Energy Drink and Alcohol a Harmful Mixture

Recent survey shows that young adult indulge in taking both energy drinks and alcohol for pleasure without known the down side of it. First and foremost, lets start by knowing what each of this product is, The nutritional value and its side effect.
Energy drinks are type of beverages that have content of stimulant drugs, mostly caffeine, taurine and ginseng. it also contain sweeteners.
Caffeine stimulate the central nervous system giving the body a sense of alertness, it also raises the heart beat rate and blood pressure. The amount of caffeine in energy drink is about 200mg per serving.
Normally, caffeine consumption should be limited to about 200-300mg per day. People can only experience the side effect when they exceed this range. Sleeplessness, headache and nausea are some of the common side effect of excessive caffeine intake.

Another stimulant found in energy drinks is taurine

Taurine is an amino acid that is naturally produce by the human cell. (much quantity ) it can help reduce bad cholesterol, increase the effectiveness of heart muscle contractions, and improve blood flow and Oxygen supply to the heart.
Unfortunately, the taurine that is found in energy drinks is artificial and the human body does not need taurine created by man.

The next product to look into is Alcohol

Alcohol is a depressant drug which slows down the message travelling between the brain and the body.
The production process is through fermentation of products like rice, millet, maize, fruit or even vegetables and the byproduct is ethanol and carbon dioxide. Ethanol is the ingredient found in any alcoholic drink and is an intoxicating urgent.
The alcoholic content of any drink depend on how long its been left to ferment. But spirit undergo a further process called distillation, where water is being removed In order to obtain a strong alcohol.
Through alcohol is a legal drugs, to most people moderate drinking is cool but can still be dangerous.


1. It slower reflex
2. Clumsiness
3. Blure vision


1. Energy drinks are stimulants while Alcohol is a depressant, mixing the both can lead to heart problem such as high blood pressure.
2. The effect of combining both energy drink and alcohol can be so devastating in that, the stimulant effect can mask the extent of intoxication in you and stop you from knowing the quantity of alcohol you have consume.
3. Energy drinks and alcohol are very dehydrating, It put the body under intense stress. Dehydration stops the organs in the body to metabolize alcohol, There by prolonging the toxicity which is known as hangover.
In conclusion to what have been stated, young adult should abstain from the habit of consuming these two product as a whole, because is detrimental to their health.

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