An energy drink is not the healthiest way to improve your stamina for the day. You would be better off with a cup of coffee. Still an occasional energy drink is not so bad.
But, if you looking to improve your stamina throughout the day, and are drinking them constantly, you could be making a fatal mistake.
A man in Great Britain recently succumbed to liver cancer that was allegedly brought on by his consumption of 6-7 energy drinks a day!
While that link cannot be definitively concluded, the potential hazards of energy drinks have been well documented. They can cause dehydration. The combination of ingredients in these drinks can increase your heart rate and blood pressure to dangerous levels.
Men over 35 in particular who are drinking these drinks for energy, may already have heart issues and/or high blood pressure, and not even know it. These side effects become even more dangerous when the energy drink is combined with alcohol.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, long term high consumption of energy drinks can lead to neurological problems such as “impaired cognition.” There is some evidence that chronic consumption of energy drinks can lead to drug or alcohol abuse.
In 2014 the FDA received reports of 13 deaths linked to an energy drink called “5-Hour Energy.”
What Could Chronic Fatigue Really Mean?
If you need to improve stamina during the day and you find the need to drink excessive amounts of coffee or energy drinks, you need to look for the cause.
There could be many reasons to feel chronically fatigued. Always feeling tired could be caused by stress, sleep disorders, or certain disease conditions such as diabetes.
Diminishing hormone levels can lead to a chronic loss of energy or vitality.
Next time you feel the need to improve your stamina, don’t reach for an energy drink. Instead reach for your phone and make an appointment to have your hormone levels checked.
Hormone Optimization Can Improve Stamina
A much healthier way for you to improve your stamina and clear your foggy thinking in the long-term, could be hormone replacement therapy. Optimization of your testosterone levels, and/or your HGH levels could:
- Improve stamina and strength
- Result in better sleep
- Increase cognition and focus
In addition, if you are found to be hormone deficient, hormone replacement therapy, or HRT can also:
- Reduce belly fat and increase muscle mass
- Improve bone density
- Improve mood
- Increase your sex drive and sexual performance
There is only one way to determine if you are a candidate for HRT. You must see your doctor and have your blood tested. If you are found to be suffering from low testosterone, low HGH, or a combination of the two, you may benefit from hormone replacement therapy.
Have you or anyone you know tried testosterone replacement treatments? What were the results?
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