Did you know only about 6 in 10 Americans do not read past news headlines? The public is frequently misled by sensational headlines that are developed just to capture people’s attention. Then misleading headlines are shared on social media and are taken as fact. The myths about energy drinks are a perfect example of sensational reporting that misleads people. Among the common urban myths about energy drinks debunked by science:
Myth: Energy drinks have “high” or “dangerous” amounts of caffeine.
Fact: The vast majority of energy drinks consumed in the United States – including Monster, Red Bull, Rockstar, AMP, Full Throttle and NOS – have similar or lower levels of caffeine than the home-brewed coffee Americans enjoy every day. And many contain about half the caffeine of a similarly-sized coffeehouse coffee. A 16-ounce energy drink typically contains between 160 and 240 milligrams of caffeine, while the same size coffeehouse coffee contains around 300 to 330 milligrams of caffeine. Moreover, caffeine has been safely consumed around the world for hundreds of years.
Next time you come across an eye-catching headline, don’t get taken in by the hype. Check and trust the science. Get the facts about energy drinks at EnergyDrinkInformation.com.