If you’ve ever woken up without a good night’s sleep, chances are you’ve picked up an energy drink and it’s helped you get through your day without falling asleep.
One energy drink is unlikely to cause damage to you if you’re in good health. Those who consume energy drinks on a daily basis however, should reconsider how they acquire their energy.
Why Do People Drink Energy Drinks?
Energy drinks are popular due to the temporary increase in “energy” that these beverages provide for most people. When someone is lacking the proper amount of sleep or vitamins to cognitively function at their best, an energy drink will pump them up and give their brain the juice it needs to function.
If this was all there was to it, energy drinks would be an excellent tool too use in your day-to-day life.
Unfortunately, energy drinks are causing more damage to your health than you may realize.
What Makes Energy Drinks So Bad?
- Energy drinks are loaded with dangerously high amounts of caffeine and sugar.
- The F.D.A. does not regulate the amount of caffeine in energy drinks.
- Energy drinks can lead to withdrawal symptoms such as fatigue, headache, poor mood, or even depression.
- The high amounts of caffeine in energy drinks act as a stimulant on your brain and may disrupt sleep health, which in-turn, will just increase your overall level of fatigue.
Are They Okay To Drink In Moderation?
Consuming caffeine in moderation (100 mg to 200 mg a day) is considered fine for most healthy adults. Most energy drinks contain anywhere from 100 mg of caffeine all the way up to 1000+ mg per serving.
So to answer if it’s okay to have an energy drink on occasion, this all depends on your selection of energy drink, and your current state of health.
Some people can tolerate high doses of caffeine, while others may have a severe reaction to the high concentration of caffeine found in energy drinks.