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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



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