When it comes to most energy drinks, the reason they are able to provide a bit of pep in your step is due to the high amount of caffeine they contain, with sugar adding to the pick-me-up in a limited fashion. However, a caffeine rush usually lacks staying power and can often lead to other problems like an increase in blood pressure, irritability and insomnia, among others.
One of the problems with the energy drink craze among today's youth is the tendency to mix it with alcohol. Since the high caffeine levels can cause a person to not "feel" too intoxicated (even though they are), and can lead to overdrinking and other alcohol-related medical issues.
I'm not saying that you should stop drinking energy drinks (or in the case of this site, the energy shots), but by simply using other natural methods to increase your energy, like getting more sleep, eating healthier foods, staying physically active, etc..., you'll find that you have more energy as a base, which will allow you to use the energy boost beverages