The side effects of Mountain Dew include diabetes, obesity, bad teeth, high blood pressure and other health problems if people drink it in large quantities. These health problems are directly related to the high amounts of sugar and caffeine that Mountain Dew contains. Side effects of Mountain Dew are similar to those of any other soda.Continue Reading
Consumers are often worried about the side effects of Mountain Dew and other yellow sodas because of an urban myth that drinking them lowers a man's sperm count. In fact, many people admit they believe in this myth so much that they use Mountain Dew as a form of contraceptive. These believers think that the Yellow Dye No. 5 used in the making of Mountain Dew and other yellow soft drinks has spermicidal properties. They also point to Mountain Dew's extremely high caffeine content.
According to the Federal Drug Administration, Yellow Dye No. 5 does not pose any kind of threat to sperm. Also, the FDA says that caffeine may improve the mobility of sperm rather than kill it. This means that drinking large qualities of Mountain Dew may increase the efficacy of sperm. Mountain Dew has around 55 milligrams of caffeine per can, while a Coca-Cola has only 37.2 milligrams.Learn more about Beverages
Pycnogenol is helpful in treating high blood pressure, erectile dysfunction, circulation problems and muscle soreness, while possible side effects include headache, mouth ulcers, dizziness and gut problems, according to WebMD. Pycnogenol may also be used to treat osteoarthritis, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, diabetes and pain.Full Answer >
While the Androzene website reports zero side effects, one of the primary ingredients of Androzene, yohimbine, has been linked to neurotoxicity, heart disease, high blood pressure and kidney problems, according to Supplement Geek. No peer-reviewed studies on Androzene have been published as of 2015.Full Answer >
When people use large amounts for more than four weeks, side effects of consuming deglycyrrhized licorice include high blood pressure, low potassium levels, weakness, paralysis and sometimes brain damage, states WebMD. Licorice is likely safe for consumption in foods and possibly safe when consumed for short periods of time.Full Answer >
Possible side effects from the injection of corticosteroids into the spine include flushing of the face and chest, sleeping problems, anxiety, menstrual changes, water retention and an increase in blood sugar in patients with diabetes. In a minority of cases, pain increases for several days, advises Johns Hopkins Medicine.Full Answer >