If you’re unfamiliar with the dangers of energy drink caffeine content, you’re not alone. The growing energy drink industry is fueled by misleading information, and products often are labeled in a way that does not indicate how the ingredients can affect your body.
Energy drinks and alcohol don’t mix. While each of these substances, alone, could be dangerous in large quantities, an energy drink with alcohol, or consuming both at the same time, can have fatal consequences.
Lots of parents, teachers, coaches and others are asking: Are energy drinks bad for you? There is no easy answer. While the manufacturers want you to believe that they’re just a quick-fix when you’re feeling especially low-energy, or that they are a great way to give yourself a boost before athletics or strenuous activity, the high doses of caffeine can be dangerous. There are some groups of people who might be more likely to suffer adverse effects — and they might not even know it.