Is 1 energy drink a day OK?

Is 1 energy drink a day OK?

Dilan Jay's Answer:

If it's a Woke Up!, it's okay!

But actually the truth is you have to look at how much caffeine is in the drink.

Typically, according to, you know, the consensus about 400 milligrams of caffeine a day is okay.

I think that's a little much. I think that somewhere under 250 a day is probably okay.

So I would say, you have to look at the actual ingredients of what you're drinking and if it's not capping 300 or 250, I think it's okay. Yeah, I think it'll work.

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Additional data on daily caffeine consumption:

"...Most energy drinks contain large amounts of caffeine, which can provide a temporary energy boost. Some energy drinks contain sugar and other substances. The boost is short-lived, however, and may be accompanied by other problems.

For example, energy drinks that contain sugar may contribute to weight gain — and too much caffeine, or caffeine-like substances, can lead to:

  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Increased blood pressure
...For most people, occasional energy drinks are fine, but the amount of caffeine can vary from product to product. Try to limit yourself to no more than 400 milligrams of caffeine a day from all sources."

"... For healthy adults, the FDA has cited 400 milligrams a day—that's about four or five cups of coffee—as an amount not generally associated with dangerous, negative effects. However, there is wide variation in both how sensitive people are to the effects of caffeine and how fast they metabolize it (break it down).

Certain conditions tend to make people more sensitive to caffeine’s effects, as can some medications. In addition, if you’re pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, or are concerned about another condition or medication, we recommend talking to your health care provider about whether you need to limit caffeine consumption..."

"... In 2015 the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published their Scientific Opinion on the Safety of Caffeine, advising that caffeine intakes from all sources up to 400 mg per day and single doses of 200mg do not raise safety concerns for adults in the general population..."

"... When taken by mouth: Caffeine is LIKELY SAFE for most healthy adults when used in doses up to 400 mg per day. This amount of caffeine is similar to what is found in about 4 cups of coffee.
Caffeine is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth for a long time or in high doses (>400 mg per day)..."