A father within the U.Ok. is claiming his son’s power drink “habit” led to his suicide on the age of 25.
Keiron Bartholomew informed The Mirror his son Justin would drink at the least 15 cans of power drink a day, which he believes contributed to his loss of life in August.
“His brother Daniel would look behind the van and see piles and piles of empty power drink cans. We’d clear them out and the subsequent day there can be extra once more,” Bartholomew informed the Mirror.
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When his dad informed him he ought to wean himself off the drinks, Justin informed him he couldn’t cease and that it was like making an attempt to stop smoking.
Justin struggled with anxiousness and melancholy, and had beforehand tried to take his personal life after the breakup of his marriage. Nonetheless, his father believes his son’s unhealthy power drink behavior solely made his psychological well being issues worse.
“It’s a double-edged sword – power drinks are unhealthy for you due to the sugar and the caffeine,” Bartholomew informed the Mirror. “However, additionally, in case you are ingesting these drinks and you’ve got melancholy, it’s a deadly mixture.”
A 12-ounce can of Purple Bull comprises 37 grams of sugar and 111 milligrams of caffeine, about the identical quantity as a double espresso.
Justin’s unintended effects from the power drinks had been scary, together with coronary heart palpitations and sleepless nights, the Mirror stories. He would shake and escape in sweats. At one level, a physician informed him he had the center charge of an 80-year-old man.
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As a consequence of their potential well being dangers, Bartholomew informed the Mirror he helps banning the sale of power drinks to anybody underneath 16 years previous. “I additionally imagine complete ban must be thought-about.”
His son’s case is being heard in Parliament this week.