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energy drinks-are they ok?

I have been using an energy drink every morning called Redline, for about two weeks, let me start by saying it's awesome, I am losing some weight and really toning up. I have some much motivation when doing extra cardio and feel i move better now.

I was wondering if one every morning is okay, or if they get addicting? I was think to stop using it for a week and then maybe using it again after just to see how it was different.

Anyone have experience with this?

Fri. Jun 9, 11:47pm

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read the ingredients. One I'd seen in the fridge at work had 5 different kinds of sugar in it... glucose fructose, maltodextin, sucrose, malitol or something... sooooo not good for you...

Saturday, June 10, 2006, 12:24 AM

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It's probably caffiene. Some research shows the caffiene can boost your endurance if you drink it before a workout. If I am really dragging through the afternoon but want to work out after work, I sometimes have a diet soda, and I can definitely feel the pick me up for the workout. If you are worried about the other ingredients (sugar, chemicals, calories), you could try black tea which also has caffiene, but not as much as the energy drink probably.

Saturday, June 10, 2006, 7:58 PM

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My friend had a seizure after drinking 1 and a bit of a Red Bull over the course of an hour. He cant drive for a year because of this. Not worth it.

Saturday, June 10, 2006, 8:39 PM

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As always, if you question it, ask your doctor. It may only take a phone call.

Caffeine is addictive, but moreso in that people tend to get headaches when they don't have it, if they're addicted. But, I'd say that having any chemical in a large dose every day, and depending on it, is probably not the best idea.

Saturday, June 10, 2006, 10:02 PM

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sugar free red bull helps me at the gym or whenever i am feeling sluggish. i love the stuff!

Monday, June 12, 2006, 11:17 PM

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Heart health and caffeine

I recently read in several places that having caffeinated beverages before a workout greatly increases your chances of having a heart attack while exercising. Apparently the constriction of the blood vessels that caffeine causes, which gives you the boost, isn't so good to add on top of exertion. Energy drinks in combination with your workout probably aren't a great idea.

Monday, June 12, 2006, 11:47 PM

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