Energy Drinks with No Energy!

redbullA new study has revealed that energy drinks such as Red Bull, AMP and Rockstart have no health value. They have high levels of caffeine that may be harm children who consume them often.

The so called energy drinks have become highly popular among children. Being highly carbonated these drinks are highly risky for those children who have heart abnormalities, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or other health or emotional problems.

Chairman of Pediatrics at the University of Miami, Lipshultz, claims that energy drinks are set of products which do not contain any health value.

Researchers have found despite the regular warnings, 30%-50% of US teenagers and youngsters consume energy drinks. Many users have found to mix these energy drinks with alcohol which further increases the harmful effects.

The authors of the study have claimed that there is no safe level of energy drinks for children.

An 8-ounce energy drink may contain dozens or hundreds of milligrams of caffeine, compared to 100 milligrams of caffeine in a cup of coffee. The FDA has imposed a limit of 71 mg per 12-ounce on the manufactures but the drink makers do not follow the rule and label the drinks as natural.