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Created by Danielle Payne Proposal Slide Show English 2010 Professor R. Frank PhD
What is Caffeine? Caffeine is: Naturally found in tea leaves, coffee beans, and fruits of over 60 plants worldwide. It is a white, bitter crystalline alkaloid It is tasteless and odorless It can be produced synthetically
Central Nervous System Stimulate Is an agent that provides pleasure or reliefs pain, and may cause physical dependence and tolerance, with a tendency to increase the dose in order to achieve the same effect. In descending order of addictive potential.
Side Effects when Consumed in Large Amounts Caffeine consumed in amounts greater than 350 mg, depending on the age, gender, and weight of a person may result in side effects such as:
Recommended daily dose Food and Drug Administration does not provide any recommendations for caffeine consumption. American Dietetic Association states that 300 to 400 mg of caffeine is safe to consume for Adults No recommendations have been given for young children and teenagers.
Why is Caffeine added? Caffeine is a tasteless, odorless ingredient used in many beverage products. The average annual intake of caffeinated beverages is over 64 gallons per year for children and teens, according to a 1994 Department of Agriculture study Why is it included in products if it adds no taste advantages? The answer is simple: It is only included in products for its legal stimulant effect.
Caffeine Content of frequently consumed beverages
Proposal FDA needs to get involved and educate consumers about possible side effects. Amount of caffeine should be added to the nutrition label.