Are energy drinks as bad for you as advertised?!

Question: Are energy drinks as bad for you as advertised!?
I always kinda thought that some are better because they have vitamins in them but maybe I don't now anything lolWww@FoodAQ@Com

Energy drinks, as their name implies, are meant to replenish fluids, salts and essential minerals that our body would have lost after physical activitie!. They are meant to maintain the balance of the essentials, and to be consumed when one does intense exercise!. They are not meant to be consumed as supplement drinks because then it would upset the balance of the essential minerals in our system, basically you get more than you should have if you have not been working out!. Not that it's bad for all the minerals to be in excess but more often than not you will get excess sugars and calories as well from energy drinks!.
Vitamins are not required to be in energy drinks, thus many energy drinks do not contain vitamins!. Even if they are labelled to contain vitamins, like B12 etc!. consumers should be aware of the percentages of vitamins available in the drink, and at least know the benefits of each vitamin before blindly deciding that the drink is good for health!.
Unknown to many consumers, manufacturers need not put in the essential vitamins and minerals that are actually useful before being able to market their drinks as such!. For example, a manufacturer can claim that his drink is high in calcium, but he need not tell you that most of the calcium in his drink is in the form which is not easily absorbed by your system, while only a meagre percentage of the calcium is useful!.
No point in drinking in excess just to get less than half your daily requirement of that certain vitamin when you can simply get twice of it from a fruit!.
The key to healthy eating and drinking is simply to choose wisely and take everything in moderation, even the healthy foods and drinks!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Well it's definitley the caffeine and sugar to start!. Caffeine and other stimulants (coffee junkie here) reduce your bodies ability to produce adrenaline naturally!. Sugar is an obvius that I am sure you are well aware of!. Men's health did a little article also about the effects of energy drinks on your teeth!. The funny thing was that Sugar Free Red Bull was the worse for your teeth!. Sorry!.!.!.forgot what the reason for that was other than citric acid!. If you are looking for energy in the form of something other than exercise I strongly reccomend a Vitamin B Complex!. The complex will have your 3 B-vitamins!. But you must be eating well to see the energy benefits!. Creates energy from your food (sorry don't know the whole science)!. also helps with your nervous system and some forms of stress!. If you have ever seen that 5 hour energy drink in the small bottle that has no stimulants!.!.!.that's where its producing the energy for the most part!. I hope this helps!.!.!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Hi there! I am studying to be a Paramedic and have been in the medical field for a few years!.!.!. just wanted to give you a little back round before I answer the question!. Energy drinks are BAD news!. They are loaded with caffeine!. Your really not "getting" energy, but your feeling the affects of the caffeine on your body!. I have responded to a couple 9-1-1 calls where people have actually drank so many of those energy drinks, that it made their hearts stop!. Try and limit your caffeine!. It is a very addictive substance!. Try eating fruits and veggies mixed in with proteins and good carbohydrates such as whole wheat pasta and bread!. Those things will give you all the energy you need!! Hope that helped!.!. good luck!!!Www@FoodAQ@Com

It really depends on the energy drink!. Some of them aren't too bad for you because they're either low carb or sugar free, while some others are terrible for you!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

its not good for you because they contain many sugar!.
they contain caffeine too which causes your heart to beat faster ( unstable heart beat can lead to heart attack or heart diseases)Www@FoodAQ@Com

DO NOT DRINK ENERGY DRINKS!.when i was a baby my older brother feed my 4 bottles of them and my front tooht fell out!.(I was 1)Www@FoodAQ@Com

there not good they have so much SugarWww@FoodAQ@Com

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