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A multitude of Red Bull flavors, as well as a dozen other energy drinks, are available to consumers looking to get an extra kick of energy. Each can of Red Bull has less caffeine than a cup of coffee, but also contains a significant amount of sugar content and a blend of taurine and glucuronolactone. Competitors have wildly varying caffeine and sugar contents. (RYAN ABELLA/Miner)

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Getting amped up? There is some risk involved with energy drinks

It's 2:30 in the afternoon. Your morning coffee wore off hours ago, and the dreaded afternoon slump is looming. You're losing focus. Yawning. A pick-me-up is exactly what you need to break through that wall.