This is no ordinary drink for all of you that have or maybe haven’t purchased, drank, admired, collected, embraced (etc). Sure it’s just another drink when you see it, but check this out: the average energy drink includes 4mg of taurine (an amino acid protecting the immune system and obtained from meat or energydrinks for you vegetarians) and 32mg of caffeine.
Believe it or not one of these is essential for the human body and it’s not caffeine. Sorry coffee drinkers, but energy drinks beat you with that. The only thing is that these drinks give you an overdose of the recommended amount and yes that is BAD. I’ve only named two things contained within this drink and we’re already going down a bad path. Well while we’re in this pleasant direction we might as well discuss the other harmful substances. Glucose, Sucrose, and anything else that rhymes with gross! These are artificial sugars that no growing teenager needs! Aspartame being one of the biggest ones can cause great pain in the kidneys after a large dose of a “sugar free” drink. Yeah I said it! Just because it’s sugar free doesn’t mean its sugar free! Producers just want to attract a new crowd by making it seem healthier.
Anyways for those of you who like energy drinks enough to go on reading here’s the positive aspects of energy drinks: these drinks are liquid candy with a touch of exotic flavoring that’ll make you feel a rush through your body just after the first sip. Not satisfying yet? Well the rest of the ingredients is pure power from South American berries such as gaurana and the Asian herb ginseng. Just a heads up these herbs are normally included in the double up (500ml) drinks such as Monster and Rockstar. Sounds awesome, doesn’t it? It’s like tea, but a cooler version with all that kick behind it. This drink’s definitely great for parties because it’ll last you a few good hours of excitement. Some people think I’m addicted to these drinks, but I think they’re addicted to me.
By: Majid Ahy, IB12