Energy drinks can be fun and tasty—but when you look at what’s inside each can, the picture isn’t so great. There are three big dangers of energy drinks everyone should know about before making them their go-to pick-me-up.

Why Energy Drinks are a Problem

Since energy drinks were first introduced in the 1960s, consumption has continued to rise—and so have associated health issues.

The problem comes from a concentration of ingredients that create the potential dangers of energy drinks. Here are the big three reasons to pause before picking up a can (followed by much better alternatives to help you kick the habit).

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Supplements can be life-changing. Since our modern world (especially our food) is lacking in nutrition it once provided, vitamins can “fill in the gaps” to help us thrive. But there’s a potentially dark side of taking these vitamins and minerals. Today we’ll explore the question of “can you get liver damage from supplements?” and what to do about it.

First, let’s do a quick break down of how the liver functions for us daily.

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More than 77 percent of Americans are deficient in one key nutrient: vitamin D [1]. But that’s not all. Many of us are imbalanced in vitamin A and vitamin K2. Alone or combined, these disparities can lead to serious health issues if not corrected.

And here’s the craziest part: getting the balance right of these three critical elements is not actually that hard—we’re just uninformed about how to do it.

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bedtime routine ideas for better sleep

Having trouble getting to sleep at a good time—or not getting enough good-quality sleep? Whether you toss and turn, can’t seem to wind down for bed, or feel tired all throughout the day, having a good bedtime routine can make all the difference.

This article will cover some of the best bedtime routine ideas—from calming activities to sleep supplements—for the deeper, better sleep your body and mind need to be healthy and functional.

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Around 90% of Americans have some form of caffeine every single day [1]. But most people don’t know why that cup of coffee gets them going in the morning or how that energy drink makes it easier to power through work or school.

So, how does the most widely used psychoactive drug increases alertness and make you feel more awake? To answer that, we must take a trip under your skull (metaphorically, of course) to look at the effects of caffeine on the brain.

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