How Often Is Too Often? The Kill Cliff 2022 Guide to Clean Energy Drinks, Continued - Kill Cliff

How Often Is Too Often? The Kill Cliff 2022 Guide to Clean Energy Drinks, Continued

 In the coming weeks we’ll provide the important FAQs about energy drinks that you need to know for 2022.

Is it safe to drink an energy drink everyday?

Caffeine is a wonderful thing, but what it makes it wonderful is that it works.

You need to be aware of how much your body can handle. The FDA recommends consuming only up to 400 mg of caffeine a day (this is the upper limit before the possibilities of negative effects emerge). Your limits can vary vastly from the upper limit of the FDA. 

So the answer is, yes, you can have an energy drink every day. We recommend this one. 

Is it OK to drink TWO energy drinks a day?

Yes, but make sure it's a high-quality beverage. 

Unlike sugar-free Kill Cliff drinks, which are sweetened by all-natural sources, other energy drinks are sweetened with any number of sugars, real and synthetic.

The American Heart Association recommends no more than 36 grams of sugar consumption for men—25 grams for women—per day.

Yikes! A single can of some energy drinks contains 300mg of caffeine and upwards of 50 grams of sugar. One teaspoon has a mere four grams of sugar. So that can of energy drink has...let's see...50 divided by 4: TWELVE AND A HALF GRAMS OF SUGAR. 

Do you need 50 grams of sugar to keep you going?

Bottom Line: Be aware of the exact ingredients used in the energy drink you decide to grab off of the shelf. 

And also...

If your diet includes caffeine from other sources throughout the day—coffee in the morning? espresso in the afternoon?—you need to be especially cautious since when combined, these beverages can easily exceed the suggested 400mg maximum of daily caffeine consumption.

See where this is going?

On the other hand, energy drinks such as sugar-free KILL CLIFF Ignite in seven delicious flavors (never boring!) are sold in a much more reasonable 12oz size and contain 150mg of caffeine per can.

This lets you grab an Ignite to get going in the morning and still crush one before your afternoon workout, all while staying within the healthy recommended level of daily caffeine.