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e–ISSN: 2408–5162; p–ISSN: 2048–5170


Pages: 822-826
C. Millam, P. M. Dass, T. Hanatu and J. Dauda

keywords: Chemical composition, minerals, energy drinks, physicochemical parameters


This study was carried out to determine the contribution of eight commonly consumed energy drinks to energy intake of youths in Yola and the associated health risk factors. Eight brands of non-alcoholic energy drinks were analyzed for some physicochemical properties (pH, turbidity, conductivity and total dissolved Solids), essential and heavy metals contents. The results of physicochemical properties ranged between 2.89±0.00 to 3.14±0.00, 3.12±1.44 to 1024±2.82, 156±0.70 to 834.75±8.83 and 0.14±110 for pH, conductivity, total dissolve solid, and turbidity, respectively. pH of the energy drinks were within the acidic range but conductivity, total dissolved solid and turbidity were within the recommended limit set by world health organization for energy drinks. Heavy metals determine in energy drinks were copper, iron, manganese, lead and zinc. The result reveals that the concentration of zinc, iron, copper, manganese and lead were within the recommended permissible limit set by world health organization, food and agricultural organization, standard organization of Nigeria etc. The essential elements determined in energy drinks were calcium and potassium. The result reveal that the calcium concentration was low compared to the standard set by food and agricultural organization while the concentration of potassium in sample last shoot was high, about 937.00 mg/L which are higher than the recommended limit.


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