Is caffeine bad for you?
No. Caffeine is known to be safe when consumed in moderation. Every day, millions of people enjoy food and beverages with caffeine, including coffee, tea and soft drinks. Because caffeine has been consumed for centuries, we know a lot about it. It is widely studied, and how much we use in our drinks is known to be safe.
We know not everyone likes caffeinated drinks or wants them all the time though. That’s why we offer a range of caffeine-free beverages, including Caffeine-Free Coca-Cola, Caffeine-Free Diet Coke, Sprite and Fresca soda so you can make the choice for yourself and your families.
If you are concerned about the effects of caffeine, speak to your doctor.
How much caffeine is too much?
The U.S. FDA says healthy adults can have up to 400mg of caffeine a day without having adverse health effects. That would be like having eight 12-oz cans of Diet Coke or four to five cups* of coffee in one day! Limits may be less for children and pregnant women.
*1 cup = 8oz
According to the U.S. FDA, caffeine consumption of up to 400mg daily is not associated with adverse health effects in healthy adults.
What does caffeine do to your body?
Caffeine is a mild stimulant and can affect people in different ways depending on:
- how much you have
- when it is consumed, and
- how often you consume it.
If you are concerned about any caffeine effects, talk to your doctor.
Is caffeine dehydrating?
The main ingredient in all of our caffinated beverages is water. So while they may have a mild diuretic effect, the fact they contain water means they still help to hydrate you.
If you are concerned about caffeine dehydration, we recommend speaking with your doctor.