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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Afternoon tiredness is a monster many of us struggle with on a regular basis. The work day is going well, but then 2:00 or 3:00 hits and it can become a battle just to focus.  This article covers ways to combat afternoon lethargy and keep your energy levels more consistent throughout the day.

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Many of us associate Vitamin B12 with things like low energy levels, anemia, trouble sleeping, irritability, and depression. But we often don’t realize that vitamin B12 deficiency may also cause hair loss!😦

Vitamin B12 plays a role in many biological processes including the formation of red blood cells 💉 and cellular metabolism. Probably more important than these however is the crucial role it plays in DNA replication. It participates in several DNA-related biochemical pathways including stabilizing DNA, donating methyl groups, and ensuring that the DNA replicates properly.

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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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Most of us are (at least slightly) familiar with the benefits of vitamin D, but there’s another missing link  preventing us big time from maintaining optimal health: vitamin K2.

To help you understand the delicate tango vitamin D and vitamin K2 must perform to keep us thriving, let’s do a quick overview of each and then talk about why they’re a powerhouse together.

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