Despite people safely consuming caffeine for centuries, misinformation in the news about this ingredient is all too common.

Some scientists even believe that we can track the earliest consumption of caffeine back to the second century BC.  Because caffeine has been around for a long time, it should come as no surprise that it is also one of the most studied ingredients – and its safety has been proven time and time again.

Despite some reports out there that caffeine consumption has increased in teens over the years, according to Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, caffeine consumption among children and adolescents here in the United States hasn’t changed over the last decade.

When it comes to our products, many soft drinks and energy drinks contain just a fraction of caffeine as an equivalent size coffeehouse coffee. And if you ever have questions about how much caffeine is in the beverages you choose, our member companies label the caffeine content on their products. Like everything else, it’s all about moderation.

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