In recent years, energy drinks have become incredibly popular among kids and adults alike. They provide a quick amount of energy for studying, working, or playing sports. An easy solution to increasing alertness and productivity, energy drinks seem to be a great way to stay focused on whatever task you are trying to complete.
Most energy drinks contain a considerable amount of sugar and caffeine, which can be harmful to your health if taken in large doses. Studies have shown that people who regularly consume drinks with caffeine have a greater risk of having a stroke or developing heart disease. When consumed by pregnant women, caffeine may also be responsible for birth defects. Also, if you choose to drink an energy drink to quench your thirst, you are trying to substitute the water that your body needs with high amounts of sugar and caffeine, which has the opposite effect by causing dehydration.
It can be difficult to regulate your caffeine intake when drinking energy drinks because often the amount of caffeine is not listed on the container. The FDA does not require that energy drinks put the caffeine content on the label, just as they don’t require coffeehouses to label each cup of coffee with the caffeine content. The amount of caffeine in each drink can be found online, and before you start regularly using an energy drink product you may first want to research what exactly you are consuming.
Energy drinks can increase your risk of heart complications and other health problems even at a young age. If you find yourself experiencing health complications as a result of energy drink consumption, such as a heart attack or stroke, consider contacting a personal injury lawyer. Someone may be legally responsible for your health problems because you were not given proper warning of the health risks or caffeine content in your drink.