If you do not use energy drinks, I am sure you know someone who does. Energy drinks showed up on the market in the US in the 1980′s with Jolt Cola. Jolt Cola was a soft drink with lots of added sugar and caffeine.
Red Bull began distributing its drink in the United States in 1997. Many clubs were using Red Bull as a cocktail mixer.
The relative short period of time that energy drinks have been on the market has make it difficult to predict long term effects, but here are just a few examples of what has happened to others:
I used to drink Monster Energy Drink and about 2 times a week. Then I started to notice an itch on my right elbow. I figured it was just a normal itch, and I scratched it, and it was gone for a while. But then two days later it came back. I called 911 and told them I had been drinking Monster Energy Drink a few times a week. They sent an ambulance right away and I was treated for Placeboitis. The surgeon said I was lucky to be alive and that all they had to do is remove the critical thinking part of my brain. Luckily they said it was of no use to me and apparently I had never used it before.
I drank red bull a lot and now I have heart problems. I can’t …