There’s a lot of misinformation out there about caffeine, so it’s important that you get the facts straight. First, caffeine is a safe ingredient and is one of the most comprehensively studied ingredients in the food supply. It is safely consumed every day, in a wide variety of foods and beverages. And it has been consumed by billions of people around the world for hundreds of years.
You also may have heard or read that today’s teenagers are consuming a lot more caffeine than ever before – simply not the case. In fact, a report on caffeine consumption among the U.S. population commissioned by FDA in 2009, and then updated in 2010 and again in 2012, indicated that teens and young adults ages 14 to 21 years consume, on average, approximately one-third the amount of caffeine as people over 21 – about 100 milligrams per day. And most of their caffeine consumption is from beverages other than energy drinks. You know what else? This report also showed that the average amount of caffeine consumed has remained constant.
So next time you hear some “hype” about caffeine – don’t believe it. Find the facts on caffeine and other ingredients by checking out LetsClearItUp.org.