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Buzz In A Bottle: The Dangers Of Caffeine-Spiked Energy Drinks (cc)

With the lure of an over-the-counter jolt, kids are consuming more energy drinks than ever before and in many cases mixing them with alcohol. Through vivid interviews with teens and health experts, the video describes the many physical effects that these concoctions have including dizziness, fainting, heart palpitations, caffeine poisoning, headaches, fatigue, diminished concentration, anxiety, insomnia, shaking, nausea, and high blood pressure. Even more alarming is the trend of mixing these beverages with alcohol, thus allowing users to drink more alcohol than they normally would and putting them at a greater risk for alcohol poisoning. This program arms kids with the facts and gives a strong "no-use" message with particular emphasis on the real health risks of too much caffeine and the grave danger of combining alcohol and caffeine-spiked drinks.

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Grades 7 - College              17 min.                2010               DVD-4013

Grades 7 - College
Caffeine: How Much Is Too Much? (cc)

Many teens readily consume caffeinated drinks: coffee, tea, colas, energy boosters, caffeinated sports drinks, and more. Many teens also use powdered caffeine or energy shots to boost energy for all-nighters, performances, competitions, or exams. But most teens do not know that caffeine is a neuro-stimulant that can cause overdose poisoning or even death. This program takes a look at the pros and cons of caffeine use and teaches viewers to understand whether or not they are in the danger zone for caffeine overuse or even dangerous overdose.

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Grades 7-College   21:48 min.   2016   DVD-5027