Energy drinks are popular among people of all age groups with the students especially nurturing a sort of addiction to them. The idea advertised by the manufacturing companies that the energy drinks produce a sudden boost of energy in the body appeals to the masses. Energy drinks like Amp are formulated with active ingredients that can lead to some serious side-effects. Many consumers are negligent regarding reading the ingredients and their probable side-effects before consuming energy drinks. Some are of opinion that Amp is safe to drink as it is devoid of alcohol. Having Amp for a few times may not cause any serious side-effects. Taking it frequently can cause certain health risks. The following are a discussion of the serious side-effects of Amp energy drink:

Obesity- high fructose corn syrup is one of the major ingredients in Amp. It is a common sweetener used as an additive in many foods. Consuming excessive high fructose corn syrup can result in weight gain. There is a risk of becoming obese with the use of Amp. Obesity can cause health problems like high blood pressure levels, diabetes and heart disease in future.

High insulin levels-

the presence of high fructose corn syrup in Amp can produce another serious side-effect in the form of increased insulin levels. The most obvious result of high insulin levels is diabetes. Along with this, there is also the danger of developing arthritis over the time.

Side-effects caused due to Caffeine-

caffeine is a common ingredient in coffee and many soft drinks. This ingredient is also used in many energy drinks in higher quantity. Although caffeine helps in stimulating the central nervous system and improves mental alertness, there are several serious side-effects of consuming too much of caffeine. Some of them are as follows:

  • Elevated heart rate and blood flow
  • Depression (for a prolonged period)
  • Sleeplessness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Fretfulness
  • Irritation
  • Panic attacks

The quantity of caffeine causing these side-effects differs according to persons. If you are already suffering from frequent mood swifts, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease or kidney disease, it is advisable to avoid consuming Amp energy drink. People suffering from these health troubles are more prone to the after-effects of the energy drink.

Crashing-

consuming considerable amount of sugar and caffeine gives a quick energy boost which remains for a short time-span. Energy drinks like Amp also produce strength to the body for a short time-period. The high sugar and caffeine content in Amp causes the rapid increase of the blood sugar level which thereby, causes the pancreas to produce the right amount of insulin in the body. After a short period, the blood sugar level begins to come down and the body starts feeling tired and lethargic.

Addiction and withdrawal-

there is a risk of getting addicted to caffeine due to its consumption on an excess level. When your body craves for caffeine and you do not have it, your body begins to withdraw. Caffeine withdrawal can result in headache which lasts for a few days.

These are some of the severe side-effects of Amp energy drink.