Energy drinks are intended to boost your energy, alertness and concentration.

People of all ages consume them and they continue to grow in popularity.

But some health professionals have warned that energy drinks may have harmful consequences, which has led many people to question their safety.

This article weighs the good and the bad of energy drinks, providing an extensive review of their health effects.

What Are Energy Drinks?

Energy drinks are beverages that contain ingredients marketed to increase energy and mental performance.

Red Bull, 5-Hour Energy, Monster, AMP, Rockstar, NOS and Full Throttle are examples of popular energy drink products.

Nearly all energy drinks contain the ingredient caffeine to stimulate brain function and increase alertness and concentration.

However, the amount of caffeine differs from product to product.

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