This study was carried out to ascertain the
effect of energy drink and mixture of energy drink with
different brands of alcohol on some biochemical
parameters. Sixteen (16) male albino rats weighing 120-
160g were divided into four (4) groups. The groups were
divided thus: Group 1: Control- feed and water ad
libitum, Group 2: 3.75ml/kg Bullet Energy drink only,
Group 3: 3.75ml/kg Bullet energy drink + 1ml/kg of
41% alcohol dry gin and Group 4: 3.75ml/kg Bullet
energy drink + 1ml/kg of 5.1% alcoholic beer. The
experiment lasted for 28 days after which the animals
were fasted for 12 hours before they were sacrificed and
their blood collected for biochemical analyses. There
was a significant increase in body weight of animals in
group 2-4 and also the glucose concentration was
elevated. The result presented in table 2 showed that
there is a statistically significant difference (p<0.05) in
the level of ALT and ALP in treatment groups when
compared to the control group (1). Also, elevated level
of cholesterol and triglycerides were also observed.
From this data, we may conclude that there are high
risk of constantly taking energy drink alone or in
combination with alcohol.
Keywords : Energy Drink, Alcohol, Body Weight, Glucose, Liver Enzymes, Lipid Profile.