Reasons to Avoid Energy Drinks

Reasons to Avoid Energy Drinks

Kentville : Canada | Jan 14, 2013 at 1:35 AM PST
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Energy drinks, including Red Bull, deliver the equivalent caffeine dose of a cup and a half of brewed coffee

The debate about energy drinks continues with the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) weighing in on the issue. The esteemed Society has based its opinion about energy drinks on a critical analysis of the literature on the safety of the use of energy drinks or energy shots.

So here are the recommendations of the ISSN:

–Although energy drinks and shots contain a number of nutrients that are supposed to affect mental and/or physical performance, the primary performance-boosting nutrients in most energy drinks and shots appear to be nothing other than carbohydrates and/or caffeine.

–The value of caffeine in mental and physical performance has been well-established, but the potential benefits of other nutrients contained in energy drinks and shots remains to be determined.

–Consuming energy drinks 10-60 minutes before exercise can improve mental focus, alertness, anaerobic performance, and/or endurance.

–Many energy drinks and shots contain numerous ingredients; these products in particular merit further study to demonstrate their safety and potential effects on physical and mental performance.

–There is some limited evidence that consumption of low-calorie energy drinks during training and/or weight loss trials may promote a small amount of additional fat loss. However, higher-calorie energy drinks may promote weight gain

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is probing the safety of caffeinated alcoholic drinks
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is probing the safety of caffeinated alcoholic drinks
Alinajagger is based in New York City, New York, United States of America, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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