After reading the article “Are Energy Drinks Really That Bad?” I somewhat agree that energy drinks are the liquid cocaine to the youth, working class and modern society of 2015. There are so many different varieties, flavors and amounts; the different brands offering elongating hours of extra energy of phenomenal. With all the different varieties there is no end to the amount of energy drinks that can be taken in by one person. Including minors there is no legal drinking age on these drinks, even though if someone drinks too much it could have the same effect as alcohol. As noted in (its normal for the average adult to in take at least
Energy drinks are comprised of the following primary ingredients: caffeine, sugar, ginseng, taurine, and guarana. Caffeine is the most commonly used legal drug in the world that does not discriminate among the races, ethnicity, or gender groups. Babu et al. (2008) stated that a lethal dose of caffeine in a healthy adult can range from 5 - 10 g with 9 - 28 mg of caffeine per ounce in an energy drink (Rath, 2012). The human body does not block caffeine. The body acts like a sponge and absorbs caffeine and then quickly distributes it throughout the body (Rath, 2012). Individuals have the tendency to excessively consume caffeine. The caffeine when combined with sugar can cause psychological and physiological effects in people such as mild to moderate euphoria. Drinking one energy drink is not considered excessive. Drinking two or more drinks in a day is considered excessive.
Transition: Because they have so much extra sugar and additives, energy drinks can cause more problems to our bodies than it’s actually worth.
Energy drinks contain more sugar than soda. No wonder they are called energy drinks. Sugar can only give a person a jolt of energy for a short amount of time, however, because it is burned quickly the “sugar high” fades just as rapidly as it began. Studies have shown that sugary drinks cause weight gain, diabetes, heart disease.
Despite all the controversy, most people can agree how useful a jolt of extra energy can be some days. Energy drinks can help a doctor be more alert during surgery during a graveyard-shift, help college students get that “A” they have been working towards all semester, or keep police officers vigilant and energized on the job. There’s no way of knowing exactly how many college students that graduated owe their diploma to caffeine, but it sure didn’t hurt to be able to pull all-nighters while being alert. People that enjoy exercise can lift-weights or do cardio way more effectively by drinking one before the work-out. Energy drinks are not only safe but they are making people more effective workers, students, or athletes.
According to “the American Academy of Paediatrics” it is advice not take energy drinks especially for young children and teens. They pointed out that since the main ingredient of energy drinks is caffeine it causes high blood pressure and sleeping disorders. And children and teens with existing health problems can contribute to abnormal heart rates and increase blood sugar especially with those that have diabetes (Cold et al., 2017).
(Citations, expert) The International Journal of Health Sciences says there are many potential adverse effects of energy drinks in relation to their ingredients such as:
People around the world drink energy drinks on a daily basis not knowing of the ingredients and how they affect your body. more than 200 milligrams of caffeine can be dangerous, and energy drinks can include up to 500mg
Energy drink is a soft drinks containing a high percentage sugar, caffeine or another stimulant, typically consumed during or after sports activity or as way of overcoming tiredness(Oxford Dictionary 2014). In this case, when they drained out of energy, they always look for something that can make more active especially when they are carry out various types of activities such as sports. This will lead them to end up having energy drinks. Although they are many people said that energy drink can help to boost up our energy by restoring the energy in our body, it is still true that energy drink should be banned because of the overdose substance are found in the beverage, it brings bad effect to a personal health and it can trigger negative effect to a personal behaviour.
In the article "Energy drinks have doctors worried—but business is booming", Sifferlin (2015) explains although energy-drink makes business be booming, it has some potential threats. Her purpose is to persuade audiences that don’t drink energy drinks as a daily basis, especially for kids and teenagers and to call to action that add safety warnings on energy-drink bottles. The author’s and quotations, which include many doctors’ opinions, studies, and researches with data make his article convincing and persuade audiences to agree with his ideas.
Energy drinks (EDs) are beverages made to increase one's energy, stamina, physical and mental performance (Forrester, 1994). Though EDs are not marketed to a specific age group, young adult is the ones that drink it the most, this may be a result of the fact that they are advertised on college campuses and sports events (SG. Chrysant, 2015; GS. Chrysant, 2015). Even though they are advertised in these areas, they are easily accessible from places such as gas stations to supermarkets and even gifts shops. As a result, EDs could possibly be consumed by people younger than the college audience. Children as young as elementary could be enticed into buying an ED.
The caffeine found in coffee, or tea is good for a quick jolt of energy. The medical community now believes that too much caffeine may be detrimental to your health. Energy drinks, which have become a fad with young people contain excessive amounts of caffeine and are now being closely scrutinized by the medical community. In some instances, overuse of these popular drinks has caused serious medical problems.
Energy drinks are a growing commodity among individuals who desires a boost of energy for various reasons. In today's fast paced society, most people are looking for a way to increase endurance and stamina. Many suffer from a lack of energy to get them through daily responsibilities. This is why many have turned to energy drinks as a means for extra fuel. These quick pick-me-ups promise to give an energy boost that lasts for hours.
Energy drinks are soda-like beverages that are chemically designed to boost your energy, performance, and increase stamina. Most of these drinks contain caffeine, sugar and many other ingredients including taurine, guarana, and ginseng. These products are generally marketed toward teanagers, students, athletes, and active people in general. As the popularity of these drinks increases so does the amount of reports they are receiving about the dangers of drinking these caffeinated substances. Energy drinks can be dangerous; therefore knowing the how they work and what is in them is key to consuming such substances safely.