Cardiovascular Response to Energy Drink
A pilot study found consumption of the energy drink, Rockstar, increased blood pressure in healthy young adult subjects. Within 30 minutes of consuming one can (16 oz), systolic blood pressure rose an average of 6.2% compared to 3.1% after a placebo drink. Diastolic blood pressure rose 6.8% vs. 0%. More research is needed to know…Read More
Does a Cup of Joe Help You Relax?
Are you trying to reduce your stress levels? Working to get more relaxation into your life? If these are some of your goals, then avoiding caffeine will assist you in achieving them. Consuming caffeine produces a prolonged stress response in the body. It raises levels of the "stress" hormones, increases blood pressure and heart rate,…Read More