Remember when you were a child and you could just run and run and run without getting tired? You could play the entire day and still have energy to spare! You probably drove your parents up the wall…and now, you are the parent and you wonder where that energy went! You watch your own children run and play all day and you wonder what happened to you!
You stop and imagine…If I could just bottle up my kids’ energy and sell it…
5 Hour Energy, Monster, Rock Star, Red Bull and many others have been doing just that for years…and doing it well! The energy drink market is HUGE! I don’t think anyone can deny that!
We are all in search of more energy, and for years, these products have provided a temporary solution to that need. But at what cost?
Generally, energy drinks include methylxantines (a big word for stimulants – including caffeine), vitamin B and herbs. Other common ingredients are gaurana, acai, and taurine, plus various forms of ginseng, malodextrin, carbonated water, inositol, carnitine, creatine, glucuronolactone and ginko biloba. Some contain high levels of sugar and many brands also offer artificially-sweetened “diet” versions. The central ingredient in most energy drinks is caffeine, the same stimulant found in coffee or tea, often in the form of guarana or yerba mate.
A variety of physiological and psychological effects have been attributed to energy drinks and their ingredients. Two studies reported significant improvements in mental and cognitive performances as well as increased subjective alertness. Excess consumption of energy drinks may induce mild to moderate euphoria primarily caused by stimulant properties of caffeine, however, may also induce agitation, anxiety, irritability and insomnia.
There are however, some adverse affects of consuming too many energy drinks…
In the US, energy drinks have been linked with reports of nausea, abnormal heart rhythms and emergency room visits. The drinks may cause seizures due to the “crash” following the energy high that occurs after consumption. Caffeine dosage is not required to be on the product label for food in the United States, unlike drugs, but some advocates are urging the FDA to change this practice.
Adverse effects associated with caffeine consumption in amounts greater than 400 mg include nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, increased urination, abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmia), and stomach upset. Energy drinks do not provide electrolytes, and have a higher likelihood of an energy “crash-and-burn” effect. Caffeine in energy drinks can excrete water from the body to dilute the high concentrations of sugar entering the blood stream, leading to dehydration. If the body is dehydrated by 1%, performance is decreased by up to 10%!
So how does one gain that energy without the adverse affects…I mean, we can’t all be kids again!
What exactly does all that energy the kids have come from exactly? Quite simply…their own bodies! Without even getting into technicalities, I’m sure we can all agree that as we age, things just don’t quite work as well as when we were younger. We don’t recover as fast, we can’t just run for miles and miles…and then do it again, we need naps and Energy Drinks to get through the day!
We are learning more and more everyday about the benefit of antioxidants and the “feel good” effects of them. This is because as our bodies age, the oxidation process builds up and slows us down. It’s kind of like a lead pipe…over time, if not properly taken care of, oxygen begins to eat away at that lead pipe through oxidation and rust. It starts to pit and basically eats itself and falls apart. This is what we are doing to our bodies every day. We are creatures that rely on oxygen to function…the downside is that we rely on oxygen to function, which creates oxidation, or rust, in our bodies. As we get older, that rust starts eating away and we start turning to those energy drinks!
A child produces their own endless supply of energy because their body is functioning at its peak. It has yet to suffer the adverse effects of oxidation and cell death. They have enough ATP and mitochondria in their cells to produce all the energy they need to run and play without end!
ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is the most widely distributed high-energy compound within the human body. This ubiquitous molecule is used to build complex molecules, contract muscles, generate electricity in nerves and light fireflies! All fuel sources of Nature, all foodstuffs of living things, produce ATP, which in turn powers virtually every activity of the cell and organism.
Jerry Bergman, Ph.D. wrote:
The Function of ATP
The ATP is used for many cell functions including transport work moving substances across cell membranes. It is also used for mechanical work, supplying the energy needed for muscle contraction. It supplies energy not only to heart muscle (for blood circulation) and skeletal muscle (such as for gross body movement), but also to the chromosomes and flagella to enable them to carry out their many functions. A major role of ATP is in chemical work, supplying the needed energy to synthesize the multi-thousands of types of macromolecules that the cell needs to exist…Without ATP, life as we understand it could not exist.
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