In the coming weeks we’ll provide the important FAQs about energy drinks that you need to know for 2022.
Are energy drinks bad for you?
Yes. And no.
It depends on the drink.
Many popular energy drink brands contain a huge amount of synthetic caffeine. We all know there are possible negative side effects for too much caffeine of any type, but synthetic caffeine, that is, caffeine made in a lab, can be particularly harsh on the human body.
Heart problems. Neurological issues. There were more than 20,000 emergency room visits that involved the consumption of energy drinks from 2007 to 2011. Heavy consumption of energy drinks have been shown to lead to an increase in blood pressure, increased heart rate, kidney issues, and even reduced blood supply to the brain.
Where does this chemical caffeine come from? One guess…
Chinese pharmaceutical labs are the most popular caffeine source in popular soft drinks and energy drinks. Synthetic caffeine is quickly absorbed into your body, giving you the energy you crave faster than that of a naturally sourced caffeine.
Synthetic caffeine will lead to a much quicker and harsher crash.
Kill Cliff has a better idea. Kill Cliff’s 150 mg of naturally sourced caffeine in each 12-ounce can in Kill Cliff’s line of energy and 25 mg in the energy + recovery drinks provides longer, more sustained energy without the jitters and crash. (For a complete breakdown on the benefits of naturally sourced vs. synthetic caffeine, check out our article: GREEN TEA CAFFEINE VS. SYNTHETIC CAFFEINE.)
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