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Patte Rosebank
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Based on what I’ve read from experts, 5-Hour Energy, Red Bull, and other energy drinks are no more effective than a really strong cup of coffee, because their main ingredient is a lot of caffeine. And, like a really strong cup of coffee (and some ADHD meds), it can increase your heart rate & blood pressure, which can be dangerous for some people.

These energy products are not subject to the strict regulation, testing & controls that legitimate medications are. And, unlike ADHD medications, they don’t specifically target the parts of your brain which need stimulation.

The other down-side of energy drinks is that nearly all of them are loaded with high-fructose corn syrup, sugar, and artificial flavours & colours. And some of them contain additional stimulant ingredients which may or may not be declared on the label. They’re also more expensive than a cup of ordinary coffee.

The best thing to do is ask your doctor or pharmacist, before taking any supplements, energy products, or over-the-counter medications, especially if you’re taking any other medications or supplements.

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