Students analyze effects of energy drinks

Letters to the Editor


To the editor:
Our names are Aly and Kenna, and we are students at Lindbergh High School.

Last semester in our human anatomy and physiology class, we have been studying the effects of energy drinks on students’ health. After thorough investigation, we have concluded that while there are potential negative effects by drinking energy drinks, if used correctly, they can have many positive effects on students.

Starting out with the potential harmful effects, it can cause stomach irritation as well as muscle twitches. The energy may react weird with a person’s body and cause the twitches and not settle in their stomach right. If a person doesn’t use energy drinks in the correct way and may drink too many, it can lead to other bad causes. Energy drinks contain a high amount of sugar, which can lead to wearing out the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. In return, that will lead to type 2 diabetes.

Moving on to the positive effects, most students find success in drinking energy drinks. Not only do they improve physical performance, they also improve mental performance. Multiple studies have shown that energy drinks can improve brain function. Examples of that are, memory, concentration, reaction time, and much more. The point of energy drinks is to energize, and they do just that by reducing mental fatigue. Most energy drinks are also packed with vitamins that are known to regulate moods. Overall, energy drinks have a positive impact on students that use them in the correct way. With that being said, it is important for students to be aware of the positive and negative effects of energy drinks.

Aly and Kenna
Lindbergh High School