Energy Drinks, Caffeine, and Athletes
Sources: Nutrition Today
Specialties: School Nurse
Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Published: Mar/Apr 2014
ANCC 2.0 CH
Purpose of Activity:To provide information about the safety concerns of energy drinks and caffeine on sports performance, as well as guidelines for use in collegiate athletes.
Learning Objectives:After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:
- Identify the frequency, variety, ingredients, rationale, and amount of caffeine and energy drink use for collegiate athletes.
- Recognize the health concerns of caffeine and energy drinks on college athletic sports performance and recommended guidelines for use.
The author has declared that she is on the speaker's bureau of Gatorade Sports Science Institute.This article has been reviewed, and all potential or actual conflicts have been resolved. The planners have disclosed no financial relationships with this article.