How to change your energy drink habits to get the best of the energy drink companies
Consumers are being urged to switch to natural energy drinks because of rising health risks linked to the drink, and some have complained that some brands are misleading.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued a recall of the popular Peabody Energy Drink after finding that the company had altered the ingredients of its energy drinks, including the amino acid lysine, to make them less healthy.
A spokeswoman for the agency told Reuters on Friday that the FDA is aware of the allegations and is investigating them.
“The FDA is in the process of reviewing the data and taking further action, but we can confirm that Peaboys products are not significantly more harmful to consumers than other energy drinks,” the spokeswoman said.
Peabody has previously said that its energy drink contains a blend of amino acids including lysin and glutamic acid that are beneficial for weight management and heart health.
“While Peaboy products are made with the highest quality ingredients, Peaboya does not believe that all Peabodys products are safe for use,” the company said in a statement to Reuters.
A Peaboyd spokeswoman said the company has been aware of reports that some energy drinks contain lysines, and has reviewed all of the ingredients in its energy and protein drinks to ensure they are safe.
“Peaboy is aware that consumers have raised concerns about some Peabodies energy drinks that contain lisines,” the spokesman said.
The FDA says Peabones products are sold in the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the U…