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Energy drinks

What's your take on energy drinks? I see the kids drinking them and it worries me. I've never touched them. My son had a friend years ago that slammed 4 of them in 5 minutes or so and almost had a heart attack. He had to go to er. What's your take on them?

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Asked by Keni-Lyn at 2:31 AM on Sep. 4, 2012 in General Parenting

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  • I don't drink them, mostly because I think they taste disgusting. I wouldn't let my son have them either. Older kids, well I guess that is the parents call, but I don't see the need for any kid to be drinking them.

    Answer by kmath at 2:33 AM on Sep. 4, 2012

  • I don't drink them and I don't buy them.

    Answer by winterglow at 3:46 AM on Sep. 4, 2012

  • I've never had one, I've never purchased one. Neither of the grands have ever had one (they are 7 and 8). I have found them hidden in amongst hub's things. I toss them when I find them. He has a heart condition and I can't imagine those are good for him.

    Answer by meooma at 5:30 AM on Sep. 4, 2012

  • I can't believe the new 5 Hr. Energy commercial that says 73% of the 3000 Drs they surveyed recommend their product. I like my coffee, so I'm not judging here. But I do think there should be an age limit (like 16 or 18) to buy them. Last yr. my dau who was in the 4th grade at the time, said some of her classmates were buying & drinking those before school! 1st of all, the poor teacher! :p But 2nd of all, no 10 y/o needs a boost like that! I don't even let my 10 y/o drink Mt. Dew! :p


    Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:23 AM on Sep. 4, 2012

  • I think they should be taken off the market. There have been more problems than good from them. I know my kids won't touch them. They take medications that will affect them in a bad way if taken with all that caffeine.

    Answer by robinkane at 7:07 AM on Sep. 4, 2012

  • I think they're evil. I worry about my nephews who drink them (they're 17 and 22). I won't let my kids drink them and if I catch them I'll lay into them (but that's because of the health issues that we won't know for a while if they've inherited).

    Answer by idareyou at 7:49 AM on Sep. 4, 2012

  • Hate them. My ex used to drink them all the time, drove me insane. He convinced me to drink a small one one time when I had to stay up pretty much all night to run him back to his truck. I hated the way it made me feel and will never, ever drink another. And my kids will never drink them if I can help it. At least, not until they're adults and I can no longer control it.

    I really think they're very unhealthy and I kinda think it's sad that they're allowed to sell them. But, everyone can do what they want.

    Answer by wendythewriter at 8:11 AM on Sep. 4, 2012

  • I have never drank one and my kids have had very few. *they are teens
    they drink soda-but not so much energy drinks. I have only bought maybe one or two for each kid - total, and it's been probably over a year sice I've bought any at all

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 8:29 AM on Sep. 4, 2012

  • I don't drink them. They taste gross and they're full of sugar. I wouldn't ever give them to my kids.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 7:57 PM on Sep. 4, 2012

  • I drink them sometimes ,,,

    Answer by GlitteribonMom at 9:54 AM on Sep. 5, 2012

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