Know 6 Dangers of Energy Drinks For Health

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Are you a person who often consume energy drinks after doing sports activities or other strenuous activities?

Based on a research by experts, consuming energy drinks have negative effects on health.

Teens who frequently consume energy drinks in excess amount will potentially cause  dangerous side effects, especially when energy drinks are mixed with alcohol.

Energy drinks usually contain high caffeine, so that when consumed, these drinks can lead to heart palpitations, high blood pressure, obesity and other health problems.

Here are some of the dangers of energy drinks to health, as reported by Cheat Sheet.

1. Energy drinks can kill you

In 2012, the Food and Drug Administration reported there were 13 deaths since 2009, due to energy drinks.

At that time there was an additional 30 life-threatening situations such as heart attacks and convulsions.

2. Energy drinks contain unhealthy dose of caffeine.

Of course, energy drinks contain caffeine. The worrying thing is how much caffeine is in energy drinks.

While coffee contains up to 150 milligrams of caffeine, some energy drinks contain up to 500 milligrams of caffeine.

Since caffeine is easily absorbed in a solid form, energy drink companies add chemicals to make it more easily absorbed by the body.

The aim is to make people who consume their drink get an extra kick of energy.

That is why there are many cases of insomnia, nervousness, and headache reported as a result of energy drinks.

3. Excessive sugar

Some brands of energy drinks contain up to 62 grams of sugar or equal to about 15 ½ teaspoon of sugar.

This high amount of sugar makes energy drinks full of calories.

4. You can become addicted

For some people, caffeine consumption habits can lead to dependence.

People who become addicted to energy drinks will experience the classic withdrawal symptoms, such as headache or fatigue.

Addicted to energy drinks often cause caffeine poisoning including nervousness, anxiety and digestive disorders.

5. It can cause heart problems

The Canadian Journal of Cardiology published a study of heart problems after a teenager consume energy drinks.

What they found was that energy drinks increases the risk of cardiac events, especially in adolescents.

The study also found that energy drinks should not be consumed before or after exercise.

6. They are dangerous when combined with drugs

You probably already know that mixing energy drinks and alcohol can be dangerous. Besides mixing energy drinks with drugs should also be avoided.

Some of the ingredients in energy drinks can interact negatively with medications, especially antidepressants.

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