Energy drinks linked to more adverse health effects including death.

Adverse health effects linked to energy drinks have been increasing in severity. 40 illnesses and five deaths have been linked to Monster Energy, and 13 illnesses and two lasting disabilities linked to Rockstar Energy.

The FDA in November linked 92 illnesses and 13 deaths to 5-Hour Energy shots revealed by adverse event reports filed by families, patients and doctors.

The new reports detail the events suffered by users of 5-Hour, Monster, and . These include:

Deaths due to or suicide linked to 5-Hour Energy
A miscarriage linked to 5-Hour Energy
Convulsions, life-threatening fear, deafness, and hemorrhage linked to 5-Hour Energy
Deaths due to or loss of consciousness linked to
due to , severe diarrhea, migraine, psychotic
disorder, , and/or vomiting linked to
Disability from or stroke linked to Rockstar Energy drink
due to , increased heart rate, or loss of
consciousness linked to Rockstar Energy drink

All of these reports are collected by the . As their products are marketed as nutritional supplements, they are required to submit them to the FDA.

A recent test by found a high :

5-Hour Energy contains 215 milligrams of caffeine per serving.
5-Hour Energy Extra Strength contains 242 milligrams of caffeine per serving.
Monster Energy contains 92 milligrams of caffeine per serving.
Rockstar Energy Drink, contains 80 milligrams of caffeine per
serving.
Rockstar Energy Shot contains 229 milligrams of caffeine per serving.

High doses of caffeine can result in restlessness, nervousness, insomnia, and tremors. High doses can also trigger seizures and unstable .

Source

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