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Caffeine

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Caffeine is the most popular psychoactive drug in the world. Use of this stimulant is encouraged in most workplaces, although it can be physically addictive.


Caffeine Chem

1,3,7-trimethylxanthine


Dosage

Caffeinated carbonated beverages contain from 20-70 mg of caffeine. A cup of coffee contains between 65 and 175 mg. A cup or glass of tea typically contains 40-70 mg. A chocolate bar contains about 30 mg. Caffeine pills such as Vivarin contain 200 mg. Caffeinated mints generally contain 5-10 mg each.


Taxa Containing Caffeine

  • Camellia sinensis (Tea)
  • Coffea arabica (Coffee)
  • Cola nitida (Kola nut)
  • Ilex guayusa 2.00%
  • Ilex paraguariensis (Yerba maté)
  • Paullinia cupana (Guarana) 5.00% Seeds, maximum reported value.
  • Theobroma cacao