Studies have shown that extracts of the leaf may increase circulation to the brain and act as a powerful antioxidant.
It is sometimes added to energy drinks to help improve memory and brain function.: Ginkgo may cause headache or stomach upset and may affect bleeding time in some people.
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Since it's not widely recognized as a caffeine source, some people may not realize how much they are ingesting.
Sugar-as sucrose, glucose, fructose, high fructose corn syrup, or agave-is a main ingredient in many popular energy drinks.
For people with low levels of these nutrients from dietary lack or absorption problems, B vitamins may help improve energy but, for nearly everyone else, the mega doses of these vitamins found in energy drinks won't boost energy or brain or exercise performance.: Taking more than 500 mg per day of vitamin B6 can cause neurological problems.
Large doses of vitamin B3 (niacin) can cause skin flushing, reactivation of healed peptic ulcers, and blood sugar fluctuations in people with diabetes.
People with autoimmune diseases such as lupus and those with uncontrolled high blood pressure shouldn't use ginseng.
People who drink a lot of sweetened soda are at increased for heart disease and diabetes, so it follows that excessive energy drinks consumption carries the same risk.
B vitamins, including vitamin B3, B6, and B12, are popular additions to many energy drinks, due to their role in energy metabolism and red blood cell formation in the body.
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