The Indian Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) asserts that caffeine and ginseng blends are irrational and inadmissible, in accordance with sanitary standards. Three companies from Mumbai, Gurgaon and Pune have been repressed.
Food safety regulators have banned the sale of some other products with similar combinations and are classified or promoted as anti-fatigue, vigilance, anti-stress and anti-stress. These drinks, available in small bottles and bags, are generally consumed by young people in the form of fashion or health drink.
The "contradictory effects" of caffeine blends and ginseng – a compound extracted from an herb used for the manufacture of Chinese medicine in the form of tradition ", was the main reason given by a scientific group, said the This panel also warned that the effects can be fatal when consumed with alcohol, as the Canadian Journal of Cardiology claims, and warns that opposing effects can potentially lead to sudden death. Cardiac origin, when they are associated with alcohol or other drugs.The FSSAI started to crack down on the manufacturers by manufacturing these letters, he sent these companies, public on his own website.
Health activists have raised concerns about the regulation of energy drink ingredients in India. The caffeine content is the main concern. Generally, caffeine content is regulated in soft drinks – 145 parts per million (ppm); however, for energy drinks, there are no such regulations. In some of them, the content reached 320 ppm. Activists have claimed that these drinks contain high doses of caffeine and that this can lead to serious long-term adverse health effects.
The FSSAI responded when health activists were vocal about regulating ingredients in such beverages. This crackdown led to the immediate ban of Monster and Absolutely Zero manufactured by Monster Energy of India; Cloud 9 in different flavors made by Pushpam Foods & Beverages; Lemon Mint Tzinga, Tzinga Tropal Trip and Strawberry Tzinga with mango made by Hector Beverages. In the notices sent to these three companies, the dictum indicated an immediate halt to manufacture, sale and distribution.
A team of researchers and doctors have warned of the effects of such drinks on the heart. In this document, researchers have indicated that it is important to consult a cardiologist before consuming it. Cardiologists in Mumbai strongly support the research results. They claim that the mixture of caffeine, ginseng and alcohol or drugs has resulted in cardiac arrest in young and healthy people. They urge people to understand the lack of regulation on these high-caffeinated beverages; and insist that parents advise their children not to consume it. In addition, cardiologists in Mumbai insist that the labels signal that "The consumption of energy drinks is a risk for life".