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Old 01-04-2007, 02:13 PM   #1
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How bad are they for you? I finally stopped drinking them... been doing 1-2 a day for a long time... long long time.... ive stopped before but always go back... they are like a drug... used to have the mindset well the energy drink is better than soda... but i have a feeling thats wrong... water it is for me!
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Old 01-12-2007, 07:06 PM   #2
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I always get the sugar free ones...
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Old 03-31-2007, 09:13 AM   #3
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I dont think i ever got a solid answer on this one
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Old 03-31-2007, 09:17 AM   #4
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I think that's because "energy drink" could mean a lot of things.
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Old 03-31-2007, 09:24 AM   #5
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I think that's because "energy drink" could mean a lot of things.
Damn you Eric, always pointing out my bad qualities about posts

lol jk

Well let me expand... Amp, No Fear, Monster, Full Throtle, anything you can find in the gas station
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Old 03-31-2007, 09:33 AM   #6
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LOL. Just trying to help you get some answers!

Just looking at AMP...the first clue should be Mountain Dew. It can't be better for you than a soda when the base of it is just a soda. Plus extra carbs on top of all the high fructose corn syrup which is really bad for you if you take in too much. Besides that they just throw in a bunch of herbs, vitamins, and taurine. It may give you energy...but yeah, it's still bad for you.

Looks like the same kind of thing with the No Fear and I suspect they're all like that. Plus having more caffeine than your typical soda..which would explain that addictive effect. Trust me I know how addictive caffeine really is

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If you act sanctimonious I will just list out your logical fallacies until you get pissed off and spew blasphemous remarks.
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Old 03-31-2007, 10:19 AM   #7
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I'd stay away from those drinks. They're not only over priced but if you really start pounding the caffeine you will become dependant on it. I found that after taking those drinks, or even coffee, after an extended period of time I get really bad headaches in the morning if I don't have a coffee or something after I wake up. Plus they have tons of sugar...Basically they're bad for long term consumption...but great for a hangover

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I will get headaches if I don't get my caffeine at the right time. Bad ones. And what sucks is that even when I do get the caffeine it doesn't help the headache. I will also get nauseous. I've tried to stop coffee many times but I've never been able to say off....I went up to a year and never felt like myself. People underestimate just how addictive it is.

I've been drinking coffee since I was about 4 so that's a little ridiculous though...

Funny thing is that if I drank one of those drinks I probably wouldn't feel a damn thing as far as energy wise. I need caffeine just to feel normal.
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:35 AM   #9
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I'm in a similar boat, those headaches won't go away unless I try and sleep them off, but I can't alwasy stop to nap ya know. If I don't have a steady stream of coffee to sip on I am not the same person, I get irritated easily and I'm run down at odd times. My friends made up a poster as a joke. It has a picture of a monkey with the caption "me without coffee" and then a picture of Einstein and a caption "me with coffee". I have basically no mental capacity without coffee, which is bad since I'm a structural engineer
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LOL.. Starbucks is my crack.
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