In 2016, ACI, the American Chemistry Council and Duke Energy reported that about 3.6 million Americans have lost power due to a lack of energy supply in 2017, the first year of the “crisis”.
However, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, “there has been no statistically significant increase in the number of poisoning deaths from any of the energy drinks reported to the CDC”.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it has found no evidence that energy drinks increase the risk of liver and heart problems or stroke.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has also found no link between energy drinks and liver or kidney problems.
In addition, the FDA says there has been “no evidence to support the assertion that energy beverages increase the likelihood of developing certain types of chronic diseases”.
But a recent review by the Harvard School of Public Health found that “consumers who drink energy drinks may be at higher risk of developing serious health conditions, including obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease”.
“We are not convinced that the health benefits of energy drinks outweigh their risks,” the Harvard review concluded.
The researchers also found that, “despite the lack of scientific evidence, consumers who drink an energy drink regularly may be less likely to develop a chronic disease or to develop chronic conditions associated with excess energy consumption”.
In its 2017 “Top Ten” list of the best energy drinks, ACi says that it has “an unblemished record of being an energy beverage that is free of added sugars, artificial flavors, preservatives and flavors”.
What is ACI?
ACI is a company that manufactures energy drinks called Monster Energy Drink, Classic Energy Drink and Power Up.
It is based in Australia and is based at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens.
“ACI’s aim is to create a safe and effective alternative to energy drinks that are commonly used to treat obesity and other chronic illnesses,” the company says on its website.
ACI says that energy products should be made from ingredients such as cane sugar, sugar cane, barley, rice, oats, barley bran, cane oil and natural oils.
But the company’s chief executive, Peter Ritchie, said that the company does not recommend energy drinks.
He told the ABC: “We don’t believe that there’s any scientific evidence whatsoever that these products are a good choice for people who are overweight or obese or any other health conditions.”
I would say if you want to make a good alternative to an energy product, then we’d say the best way to make an alternative is to make it better, better than what you’re using.”
ACi said that it is “a responsible, ethical company”, that it “takes all safety advice seriously” and that “ACI takes full responsibility for all the ingredients we use”.
When asked if it was safe to consume energy drinks in moderation, Ritchie said: “I can’t answer that.
There are a number of factors that go into this, and we do our best to make sure we are sourcing products from sources that are proven to be safe.”
In December 2016, ABC News reported that ACI had been banned in New Zealand because of concerns about its ingredients.
In February 2017, ACFUS was also forced to shut down after ACI’s chairman was found guilty of fraudulently claiming $100,000 in personal loans.
Despite the problems ACI faces in the US, ACPI still advertises on Amazon.com and other websites.
What are the health risks of energy drink consumption?
According to ACI and other energy drinks manufacturers, energy drinks contain ingredients that “increase the risk” of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, asthma and other health problems.
These include artificial sweeteners, sodium and fat.
According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health ( NIOSH ), “an energy drink can be linked to up to 10,000 deaths annually”.
An analysis of studies on the safety of energy drinking by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) found that there was “no consistent evidence to suggest that energy drink-related health effects are more harmful than non-energy drinks”.
AICr says that “there is no credible evidence to substantiate the health hazards associated with consuming energy drinks.”
AACI and ACFus said in a statement that their company was “not a ‘food company’, and we are committed to being 100% ethical and responsible for the ingredients used in our products”.
However, according in a recent press release from ACI: “Our focus is on providing consumers with an efficient, safe, effective and effective solution to meet their energy needs.”
What else is ACFUs secret?
In 2018, ACFIUS was forced to suspend its activities after a whistleblower complained that the energy drink maker failed to report on the dangers of its products.