TABLE 5

Caffeine Content Reported by Manufacturers and Selected Additional Ingredients of Selected Products6,29,46

ProductSelected IngredientsSugar Content per 8 oz, gAverage Caffeine Dose per 8 oz, mgAmount per Serving, ozAverage Caffeine Dose per Container, mg
Comparison products
    NoDozCaffeine0NAaNAa200 mg per tablet
    ExcedrinAcetaminophen, aspirin, caffeine0NAaNAa65 mg per tablet (serving size: 2 tablets)
    Hershey's KissesCaffeine, sugar21 in 9 piecesNAaNAa9 mg in 9 pieces
    Coca-ColaCaffeine, sugar19–25231235
    Mountain DewCaffeine, sugar32281655
    Diet Pepsi MaxGinseng0471269
    Tea, brewedNAa054854
    Coffee, generic brewedNAa01008100
    Starbucks tall coffeeNAa017412260
Energy drinks
    Low calorieB vitamins, dextrose, fumarate, gingko, ginseng, glucuronolactone, guarana, glucose, inositol, l-arginine, l-carnitine, milk thistle, n-acetyl-l-tyrosine, sucrose, taurine, yohimbine HCL, vinpocetine, 5-hydroxy tryptophane077–19 2000.17–16.0080–400
    RegularB vitamins, dextrose, fumarate, gingko, ginseng, glucuronolactone, guarana, high-fructose corn syrup, glucose, inositol, l-arginine, l-carnitine, milk thistle, n-acetyl-l-tyrosine, sucrose, taurine, yohimbine HCL, vinpocetine, 5-hydroxy tryptophane17–3071–2868.3–16.075–300
    Super-caffeinatedB vitamins, dextrose, fumarate, gingko, ginseng, glucuronolactone, guarana, glucose, inositol, l-arginine, l-carnitine, milk thistle, n-acetyl-l-tyrosine, sucrose, taurine, yohimbine HCL, vinpocetine, 5-hydroxy tryptophane0315–19 2000.17–2.5080–400
  • NA indicates not applicable.

  • a Product-specific information is from company Web sites; ingredients may vary according to country.