Well, maybe not.  Research warns against use by children and teens.  Energy drinks are big business, with more than annual sales expected to top the $9 billion mark this year.  Who's buying them?  Everyone!   And with average caffeine content equal to or exceeding a cup of coffee, the question can certainly be raised, should our children be consuming them?
According to a recent review of data published in Pediatrics, definitely NOT.  Although surveys show that 30-50 percent of teens and young adults drink energy beverages, the study, which analyzed scientific studies, government and media reports, and other data on energy drinks, concludes that the drinks "have no therapeutic benefit and many of the ingredients are understudied and not regulated". 
So, does your child consume energy drinks, and if so, how many on a daily basis?  And what about soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages?  Maybe it is time to find out. 

toyourhealth.com, June 2011