Studies Show That Energy Drinks Offer Little Benefits
Related Videos
Popular
Most Recent
Most Viewed

Description


Researchers say energy drinks offer little benefits. Many research studies seem to show very little scientific support to the claims of physical or mental benefits derived from energy drinks.

Transcript


Researchers say energy drinks offer little benefits. Many research studies seem to show very little scientific support to the claims of physical or mental benefits derived from energy drinks.Although caffeine and sugar content in energy drinks do give people a burst of energy, other ingredients and additives such as glucuronolactone don’t have any additional benefits according to researchers. The market for energy drinks is huge, raking in over 10 billion dollars in the United States alone during 2012. The United States Food and Drug Administration are assessing energy drinks for the potential risks they may pose to customers. The energy drink companies say their products are safe and have not been the cause of any health problems. Canada has limited the amount of caffeine that can be in an energy drink to 180 milligrams. Interestingly, an eight ounce cup of coffee contains 100 to 150 milligrams of caffeine depending on how it is brewed, and an 8.46 ounce can of red bull contains 80 milligrams of caffeine.What do you think? Do energy drinks have any benefits that are different from a cup of coffee?