What Are The Disadvantages Of Energy Drinks?
The Side Effects of Energy Drinks on the Human Body – Ingredients;
Phenylalanine; Can cause high blood pressure, symptoms of anxiety, jitters and hyperactivity in children. High doses may be toxic and can cause long term nerve damage. Some mild side effects are nausea, heartburn and headaches.
Glucose-Fructose or High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS); causes inflammation, an increased risk of diabetes, obesity, heart disease (CVD, cancer, metabolic disease and fatty liver disease).
Artificial Sweeteners (Aspartame, Acesulfame-K); We have already covered Aspartame in an earlier post, Acesulfame-K – Methylene Chloride is a carcinogen it is one ingredient in this product. Long term exposure can cause headaches, depression, nausea, mental confusion, visual disturbances, kidney problems, liver issues and cancer in humans.
Caffeine; Red Bull says that their caffeine content is less than a cup of coffee. Side effects in adults and children, nervousness, restlessness, jitters, anxiety, headaches, difficulty concentrating, trouble sleeping, stomach issues, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, high blood pressure, increased heart rate, altered heart rhythm, respiration issues and other side effects.
Sugar; Premature ageing, long term excessive consumption can cause damage to skin proteins, depletion of collagen and elastin, premature wrinkles and ageing. Constant cravings, low energy, bloating, weakened immune systems, insomnia, weight gain, obesity, diabetes, and more especially this, sugar feeds all known infections and diseases like cancer.
Ammonia Caramel; Concern over caramel colouring health effects are widespread. Processing carbohydrates and ammonia under extreme temperatures can produce a toxic byproduct called 4-methylimidazole (4-Mel), this substance can cause convulsions, and increased cancer risk in animal studies published. 4-Mel can also reduce immune functionality.
The global increasing energy drinks market size was valued at $53 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow at 7.20% to reach $86 billion by 2026. And I can safely predict a rise in associated illnesses.