Recent studies have consistently demonstrated that the consumption of energy drinks by children and adolescents are not only un healthy but dangerous with additional risks for those young people who take medications of have mental health conditions such as ADHD. A growing number of countries have banned them all together with another group putting in place age restrictions for their sale and consumption. Those with ADHD, cardiac problems, or other mental health issues can be adversly afffected by ingesting these highly caffeinated beverages. The average single serving of an energy drink contains over 100 mg of caffeine (per 8 oz. kids often consume upwards of 20 0z.) and over 12 teaspoons of sugar! Sugar and caffeine in this high a dose impedes attention, concentration, and our ability to learn…. In the words of Crosby, Stills, and Nash… “parents teach your children well!”
Energy Drinks: Side Effects & Learning Problems….
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