What are the energy drinks?

Energy drink – refreshing, tonic, often fortified with vitamins, non-alcoholic drink. 

Stimulating mental and physical activity, lifting the mood, this drink is a great alternative to traditional beverages such as coffee or tea. 

Characteristics. More and more users turn their attention to energy drinks, appreciate their properties:

     • Effects. If you just need to cheer up or stimulate mental activity, recharge energy, energy drinks fit perfectly.

     • Selection. In stores, you can find a drink to match your needs. Coffee drinks suit inveterate workaholics and students who instead of sleeping at night work mentally. Drinks that are rich in vitamins and carbohydrates, are more suitable for people who spend their leisure time in gyms. Energy drinks contain vitamins and glucose complexes.

     • Effectiveness. After drinking coffee, the effect is felt for 1-2 hours and energy drinks effect lasts 1.5-2 times  longer. In addition, almost all energy drinks are carbonated, which speeds up the onset of these impacts – this is another difference from the coffee.

     • Convenience. Because of comfortable pack of energy drinks, it is possible to carry them and use in the wide variety of places (nightclubs, car). This cannot be said about the coffee or tea.

Composition. The composition of most energy drinks is similar: they contain caffeine and taurine (in different quantities). Almost always energy drinks contain sugar, although some manufacturers produce sugar-free energy drinks. Sugar is widely used in energy drinks because it is a very quick source of energy. Other specific components of energy drinks are: glucuronolactone, B vitamins, guarana extract and others. The combinations of these ingredients are very important, because they provide taste for drink, their quantity and combination decide about the effect, its beginning and the end time.

Popularity. Energy drinks have appeared on the market recently, but a significant part of consumers managed to grow fond of them. Due to their properties, these drinks are fully in line with with the rhythm of contemporary life. Their popularity is growing at a rapid pace and it is predicted that it will continue. In particular, these beverages have been loved by youth. European studies have shown that they buy as much as 68 percent of all energy drinks. In addition, up to 12 percent of young people drink them constantly and abundantly – on average seven litres per month. Mobile, less sleeping, always rushing somewhere, more and more information assimilating young people are increasingly choosing not traditional coffee but energy drinks. Naturally, it is simple and effective. According to National Food and Veterinary Risk Assessment Institute (NFVRAI) data on the European Union market there are more than 50 different names of energy drinks.