Health officials issue MAJOR warning and it is FRIGHTENING6th Nov 18 | News
This is VERY serious...
Within 90 minutes of drinking just ONE energy drink, blood vessels in the body have significantly narrowed - restricting blood flow and raising the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
New research conducted at the University of Texas at Houston investigated what actually happens after people consume an energy drink such as Red Bull or Monster.
Lead researcher Dr John Higgins said:
"A lot of people use energy drinks when they exercise, a time when you need your arterial function to be at its top.
It's more work for the heart and less oxygen supply for the heart. This could explain why there have been cases where kids have had a cardiac arrest after an energy drink".
So what's in these energy drinks?
Your average can of Red Bull or Monster has around the same amount of caffeine in it as a cup of coffee. It prompts your body to produce adrenaline, which gives you that wide-awake, I-can-do-anything feeling.
The risks: Too much caffeine can give you the shakes and jitters, make your heart race and, potentially, give you diarrhoea.
It can appear under quite a few different names – glucose, sucrose, fructose and, in ‘sugar-free’ versions, sweeteners like aspartame, acesulfame K, and sucralose will pop up in its place. It’s the culprit for giving you a high energy boost, followed by a sugar crash.
The risks: Aspartame has been linked with some cancers (inconclusively, so far) and cardiovascular disease, while consuming excessive sugar can damage your teeth and lead to weight gain (which comes with its own accompanying health problems).
Taurine is an amino acid and antioxidant, that is naturally produced in the body already, and found in muscle tissue.
The risks: Has been linked to increased heart strain.
A carbohydrate and derivative of glucose, glucuronolactone is generally found in connective tissues and is a stimulant.
The risks:There has been limited research into its effects so far.
A mood-booster that facilitates the body’s use of the happy hormone serotonin, it’s also used in the treatment of depression, schizophrenia and nerve pain, amongst others.
The risks: Deemed safe for human consumption.
6. Additives and articifial colours
They boost flavour and give energy drinks their weird toxic glow.
The risks: Technically OK for you, but are associated with hyper-activity, jitteriness and can make some people feel nauseous.
You might as well just have a coffee, or switch to water entirely.