For various reasons I believe that energy drinks should have an age limit on them. Some people may disagree with me for they think that they are just a strong caffeine drink that will keep them awake during the day. However, I believe that energy drinks can cause very bad behavior. Also, they can cause not only bad behavior, but they can be a lead to a big risk to the consumer’s health and safety. Finally, the most important reason is that mixing these drinks with alcohol is a popular trend now.
Doing this can make you feel less drunk, but you are still as drunk as a person who drank alcohol all by itself. Consequently, I will argue that energy drinks should have age limits on them. First, I think that energy drinks can cause very bad behavior. In fact, researchers say that high consumption of energy drinks is associated with “toxic jock” behavior, a constellation of risky and aggressive behaviors.
For example, it appears the kids who are heavily into drinking energy drinks are more likely to be the ones who are inclined towards taking risk.
Therefore, energy drinks can cause lots of trouble for the kids drinking them. Second, energy drinks can cause not only bad behavior but can lead to bad health and safety. Specifically, the drinks include plant- based stimulants, herbs, amino acids, sugar, vitamins, and the main ingredient, caffeine. In addition, the caffeine content in the energy drinks can range from 107 milligrams to 430 milligrams of caffeine in a 12-ounce can. So, energy drinks have ingredients that can hurt your health.
Third, mixing energy drinks with alcohol has a popularity that is growing. In fact, researchers say that the addition of caffeine can make alcohol users feel less drunk, but motor coordination and visual reaction time are just as impaired as when they drink alcohol by itself. For example, a study states that students who mixed energy drinks with alcohol got drunk twice as often as those who consumed alcohol by itself and were far more likely to by injured or require medical treatment.
As a result, I believe that there should be an age limit on energy drinks because they cause bad behavior, put your health in risk, and mixing energy drinks with alcohol has become a popular way to drink them too. By putting age limits on these drinks, there would be less drunk teens, teens hospitalized from drinking too much energy drinks, and less aggressive behavior. For these reasons, I conclude that energy drinks should have an age limit on them.