Caffeine in Energy Drinks
We all know now that in most cases, caffeine is good for you in moderation. The energy drink business earns a whopping $9 billion year. Now, a probe is going on to determine if the companies are making false claims regarding their exotic ingredients. Drinks like Rockstar and Red Bull use guarana to add caffeine to a drink in addition to other sources of caffeine. Why is this important? Because it violate the law to have multiple sources of caffeine in a single can without disclosing the amount of caffeine. Monster and Red Bull have already been subpoena by the state of New York. Neither drink, nor do others, state the amounts of caffeine in the can.
Scientists will tell you that a person can safely drink up to 400 mg of caffeine per day, over that heart problems could occur. But, what exactly is 400 mg?
A typical coffee mug has 80-100 mg of caffeine, about the same as a can of Pepsi Max. A regular can of Pepsi has about 50 mg. Your Monster drink that costs around $2, has 160 mg, as does the AMP energy drink. The small 5-hour energy bottle of a few ounces has the most, 207 mg.