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09-05-2006, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeD View Post
check the content of those high energy drinks for TAURINE...then go look up what damage over reving the CNS with taurine can do to you....long term.
Before I started drinking Redbull's I did some research on the possiable side effects. After reading your post I did a search on taurine. I found plenty of info, but no warnings as to the long term effects it will have on the CNS (central nervous system).

Anyway, the one or two a week I drink over the course of a hockey season doesn't seem to be anything alarming, at least not me. The sole reason I drink them is because I play very very late at night and while coffee will wake me up, it won't get me up to play.

Of course I'm no doctor so it's not like I have any first hand info on it.

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