The Dangers of ENERGY Drinks

Taking energy drinks has become more than a habit in today’s busy life; it has become an ultra-addiction, a cult of some sort.

It affects all of us alike. The main reason is that our minds and bodies usually notch against the volumes of work they’re subjected to; pressures that we create for ourselves and / or pressures forced upon us. Intra-pressures and inter-pressures.

Imagine if for one or some other reason we had to force-stretch a mini-tent that accommodates 50 people to take 1000 people because of weather that changes abruptly in the midst of a party. The tent surely would comply but at the same time would suffer a tear here and a strain there.

I like to remember the folktale about the chameleon who competed with the elephant by forcing his body to expand; but just as he was about to exceed the elephant in size, his body exploded…

The two cases above illustrate to us that if something overdoes itself, there are consequences.

When our bodies receive an injection of calories of energy beyond their normal capabilities, they are hoodwinked into a state of super-ness, but when that false state is over; the overstretched tissue and the over-pulsated blood suffer the consequences.

More specifically, let’s look at these areas:

  • Addiction                                                                                                                              According to Caffeine Informer, consistent use of energy drinks may lead to dependence in them for that ‘magical supply of energy’. One major problem is financial strain because energy drinks become an open or hidden daily cost.
  • High Blood Pressure                                                                                                                                             As indicated at the premise of this discussion, for us to get that ‘boost’, certain ingredients of the drink tamper and ultimately alter the normal circulation of blood. This results in changes in blood pressure over a period of time; which leads to high blood pressure, and ultimately stroke.
  • Cardiac Arrest                                                                                                                             According to research by the Mayo Clinic, energy drinks cause abrupt and forced heart contractions which result in cardiac arrests. It has also been established that use of energy drinks before or during exercise or sport exacerbates the situation.


  • Growth and Development                                                                                                  Dr. Edward Group points out that one effect of energy drinks to adolescents is poor sleep and hallucinations. This condition is brought about by the excessive intake of Vitamin B ingredients such as Niacin and Pyridoxine. On the other hand, consumption of large amounts of caffeine may lead to liver and nerve injury and other related disorders.                                                                                        For further reading, visit
  • Stress Hormone Release                                                                                                       In the study by the Mayo Clinic, it was found that the increase in the release of noxpinephrine induced by a 240 mg of a particular energy drink used increase by 74% whereas a placebo drink caused an increase of 31% in the release of the hormone.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Allergic Reactions                                                                                                                                         When using an energy drink, the consumer is more likely to feel minor itching, airway constrictions and other related allergic reactions.
  • Type-2 Diabetes The high sugar content in energy drinks causes the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas to wear out over time. This anomaly leads to the development of Type-2 Diabetes.                                                                                                                        For further reading, go to

    I’d be very glad to know what your thoughts about this discussion are. If you know more good points about energy drinks, let me know. If you know some more dangers of energy drinks, oh, please add them for me.So, there you are! If you were not aware of these facts, now you know. Hopefully, it may assist you to strike some balance as you use your energy drinks.I will post this discussion on my blog so you can visit there and leave your comment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          And remain MOTIVATIONalized; Today, Forever!                                                                                                                                                                     Love You!                                                                                                                                                            Dennis Salane


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