America's caffeine culture
More foods and drinks give extra boost
- Duration 3:04
- Date Dec 21, 2012
More foods and drinks give extra boost
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If hockey doesn't try to play especially I think if Europe at this hour -- the today.
A lot of people are reaching to these so called energy foods.
But there's a hidden danger with some of these products and doctor David's body is here talk with us about that good morning doctor morning these are all caffeinated products we've heard of many of them but they're a lot more on the market -- what do we need to now.
It's a big industry it's gone up to about 2.5 billion dollar a lot of people are using this.
Look I've been a big advocate of coffee I think there's a lot of -- antioxidants it's great to prevent colon cancer etc.
there are a lot of studies.
This is a little different because these gets absorbed in a totally different way some of the things that they they have access kids can get take them.
Pregnant women can take them by accident and it could be really health hazard for your children for your kids.
And and that way they get to absorb it's different if you look at some of these lollipops -- things that you put your mouth.
-- gets -- -- through the -- -- self your mouth and can really increase your heart race.
It hits you a lot faster than just drinking a cup of coffee which is exactly the purpose of this really everyone is looking for a quick fix right you know we're not the tolerant -- nation wants something.
Really fast and that's the purpose of this.
But he can give you that jittery.
Decreasing your heart rate that if you have any kind of cardiac conditions a heart conditions.
This is not a good situation when he's had people with high blood pressure should be very very careful about continue too much caffeine.
Absolutely right and that brings us to the point that caffeine you can treated as a drug it really gets -- -- system it affects your sympathetic system your heart break.
-- blood pressure and it can actually put you.
In the emergency room should you have any kind of -- heart condition you wanna talk to your doctors before you tickle his quick high energy high caffeinated.
I'm feeling very caffeinated -- that -- because I actually took one of these products just to give a try it's decide energy strip saying I'm feeling awfully jittery.
So to your point that it really your body of sorts of a lot faster than a regular cup of coffee.
Its interest thing that you bring this up because that some of these presented this one if you take two's sure it's about the almost a bad one -- have.
Cups of coffee so it does work.
But you know -- it gives you that he carries heartbreak the other thing is that you FDA.
Should really get involved in this because these are all going these private school under the radar.
FDA's drug regulating it they don't really put gold does -- on the labels how much caffeine you have to wanna be careful.
Major concern is children and teenagers like to buy the stuff whether it's sad read -- -- some of these other products that we're familiar with.
-- children can tolerate a lot less caffeine on an adult tennis I cracked.
Should bring us about how much caffeine do you really need so adults they can take up to about 300 -- of caffeine that's about three to four cups of coffee.
Should -- an additional only go up to a hundred.
The hundred -- any more than that it's not really healthy OK so if you have this in your household name to be careful about this with a monetary what is a tedious time by the way it's the same effect it really makes them excited even -- heartbreak he teaches this.
They are not facts well we don't know there haven't been in the market for a lot of how would you want to be careful -- it's not -- WiMax is -- eighteen countries -- much important for parents to now say about twenty.