Presentation on theme: "Energy Drinks"— Presentation transcript:
Say What!?! In 2008, more than 270 new energy drinks were launched worldwide.* The energy drink market is a 4.8 billion per year industry.* As soda consumption decreases, energy drinks are filling in the gap. 35% of U.S. teenagers report that they consume energy drinks (as compared to 19% in 2003)* Energy drinks are marketed to kids, teenagers and college students.
Caffeine Drunk? Caffeine intoxication resulting in increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure is possible from ENERGY DRINKS that can contain as much caffeine as 5 cans of Coca-cola. Caffeine intoxication requires medical attention. Nausea, increased heart rate, anxiety, insomnia and increased blood pressure are some symptoms of intoxication. Potentially unsafe ingredients
My mom drinks caffeine Caffeine is a drug and should be consumed in moderation, if desired Moderation is defined as 300 mg. caffeine daily or the equivalent of approximately 2 cups of coffee Individuals differ in their sensitivity to caffeine, so listen to your body
Pros and Cons of Caffeine In small doses it may….. Help prevent type 2 diabetes & liver disease including liver cancer. Possibly improve treatment outcomes in patients with Parkinson disease Improve short concentration and performance In large doses it may cause serioushealth effects.
But Miss… Drinking these products during exercise may cause unwanted symptoms: Increase blood pressure Increase heart rate False claims promise improved performance in class or on the field.
These drinks can have the following side effects: Nervousness Sleeplessness Anxiety Severe Headache Upset Stomach Increased Heart Rate
And you thought it was safe… Energy Drinks are NOT regulated by the Foodand Drug Administration (FDA) or any governing agency. Manufacturers can mix a variety of ingredients in these products without any agency checking the safety. Manufacturers add taurine and guarana to imply health benefits. There is NO scientific evidence that these are beneficial.