Recent studies have shown energy drinks to have a significant impact on health, leading to conditions including substance abuse, mental health problems, higher risk of diabetes, tooth decay, and kidney damage. Two prominent energy drinks, Celsius and PRIME, have recently been involved in controversies, including false advertising and the alarming fact that they’re being sold to and consumed by underage individuals, despite warnings on their sites against this.
- Celsius, a popular energy drink, was involved in a lawsuit last year over false advertising related to its content of preservatives.
- PRIME, an energy drink produced by YouTube star Logan Paul, has faced backlash due to its high caffeine content and its unauthorized sales in schools by students.
- Energy drinks have been linked to several health issues, including mental health problems, diabetes risk, tooth decay, and kidney damage, potentially due to their high sugar content and caffeine.
- Energy drinks are particularly harmful for adolescents, with a 2023 study revealing a correlation between regular energy drink consumption among 13-15 year olds and a higher likelihood of using alcohol and tobacco products.
- Public health experts recommend eliminating energy drinks from one’s diet altogether, as the health risks they pose far outweigh any short-term benefits.