caffeine-addiction.jpg Most people reach for a cup of coffee to deal with the stress of daily life while others guzzle down hyped up energy drinks. Some people even pop a pill or to to keep awake to fit in everything into their busy schedules. And, this is true even for school children in the US. This is a disturbing trend that has got doctors worried about the health of the nation.

Caffeine addiction
a. It reduces fights fatigue, brightens mood and stimulates the senses.
b. It reduces the sensation of pain.
c. It helps a person to keep awake.
d. It leads to the release of adrenaline in the body and enhances performance.
e. It also reduces the risk of Parkinson's disease and helps fight migraines.
f. It reduces the risk of colon cancer, gallstones, diabetes and liver cancer.
g. It may reduce the chances of a woman to get pregnant and increases the risk of miscarriage or low-birth-weight baby.

Risks
a. It can lead to increased pulse rate and rapid heartbeat.
b. It can induce nausea.
c. Symptoms of respiratory distress are also not unknown.
d. It can lead to anxiety attacks.
e. At times, it can be fatal.

A few high-octane energy drinks available in the market
a. Monster
b. Rock Star energy drinks
c. Redline RTD energy
d. Cocaine Energy Drink, Redux Beverages LLC of Las Vegas.
e. Spike Shooter
f. Redline RTD

Caffeine content of a few drinks
Full Throttle energy drink (141 mg per 16 ounces)
Enviga sparkling green tea (100 mg in 12 ounces)
Coke (34 mg)

Prescription stimulants
a. Ritalin
b. Concerta
c. Adderall

Disadvantages
a. Prescription stimulants can be highly addictive.
b. It leads to confusion and convulsions