Mountain Dew is one of the most popular drinks in the world, with a cult following towards it. The original formula was created in 1940 by Barney and Ally Hartman of Tennessee, with a few changes brought to the drink by Bill Bridgforth 18 years later, when the Marion-based Tip Corporation bought the rights to Mountain Dew. This corporation completely remade the drink now popular as Mountain Dew. In the 60s, the rights were sold to Pepsi-Cola. Although very popular in the USA, most people are not aware of the serious health consequences it can have. To put things into perspective, it is highly popular in the Appalachian Mountains, a territory which has the highest rate of toothless people in the USA!

This article shares a few important facts about Mountain Dew and some tips on how to prevent the negative health effects it has. This drink kills many people around the world every year, so you should know all about its harmful effects. The following 6 facts will make you think twice before ever consuming Mountain Dew.

  1. Confusing advertising

The powerful marketing is what actually makes Mountain Dew and similar drinks so popular. Just think of the catchphrases of Red Bull (It gives you wings!), or M&Ms (they melt in your mouth!), and you’ll know what we’re talking about. Mountain Dew’s catchphrase is “Game Fuel”, and everyone needs energy, right? The catchphrase is exactly what attracts numerous gamers around the world to Mountain Dew. These people play video games all the time, and tons of Mountain Dew are consumed by thousands of gamers throughout the world.

Data from the Environmental Health News shows that gamers spend 12 hours daily on video games, drinking Mountain Dew all the time. However, gamers are just the tip of the iceberg – Mountain Dew has millions of fans that are addicted to its flavor.

  1. It’s extremely acidic!

According to the National Institutes of Health and the USA National Library of Medicine, Mountain Dew is extremely acidic. Our parents have continuously warned us about the acidity of a battery, which has a pH level of 1. And, while Coke and Pepsi have a pH level of 2.5, Mountain Dew has a pH level of 3! It’s really not a good idea to drink this popular soda if you want to preserve your health.

  1. It contains GMO

Since Pepsi produces it everyone thinks that Mountain Dew is safe to drink. However, this drink contains many harmful chemicals that are a danger to our health. Here’s what’s in it:

GMO corn and soy

BVO (banned in Japan and the EU)


Sodium benzoate

Yellow dye

The manufacturer claims that BVO is safe to consume and it is approved by the FDA. Pepsi claims that all of its products are safe, produced under strict guidelines. However, these guidelines are set and controlled by former workers in the industry.

  1. It harms the reproductive system

Consumption of Mountain Dew can shrink your manhood, according to facts. The hormones can be imbalanced from this drink due to the BPA in the linings of the can containing it. The BPA is put inside to prevent the container being destroyed by the acidity of the drink. According to studies, regular consumption of Mountain Dew can affect the fertility rate and leads to serious health conditions such as reproductive system cancer, cardiovascular diseases, thyroid problems and changes in the beta cells of the pancreas.

  1. Long-term health effects

Considering all the previous facts, it’s clear that Mountain Dew is a silent killer. It dies not kill directly, but it causes numerous serious health conditions which can be fatal. It contains so many harmful chemicals and ingredient that are not intended to be put in a product for mass consumption.

  1. Even Pepsi admits it!

Even with all the facts in this article, you will probably just dismiss them and continue loving Mountain Dew. Would it help if you knew that even Pepsi admits its harmful side-effects?

In 2012, a customer found a jelly-like substance in Mountain Dew and sued the company regarding the components of the drink. When he poured the remains of the drink in a bowl, it looked like a mouse was dissolving in the can! Pepsi admitted the guilt, claiming that the mouse was dissolved during the bottle-consumption period.

Do you still adore this drink?

You must not leave your well-being in other people’s hands. It’s not easy to wage a war against big corporations, but you can stop drinking the product and preserve your health. Avoid all products that contain harmful chemicals, and drink homemade organic juice which are safe for your health.