The Effects Of Artificial Sweeteners On The Cardiovascular System

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abnormalities, and dizziness. These are just a hand-full of side effects (not on the side of these drinks) that can occur when consuming this much caffeine. 5-Hour Energy claims you will get “no crash” with their small shot (2 fluid ounces) containing roughly 200 milligrams of caffeine. Even though they claim no crash, this only means no “sugar crash” because of the use of artificial sweeteners. There have been 13 reported deaths from this drink in just the past 6 years. In most cases this was due to heart problem and abnormalities of the cardiovascular system. This number is very high considering this drink has only been on the market since 2004. Other companies such as Monster And Rock star have had no reported deaths. David Kroll, who is a contributor for Forbes states “Monster and Rock star are brightly-labeled beverages that contain 160 to 175 milligrams of caffeine in drink sizes ranging from 5 to 16 fluid ounces.” David also states that 5 Hour Energy doesn’t give the caffeine content out on their bottles. David latter discovered that 2 fluid ounces of 5 Hour Energy has anywhere from 200 to 242 milligrams of caffeine. This makes 5 Hour Energy the most caffeinated drink allowed by the FDA to be purchased at local convenient stored and gas stations across the United States. The majority of these drinks are consumed and purchased by adolescents. Which is why when you see adds for caffeinated energy drinks their marketing is targeted towards teenagers. Athletes in…

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