The Dangers of Zipfizz Liquid Shot

The Zipfizz liquid shot is a low-calorie energy drink that is purported to provide up to six hours of energy. This low-carbohydrate, sugar-free drink contains caffeine as well as B vitamins and other nutrients that may help enhance your alertness and energy levels. The Zipfizz liquid shot is available in two flavors, grape and fruit punch. While the product may have benefits, some Zipfizz ingredients can also promote some dangers.

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Dental Erosion

A potential danger of the Zipfizz liquid shot is the possibility of dental erosion. This is because the Zipfizz liquid shot contains citric acid, an ingredient that offers a fruity flavor. However, citric acid can be detrimental for your dental health, as it promotes erosion, or the wearing away of your enamel. The damage from this acid is permanent, so limiting citric acid intake is optimal.

Dizziness and Impaired Coordination

One of the ingredients included in Zipfizz liquid shot is vitamin B12. Although the vitamin is not a stimulant, it is involved with the metabolism of carbohydrates, so it may impact your energy levels. Unfortunately, Zipfizz liquid shots contain very high amounts of this vitamin, 41,667 percent of the daily suggested intake. Large doses of vitamin B12 may cause a loss of coordination and dizziness.

Vomiting

Zipfizz may also cause gastrointestinal problems, including vomiting. In addition to being unpleasant, vomiting can rob you of nutrients and promote dehydration. High levels of vitamin B12 can cause vomiting, and caffeine may stimulate vomiting as well. The Zipfizz product label does not disclose the amount of caffeine found in each liquid shot, so you may wish to avoid other sources of caffeine when using this product.

Pain and Numbness

Another ingredient found in the Zipfizz liquid shot is vitamin B6. This vitamin is not a stimulant and doesn't produce energy, but it is involved with the nervous system. Unfortunately, this can cause complications; large doses of vitamin B6 may cause numbness and pain in your limbs. This may make it difficult to walk. Each serving of Zipfizz liquid shots provides twice the daily suggested intake of vitamin B6.

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