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The Bookshelf → Moderating Caffeine Intake

Preview Points

  • Moderate caffeine consumption is generally not seen as harmful.
  • Moderate consumption has been suggested to be 300 mg., or the equivalent of three cups of coffee or tea. However, individuals may respond to caffeine differently.
  • Caffeine affects the central nervous system. It may cause some to feel more alert.
  • People may form caffeine dependencies.
  • Those with high blood pressure should consult their physicians about caffeine intake.

Contents

DRINK / MG. OF CAFFEINE

COFFEE

Coffee (5 oz. Decaf.) / 1-5 Coffee (5 oz. Instant) / 30-105 Coffee (5 oz. Brewed) / 40-180 Coffee (5 oz. Espresso) / 150-250

TEA

Tea (5 oz. Instant) / 25-50 Tea (5 oz. Brewed) / 20-110 Tea (12 oz. Iced) / 67-76

SOFT DRINKS (12 oz.)

Diet Pepsi / 36 Pepsi-Cola / 39 Dr. Pepper / 41 Coca-Cola / 46 Diet Coke / 46

Mountain Dew / 54 Jolt / 72

OTHER

Chocolate Milk (8 oz.) / 8 Hershey's chocolate bar / 9 Anacin tablet / 32 Excedrin tablet / 65 Red Bull (8.3 oz.) / 80 No-Doz / 100 Vivarin / 200

Concluding Points

  • Various drinks, candies and medicines have high dosages of caffeine. Users should be aware of the contents before intake.
  • Caffeine has different effects on people’s bodies.
  • Taken in moderate dosages and without other extant health issues, caffeine may generally be consumed without excessive health concerns.

References

The contents were provided courtesy of the Kansas State University Alcohol and other Drug Education Service.

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