The Best Energy Drink to Help You Stay Awake
Did you stay up late watching the game, and you have to teach this morning? Or did you just work the night shift, and now you’ve got to take a test? Or are you in Texas and have to be in *Amarillo by Morning?
There are times when we are stuck. We are tired and sleepy, but we have to keep going. Whether it’s a long drive, a crazy work shift, or anything else, our energy levels are low. And we need some help to stay awake.
However, before you reach for energy drinks like Red Bull, Monster Energy Drink, or a 5-Hour Energy shot take some time to consider the health benefits and side effects of the many energy drink options. Making an informed decision before you are in a must-have situation will benefit your long-term health.
Caffeinated drinks have been keeping the US going for hundreds of years. In colonial times, commoners drank black tea, the well-to-do drank green tea. In the late 1700s, the US started to drink coffee to protest King George’s tea tax. In the late 1990s, Red Bull hit the US market.
Today instead of reaching for a cup of coffee to help them stay awake, US consumers have a plethora of energy-boosting choices.
Too Much Caffeine?
The caffeinated beverage choices have skyrocketed along with the amounts of caffeine contained in them. Caffeine is a central nervous stimulant that helps wake up the brain. However, the FDA warns too much caffeine can cause serious health dangers.
In general, the FDA considers 400 mg of caffeine a day to not have dangerous side effects for healthy adults. The FDA lists insomnia, increased anxiousness or feeling of unhappiness, jitters, headache, upset stomach, or a fast heart rate as signs of overconsuming caffeine.
In addition, you can build a tolerance for caffeine. Using caffeine wisely provides the best long-term results. The caffeine in popular energy drinks ranges from 75 mg to 300 mg.
Too Much Sugar?
According to a 2019 research review, high amounts of sugar in the diet are linked to obesity. Carrying excess fat is associated with numerous health issues including inflammation, cardiovascular disease, and type II diabetes. Some energy drinks on the market can significantly increase your sugar intake.
Sugar is a drug. The more you consume, the more you crave. A sugar crash can follow as quickly as fifteen minutes after sugar consumption, leaving you even more sluggish than before and wanting more sugar.
The regular 8.4 oz Red Bull has 26 grams of added sugar. The original 16-ounce Monster Energy has 54 grams of added sugar. The American Heart Association recommends 36 grams of added sugar at most for men daily and 25 grams for women.
Discover The Benefits of Teacher Power Energy Drink
Teacher Power’s Energy Drink Mix lets you be in charge. A half-scoop of our delicious powder mix contains 50 mg of caffeine, a full-scoop 100 mg. And you don’t have to deal with a sugar crash because none of our drinks contain added sugar.
Each energy drink mix comes in a convenient tub that contains 140 half-scoop servings or 70 full-scoop servings. Discover the convenience, cost-effectiveness, and health benefits of Teacher Power Energy Drink today. Purchases can be made on our website or on Amazon.com.
*Amarillo by Morning by George Strait
Article by Miss Jae
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