Energy Drink Effects

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Abstract The purpose of the study is to increase awareness about energy drinks, because there is not enough information about the effects of energy drinks on female college students. Since there are not enough studies and information about the effects of energy drinks on female college students in Saudi Arabia, an empirical study was conducted on Prince Sultan University (PSU) campus in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to investigate students’ use and their opinions about energy drinks: brand choice, how often do they drink them, and warning labels on the energy drink cans. An online survey of 10 questions with multiple choice options was randomly distributed to thirty students. Over 50% of the respondents are using the various brands of energy drinks…show more content…
It contained a lot of sugar and caffeine. After that in the 1980s it quickly became a staple of college campuses. In general, energy drinks are safe, but you should moderate in drinking them. Consuming a lot of caffeine, which is a stimulant, can lead to heart palpitations, insomnia and anxiety. It can make you feel jittery and irritable too. By time caffeine can be addictive. It is also diuretic, so it causes the kidneys to remove the extra fluids into the urine .which leads to fewer fluids in the body. Consuming energy drinks when exercising can be particularly dangerous, because the combination of sweating and the diuretic affect which can severely dehydrate the body (Stephanie,…show more content…
Cathy. (2006) gives a brief history about the origin and types of energy drinks enumerating a number of the most famous energy drinks on the market. He also speaks about the different ingredients and elements that enter in its composition. He notes that there is not enough empirical evidence as to whether the combination of elements in these drinks is healthy or not. Cathy claims here that there is a lack of published information on the health effects of glucuronolactone, caffeine, Taurine and other supplementations in humans or on the safety of this combination. (Cathy, 2006) Johns. H.U. (2008) in this article the Author actually even pushes the bar a little bit further and claims that energy drinks should actually bear a warning sign. He even cites that according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University, energy drinks should bear labels stating their caffeine content and warning of their potential health problems. Although some drinks, like Red Bull®, contain moderate amounts of caffeine, others were shown to be equivalent to more than 14 cans of Coca Cola®.(Johns, 2008) This actually supports the view about the danger of fast heartbeats and instances of nausea and dizziness due to excessive consumption of these energy

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