Single Energy Drink Can Cause Potentially Harmful Spikes in Blood Pressure: Study

Consuming just one energy drink can cause blood pressure and stress hormone levels to spike, according to a study of young, healthy adults.

The study found young adults who consumed one 16-ounce can of Rockstar Punched experienced a 74 percent increase in blood levels of the stress hormone norepinephrine,HealthDay reports. That level is more than double an average 30 percent increase the participants experienced when they consumed a sham energy drink with the same amount of sugar, but without the natural stimulants found in Rockstar.

Stimulants in Rockstar include caffeine, taurine, guarana, ginseng and milk thistle extract.

Full story of energy drinks and harmful spikes in blood pressure at drugfree.org

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Will Savage

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