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Consuming Just One Energy Drink Can Be Very Harmful For Your Health!

It may shock you for a while but it’s absolutely true that energy drinks and packed juices are not good for health. According to a recent study by Mayo clinic, having even just one such drink can affect your health.

Researchers conducted a study on 25 non-smokers and healthy volunteers with an average age of 29 years and obtained devastating results. The question is, how bad is one drink for you?

 

 

Consuming Just One Energy Drink Can Be Very Harmful For Your Health!

Consuming Just One Energy Drink Can Be Very Harmful For Your Health!

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1) Mayo clinic conducted a placebo-controlled pilot study to test the effects of one energy drink

1) Mayo clinic conducted a placebo-controlled pilot study to test the effects of one energy drink

The volunteers were given either the energy drink Rock star or a placebo(control sample) that was almost a similar replica of energy drink but without caffeine and stimulants (taurine, guarana and ginseng).

2) The participants were asked to restrain themselves from liquor and caffeine before the day of the study.

2) The participants were asked to restrain themselves from liquor and caffeine before the day of the study.

During two days, not more than two weeks apart, participants drank the 16-ounce energy drink (or the placebo) within 5 minutes. At the same time, investigators checked their heart rate, blood pressure and hormone levels.

3) The results were shocking

3) The results were shocking

Scientists noticed that not even the caffeine levels in the body of participants increased but even the stress hormone norepinephrine shot up to 74% as compared to 31% in the participants who drank the control sample.

4) Here's the damage just one energy drink can do to your body

4) Here’s the damage just one energy drink can do to your body

Norepinephrine causes increased heart rate and blood pressure. Energy drink consists of very large amounts of sugar, stimulants and caffeine which raise blood pressure and constrict the veins. Just one drink can increase the chances of heart disease even if you are completely healthy.

5) Now imagine the condition of those people who consume multiple energy drinks every day.

5) Now imagine the condition of those people who consume multiple energy drinks every day.

Dr. Anna Svatikova, writer of the study explained: "These results suggest that people should be cautious when consuming energy drinks due to possible health risks. Asking patients about energy drink consumption should become routine for physicians, particularly when interpreting vital signs in the acute setting."

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