Special Issue "Energy Drinks"
A special issue of Beverages (ISSN 2306-5710).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2015).
Interests: exercise performance; sports nutrition; exercise physiology; anti-doping; genetics
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Despite their relative novelty—most popular energy drinks were commercially launched around 1990—energy drinks have become one of the most consumed beverages worldwide. In fact, the energy drinks market has increased by 5000% since 2000, and today, it generates over $9 billion in sales. The massive use of these beverages requires exceptional scientific attention to determine the accuracy of the purported benefits associated to these drinks. Among the main ingredients of energy drinks, caffeine is considered the most active constituent and thus, previous findings related to the ingestion of caffeine/caffeinated products can be extrapolated to energy drinks consumption. However, the combination of caffeine with other substances present in energy drinks, such as taurine and vitamins, requires further investigation to determine the differences between caffeine from caffeinated energy drinks. On the other hand, several scientific reports have indicated that energy drinks consumption might be accompanied by several negative side effects, including insomnia, nervousness, gastric irritation, and hypertension. Although these effects are sometimes related to the consumption of high doses of energy drinks, it is necessary to have more objective information, so as to elucidate the prevalence of side effects when energy drinks are consumed at “social” doses.
Prof. Dr. Juan Del Coso Garrigós
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- Energy drinks
- amino acids
- sports nutrition
- physical performance
- endurance capacity