In the coming weeks we’ll provide the important FAQs about energy drinks that you need to know for 2022.
Taurine, an amino acid, is a common ingredient in many popular energy drinks, including Red Bull, Monster, and Rockstar.
In moderation, taurine can be beneficial as it supports neurological development and regulates water and mineral levels in blood. However, the combination of taurine and the other ingredients in popular energy drinks can become harmful.
Excessive levels of taurine can lead to severely low blood pressure, and some of the long-term effects of taurine have yet to be discovered.
It gets worse.
Other common ingredients—ginseng, gingko biloba, and guarana—are safe when consumed individually. BUT: When mixed with common energy drink ingredients, such as caffeine and refined sugar, they can become dangerous.
Together, they can lead to side effects such as high blood pressure, heart palpitations, headaches, fatigue, insomnia, swelling, dehydration, and kidney failure. You want any of that? Didn’t think so.
What it boils down to is being aware of what exactly you are consuming.
If you enjoy energy drinks regularly, and we hope you do, it would be smart to pick an energy drink that exclusively uses FDA-regulated ingredients. Consuming these drinks in moderation is safe, but over-consumption can lead to some of the issues above.
Kill Cliff’s line of energy beverages—Ignite—are “clean,” great tasting energy drinks, boasting a whopping 150mg of natural caffeine and no sugar (Kill Cliff is gently sweetened with all natural stevia and erythritol).
What else? Elctrolytes (6x more than the rest). B-vitamins. Ginger root powder (so good). Green tea extract.
Notice what is NOT in Kill Cliff. Stuff that’ll hurt you.
Real Science + Killer Taste = Kill Cliff CBD. Enjoy.