1. When we say that something gives us “energy,” what does that mean? What is a biological definition of energy?
When we say that something gives us “energy” it means that, that drink gave us power to get up and do things. It energizes us so we can accomplish something. The biological definition of energy is the strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity.
2. What is the physiological role of each of the molecules in your table?
The role of each of the molecules in my table is to
1. Which ingredients provide energy? How do they do that?
Caffeine, sugars and many more provide energy by stimulating the central nervous system giving the body a sense of alertness. It can raise heart rate and blood pressure while dehydrating the body.
2. Which ingredients contribute to body repair, I.e., which help build or rebuild muscle tissue?
Glucose (sugar) to provide energy quickly to the muscles. Because sugar is short-lasting, the resulting energy burst is also short-lasting. Ingredients with protein repairs, and Folic Acid, since it helps with DNA synthesis which makes protein. In our case the amino acid group help build muscle tissue in the drink Nos.
3. In what ways might the one that does not have a metabolic energy source provide the perception of increased energy after consumption?
The main purpose of an energy drink is to increase stamina and physical performance. With the consumption of caffeine the person will increase performance.
4. How are the ingredients in these drinks helpful to someone expending a lot energy a runner?
I believe the ingredients in these drinks are not helpful to someone expending a lot of energy because it’s not healthy and the energy that’s given off these energy drinks do not last long. Therefore it’s unreasonable to drink energy drink when you can drink water and maybe Gatorade or Powerade.
5. Does your analysis substantiate the claim that this is an “energy drink”? If so, what