Energy drinks can contain a variety of vitamins which have a beneficial effect on the human body. B-group vitamins like niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 are commonly added to energy drinks. They contribute to the normal energy-yielding metabolism and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Further, pantothenic acid contributes to mental performance. These functional properties have been confirmed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) – which is the risk assessment body for food safety in the European Union.
Most energy drinks are fortified with synthetically produced vitamins. The actual vitamin levels of energy drinks are labelled in the nutrition facts section found on the back of each can