Survey on energy drinks

Received Oct 23; Accepted Oct This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.

Survey on energy drinks

This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.

Why do you drink it?

Abstract Background Energy drink consumption has continued to gain in popularity since the debut of Red Bull, the current leader in the energy drink market. Although energy drinks are targeted to young adult consumers, there has been little research regarding energy drink consumption patterns among college students in the United States.

The purpose of this study was to determine energy drink consumption patterns among college students, prevalence and frequency of energy drink use for six situations, namely for insufficient sleep, to increase energy in generalwhile studying, driving long periods of time, drinking with alcohol while partying, and to treat a hangover, and prevalence of adverse side effects and energy drink use dose effects among college energy drink users.

Methods Based on the responses from a 32 member college student focus group and a field test, a 19 item survey was used to assess energy drink consumption patterns of randomly surveyed college students attending a state university in the Central Atlantic region of the United States.

What energy drink(s) do you drink?

There was a significant dose effect only for jolt and crash episodes. Conclusion Using energy drinks is a popular practice among college students for a variety of situations.

Although for the majority of situations assessed, users consumed one energy drink with a reported frequency of 1 — 4 days per month, many users consumed three or more when combining with alcohol while partying. Further, side effects from consuming energy drinks are fairly common, and a significant dose effect was found with jolt and crash episodes.

Future research should identify if college students recognize the amounts of caffeine that are present in the wide variety of caffeine-containing products that they are consuming, the amounts of caffeine that they are consuming in various situations, and the physical side effects associated with caffeine consumption.

Background Energy drink consumption has continued to gain popularity since the debut of Red Bull, the current leader in the energy drink market [ 1 ].

Energy Drink Survey - Mister Poll

More than new energy drinks were launched worldwide in and beverage companies are reaping the financial rewards of the 5. Energy drinks, including Red Bull, Amp, Monster, Rock Star, Rip It, Full Throttle, and Cocaine, are designed to give the consumer a "jolt" of energy provided by the combination of stimulants and "energy boosters" that they provide, including caffeine, herbal extracts such as guarana, ginseng, and ginkgo biloba, B vitamins, amino acids such as taurine, amino acid derivatives such as carnitine, and sugar derivatives, including glucuronalactone and ribose [ 1 ].

Energy drinks typically contain 80 to mg of caffeine per 8 ounces, the equivalent of five ounces of coffee or two ounce cans of caffeinated soft drink such as Mountain Dew, Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola or Dr. Pepper [ 2 ]. Energy drinks have sugar-containing and sugar-free versions.

Similar to the booming energy drink market, the size of the energy drink container has increased over fold; Monster energy offers consumers a 23 ounces option [ 3 ]. Do energy drinks provide the consumer an extra burst of energy as the advertisements would have you believe?

Smit and colleagues found that energy drinks, as compared to placebo, had energizing effects among 18 to 55 year old participants, with effects being strongest 30 to 60 minutes after consumption and sustained at least 90 minutes [ 5 ].

Caffeine was found to be the primary constituent responsible for these effects. Although there is no human requirement for caffeine, even low doses of caffeine However, caffeine has been found to have detrimental health consequences.

Riesenhuber and colleagues found that the caffeine but not taurine in energy drinks promotes diuresis and natriuresis [ 7 ]. Further, acute caffeine consumption reduces insulin sensitivity [ 8 ] and increases mean arterial blood pressure [ 9 ]. Central nervous system, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and renal dysfunction have been associated with chronic caffeine ingestion [ 11 ].

In sum, the caffeine in energy drinks will provide the consumer the desirable effects of increased alertness, improved memory, and enhanced mood. However, caffeine can have harmful physical consequences.

Although energy drinks are targeted to the 18 to 35 year old consumer [ 12 ], there has been little research regarding energy drink consumption patterns among young adults in the United States.

The purpose of this study was to determine 1 energy drink consumption patterns among college students, 2 prevalence and frequency of energy drink use for six situations, namely for insufficient sleep, to increase energy in generalwhile studying, driving long periods of time, drinking with alcohol while partying, and to treat a hangover, 3 and prevalence of adverse side effects and energy drink use dose effects among college energy drink users.

Methods A Registered Dietitian and a Health Educator designed a questionnaire that assessed consumption patterns of energy drinks among college students.

We initially interviewed a focus group of 32 college students who were enrolled in a senior-level course. We asked these students open-ended questions regarding situations in which college students use energy drinks, the most common energy drinks college students were using, frequency patterns average number of energy drinks consumed for each situation the focus group identified and the average number of times per month throughout a semester students use energy drinks for each situationand side effects from using energy drinks.In this survey, approximately fifteen people will be asked to complete a survey that asks questions about the advantages and disadvantages of drinking Energy Drinks.

Energy drink consumption has continued to gain in popularity since the debut of Red Bull, the current leader in the energy drink market. Although energy drinks are targeted to young adult consumers, there has been little research regarding energy drink consumption patterns among . Energy Drinks are used by many college students, but are they really good for you? We'd like to see what St. Mary's University Students think about them and how often they use them. Hello: You are invited to participate in our survey [Energy drinks consumer survey]. It will take approximately minutes to complete the questionnaire. It will take approximately minutes to complete the questionnaire.

It will take approximately five minutes to complete the questionnaire. This is a survey to find the reasons why people drink the energy drinks they do.

Survey on energy drinks

This is an informal survey for a class project. On a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the most effective, how effective would you say these energy drinks are?

Question Title * 5. On a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the most effective, how effective would you say these energy drinks are? Oct 31,  · Energy drink consumption has continued to gain popularity since the debut of Red Bull, the current leader in the energy drink market.

More than new energy drinks were launched worldwide in and beverage companies are reaping the financial rewards of the billion dollar energy drink industry. Q: What are energy drinks? A: The term “energy drink” is a popular term used to refer to some beverages that typically contain caffeine as well as other ingredients, such as taurine, guarana, and B vitamins, for the purpose of providing an extra energy boost.

A single serving of a pre-made energy drink for about $ each. A 2-month supply of a powdered energy drink for about $ (equal to buying cans) Select the reason(s) you like energy drinks.

A survey of energy drink and alcohol mixed with energy drink consumption