Energy Drinks -Brain-and Weight Gain or Loss
Energy Drinks- Brain- and Weight Gain or Loss
Energy drinks are made of different ingredients which are believed to increase energy in the body. However, studies have revealed that energy drinks are mainly comprised of carbohydrates and stimulants, majority caffeine and ephedrine, which is a stimulant that works in the nervous system (Family Guide, 2010).
Ephedrine is a major component of weight-loss products and also in decongestants, but it has negative effect on the heart. Most energy drinks also contain taurine, which is natural amino acids which is produced in the body and helps in regulation of the heartbeat and in contraction of muscles (Schulze et al., 2004).
They also contain ginseng, which is a root believed to harbor a number of medicinal properties, including its ability to reduce stress and increase body energy levels. Energy drinks can make individual loses or gain weight depending on whether it is sweetened with sugar or not.