Top Senator Calls Out Prime Energy Drinks, Promoted By Logan Paul & KSI
Logan Paul and KSI, popular personalities on YouTube, have found themselves facing criticism due to the concerning levels of caffeine present in its Prime Energy drinks. In light of this, Senator Charles Schumer has called upon the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to launch an investigation into the beverage company, considering that its primary target audience is children.
Prime Energy drinks position themselves as a vegan and sugar-free alternative to traditional energy drinks. They claim to provide consumers with a boost of energy while containing fewer artificial ingredients and offering a healthier option. These drinks are marketed as a way to enhance performance, increase focus, and maintain energy levels throughout the day.
Notably, Prime Energy have faced scrutiny and controversy due to their high caffeine content. The exact details of the specific flavors and ingredients may vary, but some of the concerns raised include the presence of a significant amount of caffeine in the drinks, which may pose risks, especially for younger consumers.
Schumer, a 72-year-old Democratic representative from New York, acknowledges that the energy drink explicitly states it is not suitable for individuals under 18. However, he argues that the caffeine-free alternative offered by PRIME Hydration fails to establish a clear distinction from the adult-oriented version.
During a recent statement, Schumer emphasized the significance of the issue at hand, particularly in relation to children’s health. He highlighted how this particular beverage has become a sought-after status symbol among kids during the summer, urging both purchasers and parents to exercise caution due to the severity of the health risks involved.
While Prime Energy positions itself as a substitute for conventional energy drinks, it contains a substantial 200 milligrams of caffeine per 12-ounce serving. To put this into perspective, that amount is equivalent to consuming six cans of Coke or roughly two cans of Red Bull.
The controversial ingredients found in the drink have already led to its prohibition in certain schools across Australia and the United Kingdom, where authorities have raised concerns about its impact on students’ well-being.
In response to these developments, Senator Schumer’s call for an FDA investigation aims to shed light on the potential dangers associated with the energy drinks, safeguarding the health and safety of the young consumers who are particularly susceptible to their harmful effects.