Buzzed:A Caffeinated Experiment

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  • Both the FDA and the AMA to consider 300 milligrams the maximum daily dose of caffeine.
  • Focus Test: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/06/07/technology/20100607-distraction-filtering-demo.html

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  • 1. BUZZED:A CAFFEINATED EXPERIMENTTeam CaffeineAleena JacksonDaniela LinKristin Baker
  • 2. PURPOSE (WHY?) To test how caffeine affects consumers by having them ingest energy drinks.Basically, we want to see ifthe energy drinks live up tothe expectations promised to the consumers.
  • 3. BACKGROUND INFO Caffeine is one of the most popular drugs in the world. The average American ingests 4 gallons of energy drinks a year. Over eighty-five percent of Americans overuse doses of caffeine every day.
  • 4. BACKGROUND INFO Caffeine can be both helpful and harmful to the human body, depending on how much is ingested.
  • 5. BACKROUND INFORMATION Most energy drinks contain between 70 and 200 milligrams of caffeine. Common drinks, such as Monster Energy, RockStar Energy, and Red Bull, have around 160 milligrams.
  • 6. QUESTION Do major energy drinks actually increase overall performance and, if so, which drink is the most effective?
  • 7. HYPOTHESIS If the effects of Red Bull, Monster, and Rockstar energy drinks onthe performance of thirteen-year-old students are compared to students without the beverages, then…
  • 8. HYPOTHESIS …students consuming the energy drinks, especially Red Bull, will have a significantly greater performance than students without the drinks, and students drinking Monster or Rockstar.
  • 9. MATERIALS (1) Focus Test (1) Laptop or computer with Internet (1) Performance Test: 30-Meter Run (5) 16 oz cans of Red Bull Energy Drink (5) 16 oz cans of Monster Energy Drink (5) 16 oz cans of Rockstar Energy Drink
  • 10. MATERIALS - (10) Test Subjects[5 male, 5 female, age 13] - (40) 8 oz foam cups - (1) Stopwatch
  • 11. PROCEDURES Have each of the test subjectstake the Focus Test. Record theirpercentage of the 6 Distractionrating.
  • 12. PROCEDURES Have each of the test subjectsrun 30 meters. Record the time(in seconds) it takes for eachof them to complete the run.
  • 13. PROCEDURES Pour 8 oz of Red BullEnergy Drink into eachof ten foam cups. Haveeach test subject drinkone full cup.
  • 14. PROCEDURES Repeat Steps 1-3. Wait 24 hours before moving on to step 5.
  • 15. PROCEDURES Pour 8 oz of Monster Energy Drink into each of ten foam cups. Have each test subject drink one full cup.
  • 16. PROCEDURES Repeat Steps 1-3. Wait 24 hours before moving on to step 7.
  • 17. PROCEDURES Pour 8 oz of Rockstar Energy Drink into each of ten foam cups. Have each test subject drink one full cup. Repeat steps 1-3.
  • 18. OBSERVATIONS- At the beginning of the testing, the test subjects seemed tired and unenthusiastic.- Students seemed more excited by having the drinks than by actually drinking them.
  • 19. OBSERVATIONS -A few test subjects claimed to have been nauseous with bad vision after drinking their energy drink.-The student’s results for the second test were extremely close to one another.
  • 20. OBSERVATIONS The students drinking Rockstar had higher scores on the focus test. Students drinking energy drinks did better on the focus test than those without.
  • 21. DATA
  • 22. DATA
  • 23. CONCLUSIONThe caffeine in the energy drinksonly affected the mental performanceof the test participants, and did impact their physical performance.The hypothesis was not supported bythe data.
  • 24. BIBLIOGRAPHY Furgang, Adam. Carbonated Beverages: The Incredibly Disgusting Story. New York: Rosen Central, 2011. Print. . Energy Fiend. Caffeine Database and Site. Web. 17 Jan 2013. <http://www.energyfiend.com/ >. Brain, Marshall, Charles W. Bryant and Matt Cunningham. How Caffeine Works. 01 April 2000. HowStuffWorks.com. <http://www.howstuffworks.com/caffeine.htm> 17 January 2013
  • 25. BIBLIOGRAPHY Tythan, Lily J.. "Recommended Caffeine Dosage." Livestrong.com:The Limitless Potential of You. Demand Media, 07 Aug 2011. Web. 17 Jan 2013. . "Red Bull Energy Drink." Red Bull USA. Red Bull,Inc. Web. 17 Jan 2013. <http://www.redbullusa.com/cs/Satellite/en_US/0012429 89766321>. Owen , Daniel, and Alex Lopez-Ortiz. Coffee and Caffeine FAQ. N.p., 15 Jan 2006. Web. 18 Jan 2013. <8)http://coffeefaq.com/site/node/25 >.
  • 26. BIBLIOGRAPHY . Wings When You Need Them. Red Bull GmbH. Web. 18 Jan 2013. http://energydrink.redbull.com/products/red-bull-energy- drink . Minerd, Jeff. "High Caffeine Pop from Energy Drinks Revealed." medpage Today. N.p., 15 Mar 2006. Web. 18 Jan 2013.<http://www.medpagetoday.com/PrimaryCare/Diet Nutrition/2865>. . "Caffeine: How much is too much?." Mayo Clinic. N.p.. Web. 18 Jan 2013. <http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/caffeine/NU00600> N.d. n.p. Web. 13 Feb 2013. <http://www.outofhoursadmin.ie/page/9/?author=0>. N.d. n.p. Web. 13 Feb 2013. <http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/11/15/1194451/en ergy-drinks-dangerous/?mobile=nc>.