Foods Adding "Energizing" Ingredients by Toby Amidor in Food News, January 13, 2009
Every so often you may go looking for a boost. Sometimes you turn to a cup of coffee or a brisk walk, but you may be tempted to reach for an extra stimulant.
The market is laden with energy drinks such as Venom, Cocaine and WhoopAss. These beverages contain high amounts of caffeine, amino acids and dangerous amounts of legal (yet non FDA-regulated) stimulants such as guarana and ginseng. Although these supplements claim to be “energy enhancers,” there is limited evidence that energy drinks increase mental and physical performance.