Caffeine is one of the stimulants used around the world with disagreements on who should be using it as it is one of the main ingredients of energy drinks. Whenever people consume such energy drinks to keep alerting they forget to consider the other caffeinated foods that they had already ingested as tea and sodas. Studies have shown that caffeine has adverse side effects on kids making them anxious, sleepless and bedwetting. The substance may also lead to seriously accelerated heart beats, irritability, excitability, restlessness, concentration lapses, dizziness, headaches, abdominal pain and dehydration (The Editor).
Using the Google search engine on typing of every word that is energy, drink, controversies, there was a number of options that popped up. As the most important information that was to be retrieved over the net had been jotted down, the pop ups were scrolled through in order to determine the most appropriate for the topic. A number of topics from different websites and editor which amounted to over one million came up, this site seemed to contain all the information that had been noted as important.
There has been a rise on the use energy drinks with glucose by high school and college students in the last decade. Laboratory test was then conducted to determine the effects of such drinks on the cognitive functionality of the humans. It was noted that the energy drinks reduced the reactions time on tasks that were controlled by the human behaviors, they also lead to the increased mental fatigue and over stimulation when used in large doses but worked to correct such states when well administered or used in small doses (A., A and Howard).
Using the Google scholarly one had to type the whole title “energy drink controversy” in order to view the websites that talked about the subject on a more professional manner. The scholarly search engine did not give too many results that could lead to uncertainties when deciding on which site to consider during the writing of the topic.
As energy drink becomes more popular, the researchers have been looking into the effects of caffeine for decades. There were reports linking monster energy drinks to the deaths of young kids due to such conditions as heart arrhythmia. The caffeine is seen to have so many side effects such as heart palpitations, insomnia and headaches, though the researchers have noted that it is unusual for a healthy person to suffer from such conditions when the right amount is used (Team).
Deeper web powered by Google was the other search engine used on the research of the project, it was easier to use with even fewer websites talking on the topic. The topic to research on was typed in the search tool, and the results picked on depending on their sources. Using all the three search engines it was realized that caffeine has side effects when not properly used.
A., Cecile, et al. Acute effects of a glucose energy drink on behavioral control. 23 July 2012. http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/pha/18/6/553/. 6 June 2014.
Team, The Healthline Editorial. Deaths Linked to Monster Energy Just the Latest Caffeine Controversy. 23 October 2012. http://www.healthline.com/health-blogs/study-roundup/deaths-linked-monster-energy-drink-latest-caffeine-controversy-102312. 6 June 2014.
The Editor. The Caffeine Controversy. 9th January 2013. http://www.edrinks.net/energy-drinks/caffeine-controversy.aspx. 6th June 2014.