Your new favorite pick-me-up is the same thing X-Game athletes drink before a competition.
Your old standbys, like a diet cola or a Frappa-whappa-whatever, no longer seem powerful enough to get you through a hectic afternoon, so you've been opting for the mule kick of an energy drink. This can be a dangerous habit. Not only do these drinks have high levels of caffeine that could make it hard to fall asleep at night, but because they're classified as "supplements," they aren't regulated by the FDA. In fact, the government agency is currently investigating the link between these drinks and more than 100 injuries that led to hospitalization and even death.