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Here’s What Really Happens to Your Body When You Use Energy Drinks

Taste of Home Logo By Reader's Digest Editors of Taste of Home | Slide 1 of 6: In spite of the known dangers of energy drinks, the market for them is booming. In 2016, revealed that more energy drink products were launched globally in 2015 than in any year since 2008, with the number growing 29 percent between 2010 and 2015. In 2015, an incredible 8.8 billion liters were sold across the world, with the U.S. taking the largest slice of that market with volume sales of 3.3 billion liters. This is great news for energy drink manufacturers, but what are consumers really getting when they buy these drinks? We asked experts to reveal exactly what their ingredients do to our bodies. (By the way, here are a few —without energy drinks.)

Are energy drinks safe?

In spite of the known dangers of energy drinks, the market for them is booming. In 2016, revealed that more energy drink products were launched globally in 2015 than in any year since 2008, with the number growing 29 percent between 2010 and 2015. In 2015, an incredible 8.8 billion liters were sold across the world, with the U.S. taking the largest slice of that market with volume sales of 3.3 billion liters. This is great news for energy drink manufacturers, but what are consumers really getting when they buy these drinks? We asked experts to reveal exactly what their ingredients do to our bodies. (By the way, here are a few —without energy drinks.)
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