More and more, people are using energy drinks as a quick pick-me-up during the day. These beverages, which are intended to energize the consumer and are known to aid alertness, usually contain caffeine or taurine in addition to herbal ingredients, such as ginseng, and various vitamins and minerals.
Depending on the energy drink selected, the ingredients and nutrient content may vary considerably. The caffeine content of energy drinks ranges from 50-160 mg of caffeine per 250-mL serving depending on the brand. (IFIC, 2008) Most of our U.S. brands contain about100 mg caffeine per 8 fl. oz. (240 mL). Learn more about caffeine.
To learn more about the nutritional content of energy drinks, be sure to read product labels which will provide, in accordance with local or regional labeling guidelines, valuable nutrition information. Our policy is to provide nutrition labeling information for all of our products, with the exception of certain glass bottles, fountain beverages and waters (unsweetened, unflavored), for which nutrition information is provided by alternate means, e.g., via corporate websites.
We believe in the importance and power of 'informed choice,' and continue to support fact based nutrition labeling and education and initiatives that encourage people to live active, healthy lifestyles.