Energy drink- they are probably your best friend during exam period, overnight assignment to keep you awake.
Energy drink live up to their promises- to provide energy. The energy came from caffeine and loads of sugar. Redbull in its website clearly states what is in store for their product users. Loads of sugar, caffeine and minerals to provide energy to athletes. You have been warned what you are taking. I am actually surprise to see how much warnings have been given -even on their website.
Sugars and caffeine certainly provide energy to keep just about anyone awake. Caffeine have been associated with various side effects not limited to nausea, vomitting, feeling of anxiety, and faster heart beat. Most of us knew the effect of caffeine and energy drink, still we are living up to the promises of energy drink.
You will see few types of Redbulls available tailor to different type of users that are calories-concious. Is there a healthier energy drink out there? If you asked me, they probably similar. Getting natural sugar to substitute artificial sugars, sugar substitutes with zero calories, caffeine from natural source to substitute added caffeine doesn't make the product healthier. It just made the product more natural or lesser in calories.
Whenever you chose to drink energy drink, remember it's promises. Remember, you have been warned!
1. Energy Drinks: The Facts Behind the Fizz. McGill University Health Centre. Retrieved from http://muhc.ca/newsroom/article/energy-drinks-facts-behind-fizz. October 6, 2013.
2. Red Bull website. Retrieved from http://energydrink.redbull.com/company. October 6 2013.