The Dangers of Drinking Energy Juice

Whether it’s once in a blue moon, or you can’t start your day without it, almost everyone has tried some sort of energy drink. But what are the risks posed by drinking it excessively?

Here are just some of the dangers associated with drinking too much energy juice;

Cardiac Arrest

Energy drinks can be detrimental to anyone with an underlying heart condition. The powerful stimulant – caffeine – has been shown to cause more powerful heart contractions, which could be extremely harmful to people with certain heart conditions, especially if these conditions are unknown to them.

Headaches and Migraines

Drinking too much energy juice can cause severe headaches and migraines due to the effects of caffeine withdrawal symptoms.

Increased Anxiety

Caffeine can cause anxiety in those with 2 different genetic variations in their adenosine receptors as it makes them more prone to feeling increased anxiety when consuming energy drinks. When caffeine is taken in larger doses this can bring on full-blown panic attacks in some people.

Insomnia

People generally drink energy drinks to stay awake, when abused these can have adverse effects on sleeping patterns, and can cause some to experience disrupted sleep or not sleep altogether. Lack of sleep can impair functioning and reduce concentration, as well as having a negative impact on your health.

Type 2 Diabetes

Energy drinks have high sugar content, which makes them so appealing to younger demographics. This can eventually wear out the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas, which eventually leads to type two diabetes.

Addiction

People can become extremely addicted to caffeinated products, with some not being able to function without them. This can lead to lack of functionality when energy juice is unavailable, and can cause financial stress from needing to buy these products daily.

Risky Behaviour

Research published in The Journal of American College Health showed that teenagers are more likely to take more dangerous risks when drinking caffeine.

Vomiting

Drinking too many energy drinks can lead to vomiting, which in turn can lead to dehydration. If this happens frequently it can also cause acid erosion of teeth and oesophagus.

High Blood Pressure

Energy drinks can elevate a person’s blood pressure due to caffeine in them, as well as the combination of different ingredients. A rise in blood pressure increases the risk of stroke and other health related problems.

Mixing energy drinks with alcohol

Due to an increase in rave culture, more and more people are ignoring the warnings and mixing energy juice with alcohol. Jägerbombs are a popular choice for ravers looking to dance the night away, with it being served in anything from a shot glass to a fishbowl. Energy drinks are a stimulant and alcohol is a depressive, mixing the two together can wreak havoc on a person’s emotional and physical health. This includes symptoms such as heart palpitations, problems sleeping, and feeling tense or agitated.  Energy drinks can also mask the effects of alcohol which can lead you to drink more than normal.