MURRAY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Here's another reason to put down the energy drink: a new government report shows visits to the ER after drinking an energy drink have doubled.
The drinks definitely give you a boost of caffeine with huge levels of caffeine in each can, giving you a boost of energy but that isn't it.
Energy drinks contain high amounts of caffeine that can stimulate both the central nervous system and cardiovascular system, experts note. Caffeine levels in energy drinks range from about 80 milligrams (mg) to more than 500 mg in a can or bottle, the report noted, while a 5-ounce cup of coffee contains 100 mg of caffeine and a 12-ounce soda contains 50 mg of caffeine, the report said.
The beverages can also have other ingredients that may boost the stimulant effects of caffeine, according to report.
Dieticians suggest to put the Energy Drinks down and instead, refuel with sports drinks and water.