Energy drink is a type of beverage which is intended to increase the energy of a person who drank it. Energy drinks are classified as foods or beverages that can supplement tablets, effervescent tablets, or liquid. There is a carbonated energy drink and some are not. In general, energy drinks contain natural ingredients of agricultural products also include in it is herbal.
CONTENT ON ENERGY DRINKS
Energy produced is generally not derived from the calories contained in beverages but rather comes from the substance in it. The main components of energy drinks is caffeine, amino acids such as taurine, inositol, L-carnitine; herbs such as ginseng; algae such as spirulina or chlorella, royal jelly or BeePollen; Vitamin B complex, minerals such as chromium, and food additives such as colorant, a sweetener permitted under the Act.
Amino acids in energy drink aimed at assisting the body’s metabolism. This is because the body uses amino acids to make enzymes and other proteins. Amino acids can be obtained from protein in the diet or from protein degradation results in the body. While the amount of vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, biotin, in the role of energy drinks on the energy supply process.
EFFECTS OF ENERGY DRINK
Caffeine has been categorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United States, as the intake that is safe, which is formulated in terms of energy drinks, consumed the maximum amount of 300 mg per day, equivalent to three cups of coffee a day. Caffeine has a stimulant effect that can make the body fresher. This substance stimulates the nervous system navel so that one can think more clearly, faster reaction, not sleepy or tired easily and can improve the speed of metabolism, especially energy metabolism in the body.
Various physical and psychological effects can be produced from this type of beverage. Two studies have reported that there were improvements both mental and cognitive and vigilance of individuals after consuming energy drink.
Energy drinks can be helpful in maintaining health and overcoming fatigue restore and improve stamina. At the same time, improve concentration and alertness when containing stimulants in total safety. This drink also contains vitamins that play a role in energy supply process.