What Energy Drinks Do to Your Body

What Energy Drinks Do to Your Body Central Idea: Energy drinks contain many Ingredients that cause changes in our bodies. Introduction You are feeling tired and unmotivated what do you do? some people such as myself opt to purchase an energy drink(s) (I had a few while writing this speech) As students we sometimes need a little boost to help us study, many of you will opt to purchase energy drinks in this speech i will attempt to inform you on the effects energy drinks have on your body. Body First a little bit of history first ever energy drink was Lipovitan D 1962 invented by japanese company Taisho
Used to keep employees awake well into the night First energy drink in US was Jolt Cola Wasn’t really an energy drink at all, just a hyped up soft drink introduced in the 80’s added a lot of sugar and caffeine Some Ingredients and what they do Caffeine – works by blocking the effects of adenosine, a brain chemical involved in sleep. Glucose – A from a sugar, is a primary source of energy, energy drinks contain double the recommended daily amount. Ephedrine – A stimulant that works on the central nervous system. It is a common ingredient in weight-loss products and decongestants, but there have been concerns about its effects on the heart.
Taurine – A natural amino acid produced by the body that helps regulate heart beat and muscle contractions. Many health experts aren’t sure what effect it has as a drink additive. Ginseng – A root believed by some to have several medicinal properties, including reducing stress and boosting energy levels. B-vitamins – A group of vitamins that can convert sugar to energy and improve muscle tone. Guarana seed – A stimulant that comes from a small shrub native to Venezuela and Brazil. Conclusion I hope this speech has helped you better understand the effects energy drinks have on our bodies, health and well being. o the next time you decide to drink an energy drink think about what you are really drinking. Works Cited Watson, Stephanie. “How do energy drinks work? ” 04 October 2006. HowStuffWorks. com. Web. 02 March 2013. Seifert, Sara M. , Etal “Health Effects of Energy Drinks on Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults” Pediatrics: Official Journal Of The American Academy Of Pediatrics. 3 (2011): 511-528. Web. 14 February 2011. Sifferlin, Alexandra “What’s in Your Energy Drink? ” Time 04 February 2013. TIME. com. Web. 06 February 2013.


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