At some point during a recent trip to the market, you or your children may have seen something called Prime. Prime is an energy drink founded by Logan Paul that has come under scrutiny amid claims the drink contains dangerous levels of caffeine.
This week lawmakers in Washington moved to push the FDA to investigate a popular energy drink known as Prime. According to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, the FDA is being asked to investigate the drink over claims by health experts that it actually contains dangerously and wildly unheard-of levels of caffeine. A letter from Schumer to the FDA found that the drink contains 200 milligrams of caffeine for every 12 ounces — comparable to almost two full red bulls.
As it turns out Prime is banned in Australia and in the United Kingdom over its caffeine content. As mentioned above, the drink contains an above-average level of caffeine and should not be drunk by people who may be easily irritated by such. Experts warn that the drink could cause anxiety among other things due to said caffeine.
According to Very Well Health, exposure to high levels of caffeine especially among those who normally don’t consume it may find that they experience headaches, anxiety, trouble sleeping, irritability, respiratory issues, chest pain, thirst, and frequent urination.