In 2011, 14-year-old Anne Furnier drained 24 cans of Monster energy drink, the day before she died. The report found that coffee poisoning was the cause of her death. How much caffeine is too much caffeine?
The answer is difficult to specify, partly because it happens very rarely, but certainly it takes a lot of caffeine. Many of the researchers says caffeine overdose in an adult occurs after 10grams of caffeine (people usually consume 1 to 2 miligrams of caffeine in a cup of coffee).
One research in 2005 claimed overdose sufficient 5 grams of caffeine.
A overdose of a caffeine is very rare, but the caffeine is considered a cause of many deaths. Why? Caffeine often “works” together with other harmful ingredients such as alcohol or this combination is associated with heart disease. One of the many deaths triggered by consumption of caffeine is due to drinking a energy drinks. Before their existence, deaths associated with caffeine was much smaller.
Each year in hospitals are admitted 150 people due to problems from drinking energy drinks. Coffee is not encountered anywhere. However, caffeine is present in most of the energy drinks, but given all the other ingredients, hardly is the only ingredient that plays a negative role. But caffeine is addictive and producers knows it. Addiction of energy drinks and other beverages containing caffeine can be harmful, especially in people with heart disease.
“Can you get a heart attack from energy drinks?”
Some of the drinks have as much caffeine as up to six cups of coffee all in one can! Normally people consume three to six energy drinks in a 24-hour period. Dr. Meredith said, “They actually come in with heart attacks. … The long term effects or how it reacts with other drinks or food is still unknown.
“How much is a lethal dose of caffeine?”
Massive overdose can result in death. The LD50 of caffeine in humans is dependent on individual sensitivity, but is estimated to be 150 to 200 milligrams per kilogram of body mass (75–100 cups of coffee for a 70 kilogram adult).
“Do energy drinks give you high blood pressure?”
A new study by the Mayo Clinic shows that drinking one 16-ounce energy drink can significantly increase blood pressure as well as stress hormone responses. The results raise concerns that consumption of energy drinks could, in turn, increase the risk of cardiovascular problems.
How much is too much caffeine in a day?
Up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day appears to be safe for most healthy adults. That’s roughly the amount of caffeine in four cups of brewed coffee, 10 cans of cola or two “energy shot” drinks. Although caffeine use may be safe for adults, it’s not a good idea for children.