The dangers of having too many energy drinks have been debated for a while at this point.
Drinking them responsibly may be fine, but an excess of the chemicals they contain can be damaging for your health. With all those stimulants and synthetic ingredients, who knows what could happen?
For one man, the result was pretty unpleasant. Teacher Dan Royals recently posted some shocking photos online, which reveal the horrific damage to his tongue. Dan’s doctor thinks his energy drink consumption is the reason.
Posting on social media, Dan wrote:“Who drinks energy drinks? Addicted to them? May wanna think again.
“Have a look at the 2nd pic ….. That’s what that shit does to your tongue, imagine what’s it like on your internals?
“Up until recently when this started to occur I was drinking at least 5-6 a day (lack of energy teaching kids usually) and I brush daily, went to the doctor and boom! Found out it’s the chemicals in these drinks that are causing it… It literally eats away at your tongue.”
Admittedly, Dan revealed that he’s a smoker, however, he doesn’t feel this had an impact.
“So be wary guys. Just to make it clear, I actually do care for my oral health but this is purely from these drinks… I do smoke but has nothing to do with the eating away of my tongue.”
It’s true that Dan’s not alone in cautioning others about energy drink misuse. In speaking to Metro, WHO scientists said “A study in the US showed that dental cavities can result from the acidic pH and high-sugar content of products such as energy drinks.
“Another study showed that consumption of energy drinks can cause erosion and smear layer removal in the teeth, leading to cervical dentin hypersensitivity.”
It’s not an uncommon story—most foods and drinks can be safely enjoyed in moderation. An energy drink here or there isn’t likely to turn your teeth rotten or corrode your tongue; excessive abuse of caffeinated, sugary beverages can definitely impact badly on your wellbeing. If you think it’s possible you’re drinking too much of them, it’s best to consult a doctor right away.
Don’t leave things too late, like Dan!
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