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moderation, smoderation — people are killing me

i noticed recently that on a can of nos (energy drink), it now features a warning label (different one than from before) that states “the total amount of caffeine from any source for one day should be, at maximum, 400 mg” (not verbatim; paraphrasing).

what? i’m a 6’3″ 225 pound man. i’ve been a caffeine addict since the very end of march 2009. that number is arbitrary as hell. the amount of caffeine one can consume a day is subjective as shit.

if you are a 5’1″ 100-105 pound girl, please be careful with your caffeine. that is all.

i don’t like the word ‘moderation’. every time i hear the word or think about the word, i feel all sticky and slimy, because it’s overused and ‘moderation’ for one person is completely different for another person. i don’t reckon i know my limits, but then again, i’ve exercised common sense with anything related to psychoactive stimulants.

all these people who’ve died via caffeine related deaths, it’s tragic. i’m sorry for their families who’ve lost loved ones, but at the same time, you can’t be out on a football field, sweating profusely, and think it’s a good idea to chug two energy drinks. caffeine is a diuretic, so even though you’re consuming liquids, when it comes to energy drinks you are also consuming 200% of your daily value of B vitamins (which your body will want to piss out the excessive rest) with all the caffeine. when you outside, sweating, and not drinking any water, you know what you should be drinking? ding ding! water and gatorade, motherfuckers!

a 14 year old girl recently died after tearing down a 24 ounce monster energy drink. they are blaming the drink, but many articles fail to state that the girl had a heart condition. hm… so, energy drinks are to blame? we can’t chalk this up due to the typical western civilization diet that lacks ample amounts of potassium and magnesium?

no wonder we have nutjobs calling 2012 the year of the apocalypse. a lack of knowledge and a denial of the truth is hurting everyone.

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