If you are one of the millions of people who take energy drinks for a quick boost of energy, listen up: these products have severe effects on the human brain.
This fact was highlighted by the story of Austin, whose brain sustained severe damage after consuming energy drinks to work overtime for his growing family. Unfortunately, his new habit caused brain hemorrhage so severe, he had to undergo several surgeries, suffering brain swelling and seizures throughout the ordeal.
While Austin survived the surgeries, a large part of his brain was damaged and he had to undergo long hours of speech and physical therapy.
It’s highly unfortunate that an experience such as this that happened to Brianna, but it will now be used as an example to showcase to the world: the harmful effects that energy drinks have on our whole body. I urge all readers to take into consideration, more so than ever, what happens to your body and potentially your family when you continue to choose to neglect your body.
Most people who live in western society are expected to, and often times have no choice but to work Monday-Friday 9-5, just to make ends meet in order to support their families. Humans have been finding difficulty meeting the demands that their workplace expects from them. Long commutes to work usually make a person feel tired, depressed, and even anxious, and with mental illness on the rise, it’s truly no surprise that people resort to external substances to keep them alert and on the go.
These substances can come in many forms like coffee or energy drinks, for example. A study by the World Health Organization has warned children and teenagers who drink sugar and caffeine-laden energy drinks are at risk of ‘potentially harmful adverse and developmental effects’ – especially daily.
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