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Logan Paul’s energy drink has more caffeine than the legal Australian limit

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay likened the drink to “swallowing perfume” – putting aside the “no sugar” claims, which sound less sweet when you consider that it contains a sugar substitute instead. which is just as bad.

Professor Ben Desbrow, a dietician at Griffith University in Brisbane, said he would not give his athletes a product like Prime.

Thousands of screaming fans flocked to meet online YouTube sensations KSI (left) and Logan Paul outside Nine’s Sydney office.Credit:Nine News

“It’s just a cocktail of compounds, with ‘feel good’ nutrition claims like coconut water. Products like these have no association with a high-quality diet for sports,” says Desbrow, who promotes a food-first mentality for performance. “We could use caffeine as a supplement, but we’re not going to supply it in this vehicle because it comes with a bunch of other junk.”

While some athletes consume these types of drinks, he said, “Some individuals are good enough to get away with bad behavior, but they’re not maximizing their own personal potential.”

“If it was one of these drinks on a rare occasion in itself, that would be fine.” But that’s not usually how these drinks are consumed. And that’s certainly not the way they are consumed by young people,” he said.

Desbrow said a healthy body has the ability to switch between stimulation and relaxation. “What we see with these products is that you’re always busy.”

Little is known about other ingredients in many energy drinks or their combined effect, research suggests.

The effects of caffeine can be dangerous. In adults, side effects may include anxiety and insomnia at low doses (approximately 50 mg), tremors, seizures, tachycardia and miscarriage at moderate doses (approximately 250-500 mg), vomiting, psychosis, hallucinations and stroke at high doses (above 500mg). ) and even sudden death (toxicity over 15 mg/kg), Trapp said.

“Studies have shown that energy drinks are associated with a number of negative health effects — heart problems, sleep problems, concentration problems, intestinal disorders,” Trapp said.


“Because of the health risks associated with these drinks, other countries have banned the sale of energy drinks to children, if at all. Current Australian legal requirements are not sufficient to protect children, so it is important that parents advise their children not to drink them.”

It’s challenging for parents when the influencers of their children’s choices are those focused on fame and fortune and not the long-term health or well-being of their followers.

“There’s no one watching these young people,” Desbrow said. “It’s about making as much money as quickly as possible from a very easily influenced social group.”

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