In today 's society, if we appear to be exhausted, while knowing that we have to be on the run, we turn ourselves to energy drinks. Little do we know that every time we consume a single sip of an energy drink, we are literally creating a crucial complication towards our body. The innumerable quantities of caffeine and sugar that we devour stimulates each and every part of the body. Individuals have been replacing protein bars and other athletic beverages for real food (McCarthy). Becoming addicted to energy drinks relates to type 2 diabetes, even long-term effects such as heart issues, but most of all death. It is urgent that we pace the amount of caffeine from energy drinks that we ingest on a daily basis.
What is energy? Energy is the capacity for vigorous activity; available power, and an adequate or abundant amount of such power (dictionary.com). Everything in the world needs a supply of energy in order to function. In a survey of college students, Dr. Ananaya Mandal, MD, pointed out that “51 percent regularly consumed one or more energy drinks per month, and majority of them drank them several times a week”, according to her article on news-medical.net. Considering more than half of college students, including myself, drink energy drinks on a regular basis, we should know what were actually putting into our bodies. Find out the ingredients of the energy drink to see if it is healthy for you or not, then you decide if you should drink one or not. Energy Drinks have also been known for many different kinds of negative side effects and health issues regardless of age and health. In America, Americans are constantly on the go, weather it’s going to school or to work everyone always seems so busy. People seem to put sleep on the back burner and therefore have a lack of energy. The amount of sleep a person needs to get depends on their age and gender but, “for most adults, getting between seven and nine hours a night
Caffeine is a chemical found naturally in few plants all over the world. From these plants it is processed into its pure form and then put into other things such as soda, energy drinks, tea, and pills. Energy drinks and soda are some of the most widely marketed products in the world, even though they contain the highest concentration of caffeine outside of pure caffeine supplements. It is a stimulant that affects everyone in strange but semi predictable ways. Research has been done on this topic since the 1920’s and many different conclusions have been reached. In modern schools of thought, caffeine has been found to be a lightly addictive, moderate to severe stimulant that affects neurological function in various ways, though scientists disagree
Energy drinks are beverages that have a stimulating effect on the central nervous system and is mainly designed to give the consumer increased energy (Lucas, 2013). Many Manufacturers of energy drinks claim and promote that their drinks have beneficial effects on cognitive and mental performance. Currently, there is little evidence to support their claims that in fact energy drinks do enhance the cognitive performance of adolescents. (Pascal Wilhelm P1, 2013) Marketing of energy drinks targeted at young people has been very effective.
Coffee vs energy drinks, who will win? People drink coffee and energy drinks because they wake you up and they get you ready for the day. Most energy drinks hold 8.4 ounces. On the other hand, coffee has 8 ounces. On the healthier side, coffee only has 1 calorie for 8 ounces while energy drinks have 110 calories for 8.4 ounces. Usually you find both of these items at Wawa. If you want to drink energy drinks I would go with the brand Red Bull. Coffee has no effect on your heart. The reason why people drink coffee and energy drinks because they give you a boost of power. By digesting these liquids you have to drink them. Generally citizens swig a cup of coffee in the morning and energy drinks is for an active sporting event. Personally in my opinion, I rather drink energy drinks than coffee because I don 't like the bitter taste of coffee.
In order to regain the lost energy, the athletes must consume an energy drink. Energy drinks are used by individuals interested in an active lifestyle and in athletics. According to Biomedicine and Health (n.d.): ”The consumption of energy drinks has increased in recent years. In the case of athletes, they use of them before practicing sport has also risen: More than 50% take them during training and even before
The reports of toxicity raise concern for potentially serious unpropitious effects in association with energy drink use. For the temporary period, pediatricians need to be aware of the likely consequences of these beverages on the vulnerable groups and share the adverse effects of its consumption to educate individuals. Long-term research should intend to comprehend the effects in at-risk groups. Toxicity inspection should be enhanced, and ordinances of energy drink sales and consumption should be based on suitable research. Comparing these beverages to alcohols, the only difference one may be able to identify is that alcohol is not marketed to minors whereas these caffeine-rich products are, which just makes the case worse.
Caleb Gumbs Dr. Craig Sophomore Seminar October 31, 2014 The Psychological Effects of Caffeine Consumption An Annotated Bibliography Luebbe, Aaron M., and Debora J. Bell. " Mountain Dew® Or Mountain Don 't?: A Pilot Investigation Of Caffeine Use Parameters And Relations To Depression And Anxiety Symptoms In 5Th- And 10Th-Grade Students."
General Purpose: To inform Specific purpose: To inform the audience on the effects caffeine has on the body Format: Topical Format: Positive and negative effects I. Introduction to caffeine: What is caffeine? - Caffeine is a natural stimulant most commonly found in tea, coffee and cacao plants.” B. Where else is caffeine mostly found?
The reason why I chose this topic and question because from previous knowledge I knew that caffeine gives energy to your body, I decided to see how it enhances athletic performance. Caffeine has been shown and proven to enhance athletic performance. It enhances endurance for long distance runners and decreases muscle fatigue. Not only does caffeine have an effect on physical aspect it also effects mental energy. Caffeine improves alertness and also strengthens muscles. I performed tests and found that the effect of caffeine on an athlete is really helpful and believe that it will soon be a main source of physical enhancement in professional sports.
Reaction time, coordination, and performance in heat are also affected after the ingestion of caffeine. A recent study on the effect of caffeine on athlete’s performance in heat showed that athletes that ingested caffeine before running in high temperatures completed 15-23% more work than those who used water or another widely used sports drink. Caffeine can also help athletes recover after a sporting event, when used with carbohydrates. Research shows that drinking a beverage with both caffeine and carbohydrates in it rebuilds glycogen 66% faster than a regular drink with only
ELECTRIC ENERGY DRINKS Teya Rampaul Grade 9H INTRODUCTION Energy drinks give us a quick burst of energy when we are feeling tired but which one gives us the most amount of energy? To find out which energy drink would give us the most I am going to test which energy drink has the highest voltage. One of the people I interviewed said that they would like to know which energy drink has the highest voltage. Another person that I questioned said that he doubted energy drinks had any voltage at all.
The caffeine level in an energy beverage can contain up to 500 mg per can or bottle (Drug abuse in Athletes, 2014). Nutritional substances however include, substances such as vitamins, herbs, minerals, extracts, and metabolites. Although, the pureness of the previous substances are not positively guaranteed. They may however contain banned substances with the athlete or manufacturer even being aware of the fact (Drug abuse in Athletes,
Unit 3 Argumentative Processed Essay: The Soda Ban The highly debatable and argued over ‘soda ban’ has been taking over the world and grabbed the media’s attention. But why? Well, many think the ban is about soda, but really, it isn’t all about soda.