In recent years, various kinds of energy drinks have flooded the market. With their colourful, hip logos and sugary taste, they soon became a big hit among young adults, teens and even children, with some now drinking these beverages several times a day. But are they really safe?
Caffeine, you’ve got a hold on me!
A stimulant by nature, caffeine can:
- boost concentration and alertness
- stimulate the nervous system
- cause feelings of euphoria
When consumed in large quantities, however, caffeine can have detrimental effects. It can cause both physical and psychological addiction, not to mention the following symptoms:
- Heart palpitations
- Hot flashes
- Stomach and digestion problems
- increase the risk of heart problems (hypertension, arrhythmia, cardiac arrest);
- augment symptoms of anorexia;
- hinder calcium absorption and bone formation;
- increase the risk of diabetes and dental problems.