Thin Energy has introduced flavorful multi-shot healthy alternatives to energy drinks. Aside from being nutritious (20g of protein per bottle, amino acids, and vitamins and minerals), each clean energy drink is safe. Some traditional energy drinks are unhealthy or even dangerous. Many of their ingredients have been branded as helpful to physical and mental performance but do more harm than good.
Are Energy Drinks Good for You?
The production of energy drinks is not tightly regulated. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, energy drinks are the second most popular dietary supplement used by U.S. teens/young adults, after multivitamins. The effects of energy drinks on the body can be negative in the short- and long-term, due to ingredients such as:
Caffeine: People often drink coffee for a dose of caffeine, but, rather than the 300 milligrams in about three cups, a single energy drink may have 505 milligrams, as noted in an SFGate report. Some, in fact, have enough caffeine to consume more in two energy drinks than in 12 cans of soda. Excessive consumption of caffeine can cause anxiety, sleep problems, and dehydration, and can eventually lead to high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, and blood vessel problems.
A natural energy drink from Thin Energy, on the other hand, has very low amounts of caffeine, and, instead, includes green coffee beans to increase metabolism naturally.
Sugar: The amount of sugar content counteracts the good things about energy drinks. In the short-term, this isn’t dangerous, but, over time, excessive consumption can lead to tooth decay, obesity, and insulin resistance. Many energy drinks contain high fructose corn syrup, a sugar alternative, or unhealthy artificial sweeteners.
Rather than sugar, Thin Energy’s energy drink alternatives provide a healthy energy boost with natural acai berry (which also promotes weight loss), plus green tea that lowers cholesterol and is an antioxidant. The natural energy boost also comes with coenzyme Q10, which boosts energy and promotes heart health.
Guarana/Carnitine/Gingko Biloba/Ginseng: The caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine in guarana are stimulants you may not be aware of. In high doses, carnitine can trigger short-term effects of energy drinks such as diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Although ginseng and ginkgo biloba are safe on their own, they can interact with blood sugar medications, blood thinners, and diuretics.
Taurine: This amino acid is needed for neurological development. However, some energy drinks have so much of it, the substance combines with other ingredients with harmful effects. Taurine can dangerously lower blood pressure in high doses, although the long-term impacts aren’t fully understood.
B Vitamins: Everyone needs B vitamins to live, but excess B3 and B6 can cause gastrointestinal, skin, vision, liver, and nerve problems. Some energy drinks have twice the recommended dose of niacin (B6), further exacerbating the possible long-term side effects of energy drinks. For example, nerve and muscle function can be disrupted by B6, but, even in the short-term, B12 may trigger spells of diarrhea.
Thin Energy: The Healthy Alternative
Thin Energy’s sugar-free, crash-free, and low glycemic natural alternatives to energy drink products are 100% organic. They’re also available in flavorful choices—hibiscus/passionfruit, lemongrass/spearmint, and tropical citrus. Plus, they accentuate the positive effects of energy drinks on the body and help avoid, for example, the side effects of drinking Red Bull daily. Order single, 3-pack, or 6-pack multi-shot bottles online now or call 888-498-0388.