Stimulant Containing Energy Drinks: What You Need to Know
By John Higgins M.D., M.B.A., M.PHIL, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FACSM, FASNC, FSGC; Kavita Babu, M.D., FACEP, FACMT; Patricia Deuster, Ph.D., M.P.H., FACSM; and Jane Shearer, Ph.D.
Caffeine-containing energy drinks are frequently consumed but concerns about their safety have emerged based on increases in adverse-associated events. The science behind energy drinks, their ingredients, and possible side effects as well as recommendations for their use, legislation and surveillance are presented.
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At the end of this article, you should be able to apply your knowledge to:
- Identify the main active ingredient in energy drinks as caffeine.
- Clearly communicate the potential adverse effects of energy drinks to your clients.
- Pinpoint critical gaps in energy drink regulation, labeling, education, and surveillance.
Key words: Energy Drinks, Caffeine, Adverse Effects, Taurine, Recommendations
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