Woodlands College Park High releases information about energy drinks
Recent reports have been released about the dangers of energy drinks and College Park High School has encouraged parents to talk to their children about the use of the drinks.
Experts have discovered that energy drinks contain enough stimulating ingredients to cause anxiety, insomnia, dehydration, upset stomach, nervousness, flushed face and an accelerated heart rate, according to a school press release.
The consumption of energy drinks has also been linked to problems such as irregular heart beats, headaches, seizures, strokes, tooth erosion and even death.
Energy drinks are not regulated by the FDA at the present time since they are marked as dietary supplements instead of beverages.
The ingredients such as guarana, ginseng, sucrose, glucose, taurine, vitamins, flavorings and other herbal supplements provide a short-term energy boost but can have a negative impact as well. Guarana and ginseng could potentially raise the blood pressure and heart rate of a person.
College Park High School is at 3701 College Park Drive, The Woodlands.
For more information, call 936-709-3000.
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