Why natural energy is safer and better
In the worst case scenario, a single energy drink may be lethal, according to an article in the Sun. The problem appears to be linked to compounds other than the caffeine. If you want to stay energised, a natural product like BioActive Q10 is a more prudent choice. Read on to find out why...
Energy is always in demand and dozens of people choose a “quick fix” in the form of energy drinks, but according to an article in the Sun, “just one energy drink can trigger “life threatening” changes to your blood pressure and heart rhythm”.
Triggers heart trouble
According to the article, consuming a single super-sized (946 ml) can of energy beverage can spark abnormal electrical heart activity and cause blood pressure to skyrocket. Also, researchers warn, the blood pressure may remain elevated up to six hours after drinking the beverages.
Surprisingly, the same changes were not seen when people consumed a similar amount of pure caffeine, so the problem appears to be linked to other compounds in these drinks, for instance taurine, guarana, and ginseng.
Stick with non-stimulants
But what are the alternatives if you want to stay energised? Well, a much more prudent choice is a product like BioActive Q10 with pure coenzyme Q10 and vitamin C, which helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue and contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism in cells. This product is able to maintain normal energy levels in the body without any forms of synthetic stimulants that have a negative effect on the body’s biochemistry.
We have Q10 in our cells
Vitamin C is a nutrient that has numerous functions in the human body, such as supporting the immune system and contributing to normal collagen synthesis. Coenzyme Q10, a vitamin-like nutrient, is a compound that we have inside the energy-producing powerhouses (mitochondria) in our cells. The highest number of mitochondria are found in heart cells, which is because the heart muscle has to produce such enormous amounts of energy for its rhythmical contractions.
Documented in studies
BioActive Q10 is tested in numerous scientific studies. Scientists generally prefer to use this specific preparation because it has excellent documentation for its quality, safety and bioavailability.
Two of the most renowned studies of BioActive Q10 are Q-Symbio and KiSel-10. The Q-Symbio study was published in 2014 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Heart Failure, and made headlines worldwide. The KiSel-10 study, where Swedish researchers gave BioActive Q10 in combination with BioActive Selenium&Zinc (also from Pharma Nord) to a large group of elderly men and women, was published in 2013 in International Journal of Cardiology. The KiSel-10 study and Q-Symbio are both considered groundbreaking research and represent useful studies of how natural compounds help to maintain quality of life.
A study showed a single supersize 946ml can sparked more “abnormal” electrical heart activity than when the same amount of caffeine is consumed. Researchers warned that people also had higher blood pressure six hours after drinking the beverage, while those drinking caffeine did not. In the US the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) generally considers caffeine in doses of less than 400mg safe. But energy drinks often contain not only caffeine but a host of other stimulants including taurine, guarana, and ginseng. And with more than 500 brands of energy drink on the market, there has been a surge in people ending up in A&E after guzzling them. There have even been deaths reported, prompting questions over their safety, the researchers warned.