Highly caffeinated sports drinks are being sold indiscriminately over the counter to kids...
This year 500 new caffeinated sports drinks were introduced on the market.
I missed the part where you presented the evidence that highly caffeinated sports drinks cause harm to children when they drink them. Could you please repeat it?
Caffeine is a drug. Bad toxic drugs can always be spotted because they nearly always reside within living organisms. Theses organisms (plants, in this case the coffee bean) that have developed a barrage of antioxidants to combat the poisonous effects of the toxic nature of the caffeine it contains. The coffee plant itself would not be able to survive had it only the caffeine and not developed these antioxidants over millions of years to help it cope with these toxins.
Just as fructose is a toxin within fruit and over millions of years the fruit has developed its antioxidants to help it survive due to the ill effects of the toxin fructose.
So a cup of coffee has an anti oxidant punch that nature created to combat the ill effects of the caffeine. Nature knows what is it doing.
In other word... toxins without these beneficial antioxidants mean the death and destruction of healthy cells.
The coffee bean has 250 antioxidants! That is more than any known fruit.
This bean developed these antioxidants and survived millions of years carrying this toxin within its body. Its survival is due to these antioxidants alone.
Nature thinks caffeine is a much more powerful toxin than fructose. Ot it would not have given coffee nearly 180 more antioxidants than the highest fruit content of antioxidants?
And how many anti oxidants are in a triple dose of monster, redbull or rockstar energy drink?
It is comm0n sense I researched this and easily found this info LONG AGO by tracing the dots.
Caffeine depletes the body of many muscle, bone and other types of vital nutrients. The antioxidants in coffee attach themselves to this caffeine and help the body excrete it. This is why every time I drink even small doses of caffeine I get body cramps really bad. And caffeine is also a diuretic. And, how vital is water to our cells, organs and b0dies?
Thomas perhaps your question was slightly cynical and that is perhaps the reason why the actual science of caffeine and the body seem to elude yours and the understanding of many others.
You can't understand what you refuse to even consider.
Where are the antioxidants in these energy drinks? Fruits and coffee beans are smarter than we are. We extract the toxin, consume it in heavy strength and leave our bodies defenseless over time.
Why did coffee not hurt us so bad? Again the answer is quite obvious. ANTIOXIDANTS? But energy drinks do no compensate for this as nature has.
excerpt from wiki
Although oxidation reactions are crucial for life, they can also be damaging; hence, plants and animals maintain complex systems of multiple types of antioxidants, such as glutathione, vitamin C, and vitamin E as well as enzymes such as catalase, superoxide dismutase and various peroxidases. Low levels of antioxidants, or inhibition of the antioxidant enzymes, cause oxidative stress and may damage or kill cells.
Evidence enough Thomas?? or do you need to see a dead child to believe?
Children, and youths, their cells are even more delicate and needing of nutrition and diet because they are growing.
This is why crackheads usually grow into a thin lifeless shell of a human. Lack of antioxidants surrounding a toxin...
Freebase caffeine anyone?
Notice the company caffeine keeps!
Eating or drinking a large amount of caffeine can make you feel jittery, nervous, or energetic. That is because caffeine -- like any stimulant -- changes the way your brain works.
Comment: Hope that answers your question Thomas...