17 May '12, 4pm

Are energy drinks safe?

Are energy drinks safe?

A standard cup of coffee has about 100 milligrams of caffeine, a cup of tea 50 milligrams and a can of cola 35-55 milligrams. Energy drinks usually have more. A single serving of an energy drink can have anywhere from 50 to 500 milligrams of caffeine. And the addition of guarana (a South American plant extract that contains additional caffeine) ups the caffeine dose even more. Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the amount of caffeine in soft drinks (maximum of 71 milligrams per 12–ounce serving), there is no such limit for energy drinks.

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