"The Ultimate Energy Drink: Cocaine?" (in Off-topic)
November 30 2006 11:08 PM EST
Well, as some of you might know, I've become to addicted to Monster Khaos and can't get enough of the stuff. Today in English when I pulled out a second can immediately after finish the first can (I think this was the reason that my stomach hurt so badly the next period, before I got some food in my tummy), it started a talk and someone mentioned that there was a new energy drink called "Cocaine". I was really doubtful, but after looking it up online, I found out that it was real. It claims to be 350% stronger than Red Bull and has no crash after the six hour (?) buzz is gone. But the thing is that it's located with so much more caffeine than anything else, and I had always thought caffeine was bad.. And the name, what the hell? Anyway, has anyone ever tried this energy drink; or happen to know whether drinking energy drinks like Monster Khaos everyday will put a hole in your stomach? And is caffeine not bad again or something?
i drank two of those big monster energy drinks within 3 hours and my hands started to shake and i felt sick so yes caffeine can be bad in large doses
November 30 2006 11:20 PM EST
Everything in moderation.
The exercise of interpreting that is left up to the reader.
I think the drink you are on about is the one currently being made in Columbia? I'm not sure of the country from off the top of my head but I read about it.
They are only reinventing the original recipe of Coca-Cola anyway but are extracting only the pure non-harmful sections of the coca plant. They are trying to sell it into the American market but there is strong resistance due to the drink actually containing an illegal drug.
Caffeine is poisonous at a certain dosage. But then, so is oxygen...
December 1 2006 12:40 AM EST
I'd say use it in moderation, it could be very harmful...
December 1 2006 3:15 AM EST
Dunno about the rest, but Red Bull is an excellent pick me up and hangover cure. I really appreciated it whilst on a boys week away earlier this year for the Grand National horse meeting in Liverpool (remember the calls GL?).
Day 2 is always a hard one to get up for, but after several Brandy and red bulls (normally lemonade) I was ready to deal with the rigors ahead.
I don't like coffee so an occasional energy drink and the caffeine I get from that won't burn a hole in my stomach. I have plenty of other vices to worry about before the red bull is gonna get me :)
As for naming an energy drink "cocaine". That wouldn't get past the censors here in the UK.
We have a drink called Golden Power. Same as redbull, only way way cheaper.
December 1 2006 6:54 AM EST
But would 2 16 oz. Monsters everyday for a week have a significant impact on your health?
I remember the calls. ;) And I was very impressed by all of them! :P
I think in this case, according to Sutekh, the proper course of action is to drink 30 energy drinks(Red Bull, Cocaine, Monster Khaos, etc), take 10 caffeine pills, then to ensure a healthy sense of moderation, have half a cup of decaf coffee.
haha fex thats like ordering a number 1 super sized and a diet coke.
There was a man arrested in Wisconsin who, after punching out a gas pump, was arrested, tested, and found to have a blood alcohol content of .454, a level that should have left him either comatose or dead.
I suspect that sutekh may regularly exceed a blood caffeine content of .454, but can anyone imagine what he would be like when he hits .600 or higher? :-)
December 1 2006 6:30 PM EST
Caffeine itself is very dangerous. I think I read/heard somewhere that a spoonful of pure caffeine is enough to kill you, but hey, that's just me. All energy drinks like that aren't exactly good for you, so drink in moderation, if at all.
December 1 2006 6:36 PM EST
But how much caffeine is too much? Some people drink coffee multiple times a day, everyday.
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December 7 2006 9:22 PM EST
Caffeine is pretty toxic in small doses. I read in one of my stepmothers med journals a while back that around ~150 cups of coffee is a lethal amount of caffeine. Thing is, who could sit down for that much? heh
December 8 2006 3:19 AM EST
Well, if red bull contains the equivalent of 6 cups, and that new stuff is 350% stronger...
then 150 cups would be 25 tins of red bull or 7 tins of that new stuff... doable imo.
December 8 2006 3:22 AM EST
Energy Drink-chugging contest...
/me sees college students dying over stuff like this...
December 8 2006 3:47 AM EST
From Wikipedia: "The LD50 of caffeine is dependent on weight and individual sensitivity and estimated to be about 150 to 200 milligrams per kilogram of body mass, roughly 140 to 180 cups of coffee for an average adult taken within a limited timeframe that is dependent on half-life. Though achieving lethal dose with caffeine would be exceptionally difficult with regular coffee, there have been reported deaths from overdosing on caffeine pills."
A can of Red Bull contains 80mg caffeine, a cup of coffee between 30-100mg depending on the type of coffee (and like CB, it has a huge random factor ;)
Oh, and LD50 means a 50% chance of death when taking that dose.
Honore de Balzac, a French writer, drank approx. 40 cups of coffee a day. It took about 30 years for it to finally kill him.
The energy drinks are useful though- aside from the aforementioned hangover cure, and caffeine for non-coffee drinkers, they also helped me ween myself off of more serious uppers during the foolishness of my youth. Nowadays, i limit myself to probably 2 or 3 of the big 24 oz. cans a week. 2 a day will probably put some strain on your heart, especially if you're downing them back to back.
An average cup of coffee has between 4 and 20 mg of caffeine. Espresso has about 100. Decaf coffee has 2. A can of soda has 1-2. One dose of Excedrin has 60 (!!).
When considering things like this, always remember that your body should not need things like caffeine to produce energy. The more you rely on it, the less you will be able to produce your own energy. I personally never drink coffee, and as a result, I require very little sleep and am always quite full of energy. If you rely on energy drinks, you will quickly become no different than every coffee addict in the world (though you might have less yellow teeth).
December 14 2006 2:02 PM EST
Just so you all know... Mountain Dew "AMP" is the best energy drink that will ever be... It actually tastes BETTER than Mountain Dew? And that is actually impossible! How do they do it? Magic.
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