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07-29-2011, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimmy Carter View Post
People have died from drinking like 4 and then playing sports... So while 1 before a game won't kill you, you gotta think it can't be doing you any good. If you're sleepy before a game, well, you probably should have had a nap or gone to bed earlier the night before. If you were going to try it just for extra energy, grab a gatorade instead. Gives you a bunch of carbs to burn off so you won't get as tired out.
I agree, but we don't live in a perfect world. People do play hockey after working manual jobs in 100 degree heat all day and simply don't have time for a nap. Not so bad in your teens and twenties but in your late 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's a cup or two of coffee can help SOME people and the negative side effects go from needing to drink a little extra water to nothing. Up to 400mg of caffeine a day has never shown to have any negative consequence on the human body. That's up to about 3 cups/day.

Coffee is natural and there have been numerous studies on it's effects. The makeup and amounts of the substances found in energy drinks are another story. Use at your own risk.

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