Energy Drinks may put teenagers at risk.
- 06-05-2008, 05:58 PM
Energy Drinks may put teenagers at risk.
- 06-05-2008, 06:10 PM
Well my thoughts on this is the drinks in question are all gym drinks, they are not out on mainstream store shelves. I guess that experience is the best teacher. As well as the gyms have to id the kids and they have to be 18yrs old.
06-05-2008, 06:13 PM
Some people seem to be excessively sensative to stims.
My friends is one of them where he gets those jitters,etc.
It is pretty simple though, he just dosen't drink stim drinks. People who are like that just shouldn't drink stim drinks......but they do anyway. hm.
06-05-2008, 06:15 PM
06-05-2008, 06:27 PM
06-05-2008, 06:27 PM
Just like anything else, if you drink too much or eat too much of something, it's going to have repercussions. I'm not worried about energy drinks at all.
06-05-2008, 06:30 PM
People just can't help themselves. Stoopids mess it up for the rest of us. "Middle schoolers" drinking Redline?? YIKES!
06-05-2008, 06:34 PM
06-06-2008, 02:22 PM
honestly though those ones are like drinking a couple of jolt sodas in one sitting, it's probably really bad for a child to consume regularly, but I doubt it's going to kill them, etc. Now, like crader said, some of the others that are pretty much considered 'gym drinks' are a whole other story, I can't remember what it's called, but there's one that ABB makes that's thick like cough syrup and tastes like medicine, that made me very glad I only drank half of it before it got too gross and warm, because man, I felt like I was on something other than caffeine, that's for sure.
EDIT: oh, and I forgot to add, really lame journalism in this article, such obvious attempts at sensationalizing the issue....
come on, you trying to tell me it's an energy drink's fault if a kid doesn't wear a condom before screwing, or decides to go party and do some hardcore drugs? pfft...Toxic jock’ behavior
In March, The Journal of American College Health published a report on the link between energy drinks, athletics and risky behavior. The study’s author, Kathleen Miller, an addiction researcher at the University of Buffalo, says it suggests that high consumption of energy drinks is associated with “toxic jock” behavior, a constellation of risky and aggressive behaviors including unprotected sex, substance abuse and violence.
06-07-2008, 07:11 AM
No, they're saying those who drink them are the types that fall into those categories. Not that the energy drink causes the risky behavior. Considering that it's a rare day that I don't see at least 1 person with an energy drink in their hand, it's a pretty generic study. I do see more and more energy drink based alcohol drinks when i go out.
06-07-2008, 09:34 AM
I've seen young teenagers at my gym down a RedLine or EndoRush in a few gulps... Minutes later, they're throwing up. Now that I think about it, one kid had to be taken to the hospital because he thought he was having a heart attack. Dumb ass.
06-07-2008, 02:10 PM
The only one that I have had significant adverse effects from was Redline Xtreme.
When I first had Endorush, I had too much and had some slightly difficulty breathing, but Redline Xtreme, I drank the whole bottle relatively fast and I was puking, and had a headache for about 7 hours afterwards.
06-07-2008, 04:10 PM
The target market is young adults, kids in their early to mid 20's. It is not right that kids as young as 12 are drinking them. Also I have seen a lot of the convenience stores start carrying things like muscle milk, and they also have the regular energy drinks like Monster and Rockstar. A while back on here someone also posted a thread about a guy drinking an entire Redline on his lunch break and having to go to the ER. He was a construction worker and didn't read the warning label. He purchased it at a convenience store. Me personally, I always read the entire warning label. Hell, I am still not gonna take my Reduction sample because the warning label says I should not unless I am in "Top Physical Condition". I don't consider myself in top physical condition at this point.
06-07-2008, 10:52 PM
lately when i go to AA meetings i see more and more teens, court ordered teens. risky behavior is something kids are going to do. i guess energy drinks are less dangerous than street drugs that seem to be easily available to them. not condoning their use, but not the worse thing they could do.
06-12-2008, 08:42 PM
Well think about the burnout effect these drinks are going to have on these kids over time. They are keeping their bodies in a state of "overdrive" day and night, probably dont sleep much at all, push their bodies to their limits, and drink more. Add in the fact they probably dont eat healthy *DUH* and by the time these kids are 25 their bodies wont be able to sustain a natural energy withou the used of stims all day long. Heart damage, weakend blood vessels, their stomach lineing gets screwed up permamently....
I mean I like an occasional "Monster Java Russian" mostly for the delicious taste, but thats like once every 2 months.
And yes I believe a kid who feels like he could last 20 rounds with Ali in the ring would probably do something along the lines of *stupid*.
Not to mention the increased risk of diabetes and other health issues these drinks pose.
I take RPM, but because I am building my body, and trying to improve myself...not because its available and easy to use.
This seems simple, and you might call someone and idiot an laugh at them when they vomit up their latest energy drink. But its basically running *NOS* (not the drink per say, but it is included in this list) through their *engine*.... without proper rebuilding its gona blow out...
AND in recent news teens using Supplements(such as we do) have beeing dropping dead from anurisms, heart attacks, they have been blowing arteries.....
06-13-2008, 01:31 AM
as forest gump once said "stupid is as stupid does"
teens have been doing crazy reckless sh*t forever, from abusing energy drinks to driving cars too fast! it's all the hormones and they don't listen anyway, some just have to burn to learn and some just burn.
06-13-2008, 05:51 PM
06-13-2008, 06:30 PM
High amounts of caffeine is obviously unhealthy. I still don't understand why people drink caffeine at all. If you need extra energy then you need to look at your diet, your exercise, or the amount of sleep you get. Caffeine shouldn't be a necessary part of anyone's day.
The fact that parents are so worried about their teenagers smoking pot and then let them down 3 redlines a day is just absurd.
06-13-2008, 08:12 PM
Anybody know the caffeine content in 'blue' Rockstar? During the summer months of '07, I drank at least two everyday, but I would say 3 was the average. I would drink one an hour or two before bed and be fine. That's hard labour putting me to bed!
06-14-2008, 12:50 PM
I think both the blue and white Rockstart are 160mg of caffeine each. 80mg and it is 2 servings.
I'm with you. I can put away the big 24 oz no problem.
I was dragging my ass last night. I had 5 throughout the day.
06-14-2008, 12:51 PM
For me, just a quick 'jump' or to get me alert, 150-200mg of caffeine is optimal. Any less and it isn't quite enough, and certainly anymore and I just flat out crash.
06-14-2008, 03:48 PM
06-14-2008, 04:09 PM
caffeine is GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the FDA. Plus too in reasonable quantities it helps tremendously. Life dosen't give us things the way we always want it, so you have to adapt, and in terms of fatigue caffeine helps.
06-14-2008, 04:46 PM
My sleep is simply disrupted too much to use it any longer. I'm not very sensitive to stimulants in terms of effects (no jitters, shakes, etc.,) but my sleep is very sensitive.
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