NOS Energy originally contained the highest amount of caffeine of all major energy drink brands. Before it was reformulated in 2013, at least one teenager was hospitalized with seizures and other health problems. Caffeine overdoses can also cause heart attacks, cardiac arrest, and death.
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What is Nos Energy?
NOS Energy Drink is a highly-caffeinated beverage made by Coca-Cola. The primary ingredients are sugar, carbonated water, and caffeine. Nos also contains taurine (1,000-mg), guarana, L-Theanine, Vitamin B6, and more.
How Much Caffeine is in Nos Energy?
Before 2013, each 16-oz can of Nos Energy Drink contained 260-mg of caffeine — far higher than most other energy drinks on the market.
Although Nos has been re-formulated to reduce the caffeine to 160-mg per can, consuming a few cans could still pose health risks. These risks are highest for young adults, pregnant women, and people with pre-existing heart problems.
Nos Energy Drink Sends Missouri Teen to Hospital
In February 2011, the Associated Press reported that a Missouri teenager had a seizure and was hospitalized for five days after drinking two large Nos energy drinks. The 18 year-old high school senior, Dakota Sailor, said he had never tried Nos before and now swears off energy drinks completely.
What is the Risk?
The journal Pediatrics has published a study warning about life-threatening health risks of energy drinks for children, teenagers, and young adults. Energy drinks are consumed by 30-50% of young adults.
Frequently containing unregulated amounts of caffeine, energy drinks have been associated with seizures, heart problems, mood and behavioral disorders, diabetes, and more. Researchers warn:
“Energy drinks have no therapeutic benefit. … caffeine and other stimulant substances contained in energy drinks have no place in the diets of children and adolescents.”
In October 2012, the New York Times reported that five deaths had been linked to Monster Energy in the last three years. One of those deaths was a 14 year-old girl from Maryland who drank two 24-oz energy drinks on two consecutive days. The coroner listed her cause of death as caffeine toxicity exacerbated by an underlying heart condition.
Side Effects of Too Much Caffeine
Mild caffeine overdoses can produce unpleasant symptoms like “caffeine jitters,” but serious overdoses can be deadly. Some potential side effects of caffeine toxicity include:
- Heart palpitations
- Chest pain
- Irregular heart rhythm
- High blood pressure
- Increased heart rate
- Heart attack
- Cardiac arrest
- Seizures or convulsions
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