nothing happened. So if you have 3 random energy drinks throughout the day you'll be fine, but if you do it every day for a while you'll get some side effects.

    I love monster, Assault is my favorite.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Energy Drink is kind of stupid, and yeah some really powerfull one can be harmfull (like those who = to 20 coffee cup).
     
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    I can't drink energy drinks. My body can't hold caffeine and I wind up shitting my brains out a half hour after drinking an energy drink.
     
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    I just drank 2 Amp: Relaunches(the orange ones with the extra electrolytes(what plants crave) and B-vitamins) in the last 2&1/2 hours, and nothing's happened to me yet.

    At the local "internet cafe", which is really just where people come to play Halo 3 on a 42" Plasma TV, you can only buy Monsters, Starbucks Frappachinos, and Mountain Dew, so we're all at high risk around here, like the time I drank 2 normal Monsters and a Java Monster(they were on sale). Nothing out of the ordinary happened.
     
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    I only drink them when it's nessesary.... Most of the time, I stick with the pop.
     
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    lol energy drinks i used to be addicted to those... the only side effect i had was waking up at 12-2pm feeling like crap otherwise i was fine
     
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    well there's sugar, that's not good for you in these amounts..
    and i think more than 5 red bulls are a no no. Because it makes your stomach acid-ish...
     
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    When I need energy, I drink pop. [​IMG] I tried some before, and the rush I got wasn't nice. I got hyper for like 10 minutes, then crashed. [​IMG]
     
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    Look at the consequences of this drink

     
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    If they actually do, it'll just catch up in a huge growth spurt all at once. My brother's friend, who drinks a shitload of Monster and Mountain Dew, has grown 4 or 5 inches in the last month and a half.
     
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    My name is Henry and I am an ex-Energydrinkaholic.

    I got to the point where I was drinking a Full Throttle every day because my body was relying on it to stay active. If I stopped I went into depression because the massive sugar high makes you crash hard. It got to the point where I was addicted for months, and then I started having headaches daily. I went to the doctor, they did some blood tests, and my liver was acting up. One of my liver functions was elevated higher than normal which can be dangerous, and it was because I drank one of these every day for a few months. I have been clean from them for 5 weeks now, have had 1 headache since, and tons of energy. I am also now able to work out every day plus do my 12 hour shift at the office.

    It's not something you want to get in to. Take it from someone who has experience [​IMG]
     

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