Energy drinks can now be bought in any store quietly. But the medical community around the world sounded the alarm; it is reported deaths after the excessive consumption of energy drinks. If you take a can of drink and read carefully, you will be surprised, to know the list of contraindications on the label which is not less than the drug product. Let’s see what makes this drink so energetic and at the same time so dangerous.
Why the energy drink is harmful?
Caffeine is known to all substance that helps us to deal with sleepiness, fatigue and stimulates brain activity. The daily dose for a teenager should not exceed 100 mg. For comparison, in the same bank of the energy drink contains about 240 milligrams of caffeine, which is almost two and a half times greater then rate of the substance required for teenagers. What happens to the body when it gets a higher dose of caffeine? Overdose occurs, similar to that which occurs if you drink a higher dose of drugs.
The main symptoms of caffeine overdose are:-
• Cardiovascular diseases
• Increased blood pressure
• Frequent urination
• Trembling in hands
• Repeated vomiting
• Loss of consciousness
If you experience these symptoms, you should immediately seek remedy with your doctor, any delay could result in death. Many people drink energy drinks in the hope to get energetic, but in one Can it contains 60 milligrams of sugar, which is equivalent to 12 teaspoons.
The miserable thing is that the manufacturer warns of possible health effects, but we are, by our negligence, do not read the warnings and we are suppose to buy the drinks without getting any precaution. Stay safe and always be alert with the usage of such products.