Caffeine and Athletes

Really good article discussing the use of energy drinks from the USA Today. It gives great information about the amount of caffeine in various beverages and the risks/rewards of taking them. HIGHLY recommend taking a few minutes to read and educate yourselves.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/story/2011-12-01/young-athletes-and-energy-drinks-a-bad-mix/51556148/1

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  1. Although Americans aren’t the world’s biggest per-capita caffeine fiends, we’re not exactly teetotalers. Research by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) has led these groups to consider 300 milligrams (about two cups of coffee) the upper limit of a moderate daily dose. But roughly 20 percent to 30 percent of Americans consume more than 600 milligrams — considered a high dose of the drug — on a typical day . If you consume more than four cups of coffee a day, you’re probably among that number…

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