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Bah caffeine is worthless...

So I woke up this morning and hard three cans of Starbucks doubleshot's on the way to work. Then at work I had another four cans. Seven cans, It's not even lunch time and I feel like taking a nap...
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not much caffeine in those, compared to a cup of starbucks coffee.

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fawkin A, i'd be jumping through the roof.

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AdvertisementA MAN whose heart stopped after he consumed eight Red Bull energy drinks in five hours has called for an overhaul of the product's warning labels.

Matthew Penbross, 28, collapsed after downing the popular drinks, each containing 80 milligrams of caffeine, last Sunday.

He drank the Red Bull while competing in a motocross event on the state's Mid North Coast.

His heart stopped and he needed defibrillation from ambulance officers.

Now facing six weeks off work, he said warning labels on the products should be revamped to alert people that excessive consumption could lead to death. Labels currently warn against consuming more than two cans, or 1.5 bottles a day, without describing the consequences.

"They say [on energy drink labels] don't have more than this much," Mr Penbross said.

"But they don't say if you have too much, what will happen."

Dr Malcolm Barlow, a cardiologist who treated Mr Penbross at Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital, said it appeared excessive consumption of energy drinks had precipitated the heart attack.

He said Mr Penbross had no other risk factors apart from smoking and had told him he previously experienced chest pain at times when his intake of the drinks was high.

NSW Health has urged people to be extremely cautious of overdosing on stimulant products. Department spokesman Dr Robert Batey said consuming high levels of stimulants had the potential to cause heart attacks.

"It will raise blood pressure and pulse rate and both of those things put a significant demand on the heart."

Mr Penbross, a concreter, regularly had four Red Bull drinks a day.

"With the work I do I don't have a lot of time to eat," he said. "I have a couple of Red Bulls in the morning and it carries me through."

Last Sunday he was competing in a motocross event near Port Macquarie when he consumed eight Red Bulls over five hours.

"It was to get a bit of a buzz and keep down my reaction time," he said. "You have got to get off [the mark] and around the first corner first."

After his event, Mr Penbross, from Bonny Hills, noticed his heart racing. He collapsed soon after

He was taken to Port Macquarie Hospital before being flown to Newcastle.

There is no history of heart disease in the family and Mr Penbross is in peak physical condition.

Mr Penbross said he had sworn off Red Bull.

A spokeswoman for Red Bull said she was unable to comment on Mr Penbross's case, but that the product label was clear in advising against excessive consumption. She said labelling requirements for energy drinks were set by the Federal Government.

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Red Bull contains: carbonated water, sucrose, glucose, acid (sodium citrates), taurine (0.4pc), glucuronolactone, caffeine (0.03pc), inositol, vitamins (niacinamide), pantothenic acid (B6, B12), flavours, colours (caramel, riboflavin). Each can contains 80 milligrams of caffeine.

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I usually have 2 red bulls on friday and saturday.. sometimes some redbull alcoholic drinks as well. I better lay off !

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Hahahah, thats crap. I have on several occasions consumed two XXL Monster cans for breakfast. Thats 47oz of energy drink in less than an hour, and I don't even get the shakes...
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Yup, wouldn't mind doing that, but my shoulder is still a bit on the screwed side so I'm rather limited on what I can do.
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Its called "building up a tolerance"
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Its called "building up a tolerance"
Nah, far from it. I drink energy drinks about once per month (normally with Vodka or Jager), and coffee with roughly the same frequency. Building up a tolerance would generally mean I consume either on a regular basis.
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Yup, wouldn't mind doing that, but my shoulder is still a bit on the screwed side so I'm rather limited on what I can do.
I am sure you can come up with even more excuses to stay out of the gym pussy!
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Yup, wouldn't mind doing that, but my shoulder is still a bit on the screwed side so I'm rather limited on what I can do.
use your other hand

and you aussie's are just too tough for our american canned coffee.
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Nah, far from it. I drink energy drinks about once per month (normally with Vodka or Jager), and coffee with roughly the same frequency. Building up a tolerance would generally mean I consume either on a regular basis.
Then, i would have to agree with some of the others...hit the gym.
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Not everything needs a warning label! Jeez people, you down that much energy drink in that amount of time and that can't be good.
When everything has a warning label we allow people a vacation from common sense.

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Not everything needs a warning label! Jeez people, you down that much energy drink in that amount of time and that can't be good.
When everything has a warning label we allow people a vacation from common sense.
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I am sure you can come up with even more excuses to stay out of the gym pussy!
Actually I can't. Whenever I lift my arm or punch something I get a ton of pain in my right shoulder. Given I have a full year of Tae Kwon Do paid up, I'd rather like to use it...
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Damn, 7 cans. That had to be about $14. Should have bought some crystal meth with that $$...........would have been up for weeks LOL

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Not everything needs a warning label! Jeez people, you down that much energy drink in that amount of time and that can't be good.
When everything has a warning label we allow people a vacation from common sense.
That gut is an idiot. His argument is the warning label tells you not to have more than 'x' amount, but that's not enough because it doens't warn you oh what MIGHT happen? Too much of anything, even water, can kill a person. Any substance is lethal in a high enough dose.

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That gut is an idiot. His argument is the warning label tells you not to have more than 'x' amount, but that's not enough because it doens't warn you oh what MIGHT happen? Too much of anything, even water, can kill a person. Any substance is lethal in a high enough dose.
I'm with ya on that. I'm so sick of people blaming everything that happens to them on anything else they can get hold of. Fucktards.
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I'm with ya on that. I'm so sick of people blaming everything that happens to them on anything else they can get hold of. Fucktards.

no, the complaint is that,
he wasnt aware of the possible consequences,

he read that it said do not consume so much, but he did anyway

but he didnt know what would happen to him if he did.

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not much caffeine in those, compared to a cup of starbucks coffee.
Looks like you need to upgrade to something stronger...

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no, the complaint is that,
he wasnt aware of the possible consequences,

he read that it said do not consume so much, but he did anyway

but he didnt know what would happen to him if he did.
that's what I was saying... They will find any ridiculous tidbit, to still blame someone else (in this case the labels), even though it was more that sufficient to make an educated guess that it would not be healthy.
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