Energy drinks are a spectrum. While there are some that look exactly like the stereotypical energy drinks from the early 2000s, there are a growing number which look nothing like their forefathers. Every month I try to highlight an energy drink which doesn’t fit the stereotype. This month, we’ll review the science behind a drink which could be considered an energy drink, a pre-workout, maybe even a tea. Read more
March is Caffeine Awareness Month! To commemorate this occasion, I’ve assembled the information (all of it with reference citations) 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.
- Robertson, Danielle. Are You a Monster or a Rock Star: a Guide to Energy Drinks: How They Work, Why They Work, How to Use Them Safely. Booklocker.com, 2013
The world of energy drinks is vast, and there isn’t enough time to give every caffeinated drink the full “Energy Drink of the Month” deep dive review. In my quest to highlight the caffeinated beverages that don’t fit the coffee or energy drink stereotypes, I like to share the science behind the various caffeinated beverages I come across in my travels.
Science Behind Performix Energy
If you’re short on time, here’s the original Instagram post with the gist of the details. If you want more information, keep reading below. Read more
One of the biggest questions surrounding energy drinks is whether they are more dangerous for the heart than caffeine from coffee. Some people worry it’s the combination of ingredients, not just the caffeine content itself, which makes energy drinks more dangerous. As a biochemist studying energy drinks, I strive to better understand this risk by reviewing the latest research on caffeine and energy drink ingredients. In this Research Recap, we’ll review an experiment on how caffeine and taurine affect the contraction behavior of the heart muscle. Read more
The video below includes a portion of GreenEyedGuide’s presentation from California State University-Fullerton, Peer Health University Network meeting. Learn how caffeine content isn’t always what it seems, how consumption changes as people get older and how caffeine helps one focus for exams.
- The graph of caffeine consumption by age comes from a study discussed in detail at https://greeneyedguide.com/2014/01/30…
- The graph was created by Caffeine Informer based on the study above and can be found here: https://www.caffeineinformer.com/caffeine-safe-limits
- Peer Health University Network – https://www.instagram.com/phunstagram/
- The caffeine/theanine study referenced can be found at https://greeneyedguide.com/2017/07/28…
Watch the video above to learn how to become an advocate for safe caffeine consumption
Thank you to Cal State Fullerton’s Peer Health Univerity Network for hosting this presentation!
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