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Energy Drinks vs. Sports Drinks, the Difference

Energy Drinks vs. Sports Drinks, the Difference

We are lured by advertisements of different energy drinks in the market. These ‘magic' drinks claim to enhance your workout and performance. Be it energy drinks or sports drinks, they are always associated with power and endurance. But, most of us fail to understand the difference between these two.

Energy Drinks:
They contain energy enhancing ingredients, primarily sugar and caffeine. And, these are non- alcoholic beverages. When you drink these, you need to be aware of its caffeine content. These drinks are not suitable for children and those with caffeine sensitivity. Caffeine, being diuretic is counterproductive for replacing body fluids lost during exercise. So, energy drinks usually leave you dehydrated! A person regularly using energy drinks may face caffeine withdrawal symptoms on sudden cessation .Such individuals may experience symptoms like headache, nervousness, lack of concentration and mood swings.