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Secret Shopper: How do I choose a safe, effective energy drink?

This month's Secret Shopper went to a natural products store in the Pacific Northwest to ask about energy drinks. Here's what we learned about caffeinated beverages.

NFM: I see more and more energy drinks in health food stores. How do I choose a safe, effective beverage?

Store: There are a couple of different kinds of energy drinks. Most use caffeine, which gives you a quick jolt but doesn’t keep your energy up throughout the day.

NFM: I do like my caffeine. Are natural forms better or safer than synthetic?

Store: I think it’s

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