Safety Concerns Surround New Energy Drink
Sales of so-called energy drinks have been skyrocketing the past few years as they replace soft drinks as the beverage of choice among children and young adults. Now a new entrant to the market, Mio Energy, is raising new concerns regarding possible health risks.
A report cited by The New York Times found that the amount of caffeine in one bottle of Mio Energy is an attention grabber.
Each half-teaspoon serving of Mio, which is sold by Kraft Foods, releases 60 milligrams of caffeine in a beverage, the amount in a six-ounce cup of coffee…one size of the bottle, which users can repeatedly squeeze, contains 18 servings, or 1,060 milligrams, of caffeine.
While the FDA caps the amount of caffeine in soda at .02% there is no limit in such energy drinks as Monster, Red Bull and Rockstar. It might be wise to ask your doctor if these energy drinks are right for you and your family.