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Not-So Healthy Energy Drinks

Some energy drinks like Red Bull and Sobe may not be as good for your health as you think.
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Not-So Healthy Energy Drinks - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
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There are lots of energy drinks around today that promise to make you feel more alert, happy and ready to go! But did ya know everthing to know about those SoBe, Red Bull and Snapple's miracle concoctions?

There are a ton of energy drinks on the market today that promise to make you feel more alert, happy and on your toes. But are the companies making these miracle concoctions telling you all there is to know about their products? Do you even know what you are paying for when forking over the big bucks for these designer drinks? Well, read on to find out!

The first concern about designer energy drinks is that no one is responsible for what is put in them. Companies can mix whatever they want without anyone checking out whether it's safe. It wasn't until very recently that scientists started to prove that some herbal energizers can be dangerous to your health. And although most of these beverages don't have enough of any one herb to do you harm, mixing these herbs with other medication can often be very dangerous to your health. If you're on something like a perscription acne medicine or some sort of antibiotic, you often don't know how that will react to your designer drink.

Another health drink scam has to do with what you are paying for. Often you are paying twice as much for these glorified fruit juices and water because of their crazy healing properties. But guess what? Most of these drinks don't have enough of the healing herbs to have any effect on your body. Often there is barely half of the recommended dose of herbs like ginseng, gingko biloba and echinacea. Yet, you usually pay close to double the price of regular fruit juice or water for these fancier energy drinks. Can you say rip off?

So the next time you reach for a SoBe, Red Bull, Snapple or other designer health drink, take a look at what you're actually paying for.

1 I just read the article on energy drinks. I have a SOBE just about every day. It does give me more energy and more adrenaline. So you really can't say this stuff does not give you energy and is not healthy, because since I started drinking SOBE, I've been healthier than ever.

Kidz Submit By:

Nickname: kyleb117
Age: 13

1 I think that all of these herbal drinks are just ruses. If you really believe that they work they do, but if you're skeptical then it has absolutely no effect.

Kidz Submit By:

Nickname: lex2003
Age: 17

1 Red bull and other drinks like it usually have a high level of caffeine. Too much caffine can be deadly, espcially for kids.

Kidz Submit By:

Nickname: sk8er_andie
Age: 14

1 I drink Sobe every day and it helps me in P.E. and lots of other ways!

Kidz Submit By:

Nickname: Celtaic Gurdian
Age: 12

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Midsykitsy

Midsykitsy wrote:

I drink Red Bull every day. I'm fine, but I try to be careful with it. No working out after drinking, only between 1 and 2 cups per day...
commented: Mon Apr 14, 2014

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#nerdychica wrote:

go vanilla latte's!
commented: Sat Apr 28, 2012

God's nerd

God's nerd wrote:

I also like venom!
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