More people are consuming energy drinks than ever before, with 75% of people reporting to have consumed at least one within the past year. However, many health experts are questioning the safety of the highly-caffeinated beverages.
Energy drinks are a mixture of sugar, caffeine, amino acid and herbs such as ginseng and guarana. They should not be confused with something like Gatorade, which is intended as a fluid replacement for athletes/ Energy drinks are meant for immediate bursts of energy and agility or the so-called “caffeine rush”. This instantaneous increase in energy excites late night workers and students. But do they know the side effects of these drinks?