Are energy drinks bad for you?

If you’re wondering about energy drinks and health risks, these posts are for you. Over the years, I’ve addressed several questions about what energy drinks do to the human body, energy drink-related hospitalizations, and more.

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Are Energy Drinks Bad For You?

If you were looking for a definitive guide for all your energy drink questions, this is it. Standard energy drinks. Pre-workout drinks. Drinks with all-natural ingredients. CaffeineMan and GreenEyedGuide cover it all. With this series, you’ll get science-based, no-BS answers to the big question, “Are energy drinks bad?”Read more Are Energy Drinks Bad For You?

Energy Drinks and Hospitalizations Checklist: How to Ask The Right Questions

It’s happened again. Someone was admitted to the hospital after consuming an energy drink. Reporters cover the story and include warnings about these controversial drinks but have you ever read these news stories and felt like something was missing? In this post, I’ll review some real examples of energy drinks in the news to demonstrate how the omission of a few minor details hurts consumers, as well as the scientists who study energy drinks, like me.Read more Energy Drinks and Hospitalizations Checklist: How to Ask The Right Questions

How Energy Drinks Affect Children and Young People: Research Recap

Scientists at Durham University in the UK completed a massive review of all the credible research on how energy drinks affect kids and teens. In this Research Recap, we review the two key takeaways.Read more How Energy Drinks Affect Children and Young People: Research Recap

Will Energy Drinks Hurt Blood Vessels?

A study presented at the 2018 American Heart Association conference claimed, “Just one energy drink may hurt blood vessel function.”
Instead of pointing out all the limitations in the study, I’m going to skip the science for today and just talk about the 10 energy drinks that will not hurt your blood vessels.Read more Will Energy Drinks Hurt Blood Vessels?

Should you be afraid of this Monster Energy Drink? Science and Safety Behind Caffe Monster Energy Coffee

In this post, we’ll discuss whether Monster Energy’s wannabe-coffee warrants the same level of concern as their standard energy drinks.Read more Should you be afraid of this Monster Energy Drink? Science and Safety Behind Caffe Monster Energy Coffee

Energy Drink Safety from 3 Different Food Science Lenses [YouTube]

How can we talk about the safety of energy drinks in the context of food science? How does Food Packaging, Food Chemistry, and Food Microbiology impact the safety of a caffeinated beverage?

The following is a presentation given by GreenEyedGuide for the Food Science and Consumer Studies department at California State University – Long Beach in March 2018.Read more Energy Drink Safety from 3 Different Food Science Lenses [YouTube]

8 Facts for Caffeine Awareness Month [infographic]

March is Caffeine Awareness Month! To commemorate this occasion, let’s review some facts every caffeine consumer should know.

This infographic was prepared by food scientist and biochemist Danielle Robertson Rath, founder of GreenEyedGuide.com and author of “Are You a Monster or a Rock Star: A Guide to Energy Drinks”. This infographic is possible thanks to the generous support of CaffeineInformer.com. Thanks also goes to Dr. Clay Jones.Read more 8 Facts for Caffeine Awareness Month [infographic]

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