The Negative Effects Of Energy Drinks

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The legal age to consume energy drinks has been up for discussion as to whether raise it or not. The legal age a person must be to buy them is only sixteen. Energy drinks have become increasingly popular in society, especially in teenagers. Athletes and students consume energy drinks to stay focused and awake, and to give them a boost of energy. Before teenagers make the decision to consume energy drinks, they need to know the negative effects that they have on their bodies. Cardiovascular problems, insomnia, and migraines are all just some of the effects of energy drinks. Energy drinks should be banned from teenagers.
One negative effect that energy drinks have is that they increase heart rate and blood pressure. Caffeine is the main ingredient in most energy drinks, and, in fact, they can “…contain up to 500 milligrams (mg) of caffeine per can or bottle compared with 100 mg in a typical cup of coffee” (Brown). Caffeine in high doses is not good for a healthy heart, so just imagine the negative effects it has on an unhealthy heart. People with heart complications and hypertension need to use extreme caution when deciding to consume energy drinks. Another negative effect that energy drinks have on the heart, is that they can cause palpitations, “…which makes people feel like their heart is beating too hard or too fast, skipping a beat, or fluttering” (Heart Palpitations). Although heart palpitations are not too serious for most people, they can be to those who already have
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