Energy drinks are consumed by 30% to 50% of adolescents and young adults.
Given the high caffeine content in the energy drinks, nervousness and feeling jittery are common side effects. The symptoms consist of sweating, tremor, nausea, and racing thoughts.
Caffeine may also harm a child’s developing cardiovascular and nervous systems. One serving, depending on the brand, can contain between 35-300mg of caffeine, with safe limit recommendations being 100mg for children between 12-18 and 400mg for adults.