Green Tea Energy Drink Warning
Enviga Dangers!

Are green tea energy drinks such as Coca Cola's Enviga the healthy beverage it claims to be? Dr. Shen from Berkeley says it contains some real scary stuff.
If you think when you buy a soft drink such as Enviga, you are buying into the goodness of green tea, think again.

You may be surprised to learn that this bottle of  "negative calories" diet contain a host of chemicals which are widely considered harmful.

Low Grade Leaves

Have a look at the label.

As expected, it contains benign ingredients such as concentrated green tea extract, citric acid, natural flavorings and carbonated water.

The beverage is made by Coca Cola and Nestle from freeze dried fannings - not the highest quality tea leaves.


The problems of consuming too much caffeine is well known, and one bottle of Enviga may contain as much as 100 milligrams of caffeine - which is as much as a cup of coffee.

It also contains harmful ingredients such as calcium lactate, phosphoric acid, potassium sorbate and potassium benzoate, aspartame, and ace-k.

Calcium Lactate

Many people are allergic to calcium lactate. Any benefit of calcium supplementation is destroyed by the presence of phosphoric acid, which weakens bones.

In addition, it is full of aspartame.


Ace-k is acesulfume potassium. It is funny how it is always called ace-K. That is a chemical terminology, so that ordinary folks don't recognize it.

It is very controversial and considered by some to be carcinogenic.

Potassium Benzoate

As is the preservative potassium benzoate. It transmutes into benzene (a known carcinogenic) when mixed with small amounts of Vitamin C with the presence of either heat or light.

Potassium benzoate affects kids' teeth. It also contributes to allergies and asthma, especially in kids.

Phosphoric Acid

Phosphoric acid weakens bones and affects kids' teeth.

There is a big movement in Naturopathic Pediatrics to get this stuff out of cafeteria pop since it is bad for kids.

Why not have a glass of a decent cooled green tea, add a tiny bit of a healthier sweetener (if you have to) and eat a peach?

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