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Can Energy Drinks Land You in the ER?!

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The downsides of popular energy drinks continue to increase. Adding to existing reports linking energy drinks with serious health hazards and even deaths, a new government study found that 20,000 emergency-room visits in 2011 were linked to energy drinks—double the number of visits in 2007. The survey called energy drinks “a rising public health problem.”

Concerns over energy drinks continue to intensify, with many experts particularly concerned because energy drinks are marketed to appeal to youth and are consumed by 30-50% of children, adolescents, and young adults.

Excessive caffeine intake from energy drinks can cause heart beat arrhythmias, high blood pressure, dehydration, sleeplessness, and nervousness, with additional risks dependent upon other drugs/medications used and overall health status.

Lawmakers are taking action against energy drinks as well. Health Canada passed a new law limiting the amount of caffeine in energy drinks at 180 mg, forcing manufacturers of many popular energy drinks to reformulate their products. And just last week the Chicago City Council proposed a similar ordinance banning energy drinks in Chicago.

Experts and clinicians generally recommend 100-200 mg caffeine to be a moderate intake for adults, while recommending that children and adolescents avoid energy drinks altogether.

These reports focus on the caffeine content and don’t even mention the other questionable ingredients in energy drinks—including as much sugar as soda, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, preservatives and other additives.

Excessive sugar consumption is now recognized as a central risk factor in chronic health issues, leading many researchers to argue that sugar should be regulated like tobacco and alcohol since sugar can cause many of the same health problems.

A healthier approach to increasing and maintaining energy is ensuring that you’re getting the well-balanced vitamins and minerals you need everyday. Nutrient intake is a key factor in energy, and vitamins and minerals play key roles in energy production. One of the simplest and most affordable things you can do everyday to support your energy levels is to take a high quality daily multivitamin.

In fact, a recent study by doctors investigating otherwise healthy people experiencing feeling tired, low energy, or general lack of well-being suggested trying a daily multivitamin for 6 weeks to obtain a noticeable effect on well-being and energy.

The doctors noted that even mild deficiencies of vitamins and minerals can result in a general fatigue and lack of well-being, reduced resistance to infections, and impaired mental processes (e.g. memory, concentration, attention and mood).

Oxylent is not a traditional pill-form multivitamin but rather a tasty sparkling drink. Adding a packet of Oxylent to water creates a delicious drink that provides a 5-in-1 formula of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, and electrolytes. All with no sugar, GMOs, calories, caffeine, gluten, dairy, or anything artificial or risky to your health.

Oxylent supports your energy naturally by providing the nutrients you need for energy in a delicious drink—try it as a healthier alternative to energy drinks.

Visit oxylent.com.

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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