Energy drinks have always carried a stigma around with them because there’s so much in them that’s terrible for your body, yet still we chug them down with reckless abandon to get us hyped up for whatever we’ve gotta do.
Sadly I don’t think that’s ever going to change, even when stories like this come out about a dude who drag so many energy drinks that they literally eroded his tongue. Teacher Dan Royals was downing up to six energy drinks a day and believes that they were purely to blame for the disgusting state of his tongue.
Posting pictures on Facebook, he said the following:
Who drinks energy drinks? Addicted to them? You may want to think again.
Have a look at the second pic… That’s what that s*** does to your tongue, imagine what’s it like on your internals?
Up until recently when this started to occur I was drinking at least 5-6 a day (lack of energy teaching kids usually) and I brush daily, went to the doctor and boom!
Found out it’s the chemicals in these drinks that are causing it… It literally eats away at your tongue.
Just to make it clear, I actually do care for my oral health but this is purely from these drinks… I do smoke but has nothing to do with the eating away of my tongue.
So be wary guys.
I mean the guy’s got a point, but you’ve also gotta think that he was downing six of them a day. I’m sure if you only had one or two a day then both your tongues and inside organs would probably be OK. Everything in moderation is the usually the key with these things, but just be aware of the damage they can do if you’re silly about it like Dan seems to have been.
For more of the same, check out this kid spiking his dad’s energy drink with cattle tranquilisers. Not funny.