College students always need energy and since many students out there really don’t like drinking coffee, I wanted to show you some of the side effects that you may come across, if you do decide to drink an energy drink.
Now, keep in mind that I’m not trying to sway you away from this, but rather know the dangers of energy drinks if you drink too many of them. Now, 1 or 2 a day really isn’t going to kill you, but if you expand it past that during the day, then you have to worry!
Now, I’m going to list each big ingredient that is in most energy drinks. Each one of these ingredients are going to have some sort of side effect that you may notice.
B Vitamins: Yes, most vitamins are good, but like anything, if you take too much, you may do some damage. Many energy drinks have an overload of B vitamins. B vitamins can potentially cause liver toxicity, as well as nerver problems.
Caffeine: This is the most obvious one. It’s the name that many students know by heart. Caffeine can cause dizziness, nausea, jitters. Some people may also find that they are allergic to it causing rashes, tightness in the chest, and more. Caffeine may also give you a hard time when you’re trying to sleep.
L-Carnitine: Like many of the other ingredients listed, this one also may cause headaches, diarrhea, or even restlessness.
Ginkgo Biloba: This particular ingredient may not mix well, if you’re taking any other type of medication. It may also cause vomiting, dizziness, or heart problems, if you tend to overdose on it.
Ginseng: This ingredient can cause sleeplessness nights, as well as nausea, headaches, and more. The side effects for Ginseng is fairly similar to caffeine.
From what I have seen, many energy drinks generally give you a hard time when you try to sleep at night. While it’s like anything, if you have too much, this is going to spell danger for you.
You should know if an energy drink isn’t meant for you because you may feel problems. There are many other alternatives for energy boosts such as exercise, hot teas, coffee, and more!