Caffeine is a natural substance found in seeds, nuts and leaves of plants. The ingredient has been safely consumed in foods and beverages by millions of people every day. Regardless of the source, caffeine is the same whether naturally occurring in coffee, tea or chocolate or added to beverages like soda and energy drinks.

Did you know that energy drinks typically have half the caffeine of a similar-sized cup of coffeehouse coffee? For example, a 16 fluid ounce energy drink typically contains between 160 and 240 milligrams of caffeine, while the same size coffeehouse coffee contains around 300 to 330 milligrams.

ABA member companies - which represent the majority of energy drinks sold in the U.S. - are committed to ensuring energy drinks and their ingredients are safe and enjoyed responsibly. It's why our companies voluntarily go above and beyond mandatory labeling and marketing practices, including displaying caffeine content from all sources and statements indicating drinks are not recommended for children, pregnant or nursing women, or those sensitive to coffee.

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