Giants’ Logan Webb’s pregame routine does not sound advisable

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San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb — who will start the winner-take-all Game 5 of the NLDS vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday night — will be powered by adrenaline and… Red Bull.

While speaking to reporters Wednesday, Webb revealed that he drinks three (three!) of the energy drinks prior to each start, one before he gets onto the field, one before he starts stretching, and another after he’s done with his warm-up pitches.

“I’ve always loved Red Bull,” he said.

Red Bull’s official site states that “the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concluded in its scientific opinion on the safety of caffeine (2015) that caffeine intake of up to 400 mg per day (five 8.4 fl oz cans or five cups of coffee) does not raise safety concerns for the general healthy adult population.” “This is in line with similar findings from the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) and Health Canada,” it adds.

Of course, consuming three Red Bulls in rapid succession may have different health implications than drinking five Red Bulls over the course of the day.

In 2016, Thrillist attempted to answer the question “How many energy drinks would it take to overdose,” and after speaking with a cardiologist, learned that someone would have to consume 10,000 mg of caffeine (or 125 Red Bulls) to invite cardiogenic shock or a heart attack.

Webb is consuming nowhere near that much caffeine (so he says, at least), and added that one of his teammates is actually worse than he is.

“I’m not as bad as [Brandon] Belt though, Belt is the worst,” Webb said before stating that it is unclear how much caffeine the infielder is consuming.

“The other day he was just drinking pre-workout in like the seventh inning and I was like, ‘What are you doing,’ and he said, ‘I like the caffeine,'” Webb shared.

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