Energy Drink

Why Use an Energy Drink?

Are you looking for a healthy energy drink to help you power through your day or combat afternoon drowsiness? Did you know caffeine, the main ingredient in energy drinks, may have numerous health benefits beside helping to boost energy levels.

 

Possible Benefits of Ingested Caffeine

Caffeine disrupts adenosine binding. With the natural hormonal depressant adenosine out of the way, serotonin, adrenaline, and dopamine are allowed to energize the brain to promote increased memory, reaction times, and general mental functioning.

Caffeine has been shown to aid the effectiveness of oral pain relievers by up to 40% due to its anti-inflammatory properties and blood vessel constricting capabilities.

Studies show caffeine helps boost metabolism to naturally burn fat.

Caffeine has been shown to help improve athletic performance especially endurance exercise performance by  increasing the time it takes for an athlete to get to exhaustion. In one study, caffeine supplementation helped provide a 12% increase in performance over a placebo.

Regular caffeine consumption may help improve your mood. One research review suggests regular caffeine consumption may help reduce the risk of depression. In a study involving over 200,00 people from 1992-2008, researchers found an association between regular caffeine consumption and reduced suicide rates.

Depending upon individual circumstances, regular caffeine consumption may reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and/or type 2 diabetes. Caffeine may slightly raise blood pressure with initial consumption, but the effect is small and tends to go away with regular consumption.

 Warning – Do not Over Use Energy Drinks!

Numerous negative consequences are associated with overconsumption of caffeine. These consequences range from mild ramifications like an up set stomach to toxic situations resulting in seizures and even death.

 Mild Signs of Over Consumption

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lists nausea, upset stomach, jitters, fast heart rate, headache, anxiousness, a feeling of unhappiness, and insomnia as signs you are over-consuming caffeine. If you are dealing with any of these symptoms, you may need to reduce your energy drink consumption.

Beware of Bulk Packaged, Highly Concentrated Caffeine Products

Depending upon the individual, rapid consumption of 1,200 milligrams of caffeine or roughly 0.15 tablespoons of caffeine can cause toxic effects.

In 2018, the FDA took action to protect the public from pure or highly concentrated caffeine products often labeled as dietary supplements. Beware of concentrated caffeine supplements that come in bulk forms where the user has to precisely measure the dosage themselves. Unfortunately, the preciseness of the measurement cannot be safely obtained with regular kitchen measuring devices like teaspoons.

Think how easy it is to make a mistake when one teaspoon of pure caffeine is equivalent to drinking 28 cups of coffee. In that high of a concentration, the smallest extra pinch could result in seizures and/or death. 

Appropriately Time Your Caffeine Consumption to Give Yourself a Goodnight’s Sleep

The FDA recommends limiting caffeine intake in the afternoon and evening to promote a better night's sleep. It takes 4-6 hours for your body to metabolize half the amount of caffeine you consume. A highly caffeinated drink consumed after 4 PM may have your eyes wide open at bedtime.

If you can’t go to sleep at a reasonable time, when your alarm goes off in the morning, you’ll be reaching for more caffeine to pry your eyes open to get going on your day. If you're not smart about your caffeine use and timing, you could wind up in a vicious caffeine cycle.

 

What Source of Caffeine Is Best for You?

You have numerous choices for caffeinated energy drinks. Your choices run the gamut from the natural energy of green tea to highly processed drinks like red bull which includes taurine to elevate amino acids. Even sports drinks are vying for a spot in the energy drinks market with products like Mt. Dew’s AMP Game Fuel.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) charts the level of caffeine in various products. Energy drinks to watch out for that contain more than 160 mg of caffeine or roughly the amount of caffeine in two cups of coffee are shown in the following table.

 

Energy Drinks on the Market with Excessive Amounts of Caffeine 

Energy Drink Brand 

Size (oz) 

Caffeine (mg) 

AMP Zero Energy 

16 

157 

Redline Energy 

4 

158 

The Energy 

16 

160 

Rockstar Energy 

16 

160 

NOS Energy 

16 

160 

Monster Energy 

16 

160 

Hiball – Sparkling Energy or Organic Energy Drink 

16 

160 

5-hour Energy Shot 

2 

225 

Starbucks Triple Shot Energy – all flavors 

15 

225 

Bang Energy 

16 

300 

All energy drink brand sizes and caffeine dosages obtained from cspinet.org 

 

Finding the right energy drink for you means finding one that works for your health, your lifestyle, and your budget. We invite you to discover the benefits of Teacher Power Energy Drink.

 

The Benefits of Teacher Power Energy Drink

Our energizing blend of several B Vitamins with 100 milligrams of caffeine per serving and no added sugar makes Teacher Power Energy Drink a healthy way to power your day. B Vitamins are important for aiding brain functioning and the energy metabolism of proteins, carbs, and fats.

Teacher Power Energy Drink is cost-effective and convenient. At roughly $0.35 per serving, it is the least expensive energy drink on the market. It comes in powder form for you to easily mix in a cup or a reusable water bottle making it conveniently available anytime you need a little boost.

Each tub includes a premeasured scoop so you can effectively determine the right caffeine dose for your boost without being concerned about overdoing it. On the days you only need a small boost of energy to shake off afternoon sleepiness and put you on top of your game, a half scoop of Teacher Power Energy Drink will give you the extra little lift you need. A small 50 mg shot of caffeine at 2 PM in the afternoon will not cause issues with your ability to go to sleep at bedtime.

You can conveniently purchase Teacher Power Energy Drink either on Amazon.com or on our website at teacherpower.org. Visit teacherpower.org today to discover the benefits of Teacher Power’s energy drinks for yourself.

 

Article by Miss Jae 

 

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