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The Long and Short Stuff on Energy Shots Versus Energy Drinks

With the plethora of traditional ways (and alternative ways) in which caffeine is consumed, it would seem that almost every type of food and drink product one can imagine (from beverages to ready-to-eat products to dietary supplements to medications and even mouth fresheners) can contain caffeine. As new caffeinated products emerge, caffeine has been promoted…

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7 Things You Should Know About How Caffeine Works

One thing most people can agree on is that caffeine works! In fact, 85% of Americans reach for caffeine as part of their daily ritual. But how exactly does caffeine get the job done? How does the body process and get rid of it? And why can one person enjoy an espresso after dinner and…

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Coffee Styles for Every Taste

Let’s face it—coffee has gotten complicated. Hearing someone place an order at a coffee shop can often sound like a foreign language. But the seeming complexity of coffee nowadays isn’t stopping Americans from drinking it. According to the National Coffee Association, in 2018 the U.S. per-capita coffee consumption was just over 2 cups per day….

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Caffeine in Tea

Tea has evolved in many ways since it was first produced in China about 5,000 years ago. According to legend, tea was discovered accidentally by Shen Nung, a Chinese emperor who was pleasantly surprised by the flavor of his drink after tea leaves fell into his pot of boiling water. Since then, tea has turned…

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Gaining Caffeine Clarity: Alternate Sources of Caffeine

Coffee is so famous for its caffeine content that it’s easy to forget it is not the only source of the world’s favorite pick-me-up. With over 60 caffeinated plant species around the world, caffeine occurs naturally in many sources beyond even tea and cocoa.1 What’s more, it is often added to a wide range of…

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