Caffeine content in energy drinks

Caffeine content in energy drinks

Energy drinks sold freely in India – and consumed especially by the young to increase stamina and alertness of mind contain 'dangerously high' levels of caffeine finds CSE's latest study and calls for strict regulatory controls over caffeine content.

 

 

'Energy' drinks like Red Bull and Cloud 9 are anything but that – their makers and sellers claim that these help increase alertness of the mind and improve concentration, stamina and athletic performance, but in reality, the caffeine in them can cause severe health impacts.
And a latest study done by Centre for Science and Environment's (CSE) Pollution Monitoring Lab establishes that 'energy' drink brands sold freely in India – and consumed especially by the young -- do contain dangerously high levels of caffeine. Forty-four per cent of the samples tested by CSE breached the safe limit of 145 parts per million (ppm) of caffeine prescribed by the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act of 1954.

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