(According to the American Beverage Association, a trade group, energy drinks should not be promoted to children under the age of 12, and other popular brands such as Red Bull and Rockstar have similar warning labels advising against kid use.)
The jury is still out on whether these products are actually dangerous. Some studies have shown them to have some positive effects on cognitive performance during exercise or when you need to focus for long periods, but others have not found those benefits. In addition, there are reports of people who have used energy drinks regularly for several years experiencing problems such as heart failure or psychosis. Because of this, it's recommended that you do not give Energy Drinks to children under the age of 18.
Energy drinks are a growing industry that offers many different types of beverages designed to give you an extra boost of energy. They are usually mixed with sugar or caffeine to make them taste better and some also contain amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.
Because energy drinks can contain a large amount of caffeine and sugar, they are definitely inappropriate for children under the age of 18. Additionally, because these products are not regulated by the FDA, they cannot include any warnings about interactions with other medications or substances of abuse such as alcohol.
According to a recent research by a consumer advocacy group, energy drinks can be detrimental to children and adolescents and should not be sold or advertised to minors under the age of 18. Energy drinks such as Red Bull and Monster, like cigarettes, should be kept behind the counter and sold only to adults, according to Harris.
Energy drinks are growing in popularity among teenagers and young adults. In fact, according to one survey, 20% of high school students report drinking an energy drink within the past month. Energy drinks contain large amounts of caffeine and other stimulants that cause headaches, irritability, and anxiety for some people. Caffeine is also known to trigger seizures for people who have epilepsy or heart problems that prevent them from maintaining normal heart rates during exercise.
In addition to its caffeine content, another reason why energy drinks may be dangerous for teens is because they often include other substances that may not be safe for everyone. For example, one brand of energy drink contains taurine, which is used to treat congestive heart failure but can be harmful if taken in excessive amounts. Also, some brands of energy drinks include marijuana or hash oil as an ingredient. Although this type of substance is illegal to sell without a license, it can still find its way into products that aren't supposed to contain drugs.
However, Harris reminds out that the American Academy of Pediatrics advises against the consumption of energy drinks by children and adolescents. She also mentions that the American Medical Association is in favor of prohibiting the marketing of energy drinks to children under the age of 18. Finally, she notes that many states have passed laws banning the sale of energy drinks to minors.
Energy drinks are popular with young people who like their caffeine intake in a fast-paced environment. The large number of products on the market makes it easy for young people to overconsume these drinks. Energy drinks contain high amounts of caffeine and other stimulants such as taurine, guarana, and ginseng. Too much caffeine can cause nervousness, irritability, insomnia, anxiety, and heart problems. It may also lead to premature development of teeth if used regularly by children.
In conclusion, energy drinks are expensive and not recommended for children or adults over the age of 35 because of the excessive amount of caffeine they contain.
"Companies claim that these goods are safe to promote and sell to children as young as 12, but research suggests otherwise." They can be hazardous to children's health because they contain caffeine, taurine, and guarana-- all substances found in high doses to be toxic for humans.
Children who consume energy drinks may experience insomnia, anxiety, irritability, tremors, rapid heart rate, or abnormal blood pressure levels. Alcohol consumption also increases the effects of caffeine on the body, so drinking alcohol together with energy drinks may cause more serious problems than either one alone.
Parents, if you find energy drinks in your child's bedroom, it is important to discuss this issue with them so they do not feel pressured to compete or perform better at school or sports due to their consumption of these products.
Based on the IOM's assessment, the FDA has yet to make a judgment on the sale of energy drinks to minors. They are urging that people under the age of 18 be prohibited from using energy drinks. The FDA notes that many states have enacted laws prohibiting the sale of energy drinks to those under 18 years old, so it is possible that even if Monster were to begin selling energy drinks in other countries, such sales would be illegal in the United States.
Energy drinks are a growing industry that has attracted massive advertising campaigns. Some consumers believe that these products can help them perform better in school or sports, and some industry critics argue that Energy Drinks are not reasonably safe for consumption by children or adults alike.
The amount of caffeine contained in an average bottle of Monster energy drink is about 180 milligrams. This is more than what is found in most coffee bars (100 mg) but less than what is found in some cola brands (250-300 mg). Energy drinks are marketed as being able to provide the same effect as drinking several cups of coffee. However, researchers note that caffeine levels may cause problems for some people, especially adolescents who are still developing cognitive and physical capabilities related to alcohol consumption.
In conclusion, there is no specific age limit for consuming Monster energy drinks.