In October 2017 a news story surfaced that a man suffered a severe brain injury because of excessive consumption of energy drinks. Biochemist and Energy Drink Guide author GreenEyedGuide explains what consumers should take away from this news story.
For Day 3 of the GreenEyedGuide Caffeine Challenge, we discuss the Friday Night Dilemma: what do you do when you get tired at 10 pm but you want to enjoy a night on the town and have an alcoholic beverage?
References in the video - FoodNavigator on the DAWN report and Caffeine Informer on alcohol and energy drinks
March is Caffeine Awareness Month – Join the Caffeine Challenge!
Through this challenge, you’ll learn how to use the 5 Levels of Fatigue to reap the benefits of caffeine while avoiding addiction, dependence, tolerance, and toxicity.
PLAY ALONG – post a picture of your WAKE-UP tool/trick on Instagram and tag @GreenEyedGuide, or add your pictures to the Caffeine Challenge Event page at Facebook.com/GreenEyedGuide/events
You wouldn’t eat 5 multivitamins or take 10 aspirin a day because that could make you sick. How frequently you consume an energy drink is just as important to your safety. There are many energy drinks* that are not bad for your health nor dangerous if consumed in moderation.
[*And then there are caffeinated supplements, including powder pre-workout supplements and liquid drinks like REDLINE that have so much caffeine per serving they are dangerous/too caffeinated even when consumed as directed]
This Book Excerpt of the Week comes from PART ONE: ABCs of Caffeine Safety, C= Consumption Specifics.
For more information, check out “Are You a Monster or a Rock Star-A Guide to Energy Drinks: HowThey Work, Why They Work, How to Use Them Safely”, available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.
Every Monday I share an excerpt from my Energy Drink Guide. This week’s excerpt is bartender wisdom from PART ONE: Are They Safe. This week’s excerpt is important because too many people underestimate the danger of combining alcohol and energy drinks. In fact I often tell people that the most dangerous thing about Red Bull is the alarming frequency at which people mix it with alcohol.
“Every good bartender also knows that giving a drunken person coffee just makes them a wide awake drunk. It doesn’t make them any less impaired.”