People have been warned about the potential dangers of consuming energy drinks for quite some time now. They can be useful/enjoyable in moderation, but when it comes to putting that many chemicals and stimulants into your body in large amounts it’s safe to say it’s not going to end well.

If you still need to be convinced, you need only ask Dan Royals, a teacher who took to Facebook to share a pretty gruesome image of damage accumulated on his tongue. His doctor believes energy drinks are to blame …

Dan has taken to Facebook after he was left with a very blistered tongue due to drinking up to “six energy drinks a day” because he suffered from a “lack of energy” when he was teaching children.

Here’s what Dan wrote on Facebook:

“Who drinks energy drinks? Addicted to them? You may want to think again. ‘Have a look at the second pic… That’s what those drinks do 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. So be wary guys.”

Dan also admitted that although he does smoke, the drinks are the cause of his flesh being eaten away by the high levels of sugar.

He added: “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.”

According to AWM, researchers at the World Health Organization want people like you and Dan to be aware that energy drinks can be very dangerous to your health.

“A study in the US showed that dental cavities can result from the acidic pH and high-sugar content of products such as energy drinks. ‘Another study showed that consumption of energy drinks can cause erosion and smear layer removal in the teeth, leading to cervical dentin hypersensitivity.”

If you’re a big fan of energy drinks, like anything else, moderation is key. If you consume them once in a while, it may not be a big deal. Only time and research will say for sure.

In the meantime, be sure to keep them away from kiddos!

Source: AWM

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