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The Popular Drink “Prime Energy” Is Under Investigation

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Recently energy drinks have become a trend in modern culture and social media. Starting with Monster Energy, then Redbull, followed by countless other new and trendy drinks. The most recent drink has been “Prime Energy” popularized by its well-known creators Logan Paul, and KSI. This drink has recently become a health concern to the FDA as it holds 200 mg of caffeine which is half the daily limit for adults, and looks very similar to its non-caffeinated sister product “Prime Hydration.” The similarity between the packaging has caused children under 18 to accidentally purchase the wrong product. Many worry that this investigation will spiral into the product being discontinued.

“I’m not worried about the investigation because it’s less than the daily limit of caffeine,” senior Ethan McCoy said.

At the end of the day, this investigation isn’t really something to worry about. People are going after the company not because of the contents of the drink but because the packaging is too similar to Prime Hydration and can create some misconceptions. So the worst that may happen is they have to change the packaging.

“I don’t let my kids drink energy drinks but they have friends that do drink energy drinks and their parents know and support it,” nurse Amy Kelly said. “It’s way too much caffeine, all it’s going to do is stunt their growth and it’s not going to help their energy level.”

Although this drink may not be going away forever it is definitely not good for high school students, it is not recommended for people under the age of 18. That amount of caffeine can cause your heart to race, shakiness, stomach pain and headaches. The best way for students to keep their energy level is to get a few extra hours of sleep or work on creating a structured and healthy diet, and stop relying on energy drinks as a crutch.

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