International Society of Sports Nutrition Position Stand: Energy Drinks
Campbell B, Wilborn C, Bounty P, Taylor L, Nelson MT, Greenwood M, Ziegenfuss TN, Lopez HL, Hoffman JR, Stout JR, Schmitz S, Collins R, Kalman DS, Antonio J, Kreider RB. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2013 Jan 3;10(1):1.
The International Society of Sports Nutrition released a position statement regarding energy drinks in sports. The purpose of this statement was to “critically evaluate the scientific literature and make recommendations in regards to the role that ED [energy drinks] and/or ES [energy shots] may have on exercise performance and energy expenditure/metabolism. Additionally, we will discuss safety considerations in regards to the use of ED and/or ES.” The statement ends with 9 conclusions and recommendations but also offers a comprehensive review on the topic; including ergogenic/performance considerations, influence of taking these drinks prior to physical activity, role in weight loss, and safety considerations.