You’ll be surprised how few of them actually supply energy.
Energy drink companies are cramming all kinds ingredients into their energy products.
All these strange ingredients and what they supposedly do, can be confusing for consumers.
Here is a list of the most common energy drink ingredients and their reported effects on the human body.
The controversy around energy drinks focuses on several issues including safety, especially effects of excessive caffeine, quality control and labeling issues, combination with alcohol and marketing that is targeted at tweens and teens.
There are many misconceptions about energy drinks, but the fact – confirmed by scientific research and regulatory agencies around the globe – is that energy drinks and their ingredients can be consumed safely in moderation..
It’s possible that energy and sports drinks could continue to grow and one day replace all the soda that people stopped drinking. That’s part of the reason the big beverage companies are investing so heavily in the new categories. But, for now, those new drink types are small enough that the decline in soda has real meaning for many people’s diets.
According to these experts, basically what you are paying for is an overpriced bottle of caffeine, more expensive than a NoDoz pill and even a Starbucks coffee.
These days, it’s hard to walk into a drugstore, grocery store or even a bar without seeing a slew of energy-drink options and the marketing of these products. Quite frankly, it’s nothing short of genius. While the majority of energy drinks have been geared towards attracting college-aged kids and athletes, a new demographic has emerged in the past few years – women.
Everything is a public health concern, though, really. How publicly concerned should we be about energy drinks?
It should strike as no surprise that the novelty that is energy drinks has seemingly swept up teenagers everywhere. From Red Bull to Monster Energy, Rockstar to Full Throttle, highly caffeinated, sugar-saturated energy drinks sit fully stocked in supermarkets and convenience stores across the nation, tantalizing teens with promises of rapidly increasing alertness and vigor. But as with any product that sounds too good to be true, it's time for a reassessment.
Energy drinks are big business. In fact, the industry had $12.5 billion in sales in 2012. While the biggest drink companies, such as Red Bull and Monster, agreed to stop marketing to the under-12 set because of concerns about adverse health effects, the drinks are still widely used by teenagers.
Why quaffing energy-drink cocktails may be riskier than sticking to booze alone.
Energy drinks are causing a buzz lately, and we’re not talking about the kick-start that they claim to provide; instead, they’re all over the news.
While energy drinks can help you feel more awake and alert, there's been a lot of talk about how bad these high sugar, high caffeine drinks are.
So, I thought it would be interesting to dissect the ingredient labels of typical energy drinks and see what else we're ingesting with every swig.
It's entirely possible that 5-hour Energy might be more dangerous than Monster or Rockstar. A local internist told me that the larger volume of energy drinks might offset the dehydration and electrolyte losses (especially potassium) normally caused by caffeine. If you choose to use MDMA, amphetamine, or meth, STAY AWAY FROM ENERGY BEVERAGES.
Energy drinks are labeled wrong. They don’t energize you – they stimulate you.
Research shows that beyond a brief caffeine high, there are actually no health benefits to energy drinks. In fact, the combination of different chemicals is likely to do more harm than good, especially for children.
In the midst of a new wave of interest in establishing restrictions for the sale of energy drinks, a new study illustrates some of the potential health risks associated with them. The research tries to get a sense of the proportion of young people who experience ill effects to those who try them. And not surprisingly, there seem to be more adverse effects associated with energy drinks than there are with regular coffee.
Get the facts from the Canadian Beverage Association.
Extensive list from Caffeine Informer.
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