I’m going to skip the boring introduction of how society’s demand for efficacy brings about businesses for caffeinated drinks, and by extension, making caffeine the queen of “dietary supplements” yadayadayada.
And get to the meat of this post.
Whether Energy Drinks are hazardous to health, I think it’s important to at least know how much caffeine you are flooding your system with each time you take a swig at whatever it is you need in the morning to wake up or to keep yourself alert from the all nighter you just pulled — as either a reference, or to know which drinks to choose when you need a buzz (not recommended), OR which drinks not to touch when you want to go to sleep.
So here is a list of the caffeine content in 16 different drinks, taken from webmd:
- Mountain Dew: 54 mg per 12 oz. serving
- Dr. Pepper: 41 mg per 12-oz serving
- Pepsi Cola: 38 mg per 12-oz serving
- Coca-Cola Classic: 34.5 mg per 12-oz serving
- Red Bull: 80 mg per 8.3-ounce serving
- Tab Energy: 95 mg per 10.5-oz serving
- Monster and Rockstar: 160 mg per 16-oz serving
- No Fear: 174 mg per 16-oz serving
- Fixx: 500 mg per 20-oz serving
- Wired X505: 505 mg per 24-oz serving
- Bomba Energy: 75 mg per 8.4-oz serving
- Whoop Ass: 50 mg per 8.5-oz serving
Coffee & Tea:
- Brewed coffee: 200 mg per 12-oz serving
- Instant coffee: 140 mg per 12-oz serving
- Brewed tea: 80 mg per 12-oz serving
- Canned or bottled tea: 20 mg per 12-oz serving
Note that although different drinks come in different serving sizes, the chances are, you’ll chug the whole thing, so, abide by that logic, we have a winner! Wired X505 with its 505 mg per 24-oz serving!
Personally, I’m good with just tea and latte. 😀 I care about downregulating my system & the changes in neuromodulation too much to touch things like this –>