Energy Drinks: Safe or Dangerous for Health?

Sunday, 05 Jan 2014 02:36 AM

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Energy drinks have gained great popularity over the past decade. Many beverage companies claim their instant-energy-providing drinks like Monster Energy Drink, Burn, or Red Bull as safe beverage products providing energy on both the mental and the physical level. A proper review of such products might help you determine the truth. Here, let us check if they are safe for health or actually come with hidden dangers.
Take any of the ‘safe’ branded drink enhancing mind and body – for instance, the Monster Energy Drink. On analyzing reviews of these products, it is found that energy drinks such as Monster Energy Drink have caffeine, sugar, and other ingredients. Though they may be a source of quick energy, appropriate reviews on each ingredients clearly show that excess of energy drinks might have serious health dangers.

Caffeine is a stimulant commonly consumed for relaxation. However, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust warns that excess of caffeine causes dangers like heart palpitations, distracted sleep, and worsens psychiatric conditions. Though the percentage of caffeine in various energy drinks like Monster Energy Drink or Rockstar vary, reviews say the average concentration in these energy drinks is 160 to 175 milligrams in drink sizes extending from five to 16 liquid ounces. These levels are enough to cause serious dangers.
 
Most energy drinks contain an average of 29 to 72 grams of sugar per can, which can create plaque and tooth decay or cause cavities. They also contain plenty of unwanted calories. Therefore, it is advisable to be safe, check reviews and percentages of sugar content prior to purchasing drinks such as Monster Energy Drink. You can also take sugar-free beverages instead of your regular Monster Energy Drink to avoid dangers from too much sugar.
 
Guarana is an ingredient containing caffeine in large amounts. Reviews on Monster Energy Drink or Red Bull energy drinks suggest they have a greater level of this constituent, which are enough to cause dangers for health.
 
Taurine has received safe reviews as an energy drinks ingredient. It is actually an amino acid present in such instant-energy-providing drinks like Monster Energy Drink or Red Bull, which does not cause dangers for health. Rather, it offers benefits to the body and is thus a safe constituent.

Energy drinks like Monster Energy drinks also contain vitamin B, which is a safe ingredient according to reviews. Thus, reviews state energy drinks might be safe energy boosters when taken occasionally. To be safe and prevent dangers from energy drinks, it is advisable to research their reviews and only then reach out for them.

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