Did You Know?: Caffeine Overdose from Energy Drinks?
Many energy drinks purport to be healthful by virtue of putting a pep in your step. But did you know that some energy drinks are loaded with enough caffeine to potentially harm kids who drink them?
Caffeine in energy drinks ranges from a manageable 80 milligrams per 12 ounces in a bottle of Amazon Energy Drink to 280 milligrams per 8 ounces in Cocaine Energy Drink. And according to a recent study, some energy drinks contains ingredients that bump up their caffeine content above whatís listed on the label.
Energy drinks typically donít contain much more caffeine than any number of coffee concoctions available at Starbucks. But because energy drinks are so popular among kids and young adults, some health experts worry that the drinks may be contributing to cases of caffeine overdose among young drinkers.
And now you know.
Did You Know is presented by Senior Care at Wishard, answering your questions at LivingLongerBetter.org.
Iím Jeremy Shere.