From late night study sessions to doctors working the night shift, the sales of energy drinks have become higher than ever.
According to the National Center for Complementary Integrative Health, “next to multivitamins, energy drinks are the most popular dietary supplement consumed by American teens and young adults.” The top consumers are males between the ages of 18 and 34, but younger teens are also increasingly turning to the potent beverages.
Energy drinks have taken the meaning of hydration to a whole new level. The common ingredients usually include sugar, caffeine or guarana, amino acids and herbal supplements. They have also added stimulants that may potentially cause harm to the body.
Consuming too much caffeine can be extremely dangerous. It can lead to insomnia, headaches, anxiety, restlessness, nervousness, nausea and irritability. Even worse, it has the potential to cause chest pain, increase blood pressure, heart palpitations, dizziness and gastrointestinal upset.
It’s important to read the labels on these products. Choosing to ignore the ingredients may result in extreme danger.