Wait … That Drink Has HOW Much Caffeine?

Health Tech

The tremors have already shaken us – Judie quit diet coke cold turkey (and yesterday — three days in — the massive headaches started). Last week the guy at my office who picks up the recycling noted that my intake of Diet Mountain Dew was way down (to at MOST one per day), and I haven’t had any coffee at work in more than four months (and I stick to one cup in the morning at home). In other words, we here at Gear Diary are much less caffeinated than we were  earlier this year.

But that same trend is certainly not true for most people, as soda and energy drink and energy shot consumption is WAY up. While a few years ago Mountain Dew ruled the soda roost, and everyone knew coffee had much more caffeine … now Pepsi Max and Sun Drop eclipse the Dew, and with the emergence of energy drinks we have 5 oz cans of Monster with more caffeine than 3 12oz cans of Mountain Dew!

While we all joke about caffeine, the Mayo clinic has this to say:

As with everything, it’s important to consume caffeine in moderation. According to the Mayo Clinic, too much caffeine — more than 500 mg to 600 mg a day — may cause insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, irritability, stomach upset, fast heartbeat and/or muscle tremors. Caffeine can also interact with certain medications, such as ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, theophylline and echinacea.

Here is the listing for soda.
Health Tech   Health Tech

Again that is just the listing for soda. Hit up HellaWella for infographics looking at energy drinks, coffee, tea and more!

Source: EnergyFiend via HellaWella

About the Author

Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!

Be the first to comment on "Wait … That Drink Has HOW Much Caffeine?"

Leave a comment