Well I could really care less about dependency at this point, and anything is better than where I used to be. That said, though, I really do not having the things that boost you up really quickly and then bring you down just as hard, and this is really my experience with most energy drinks. I stick to coffee for my little boost, but sometimes that can be the same thing. I think exercise is the best option, but who has the time.energy drinks have a high glycaemic index. They give a temporary rush of energy during the spike defore tapering leaving one with a sense of fatigue and hunger. I think they should be taken during the resting period in between workout routines. They are also packed with stimulants like caffeine which might lead to addiction and dependency.
I think taking energy drinks can be rather addictive. At one time, I was drinking something called Energy Plus 100 on a daily basis. It's advertised as an isotonic drink for sportsmen. When I first came upon it, it made me think of the water which is used to top up car batteries. Then, one day, while I was not feeling too up to par, my daughter bought one bottle for me. It tasted good. I felt good after drinking it. After that I looked for it whenever I needed a drink. After some time, I told myself that I was getting hooked to it. So I stopped. I haven't drunk any for months now. My energy level is still high. Well, as high as can be expected for an old man.
I don't know if they provide energy but drinking too many of them can cause heart irregularities. One thing though they do seem to be very high in vitamins. That itself seems like it would make it worthwhile to drink them. I had one the other day but that was simply because it was free. I would not have purchased any.