Besides having that great “Blue Raspberry” flavor, it is likely that Blue Mountain Dew (Officially known as Mountain Dew Voltage) may prevent Alzheimer’s, Spinal Injuries and improve concentration, making it an ideal drink for college kids.
Mountain Dew Voltage has Ginseng in addition to Caffeine, both of these are known to boost energy levels, but also because their is a higher stimulant to sugar ratio than there is in other sodas Blue Mountain Dew doesn’t make you jittery.
Ginseng has been used to improve memory for a long time, and is a traditional remedy for Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment. Caffeine has also been shown to reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. But the really interesting ingredient in Blue MountainDew is the blue dye.
Brilliant Blue G or BBG contains a molecule which blocks P2X7 which is known as “the the death receptor” for its ability to allow Adenosine triphosphate ( ATP ) to latch onto neurons and send the signals which eventually kill them.
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center found that when they injected the compound Brilliant Blue G (BBG) into rats suffering spinal cord injuries, the rodents were able to walk again, albeit with a limp.
When the body receives a trauma to the head, or spine it often results in a sudden influx of ATP which kills off healthy cells, making the initial injury far worse.
Scientist believe Brilliant Blue G in the blood can prevent nerve damage from repeated blows, stress injuries and may reduce the potential for paralysis in severe injuries.
Researchers are currently pulling together an application to be lodged with the FDA to stage the first clinical trials of BBG on human patients.
This isn’t to say Blue Mountain Dew Voltage will make you indestructible, but as far as beverages go, it is certainly worth checking out.
"Our hope is that this work will lead to a practical, safe agent that can be given to patients shortly after injury, for the purpose of decreasing the secondary damage that we have to otherwise expect," said Steven Goldman, Chair of the University of Rochester Department of Neurology.
Pepsi isn’t making any claims about the health benefits of Blue Mountain Dew Voltage, and the potential benefits of this beverage have not been studied long term. Consult your physician before changing you diet, and this article in no way constitutes a recommendation to do dangerous activities, or stop taking any medications you are on.