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  • Bogus Energy Drinks

    Interesting article in today's NYTimes, that is really not terribly surprising.
    • The drinks are now under scrutiny by the Food and Drug Administration after reports of deaths and serious injuries that may be linked to their high caffeine levels. But however that review ends, one thing is clear, interviews with researchers and a review of scientific studies show: the energy drink industry is based on a brew of ingredients that, apart from caffeine, have little, if any benefit for consumers.

      “If you had a cup of coffee you are going to affect metabolism in the same way,” said Dr. Robert W. Pettitt, an associate professor at Minnesota State University in Mankato, who has studied the drinks.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/02/healt ... nted=print

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    Re: Bogus Energy Drinks

    Copper wrist bands, energy drinks, snake oil, MOST of the supplements industry, homeopathic herb remedies - there's always plenty of suckers to prey on . . .

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      On a somewhar risque note, as testosterone-filled teenagers, we used to fantasize about procuring " Spanish Fly" , some type of herb drink that caused females to go into wild sexual frenzy. And we really believed that such a product was out there, somewhere.....

      And at the opposite end of the spectrum, we believed that girls at boarding schools were fed saltpeter-laced food to suppress their unfilled sexual desires.

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      • #4
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        Originally posted by dukehjsteve
        On a somewhar risque note, as testosterone-filled teenagers, we used to fantasize about procuring " Spanish Fly" , some type of herb drink that caused females to go into wild sexual frenzy. And we really believed that such a product was out there, somewhere.....

        And at the opposite end of the spectrum, we believed that girls at boarding schools were fed saltpeter-laced food to suppress their unfilled sexual desires.
        Wha??????? You mean thats not true? :shock:

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        • #5
          Re: Bogus Energy Drinks

          Can we make energy drink at home? What are the ingredients needed for this?
          Green energy drinks

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            Re: Bogus Energy Drinks

            Originally posted by dukehjsteve
            On a somewhar risque note, as testosterone-filled teenagers, we used to fantasize about procuring " Spanish Fly" , some type of herb drink that caused females to go into wild sexual frenzy. And we really believed that such a product was out there, somewhere.....

            And at the opposite end of the spectrum, we believed that girls at boarding schools were fed saltpeter-laced food to suppress their unfilled sexual desires.
            Hmmmm.....we never believed those things at Carolina. :-)

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            • #7
              Re: Bogus Energy Drinks

              In the non-bogus energy drinks category, 2 words: chocolate milk!

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by DrJay
                Originally posted by dukehjsteve
                On a somewhar risque note, as testosterone-filled teenagers, we used to fantasize about procuring " Spanish Fly" , some type of herb drink that caused females to go into wild sexual frenzy. And we really believed that such a product was out there, somewhere.....

                And at the opposite end of the spectrum, we believed that girls at boarding schools were fed saltpeter-laced food to suppress their unfilled sexual desires.
                Hmmmm.....we never believed those things at Carolina. :-)
                Really, at Duke we believed all the Carolina girls were taking Spanish Fly - or at least we hoped they were.

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                • #9
                  Re: Bogus Energy Drinks

                  From my experience, they weren't! :-( Or maybe it was just me. :?

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                    Re: Bogus Energy Drinks

                    [quote="dukehjsteve"]On a somewhar risque note, as testosterone-filled teenagers, we used to fantasize about procuring " Spanish Fly" , some type of herb drink that caused females to go into wild sexual frenzy. And we really believed that such a product was out there, somewhere...../quote]

                    yes, it's called beer... and guess what? It's about 99 44/100ths effective. Like, duh!

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                    • #11
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                      ps, I'm suspectig that "bogus" and "energy drink"in the same sentence is an oxymoron.

                      unless you still believe in Santa Claus, of course.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Bogus Energy Drinks

                        Originally posted by gh
                        ps, I'm suspectig that "bogus" and "energy drink"in the same sentence is an oxymoron.

                        unless you still believe in Santa Claus, of course.
                        Did you mean redundant, instead of oxymoron?

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