Ever since energy drinks were invented, there has been intense debate on the effects they have on our health. Are they bad for our health? How much is too much? Many people argue that they consume energy drinks all the time and don’t complain of any health problems from them.
The fact is that there have been numerous studies on the effects of energy drinks that prove that they are bad for you. Here are some of the side effects:
- Higher blood pressure and heart rate
- Shaking/ tremors
- Chest pain
- Skin Numbness
Of course, not everyone will have all these symptoms or even a single one of these symptoms. These things all depend on how much you are drinking and if your body can handle them.
Having an energy drink once in a while is not considered dangerous, but if you have heart problems it is best advised to stay away from them. A 2013 report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration revealed that from 2007 to 2011 in the US, energy drink-related emergency department visits doubled, climbing from 10,068 to 20,783.