Energy Drinks Safety
- 10 Months ago
Energy drinks are a type of beverages usually made up of caffeine which is marketed to increase energy, mental alertness, and physical performance and as they are consumed by people of all ages they continue to grow in popularity, but because of this, some health professionals have warned that energy drinks may have harmful consequences.
Caffeine overdose has many side effects in youths and adults like palpitations, over-stimulation, kidney damage, blood pressure, behavioral changes etc. Also, with that, it has caused many serious side effects among children and pregnant women as well. Nearly all energy drinks contain caffeine which in terms stimulate brain function and increase alertness and concentration.
Some examples of popular energy drink products are Red Bull, 5- hour energy, Monster, AMP, Tzinga, Rockstar, and Full Throttle etc. However, the amount of caffeine differs from product to product. The table below shows the caffeine content of some popular energy drinks:
Energy drinks also contain several other ingredients other than caffeine are listed below:
- B vitamins
- Amino acid derivatives
- Herbal Extracts
Hence, added sugars contribute zero nutrients but many added calories can lead to obesity and several other health issues.