Hi, I'm Stella Metsovas, and today we're going to discuss Energy Drinks: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Monster Lo-Carb. Okay, so energy drinks. This is a really serious subject that has been linked to chronic health conditions especially those involving the heart and the brain. To be honest, I think so many people are literally addicted to energy drinks, like Monster because it makes coffee or tea look are cake in a way. I don't want to be that doom and gloom health expert, but really energy drinks are very dangerous and addicting. Monster comes in a low carb version that pledges to keep overall carbohydrates in a healthy range. Very leading to consumers I might add. To provide the desired outcomes for energy, Monster Energy Drinks are filled with caffeine, taurine, sugar. And in an average eight-ounce serving you're going to get 27 grams of sugar, a 1000 milligrams of taurine and 80 milligrams of caffeine and they're between two and three servings per container. Monster uses the following description on their site. "Tear into a can of the meanest energy drink on the planet, Lo-carb Monster Energy, low calories, no compromise. That's what Lo-Carb Monster Energy is all about. Get the big bad Monster buzz you know and love, but with a fraction of the calories and carbohydrates." Isn't that a great marketing pitch by the way? I guess if I were to name one advantage of Monster Lo-Carb, it provides some carnitine, a known thermogenic amino acid. However, these energy drinks affect your cortisol levels and in turn, you could be doing more harm than good by messing with your insulin levels and prompting you to actually store more fat. By rec, my recommendation is to get your jolt by consuming mineral rich foods and going for the good old time-tested coffee or tea filled with health promoting polyphenols that do not rake havoc on your adrenal glands.