Despite how popular energy drinks are, the term “healthy energy drink” is considered by many to be an oxymoron. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), more than 20,000 emergency room visits in the United States in 2011 involved energy drinks. More than half of those visits were due to energy drinks alone. The other cases involved people mixing alcohol or other stimulants with energy drinks. According to the Center for Science in Public Interest, energy drinks have been linked to 34 deaths since 2004. Most of these were from people taking 5-Hour Energy.
What’s the danger of too much?
Most “energy drinks” rely on large doses of caffeine to get you the signature jolt of energy you need. Too much caffeine is tied to headaches, heartburn, high blood pressure, muscle aches and irritability. As for the major symptoms, you can permanently damage your circulatory system.
Ok but coffee has caffeine!
Energy drinks are more than just caffeine, but a combination of caffeine, amino acids, vitamins, and often herbs. Energy drinks are often high in sugar, while even sweetened coffee would contain less. A Monster Energy Drink has 54 grams of sugar, which is equal to 13.5 teaspoons!
Why is Blu Frog different?
BLU FROG and BLU FROG 2 are healthier alternatives to your typical energy drink. They amp you up without the crash or negative side effects of other energy drinks; and in addition to fueling your body with plenty of vitamins and minerals, each can contains 2oz of our proprietary LIMU ORIGINAL blend.
Children and Teens
Energy drinks can be appealing to children and teens because they are available at local stores and are legal for all ages. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 50 percent of teens say they consume energy drinks, and 75 percent of school districts don’t have a policy regulating their sale on campus. In general, regulation of energy drinks in the United States is lax. However, there is a movement calling for stricter regulation and content labeling, as well as the addition of health warnings.
Energy drink companies are targeting young adults most likely to ignore the obvious health consequences!
- Drink water: Staying hydrated helps keep your body running, according to this study. Drink a glass of water when you wake up, with meals, and before, during, and after workouts.
- Eat protein and carbohydrates: According to the American Heart Association, they are great fuel for a workout. Carbohydrates provide your muscles with energy, while protein helps build them. Try chocolate milk, fruit, and a boiled egg, or a peanut butter and banana smoothie.
- Be active: When you exercise, your serotonin and endorphin levels increase shortly after, which helps you feel better. Also, those who exercise regularly often have more energy.
- The right natural supplements! This is where our very on Blu Frog and Blu Frog 2 come in. With a seaweed mix of 70+ nutrients and Fucoidan, Blu Frog energy drinks are actually healthy for you! Check out how Blu Frog compares HERE.
A single energy drink can contain more sugar and caffeine than you should have in a day. Plus, many energy drinks have other ingredients that haven’t been tested well enough to know their effects on the body. That’s why I’ve decided upon Blu Frog, with over 1400+ independent studies on the benefits of Fucoidan. There are many alternatives to energy drinks that offer a healthy energy boost and won’t let you down.