For every 20 ounce Monster you drink, it takes 6.3 gallons of water to flush it out of your kidneys. It would take the average person more than 14 days to consume that much water.
For every 20 ounce Sugar Free Red Bull you drink, it takes nearly a gallon of water to flush it out of your kidneys. The average person drinks less than a gallon of plain drinking water in 2 days.
Energy drinks hyperstimulate your adrenal glands to increase hydrocortisone and adrenalin production, and then the GABA amino acid comes in to suppress the hyperstimulation so you don’t feel jittery. All this extra work for your adrenal glands can lead to adrenal fatigue or crash. The extra hydrocortisone your adrenal glands are producing makes you resistant to insulin.
Throw in all those artificial sweeteners that energy drinks contain, and your pancreas will be working overtime. This can lead to weight gain that shows up specifically in the abdomen. All of this hyperstimulation and production can cause metabolic syndrome, the initial symptoms of which include abdominal obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol. As metabolic syndrome progresses, it leads to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and nerve damage.
Each energy drink contains anywhere between 40 to 240 mg of caffeine in them. While they might increase mental alertness for a few hours, energy drinks have also been known to cause irregular heartbeat, anxiety, jitters, increased blood pressure and thickening of the blood.
Additionally, a 2015 study published in the Journal of Medical Cases found that consuming energy drinks can induce cardiac arrest.
Have you ever poured a Red Bull or Monster into milk... it curdles in virtually no time Seriously there are some nasty videos out there about this Just think of what it does to your insides!
Mixing energy drinks and alcohol has been deadly.
Drink smart. Teach your kids about these facts. Fortunately we all have better options
Natural products have greater overall effectiveness. Store bought products are often designed to be used up quickly, requiring frequent replacing which costs more money; this is part of their money-making strategy. Store products typically contain very low concentrations of the ingredients that actually make a difference, costing you more money in the long run to get the desired results. Small batch, natural-based products are likely to contain far more actives & ingredients that actually work than generics found in the shops.