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Friday, October 26, 2012

The Buzz On Energy Drinks

Magical Elixir or Scam in a Can?

This subject is very near and dear to my heart. I have a college student who uses these to stay up and study all night and still get to class in the morning. This week there has been all the publicity of people dying from these drinks. I've seen my son when he has had two or three of the drink called Monster and he is jittery and jumpy and talks a mile a minute. I have warned him the damage all that caffeine can do to his system and heart. He says he doesn't use them anymore but I wonder if that's a white lie to put my mind at ease.
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    My high school son loves monsters! I do not let him have them very often, but he one day will have a job and have money to buy them whenever he wants. It is a scary thing. I hope your son is being truthful with you!

    Definitely scam in a can!
    3176 days ago
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    energy drinks are popular here in Malaysia too, though I've never had one!
    3185 days ago
    I think those cans should have huge warning labels on them!
    3189 days ago
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    Ugh, I hope they take them off the market, or at least regulate them in some way. I'm biased a bit, since I have a REALLY strong reaction to even a bit of caffeine, but I just can't imagine that they're at all good for your body.
    3192 days ago
    Never trusted the hype on those things - I just drink my coffee emoticon
    3192 days ago
    I've never tried one, but they're so popular. In the nightclubs they always mix RedBull and Vodka. I don't know why?
    3192 days ago
    I have never liked what those products do, there has to be bad side effects.
    3192 days ago
    I myself have been educating my kids since those kind of drinks have been marketed. We've had a few scares here from other kids needing an ambulance.
    It's really sad, with what has happened to those people. I do hope your son is telling you the truth and if not, maybe he learned by listening to the news.

    Definitely scam in a can.

    3193 days ago
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