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Young people between the ages of 15-24 make up about a third of energy drink consumers. Many people constantly drink energy drinks that turn into various alcoholic cocktails with age. This is a medical fact. Manufacturers of “incentive” (energy) drinks invest a lot in advertising and designer cans / glass bottles. The contents and packaging of these drinks are becoming more creative and colorful. In some countries of the world (Norway, Denmark, France) energy drinks are sold only in pharmacies because they are considered biological supplements.
Energy drinks are reminiscent of the so-called “fast food” in terms of negative impact on the body. They seem imperceptible but have serious consequences.
1. The composition of these drinks usually includes synthetic caffeine (in a concentration close to the allowed level) and sugar, which contributes to weight gain.
2. Glucoronolactone has no energy properties. It is contained in energy drinks in an amount that exceeds the natural daily norm by 250 to 500 times. This contributes to the development of brain cancer and liver cirrhosis.
3. There is taurine in an amount that exceeds the allowed norm several times. It is a biologically active substance that participates in many processes in the body. It can be dangerous to health if the permitted dose is exceeded. Taurine is especially dangerous for people with cardiovascular diseases and gastrointestinal diseases.
4. Biologically active substances from medicinal plants have a tonic effect (Ginseng, Shisandra, etc.). That’s why some doctors consider energy drinks a dangerous substitute for coffee.
5. The main problem with the use of energy drinks is the mechanism of adoption / habituation that starts quickly.
6. The time of the “stimulating” effect of the drink is 3 to 4 hours. That thin line when the organism is not able to work without “incentives” is crossed quickly. It is important to understand that there is no energy hidden in brightly colored cans. These cocktails consume the body’s internal reserves, forcing a person to take his own energy as a debt. In fact, people get energy on credit.
7. People who drink 2-3 cans of this drink a day experience irritability, insomnia, a sudden rise in blood sugar and arterial pressure, a stronger heartbeat and anxiety.
8. The best option is to refrain from using these drinks. Or if a person still wants to drink an energy drink – let it be 2 to 3 cans a week. Cocktails should not be drunk by children, pregnant women, nursing mothers and people suffering from cardiovascular diseases.
9. If people do sports or are exposed to any physical exertion – they should not consume these drinks.
10. It is important to remember that you should not overdo anything, not even in the use of energy drinks. The recommended dose is 2 to 3 cans a week.