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Old February 1st, 2012, 09:00 AM   #1
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I usto drink 2 cans of monster a day.like clock work. Got one on my way to work and one at lunch. It was not an addiction but more of a habit.
I had 2 friends go blind... Not like couldent see very well.. I mean blind. Luckily there vision came back after they learned that they had diabetes. And we're properly treated.
Now one of my buddy's has to give himself shots every time he eats.. They blame atleast 75% of his problem on drinking energy drinks... Don't get me rong, I love them. But I've stoped drinking them and gone back to coffie.. It's alot Better for you than a can full of god knows what.

Monster energy drink.
Marketed as an "energy supplement" promising "twice the buzz of a regular energy drink," Monster Energy's ingredient list resembles a science project; however, the majority of its contents consists of carbonated water, sugar and caffeine. Several studies suggest that the risk of using energy drinks may outweigh any benefits. Additionally, some ingredients may lead to serious health problems such as caffeine overdose and alcohol dependence.
SUGAR
Not just a spoonful of sugar here; the 16 oz. size Monster Energy packs a punch with nearly 14 tsp., or 54 g, of sugar, resulting in 200 calories per can. Sugar is included as an ingredient in the "Energy Blend" section of the nutrition label in the form of glucose and maltodextrin. Not only is Monster Energy loaded with sugar, it contains the artificial sweetener sucralose, which is 600 times sweeter than sugar.
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CAFFEINE
An August 2010 EurekAlert states that researchers note that caffeine is responsible for "most of the performance-enhancing effects" of energy drinks. Labeled as a supplement, energy drinks fall under the "gray area" of regulation, permitting them to exceed caffeine limitations imposed on other drinks. Soft drinks are limited to 71 mg of caffeine per 12 oz drink, whereas energy drinks may contain up to 505 mg in one can -- equaling 14 cans of some colas. Excessive caffeine can lead to heart arrhythmia, osteoporosis and pregnancy problems. Children have a higher risk of caffeine overdose due to smaller body size. According to Medline Plus, in 2007, caffeine overdoses in the United States totaled 5,448 -- half of which were children under age 19.
SUPPLEMENTS
The amounts of B vitamins, L-carnitine, taurine, ginseng and guarana, in Monster Energy may not be enough to be significant. A study published in May 2008 in the "Journal of the American Pharmacist Association" reports the amounts of these supplements in energy drinks are too small to provide any health benefit. B vitamins, which help convert food into energy, are obtained through a balanced diet -- without the added sugar and caffeine. Additionally, no evidence currently links L-carnitine, a non-essential amino acid, to enhanced performance. Taurine is suggested to increase mental performance, but an article published in 2008 in the German psychiatric journal, "Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie" reports that a multi-study analysis revealed that energy drinks do increase performance, reaction and memory, but due to caffeine, not taurine.
ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
America's youth are mixing drinks, like Monster Energy, with alcohol creating a dangerous elixir. Combining the stimulant effect of caffeine and the depressant effect of alcohol causes drinkers to underestimate their levels of intoxication," according to a June 2008 study published in the "Journal of Adolescent Health." The study indicates that energy drink use in general is associated with risky behaviors such as sex, smoking, marijuana and illicit drug use, especially among whites.



Here is another link to a good site I found...

http://carolrossi.hubpages.com/hub/Energy-Drink-Risks
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Old February 1st, 2012, 09:07 AM   #2
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Wow, that first paragraph hurt my head.
I quit reading after that too.
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Between tanning beds and energy drinks, I believe the average life expectancy will start to decline.
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I think excessive sugar is bad for you no matter what form it is in. I'm not surprised.

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Wow, that first paragraph hurt my head.
Yeah, gave me a headache too. But the red bull made it feel better.
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I bet dipshit did not have two friends go blind after drinking the monster
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The study indicates that energy drink use in general is associated with risky behaviors such as sex, smoking, marijuana and illicit drug use, especially among whites.
Hmmmmm.....

So us whites should probably switch to grape drank like teh blacks because they don't have sex, smoke marijuana an use illicit drugs.
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I bet dipshit did not have two friends go blind after drinking the monster
You would loose that bet.
"dipshit" is one of the nicest things I've been called!
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"dipshit" is one of the nicest things I've been called!
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Well not only does the OP not understand the difference between loose and lose, but he believes his friends were blinded by the monster. While the winners he counts amongst his friends might have lost their sight due to diabetes, it was not caused by the monster. I'm willing to wager it was caused by a number of factors such as a genetic predisposition to diabetes, a life time of poor diet choices, and the total lack of exercise. And I'm willing to bet these so called friends were shocked to find out the have diabetes.
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Well you clearly understood what I was saying..
My 7 yr daughter spells better than I do. Thats a good thing!
And again I know I can't spell for shit Half the time spell check has no idea what I'm trying to say.
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Well not only does the OP not understand the difference between loose and lose, but he believes his friends were blinded by the monster. While the winners he counts amongst his friends might have lost their sight due to diabetes, it was not caused by the monster. I'm willing to wager it was caused by a number of factors such as a genetic predisposition to diabetes, a life time of poor diet choices, and the total lack of exercise. And I'm willing to bet these so called friends were shocked to find out the have diabetes.
I said energy drinks not Monster. And he was drinking a case a week... And yes I never said anything about other factors in there life that also had a role in it. My point was that this is a huge factor!
If you want to call my BS than you drink a case a week for a few years and will see how you doing after that..
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Monster sucks. I drank one on lunch and couldn't stay awake to drive home after work. Maybe I didn't have the resistance built up from drinking $12 worth a day.
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Meh i snatch an AMP from the gas station when i make a long drive.. other than that try to avoid the stuff.
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I said energy drinks not Monster. And he was drinking a case a week... And yes I never said anything about other factors in there life that also had a role in it. My point was that this is a huge factor!
If you want to call my BS than you drink a case a week for a few years and will see how you doing after that..
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I said energy drinks not Monster. And he was drinking a case a week... And yes I never said anything about other factors in there life that also had a role in it. My point was that this is a huge factor!
If you want to call my BS than you drink a case a week for a few years and will see how you doing after that..

Okay not the monster lets go with the energy drinks and you said they have alot of sugar, so it must have been the sugar

Myth: Eating too much sugar causes diabetes.

Fact: No, it does not. Type 1 diabetes is caused by genetics and unknown factors that trigger the onset of the disease; type 2 diabetes is caused by genetics and lifestyle factors. Being overweight does increase your risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and a diet high in calories, whether from sugar or from fat, can contribute to weight gain. If you have a history of diabetes in your family, eating a healthy meal plan and regular exercise are recommended to manage your weight.

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