Illinois’ Matthew Mayer stated he had been affected by a “hangover” the previous couple of days – however not from alcohol.
In truth, he lived as much as a stereotypical school child trait; taking part in video video games for hours crammed with caffeine. Mayer stated he obtained caffeine poisoning due to all of the Monster power drinks he consumed whereas taking part in.
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“I’ve been sick the last few days,” stated Mayer. “I had caffeine poisoning. I had six Monsters the day of the game. I only had one before, but I had five after, because I had like a caffeine-induced euphoria to play video games. So I could barely get out of bed the next day. It was basically like a caffeine hangover.”
One 16-ounce can of Monster has 160 milligrams of caffeine, so he had 960 milligrams all through your entire day, greater than double what the FDA recommends as a wholesome dosage, relying on the particular person. “Life-threatening” doses are round 10 to 14,000 milligrams.
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Mayer transferred from Baylor after spending 4 years there – regardless of 126 profession video games getting into this 12 months, although, he was given an additional season of eligibility because of COVID-19.
He is averaging 12.6 factors and 5.3 rebounds in 29 contests this season, all of which he has began. Mayer is averaging 25.9 minutes per sport, however racked up 32 on the street at Ohio State this previous weekend.
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Mayer expects to be on the courtroom on Thursday for Illinois’ Senior Day in opposition to Michigan.