Scenario. A guard was standing beside the door while drinking a cobra energy drink. He probably needed extra stamina. Standing there for the whole shift was really hard. Doing nothing is the hardest form of job. Do you agree? Then a sales clerk talked to him. She said, “Why are you drinking that? It is known to cause blood thickening!” The guard got scared dump the unfinished Cobra bottle.
The scene happened inside Mercury Drug Store. The information seems reliable cause I heard it in the premise of Philippine leading drug store chain. I never know if she is a pharmacist or not. She might be and has an access to vast health knowledge. If not, her co-employees might have told her about it. Majority of company staffs are medical oriented. Hmm.. just my opinion. I heard no scientific proof.
Blood thickening ? It means the blood become thicker and stickier. It gives the heart harder pumping job and result to other uncomfortable symptoms. It can be life threatening if left untreated.
I tried to find why energy drinks like Cobra might cause blood thickening.
According to digitalnaturopath.com, exposure to chemicals might result to this illness. Energy drinks has lots of ingredients, perhaps majority are artificial. It make sense but other commercial products contain chemicals too.
Home Remedies stated that enormous loss body fluids is one of the causes. Maybe because some energy drinks are two sweet. Sugar particles may bind body H2O making them unavailable for use. Another is Vitamin B12 deficiency. Not this one! Cobra contain Vitamin B12. Other energy drink contain Vitamin B12 too.
This article from newser.com pointed out that drinking hypercaffeinated energy drink increased the risk of blot clots. Clotting makes the blood thicker. Hmm… The issue covers all energy drinks that contains too much caffeine.
It seems listening to other’s conversation provides some benefits. Sige sagap ka lang ng maraming tsismis!
I woke up Saturday morning. I was surprised. My left toe was in pain. Getting up on my feet was hard. Walking was harder. There was a sudden impulse of intense pain on every step. Pain persisted the next day. I took Planax twice but there was no effect. Then my better half suggested to consult a doctor. To undergo examination and buy the right medicine. I refused!
This is not the first time I experienced this toe pain. It is happening every time I drink too much energy drink (like Cobra and Sting) and eat too much pork fat. I drink energy boosting beverage every time I am sleepy and need to finish a lot of works. On the other hand, pork fat is irresistible – its the most delectable part of meat.
If I see a doctor. He will give the right medicine to cure my toe pain. Perhaps advise me to refrain from eating those foods.
After one week of culprit foods abstinence, I am now walking straight though there is still a slight pain. I know the pain will go away eventually.
I never wanted to know the right over-the-counter drug for my toe pain. If I did, I might be tempted to eat those food again and just take medicine afterwards. Not good practice for the liver.
Food is like a fuel. It gives as energy to live. Energy to do our every day work and enjoy life. Just like fuel, it has impurities. Some have more impurities than others. Some are cleaner than others. Our body has mechanism to expel out those dirt but might fail if too much are taken. We have to watch carefully our food intake. We must take good and avoid bad.
There are many kinds of tonic or energy boosting supplements, liquid or solid, natural or artificial.
Cereals – Energen, BusogLusog, Nesvita
Tablets – Enervon, Rogin-E, Centrum
Beverages – Lipovitan, Cobra, Red Bull, Sting
Natural – Coffee, Ginseng
This one is different. I heard about this on Jessica Soho Episode. Some horse lovers from Benguet Province are drinking horse sweat as tonic. Sweats are gathered by scrubbing horse body with cotton. The cotton is then mixed with glass of water. The mixture is drink as tonic.
The practice is also popular in some areas of Macao and Hongkong.
Is drinking horse sweat wrong? Is it dangerous? The answer – maybe yes or maybe not!
Sweat is excreted by the body as form of waste. Sweating is part of excretory system function to expel all sort of substances unwanted by the body. Sweat might contain harmful chemicals. It might contain some nutrients and electrolytes but your own excretory system will work harder to eject the waste you drank.