Energy Drinks and College
Energy drinks are gaining in popularity every day, everywhere in the world. These drinks are exceptionally popular with people from their teens to their mid thirties. People older also make use of these energy enhancing beverages but not as often. Energy drinks are responsible for billions upon billions of retail sales worldwide.
Everyone, from athletes to truck drivers, is turning to these energy drinks to help them get through the day and be more alert when alertness is critical. While energy drinks have been around in one form or another for hundreds of years the first commercially produced energy drink was introduced in 1901. Not surprising with our societies always on the go mind set the use of energy drinks has exploded in recent years.
When you are studying for a final energy drinks can help you get over the hurdle and complete enough cramming to get that A. Ok so energy drinks are not miracle workers but getting a B is very possible. This is likely why when college students and recent grads were asked if they had used an energy drink while attending college over 80% said yes.
It is no surprise for most people to find out that these energy drinks contain caffeine. The usual amount of caffeine varies from energy drink to energy drink depending on brand and type. But on average one 8 ounce energy drink contains the same amount of caffeine as would be found in a cup of coffee.
With many athletes looking for an edge over the competition especially in high school and college sports more and more of them are turning to energy drinks. This is good for many reasons but probably for most among those reasons is the fact that these school age athletes are using legal energy beverages and not illegal steroids or other drugs to perform at an increased level of performance.
The high school and college athletes that compete in sports are required to submit to regular drug testing to insure that they are drug free. Many of these athletes have expressed relief that they can use energy drinks with no fear of failing the mandatory drug tests. The general unofficial consensus on high school and college athletes using energy drinks instead of steroids is one of relief. There is no official general consensus to date.