This can certainly be the case when it comes to energy drinks. To help clear up some misconceptions surrounding these drinks we wanted to share the facts:

  1. Energy drinks have been sold and safely consumed for several decades and are available in more than 170 countries.
  2. A typical 16-oz energy drink contains 160 mg of caffeine. That’s about half the caffeine of a similar-sized cup of coffeehouse coffee, which typically has about 330 mg caffeine per 16-oz.  - or approximately 20 mg of caffeine per ounce.
  3. American Beverage Association member companies – which represent 95 percent of the energy drinks sold in the U.S. -- go above and beyond mandatory requirements by complying with the ABA Guidance for the Responsible Labeling and Marketing of Energy Drinks.
  4. Caffeine is caffeine, regardless of the source. Whether naturally occurring in coffee, tea or chocolate, or added to beverages like soda and energy drinks, it’s the same ingredient.
  5. Energy drink labels contain a wealth of information for consumers. Leading energy drinks voluntarily disclose the total quantity of caffeine – from all sources – on a per can/bottle basis.  

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