5 Hour Energy Drinks????
Posted 07 March 2010 - 12:41 AM
After I was diagnosed with Type 2 I began researching nutrition that was beneficial. One thing I noticed was that caffiene in monitored doses was beneficial. So I began drinking two to three 8oz cups of coffee every other day to every third day. The issue I have with this is that I cant stand the taste of black coffee, and while I like hot Earl Grey Tea the time to boil water and wait for the tea to absorb in the water can sometimes be time consuming. (esp. on a busy day) So a couple of days ago I was researching the pros of Vitiman B-Super Complex. The publishings that I found regarding the benefits of this Vitamin all seemed to be great. So using the monster known as Google I looked up the price for this vitamin and happened to run across a product called "5 hour Energy Drink". I then researched the product, and of course I found pros and cons. I decided to go ahead and give it a try. So far I am drinking 2 bottles a day (its been three days with NO ill side effects), and I can feel the energy that it gives. I also closely monitored my BG to see if it impacted it. It didn't have a negative impact on my BG. So what I would like to get for this thread is input from other people. People who have tried this product, whether for a long period or short period of time, and the pros OR cons that they have experienced. Please include the side effects if you experienced either pros or cons so that I and others can make a more informed decision. Thank you everybody for the information.
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Posted 07 March 2010 - 01:31 AM
Caffeine May Affect Blood Glucose Levels
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Posted 07 March 2010 - 04:19 AM
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 09:09 AM
I personally will probally continue to use this product maybe once a day or every other but everything in moderation.
Hope this insight is helpful, Kate
Posted 09 March 2010 - 09:59 AM
Not to mention the cost of those tiny containers. Yikes!
Husband was T2, 25 units Lantus daily
Posted 10 March 2010 - 03:53 PM
Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:06 PM
If you want to read more about taurine here's the wiki: Taurine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and the link for tyrosine is Tyrosine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
A few excerpts:
Taurine in regularly used as an ingredient in energy drinks, with many containing 1000mg per serving, and some as much as 1,420 mg. A 2003 study by the European Food Safety Authority found no adverse effects for up to 1,000 mg of Taurine per kilogram of bodyweight per day; however this was in regards to Taurine alone, noting they did not compare the effects of Taurine when combined with the other ingredients in energy drinks.
A review published in 2008 found no documented reports of negative health effects associated with the amount of taurine used in energy drinks, concluding that "The amounts of guarana, taurine, and ginseng found in popular energy drinks are far below the amounts expected to deliver either therapeutic benefits or adverse events".
Aside from being a proteogenic amino acid, tyrosine has a special role by virtue of the phenol functionality. It occurs in proteins that are part of signal transduction processes. It functions as a receiver of phosphate groups that are transferred by way of protein kinases (so-called receptor tyrosine kinases). Phosphorylation of the hydroxyl group changes the activity of the target protein. (It's an amino acid)
Posted 01 July 2010 - 08:47 AM
I've tried different energy drinks too, till I found out about this EFUSJON energy drink, not that it looses your weight, it is also the best natural energy drink. And if you would read the label, it is made from 100% all-natural ingredients and with no preservatives or additives, efusjon's energy drinks give you a rich, smooth flavor you can enjoy anytime - completely guilt-free. And I've found out on this site efusjon energy drink and it also provides job opportunities to some people.
I find it odd that you tote 100% natural. Bee stings are also 100% natural and have been known to send some people into anaphylactic shock and possible death (in the absence of medical assistance and/or epi pen administration). Same with peanuts for many people. Sometimes these natural ingredients can interact with medications and since the quantities aren't usually regulated, the chances of this can be variable and that can be dangerous at times. I avoid energy drinks for this reason. I know the chances of it interracting with my BP meds could be devastating. That, and I had a friend who drank them frequently and was taking ephedra and had a heart attack at 27 y/o. The heart attack was largely influenced by ephedra but they said the energy drinks were making it things a lot harder on his system.
Posted 01 July 2010 - 01:10 PM
"Do or do not...there is no try."
Posted 01 July 2010 - 01:34 PM
but for me too much caffeine makes my BG go up.
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 01:37 PM
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 02:15 PM
At present humans are roughly evenly divided between these two groups. There is as yet no commercially available test for this genetic trait - so most likely you don't know which you are.
This goes to all the controversy regarding caffeine being "good" or "bad" for you. Any studies or claims about it which disregard the fairly recent discovery aren't worth a cup of coffee.
Posted 11 July 2010 - 02:54 PM
You can get the same benefits from much cheaper beverages and a proper diet.
GREAT! So, how 'bout giving it up? I've got the "proper" diet thing covered, so let's skip past that. What beverage is it that you've tried that will "jack" me up for 5 hours?