As you probably suspected, energy drinks are not all they claim to be! The sugary liquid lures you in with the promise of vitality, only for you to end up relying on them just to get out of bed in the morning.
The “energy” they give you quickly fades, leaving you crashing downwards in an energy slump a few hours later. As your tolerance for these sickly-sweet drinks rises, your body forgets how to function without the caffeine, and you're forced to continue drinking them in order to reduce the symptoms of caffeine withdrawal.
There are hundreds of brands selling energy drinks with caffeine content ranging from 50 mg to an alarming 500 mg per can/bottle! At that higher-end, that’s the equivalent of up to 10 cups of instant coffee in just 1 can (4 cups more than is recommended as an adult’s daily allowance), so it’s no surprise why its highly addictive.
Despite the NHS issuing a warning in 2014 stating the dangers of consuming energy drinks, the sales numbers continue to increase at an alarming rate with some countries now selling more cans of energy drinks than bottles of water! If any product can outsell our life source, it only goes to prove how addictive these toxic drinks are.