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ARE YOU A MONSTER OR A ROCK STAR? A Guide to Energy Drinks - How They Work, Why They Work, How to Use Them Safely by Danielle Rath

ARE YOU A MONSTER OR A ROCK STAR? A Guide to Energy Drinks - How They Work, Why They Work, How to Use Them Safely

by Danielle Rath

220 pages
Energy drinks explained: ingredients, safety tips and consumption tricks.

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About the Book
Ever felt so tired you could fall asleep standing? Ever see a young kid with an energy drink and feel a pang of concern? Ever pick up an energy drink and wish you could tell what all those ingredients were doing in there, or wish you knew if they worked? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions then this is the book for you!

Will an energy drink help you or hurt you? Yes. With hundreds of energy drinks on the market how do you pick one? This guide will help. How do you tell the good from the bad? This guide will help. How do you keep yourself and your loved ones safe? This guide will help!

One way to avoid caffeine toxicity is to avoid caffeine entirely. This strategy certainly minimizes risk but it's a difficult path to follow for anyone who tries to cram as much as possible into one day. The alternative option is to choose caffeinated products wisely.

This in-depth review of common ingredients, safety concerns, and a bit of user-friendly nutrition helps readers fully grasp how energy drinks work, why they work, and how to use them safely. With the endless options of energy drinks and energy shots out there, trying to decipher the good from the bad can be tiring and confusing. Energy drinks are wildly popular yet often misunderstood. With this guide, that confusion and frustration ends now.

With over ten years of collecting and evaluating energy drinks from around the globe, Danielle Robertson, food biochemist and nutritionist, shares her unique perspective on these products. Starting her studies in metabolism and nutrition at the beginning of the energy drink boom, she understands what it's like to grow up without caffeine, and also what it's like to depend on it. As the "Green-Eyed Guide", she explains the science behind energy drinks using clever anecdotes and examples that anyone (not just science-nerds) can relate to. Want an easy way to understand how B-vitamins work? Niacin is like the person everyone wants at their party and vitamin B5, also called pantothenic acid, is like a dog on a leash.

This guide includes more than 30 tips to consuming caffeinated products and a review of the 20 most common ingredients found in energy drinks. Learn how to decipher labels in 10 seconds or less and how to use the 5 Levels of Fatigue to figure out which product, if any, is best suited to meet your needs. With this guide, you hold the keys to maximizing energy and minimizing health risks and side effects.

ARE YOU A MONSTER OR A ROCK STAR will change the way you consume caffeine.



About the Author
Danielle Rath Danielle Robertson has collected research on energy drinks and supplements since 2003, while also collecting and assessing hundreds of energy drink products from New Zealand, Mexico, Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom. She holds degrees in food science and biochemistry from UC San Diego and UC Davis.



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