- Seven glasses of wine/week lowered the risk of diabetes by 25%-35%.
- However, the lowest risk of diabetes was observed at 14 drinks/week for men and 9 drinks/week for women!
- For men, one to six glasses/week of beer lowered the risk by 21%, but there was no impact on females. Didn't see the equivalent "lowest risk" volume, which should be around double that range if logic prevails.
- However, gin and other spirits could well increase getting diabetes by 83%, but only for females. Well, at least it stipulates women, for some reason, but, again, logic can only lead to this same projection for males.
- Blocks inflammation in the brain, delaying the onset of Alzheimer's.
- Is an adenosine receptor antagonist, which is good.
- Boosts brain function and memory.
- Protects against Type 2 diabetes...which can lead to Alzheimer's. Did you know that 70% of people who suffer from type 2 diabetes go on to develop Alzheimer's disease?
- 25% of older people have diabetes and 50% in addition are pre-diabetic.
- While 30 million Americans have diabetes, 84 million more have pre-diabetes.
- Are you concerned about a future Alzheimer's crisis?
- Five years ago it was determined that diabetes costs the nation $245 billion/year. Must be higher today, and the long term implications are frightening.
From the Mayo Clinic:
|Coffee drinks||Size in oz. (mL)||Caffeine (mg)|
|Brewed, decaf||8 (237)||2-5|
|Espresso, decaf||1 (30)||0|
|Instant, decaf||8 (237)||2|
|Latte or mocha||8 (237)||63-126|
|Teas||Size in oz. (mL)||Caffeine (mg)|
|Brewed black||8 (237)||25-48|
|Brewed black, decaf||8 (237)||2-5|
|Brewed green||8 (237)||25-29|
|Ready-to-drink, bottled||8 (237)||5-40|
|Sodas||Size in oz. (mL)||Caffeine (mg)|
|Citrus (most brands)||8 (237)||0|
|Root beer (most brands)||8 (237)||0|
|Energy drinks||Size in oz. (mL)||Caffeine (mg)|
|Energy drink||8 (237)||27-164|
|Energy shot||1 (30)||40-100|
So, yes, 5-HE does keep you up, but the inability to sleep was not only inconvenient, it was frightening. I felt like I had some kind of bad psychological experience, not far unlike from magic truffles. I certainly won't be taking anything like 5-Hour Energy again in my life.
But why bother with energy drinks, for they are expensive, and I'm not sure if you can find one low in sugar/substitutes. What about caffeine pills? They are both drug and food additive, and can be found as Vivarin, Cafcit, NoDoz, Jet-Alert etc. The recommendation is 200-400 mg/day. Caffeine pills are taken for an energy boost. However, they can cause hypertension, insomnia, cardiac arrhythmia, liver/kidney disease, anxiety and ulcers, among a host of terrible things.