Energy drinks such as Red Bull and Monster are the hottest-selling component of the beverage industry, but medical experts are sounding the alarm about the possible health hazards they pose. A can of Monster has about 52 grams of sugar in it. A teaspoon of sugarweighs about 4 grams. So a can of Monster has about 13 teaspoons of sugar. Ew! Meanwhile, 1 can of Rockstar energy drink has the sugar equivalent to six Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnuts, according to Men’s Health magazine’s Eat This Not That.
Energy drinks typically include artificial sweeteners and bad for you ingredients like "high-fructose corn syrup" and "ascorbic acid." Yet, according to the Beverage Marketing Corporation, the average American drank 1.2 gallons of energy beverages in 2010.
Volo Energy, meanwhile, is all-natural and contains a unique blend of caffeine, green tea and ginger extracts, blended with 17 fruits, no-artificial flavors and no-sugar! Thus, no harmful chemicals either. Better yet, there is only 5 calories per Volo Energy stickpack.
Consumer Reports researched this topic as well and found caffeine levels per serving of energy shots and energy drinks ranged from about 6 milligrams to 242 milligrams per serving—and some containers have more than one serving. The highest level was in 5-hour Energy Extra Strength. By comparison, an 8-ounce cup of coffee has about 100 milligrams; a 16-ounce Starbucks Grande, 330 milligrams. However, too much caffeine can cause nervousness, trouble sleeping, nausea, vomiting, rapid heartbeats, and higher blood pressure according to WebMD.