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Energy Drinks

by Sovereign Forum moderator / October 2, 2005 12:58 PM PDT

What are your thoughts on energy drinks? Do they work? Do you have a favorite, and if yes why is it your favorite? Or do you think it's just another way to make more money?

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(NT) (NT) i drink coffee
by Mark5019 / October 2, 2005 1:11 PM PDT
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I'm with Mark
by Evie / October 3, 2005 12:01 AM PDT
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Coffee is my energy drink in the mornings.

Energy drinks are nothing but sugar and caffeine repackaged as something "healthy" for the fitness-minded, health-conscious, or those that aspire to be Wink

Evie Happy

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red bull..maybe
by michigania / October 3, 2005 12:51 AM PDT
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I had my first red bull this weekend. Me on any sort of caffiene is kind of a scary thought b/c I already talk about a mile a minute, but I finally caved and had one one night when I was wiped but needed to rally. It was ok, I'm not a coffee drinker or anything so it definitely boosted me. I think it depends on what your tolerance is for caffiene...

It is also somewhat sketchy that a lot of these drinks are banned in European countries...what do they know that we don't???!

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they know exactly the same as you?
by jonah jones / October 3, 2005 2:27 AM PDT
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a study by the French Scientific Committee on Human Nutrition found that Red Bull contained excessive caffeine. The committee also raised concerns about the drink's other ingredients - taurine, an amino acid the company claims can "kick-start" the metabolism - and glucuronolactone, a carbohydrate.

France has refused to authorise its sale, along with other vitamin-fortified foods such as Danone yoghurt and Kellogg's cereals.

One can of Red Bull contains 80mg of caffeine - equivalent to one cup of coffee. Three years ago, Ross Cooney, 18, from Ireland, died after he shared four cans of Red Bull and played in a basketball match. An inquest into his death ruled that he died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.

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I don't know...
by Angeline Booher / October 3, 2005 4:49 AM PDT
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