Why Mixing Alcohol And Caffeine Is So Bad

By Brian Lemay No comments

Alcohol and energy drinks are a match made
in HELL! Hey guys, Tara here for Dnews – and if you’re
someone over the age of 21, who frequents dance clubs – then chances are, you’ve probably
combined alcohol and energy drinks at least once in your life. It makes sense, right?
You’re tired, and you have no energy – but you still wanna party. Well, stop doing that – cause according to
science, it’s bad for your health. The rate of emergency rooms visits involving energy
drinks has doubled between 2007 and 2011, prompting the FDA to ban most pre-mixed alcoholic
energy drinks. Unfortunately, that ban doesn’t extend to bars – who still happily serve customers
all kinds of alcoholic energy drink concoctions. A 2012 study found that people who combine
energy drinks with alcohol were 600% more likely to suffer from heart palpitations,
and 400% more likely to suffer from tremors, irritability, and insomnia – than people who
drink alcohol alone. But heart problems aren’t the only side effect of doing this. There
are also psychological effects that explain why this combination is so bad for your body. Numerous studies have shown that mixing energy
drinks and alcohol not only increases your likelihood of being in an accident, it also
impairs your judgment in two key ways: by making you think you’re less drunk than
you actually are, and by making you crave alcohol more strongly. A series of experiments published in 2012,
found that people who consumed alcoholic energy drinks rated their own intoxication as being
lower – than people who had identical blood alcohol levels, but with no energy drinks. Other studies have also shown that people
who have alcoholic energy drinks, tend to consume more alcohol and drink for longer
– partly because the caffeine buzz, which can last for up to 6 hours – eliminates those
feelings of tiredness that usually cause someone to stop drinking. Even sodas, which contain significantly less
caffeine than energy drinks – have been shown to heighten intoxication. And in fact, diet
sodas – will get you drunk even faster, because there’s no sucrose there to slow down the
gastric emptying of alcohol. So the next time you’re at the club and
decide you need to perk up – just don’t. The added energy just isn’t worth it. What are you thoughts on this? Do you frequently
mix energy drinks with alcohol? and how does doing so, make you feel? Feel free to share
your experiences with us in the comments down below – otherwise, thanks for watching!

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