Energy Drink Mythbusters
1. Because energy drinks are made with vitamins, they are good for me.
Some energy drinks are made with vitamins. One of the latest trends in energy drinks is the infusion of Vitamin B12.
- Vitamin B12 is supposed to help boost the metabolism and
increase energy levels. However, it is important to note that the
benefits of taking vitamins have never been fully proven by researchers
to be effective.
Also, not all energy drinks are made with vitamins, so be sure to
check the label. In fact, one of the key ingredients in many energy
drinks is caffeine. While caffeine does help to boost the metabolism,
it also has been shown to inhibit sugar processing. Thus, drinking
caffeine may actually lead to weigh gain and a decrease in the
effectiveness of your Diabetes medications.
The effectiveness of energy drinks has yet to be fully proven and
understood. Many energy drinks feature a mixture of vitamins and
caffeine that are intended to increase energy, boost metabolic
processes, and make it possible for users to have more energy while
performing daily activities.
Independent studies have shown that drinking large amounts of caffeine
before a work-out can increase energy levels and metabolic rates.
However, over time, the effects of the caffeine can have a detrimental
impact on the metabolic rates of the body when the body is at rest.
With regards to the energy-boosting effects of vitamins, researchers
constantly struggle to prove that vitamins actually create an impact on
the body. Many scientists believe that the psycho-somatic impact of
taking vitamins on a daily basis is more effective than the actual
- 3. Energy drinks are better than coffee for becoming wide awake in the morning.
Coffee is often regarded as the drink that provides the best morning
boost. Many people, however, have started replacing their morning cups
of java with cans of vitamin and caffeine-rich energy drinks. While
these newer drinks provide stiff competition for the traditional
morning companion, their effectiveness when compared to coffee, has yet
to be established.
What is established, however, is the impact of the morning apple.
Researchers believe that eating an apple a day in the morning can help
to increase alertness not only in the morning, but also throughout the
day more effectively than a cuppa joe.