Sunday, February 22, 2009

Can Anybody Drink Energy Drinks?

Wait; just before you go get another can of Red Bull, you
need to think about the health consequences of drinking too
many energy drinks in one day, even a healthy energy drink.
While energy drinks are excellent energy boosters and can
give you instant energy, they are supposed to be taken only
as long as you need them. Energy drinks are very common
these days and it is only natural that once you feel a
little low in your energy level, you just go out to get
yourself a can of some kind of energy drink.

This attitude is not good. Energy drinks contain certain
ingredients which when used in accurate quantities can
give you the preferred burst of energy. But it will not last
long and in some cases goes away rapidly and leaves you with
less energy than before.

So when is it better to take energy drinks?

Reports and research have both shown that many people have
the tendency of having energy drinks first thing in the
morning -even before their breakfast. Sadly, because the
side effects are not always immediately noticeable, many
think they can get away with this or just simply believe
that there are no side effects.

It is far better to have an energy drink after you have had
breakfast and require some form of energy boost to get you
by. Therefore, drinking an energy drink first thing in the
morning is certain to get you in the hospital very quickly,
as you will more likely experience repeated bouts of dizziness,
increased pulse rate -also known as tachycardia- continual
headaches, insomnia and restlessness.

Why Are Energy Drinks Capable of Causing Such Side Effects?

The reason for the near instantaneous boost that you get
from taking energy drinks is as a result of the high
content of both sugar and caffeine. While these are sure
components for an amplified energy level, they are not
exactly the quickest way to increase your energy levels on
a consistent basis, nor the healthiest.

The same relates to those who are suffering from diabetes;
the sugar content existing in these drinks is a definite
no-no. So if you have any of these illnesses or related
ailments in spite of how minute or mild they might be, then
energy drinks are not meant for you. As an alternative, you
can build up your water intake and use some other health

High Energy drinks are common for body builders and physical
fitness buffs that use them to upsurge their stamina and
develop their performance while they are training. However,
many teenagers take these drinks on a daily basis thus
making it responsible for their hyperactivity and

It is not advisable to have teenagers who are not into high
energy sports activities taking energy drinks, otherwise the
risks involved are that the kids become violent and suffer
what is known as "toxic jock" syndrome as research has