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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a "moderate" intake of caffeine?

A moderate intake of caffeine for an adult is about 300 mg a day. To help you calculate what this means in terms of servings, here's what some of the most common sources of caffeine contain.

Average amount per serving
Instant coffee 75mg per 190ml
cup Brewed coffee 85mg per 190ml
cup Brewed tea 50mg per 190 ml
cup Energy drinks (with added Caffeine or guarana) 28-87mg per 250ml glass
Cola drinks (diet or regular) 8- 53 mg per 250 ml glass
Some soft drinks 24mg per 250ml glass
Chocolate 5.5 - 35.5 mg per 50g bar


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