Stimulating drinks

Stimulant drinks : Stimulant drinks are a set of drinks that have a stimulating effect on our body , either by their very nature, such as coffee , or some tea from a plant that performs this function in our body or by a mixture of substances that generate this stimulus in our body .


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  • 1 Caffeine content
  • 2 Caffeine equivalence
  • 3 Stimulating drink, but with risks
  • 4 Possible risks of combining them with alcohol
  • 5 types
  • 6 Natural components
    • 1 Tea, a stimulating drink
  • 7 Artificial components
  • 8 Sources

Caffeine content

In the label it does not say that the consumption associated with alcohol is harmful to health. A can of stimulant drink contains 32 milligrams of caffeine for every 100 milliliters. That is, the content of every 250mg can has 80 milligrams of caffeine.

Caffeine equivalence

Caffeine produces toxic effects from 240 mg

Tea cup 125 milliliters 50 milligrams of caffeine


Tea cup 125 milliliters 95 to 125 milligrams of caffeine

Stimulating drink, but with risks

  • Carbohydrates
  • Minerals
  • Caffeine
  • TaurineIt is an essential amino acid that facilitates the absorption of fatty acids for energy.
  • GuaranaIts essential component is guaranine, chemically identical to caffeine.

It also contains theophylline and theobromine, with an exciting effect similar to that of caffeine.

Possible risks of combining them with alcohol

  • Insomnia
  • Tachycardia
  • Mild or severe arrhythmias
  • Sudden death
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Muscle injuries
  • Acidity
  • Cramps


There is an endless number of drinks today that can be stimulating, since many have been in charge of marketing them. From our traditional coffee , through various brands of energy drinks and reaching other natural ones such as Ginseng tea, they are stimulant-type drinks.

CAFFEINE: it is the best known psychoactive substance in the world, it is found in coffee, mate, tea and cocoa. It is a non- nutritive component and has been consumed by man for thousands of years. It belongs to the group of methylxanthines, along with theophylline and theobromine.

HERB EXTRACTS: Guarana extract is used in several of these drinks, its active ingredient being caffeine, which makes it a stimulant for the central nervous system. Another extract used in these drinks is ginseng: in this case the substances present are different from caffeine, they correspond to the group of saponins and would have an effect on the body’s adaptation to the effects of stress, diseases and fatigue.

Natural components

Tea , a stimulating drink

Generally, most plants that contain caffeine are plants used as stimulants. For example, tea , guarana , mate , all high in caffeine .

But there are also other plants that do not include caffeine, which when processed as drinks or infusions are stimulants of our body. Examples of this are:

Rosemary : it exerts a pleasant tonic and stimulating action on the nervous system and also on the circulatory system and the heart.

The Mint : rich in menthol, has an aroma that acts on the nervous system stimulating.

Rosa Canina : Rich in vitamin C , so that it exceeds 50 times the amount of an orange , which when consumed generates an energizing effect on our body helping to combat free radicals.

And others that thus increase the energy of our body, some must be managed with care because they generate states of nervousness.

Artificial components

These include those derived from artificial products or mixtures of them with natural products, such as Ginseng or caffeine, or other types of substances, such as in so-called energy drinks.


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