Monster Energy® has been linked to deaths and hospitalizations. Many people have been injured by caffeine toxicity. High doses of vitamins like niacin (Vitamin B3) could cause hepatitis or liver damage.
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Monster Energy and Liver Damage
Monster Energy contains niacin (Vitamin B3), a vitamin that is toxic to the liver. The recommended daily dose is less than 20mg. In high doses, niacin accumulates in the liver and causes inflammation. This is also known as “non-viral hepatitis” or toxic hepatitis. In some cases, liver injuries are severe and fatal.
Niacin Energy Drinks Linked to Hepatitis
In November 2016, a 50 year-old construction worker who drank 4-5 cans of an energy drink every day for three weeks developed hepatitis. The energy drink contained 40mg of niacin, so he was consuming 160-200mg per day. In another case, a girl who consumed 300mg of niacin per day in energy drinks also developed hepatitis. Lower doses of niacin could also be toxic, especially for people at risk of liver disease.
Monster Energy Drink Lawsuits
February 23, 2016 — An Orlando-based law firm has filed five lawsuits against Monster Beverage Corp. involving people who consumed highly-caffeinated energy drinks and experienced heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure. Click here to read more.
June 18, 2015 — Two lawsuits filed on behalf of men who died after drinking Monster Energy have ended in confidential settlements. Click here to read more.
April 30, 2015 — A jury in California is set to decide whether Monster Energy Corp. was responsible for causing the death of 19 year-old Alex Morris, who died of “cardiac arrythmia and cardiomyopathy” after drinking two 16-oz cans of Monster every day for three years. Click here to read more.
Monster Energy Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The first wrongful death lawsuit against Monster Energy was filed in 2012. The victim was a 14 year-old girl who died after drinking two 24-oz Monster Energy Drinks at the mall with her friends within 24 hours. Her cause of death was determined to be “cardiac arrhythmia due to caffeine toxicity,” exacerbated by a pre-existing heart condition.
FDA Reports Serious Injuries & Deaths
Soon afterward, the FDA reported that five deaths and dozens of hospitalizations had been linked Monster energy drinks since 2009. According to the report, adverse events included:
- Caffeine toxicity
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Heart attack
- Chest pain
- Abnormal heart rhythm
- High blood pressure
- Cardiac arrest
- And more
How Much Caffeine is in Monster Energy Drink?
Monster Energy Drinks contain 92-mg of caffeine per 8-fluid ounces, according to a study by Consumer Reports. The largest Monster energy drinks are sold in 24-oz cans. However, like most energy drinks, the amount of caffeine in Monster energy drinks is not listed on the label. Some products contain significantly more caffeine. For example, Monster X-presso contains 220-mg of caffeine per 6.8-fluid ounces, according to Consumer Reports.
What is the problem?
Energy drinks are essentially soda plus massive amounts of caffeine and other mystery ingredients. So how do manufacturers avoid federal limits on the amount of caffeine in beverages? By marketing them as “dietary supplements,” rather than food. Adding to the confusion on the consumer level, energy drinks are sold side-by-side with Coca-Cola and other sodas.
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