Energy drinks are being marketed as beverages that help boost physical and mental performance. Caffeine is the most common stimulant content in energy drinks. But, some brands have other plant-based stimulants, including ginseng and guarana.
Have you ever wondered what are the effects of energy drinks to your body? Let’s find out!
Effects of Drinking Energy Drink 24 Hours After Consuming It:
After 10 Minutes
Once you drink an energy drink, it takes about 10 minutes for the caffeine to enter your bloodstream. As a result, your blood pressure and heart rate begin to rise.
After 15-45 Minutes
As per the International Society of Sports Nutrition, high caffeine levels start appearing in your bloodstream ‘within 15-45 minutes of drinking an energy drink’.
The whole caffeine is fully absorbed, and your liver responds by dumping more sugar into your bloodstream.
After 1 Hour
After 60 minutes, your body starts to experience a sugar crash, the effects of the caffeine also starts to wear off. You will start to feel tired, and energy levels will start to feel low.
After 5-6 Hours
It takes your body approximately 5-6 hours to reduce the content of caffeine in your bloodstream by half, or almost 50%. Women who are on birth control pills, however, require double the amount of time to reduce it to this half.
After 12 Hours
12 hours or half-a-day is the time that it takes for most people to fully remove the caffeine from their bloodstream. The speed of which this happens, depend on many factors such as activity and age.
After 12-24 Hours
As caffeine is a drug, indivduals who regularly drink beverages containing it, can expect to experience withdrawal symptoms for at least 12-24 hours after the last dose. These withdrawal symptoms often include irritability, headaches, and constipation.
After 7-12 Days
Studies have reported that it only takes approximately 7-12 days for your body to become used to or tolerant to your regular caffeine dosage. This means that, after this point you will get used to it, and will not feel the effects as much.
But, you will need to keep drinking that amount regularly, in order to stop yourself from experiencing withdrawal symptoms. This is when people start to experience health issues and serious addiction.
Drinking large amount of energy drinks can be dangerous. In the USA, admissions to hospital emergency departments that were energy drink related, doubled from the years 2007-2014, that is according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Dawn Report.
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