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Energy drinks: side effects that you should know

Energy drinks: side effects that you should know

The bottle of energy drink is a popular way to get the necessary energy when you simply do not have time to sleep. Unfortunately, the price for an additional 3 or 4 hours of activity is too high.

Even natural energy drink can harm your body.

What is an energy drink?

Energy drink is a soft drink that - according to the manufacturer - now increases energy levels in the body.

There are several studies that confirm that energy drinks really short on time increase the mental and cognitive abilities, alertness and physical endurance.

Energy in the energy drink was not released as a result of burning of calories, but because of the stimulant and vitamins that they contain.


What does an energy drink?

Energy drink usually contains xanthines (including caffeine), sparkling water, taurine, B vitamins and some herbs. The usual ingredients are guarana, yerba mate, acai, ginseng, ginkgo biloba. Sometimes maltodextrin, inositol, carnitine and creatine are added.

Some energy drinks contain sugar, while other brands are replacing it with sweeteners.

The indispensable ingredient in energy drinks is caffeine (often from guarana or yerba mate). Energy drinks contain three times more caffeine than cola.


Why are energy drinks harmful?

Although one bottle of energy drink will not seriously harm, 2-3 bottles a day can cause arrhythmia, insomnia, nausea, nervousness, dehydration and stomach pain.

Side effects due to taking energy drinks is one of the common reasons to visit emergency.


1. Energy drinks deplete energy reserves of the organism

Its invigorating effect energy drinks owe to synthetic caffeine, theobromine and theophylline. These synthetic stimulants encourage the growth of adrenaline, which increases heart rate and blood circulation.

Blood flow to the brain increases and you begin to feel happier and stronger.

But this extra energy does not come from the outside, but is drawn from the body. Such a "refreshment" comes with a price: there is even greater fatigue, apathy and insomnia.

Regular consumption of energy drinks can deplete the adrenal glands and cause disease, called adrenal fatigue.


2. Energy drinks are addictive

Like other stimulants, energy drinks are addictive. Many users of such drinks will soon become their hostages and literally depend on them.

Without their daily dose of energy drink person feels moody and irritable.


3. Energy drinks damage the internal organs

Heart and blood vessels, stomach and liver are the organs that suffer.

Cardiovascular system often reacts to the "artificial energy" arrhythmia, sudden change in blood pressure and tachycardia.
The stomach suffers because of carbon dioxide, which increases the production of gastric juice and the acidity of the stomach, gastrointestinal tract injury.
Pleasant taste, color and aroma of energy drink created with the help of chemicals. Every energy drink contains dozens of those. All this chemistry is damaging our liver.
Therefore, even healthy adults recommended to be careful with taking energy drinks.

And not to mention already that energy drinks have no place in the diet of children and adolescents.


Natural Energy Drinks - better than synthetic?

Many manufacturers of dietary supplements have decided to follow the trend and began producing natural, "healthy" energy drinks.

Examples of such energy drinks are Forever Living FAB (contains taurine, guarana, unavoidable aloe vera, glutamine, carnitine, inositol, vitamins Group B, carbonated water, acidity regulators, natural color, sugar and xylitol) and Vision iFly (based guarana, ginseng , yerba mate, Rhodiola rosea and ginkgo biloba, contains glutamine, carnitine, caffeine, fructose and vitamin C).

However - beware! Although natural, such as energy drinks contain large amounts of caffeine and act as stimulants.

This means that they release energy supplies, which are reserved in our body. After a period of activity and euphoria coming period of falling energy and concentration.

Long-term consumption of energy drinks depletes your body, damages the cardiovascular system and causes premature aging.


Instead of energy drink

If you're tired, but you are not able to sleep, try the following:

light exercise
light exercise for 15 minutes to restore energy and concentration
Sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes and rest for 15 minutes
yoga, meditation, breathing exercises
This method certainly will restore energy and good humor
cold shower
This is a proven way to wake up!
fresh air and sun
Come out and take a walk in the fresh air
food that provides energy
restore your energy levels so you eat juicy fruits or whole grains
drink a glass of spring or purified ionized water