Energy Drinks Lead to Insomnia in Athletes

Energy Drinks Lead to Insomnia in Athletes

We’ve written numerous times in the past about the potential dangers of energy drinks, especially as it relates to teens. The excessive amounts of caffeine consumed have led kids to suffer from caffeine poisoning. There have been several deaths in … Continue reading

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Enough With the Energy Drinks!

Enough With the Energy Drinks!

Every day, clueless PR folks don’t realize they are doing their junk food clients harm by sending us their latest pitches. That’s what they get for blindly distributing mass emails on their clients’ behalf. It’s a blast (pun intended)! We … Continue reading

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The Real Problem with 5 Hour and other Energy Drinks

The Real Problem with 5 Hour and other Energy Drinks

Much has been written in the last few days about the FDA’s investigation of 5 Hour Energy‘s responsibility for 13 deaths in the last few years. Supposedly, something in the drinks caused serious side effects that led to hospitalizations and … Continue reading

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10 Things the FDA Can Do to Improve Nutrition Labeling

10 Things the FDA Can Do to Improve Nutrition Labeling

Last week, the FDA  hinted it would be seriously looking at regulating Front of Pack (FOP) nutrition labeling systems. As a result, Smart Choices called it quits, and other programs are “on alert”. The FDA’s involvement can be of great … Continue reading

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Oh No – Hulk Hogan Extreme Energy Granules (Just What We Need)

Oh No – Hulk Hogan Extreme Energy Granules (Just What We Need)

It’s a free country where everyone can pursue their dream, but please, can’t Congress help moms and dads by banning aging stars from milking their fame by selling our kids crap to ingest? why do parents have to be the … Continue reading

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Cocaine in Red Bull Energy Drink?

Cocaine in Red Bull Energy Drink?

Could cocaine be the secret behind Red Bull’s success? Six German states have banned Red Bull after the food safety agency in North Rhine-Westphalia (LIGA) state found 0.4 micrograms per litre in the drink. While Germany’s Federal Institute for Risk … Continue reading

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16 Ways to Improve Nutrition Labels

16 Ways to Improve Nutrition Labels

It’s been almost 20 years since the nutrition label as we know it was introduced. The intent was to empower consumers to make more informed (read: healthy) purchasing decisions. Unfortunately, the labels have not helped, as America continues to grow, … Continue reading

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Caffeine + Alcohol = Hyperactive Drunk Teens

Caffeine + Alcohol = Hyperactive Drunk Teens

Miller Coors, the giant beer conglomerate, announced last week that it will cut the caffeine out of its popular Sparks alcoholic beverage: MillerCoors today said it has reached an agreement with a coalition of state attorneys general to voluntarily reformulate … Continue reading

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How Much Caffeine in that Energy Drink?

How Much Caffeine in that Energy Drink?

From the New York Times: …now a new study suggests that manufacturers of the [caffeinated] products should be required to list caffeine content and recommended limits, including a warning about use by children. Writing in the journal Drug and Alcohol … Continue reading

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