Billions of people around the world safely consume caffeine, yet there are many myths surrounding caffeinated beverages that may have you questioning their safety. Here are 3 FACTS about caffeine:
1. Moderate caffeine consumption is typically in the range of 300-400 milligrams per day (mg/day), which is the equivalent of about three to four 8-ounce cups of homebrewed coffee and two to three 8-ounce cups of coffeehouse coffee.
2. A can of soda typically has 35-40 mg of caffeine, while a typical energy drink has 90-160 mg.
3. According to the FDA, the European Food Safety Authority, and Health Canada, caffeine consumption of up to 400 mg daily is not associated with adverse health effects in the general healthy population of adults.
According to the International Food Information Council Foundation, "Caffeine's safety is supported by its long history of consumption and extensive studies on its safety." So, next time you want an energy boost from your favorite caffeinated beverage, know that you can do so with peace of mind. To get more facts on caffeine, click here.