The trend is heating up.
The first energy drink on the market was a collaboration between the likes of PepsiCo, Dr Pepper and the makers of energy drinks and other drinks.
The drink was marketed as a way to lower cholesterol and increase energy.
But there are signs that the trend is getting more serious.
Dr Pepper has been hit with lawsuits from the Natural Resources Defense Council, which argues that its product, the Dr Pepper Energy Drink, causes cancer.
And in a recent ruling, a California judge ruled that PepsiCo has violated its duty of care to its customers by marketing Dr Pepper.
The NRDC sued the company in 2014.
“PepsiCo’s use of the word ‘energy drink’ to describe its products is deceptive,” the lawsuit said.
“Its salesperson stated that Dr Pepper’s Energy Drink ‘helps people burn calories and keep their heart healthy.'”
The suit is the latest effort by the NRDC and other consumer groups to try to force companies to disclose ingredients in their products.
The company says it does not sell energy drinks, but its product line includes a variety of energy drink mixes, including Dr Pepper, Diet Coke and Dr. Pepper.
And the NRDB is pressing for a full disclosure of its ingredients.
The Energy Drink Company, a subsidiary of Pepsi Co., did not respond to questions from USA TODAY.
Dr. Bronner’s also said that its products do not contain harmful ingredients.
“We do not sell anything that is not natural,” said Jennifer Fischman, a spokeswoman for the company.
But she acknowledged that the NRD had not disclosed all of its products’ ingredients.
Fischmen said that Dr. Browning’s is “currently working with the NRDP to provide a full ingredient disclosure.”
She did not know if the company has filed a lawsuit against Dr. Parker.
But it’s unlikely.
In 2014, the NRDA filed a federal lawsuit against Parker for allegedly violating federal and state law by selling a product without labeling.
Parker’s sales rep, who also sold the Dr. Pink and Dr Pepper products, did not return a request for comment.
“As a company that has long embraced the health benefits of natural ingredients, we continue to work with federal, state and local authorities to ensure that products containing natural ingredients are properly labeled,” the NRDS said in a statement.
But the NRDF’s lawsuit has had an impact on the industry.
Consumers are demanding more disclosure.
“I don’t think the industry has the data on what’s actually in the ingredients, what’s in the food, and the actual amount of nutrients that people are actually consuming,” said Chris Laughlin, a spokesperson for the Natural Products Alliance, a trade group that represents food companies.
“The industry has a lot of work to do, especially when it comes to labeling, and a lot to learn from other companies that are trying to do the same thing.”