The Consumption of Energy Drink among College Students

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The Consumption of Energy Drink among College Students

Monique Iluonokhalumhe

Montclair State University

Energy Drink Consumption and College Students

TheEnergy drinks energy drink and other products are used by many people especially those who work more than 8 hours a day and those that are forced to work through the night to keep them alive. College The college students have also adapted their behavior to keep them awake when they are working as well as in other activities such as training and sports (Kayantaş &1 Yilmaz, 2018). The problem with the behavior is that it has some health-related problems especially when they used for a long time (Kim & Anagondahalli, 2017). According to research, male college students are the highest consumer of energy drinks while women are the least users (Gallucci et al. 2017). The male mostly uses the energy drink mixed with alcohol to stimulate the partying mood. Other students use the energy drink to help them conquer sleep especially when they are studying (David et al. 2013). Therefore, all the group of students in colleges uses energy drink in one way or the other.

However, the use of energy drink by many students in colleges is not excessive, but the negative effect starts when the drink is mixed with alcohol or used during exercise. According to the survey, many students do not understand that consumption of energy drink has an adverse effect on their young life (Goţia & Gurban, 2013). Therefore, the first step in eliminating the problem should be to educate the student about the energy drink by conducting campaigns which they can participate in like a concert. Caffeine, on the other hand, is the most used stimulant especially in the morning by consuming coffee. More than 70% of college student consume coffee as the main beverage (Poulos & Pasch, 2015). The problem with the consumption of energy drink is that the students who adopt the behavior eventually overdo it which becomes a problem.

The consumption of energy drink vary depending on the activities of the college students. Research has been conducted to determine the population of students that are affected most by the problem of energy drink consumption. Another factor which is used to ensure data, in this case, is the prescriptions. For many years students are prescribed energy-related products to increase their body mechanism (Kayantaş &1 Yilmaz, 2018). The prescriptions become a problem where the college students misuse them. For example, if a college student has a friend who uses prescribed to such conditions they also are tempted to use the product to get hyped. Most of the male students who consume a lot of energy do it for athletic activities or sexual activities (Kim & Anagondahalli, 2017). Therefore, one of the adverse effects of overconsumption energy drinks is unwanted sexual behavior among college students.

The second effect of high consumption of energy drink is lack of sleep. When student party the whole semester and exams time come they sleep out late trying to catch up with the syllabus. Such situations can lead to over-consumption of energy drinks to keep them awake through the night. When students do not sleep, they get fatigue which makes it difficult to participate in class activities (Arriaa et al. 2017). The effect of not being active in class leads to poor performance. The lifestyle on campus is also a contributing factor to high consumption of energy drinks in colleges. For example, in college, the students are always in a hurry to move from one place to another. Many of them do not have a good eating habit where only a few of them eat their meals in a day (Goţia & Gurban, 2013). They go to a fast food stall and gets coffee and a snack for any meal. The eating habits have made the college students to consume a lot of coffee. Comment by Kyle Dodd: You do a good job going through each article and explaining them. Remember to add another paragraph or two for the final and then at the end of the intro should be a paragraph about your hypothesis and why it makes sense (based upon everything you just wrote) to conduct an experiment based on that hypothesis


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