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"Popular among children." Demands to investigate an American energy drink


"Popular among children."

Demands to investigate an American energy drink

US legislators and health experts are scrutinizing an influencer

supported energy drink that has gained widespread popularity among children

against the backdrop of potentially containing dangerous levels of caffeine.

On Sunday :

  • New York Democrat Senator Charles Schumer called on
  • the Food and Drug Administration to open an investigation into Prime
  • a beverage company started by Logan Powell and KSI, two prominent YouTubers

    to become something of

    an obsession among the crowds of small followers of influencers.

    Schumer said that :

    1. one of the hot summer symbols
    2. is not a toy or a costume for children.
    3. but a drink.

    But buyer and parents, be careful because it is a serious health concern for children who are shunning it strongly.

    Prime :

    supported by two well-known YouTube stars

    caused immediate uproar when it was launched last year

    causing long queues in front of grocery stores and markets in school courtyards.

    The proportion of caffeine in :

    the drink was blocked by some schools in

    the UK and Australia :

    with some pediatricians warning of

    potential health repercussions for

    issues with the heart, anxiety, and digestion are common in young children.

    In turn  :

    the company's representatives defended the product
    which was clearly classified as

    Multiple damage to energy drinks..

    Here are her health alternatives.

    Energy drinks aim to increase alertness, concentration, attention and energy, but the ingredients in these drinks can cause harmful health effects.

    Lauren Bobek :

    nutritionist at Orlando Health :

    noted that common ingredients found in energy drinks include caffeine

    sugar :

    vitamins B and some herbs, such as ginseng and ginger for flavor

    as well as amino acid derivatives

    such as L-carnitine and taurine

    according to Russia Today, quoting Business Insider.

    Bobek said these drinks can boost energy and concentration, but they can also cause adverse health effects such as heart rhythm speed and high blood pressure.

    Excessive or systematic consumption of energy drinks could lead to irregular heartbeats, headaches, high blood pressure and anxiety.

    Energy drinks harmful to the heart:

    Caffeine is the main ingredient found in

    energy drinks since they can make you more awake

    and when consuming caffeine in large quantities in excess of

    400 mg per day, it can cause heart palpitations :

    1. high blood pressure
    2. increased heart rate
    3. and heart rhythm disorders.

    Most energy drinks contain between 70 and 240 mg of caffeine per serving, while a cup of coffee contains about 100 mg of caffeine.

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claims

    the caffeine safety limit for adults is up to 400 mg per day.

    The American Academy of Pediatrics does not encourage caffeine consumption for children under 12 years of age and recommends that those between 12 and 18 years of age consume 100 mg or less per day.

    In 2016, a small study of healthy people found that

    • after consuming a 32-ounce energy drink for three days in a row
    • the QT interval increased in the heart
    • which is associated with sudden death.

    More risks occur when consuming multiple

    energy drinks in a short period of time, says Bobek.

    Another analysis in 2018 found that energy drinks can cause heart rate problems and increase systolic blood pressure.

    Energy drinks rich in sugar:

    • Most energy drinks contain about 27g to 31g of sugar per eight ounces.
    • The American Heart Association recommends no
    • more than 25 g of sugar, 6 teaspoons per day for women (36 g of sugar)

    or nine teaspoons per day for men.

    With this measure, the 24-ounce

    energy drink contains three times the recommended sugar per day.

    Excessive sugar intake could cause inflammation associated with a number of chronic

    1. conditions
    2. including cancer
    3. diabetes and heart disease.

    The consumption of added sugars

    may also increase the risk of obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

    Are energy drinks moderately good?

    Energy drinks are unhealthy in nature :

    and is harmless when drunk moderately.

    by people without underlying health conditions

    says Bobek :

    although there are better ways to increase energy.

    Bobek recommends reducing your consumption of energy drinks and instead increasing energy and focusing on healthy alternatives, such as:

    Snack with protein and carbohydrates such as apples and cheese. The combination of protein and carbohydrates can increase energy and help you focus.

    Eat a piece of dark chocolate

    • which contains antioxidants
    • flavonoids and caffeine that can enhance brain function.
    • Sleep seven to eight hours per night
    • Regular exercise