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A safe limit for caffeine consumption has never been determined, but some medical experts say 400 mg should be roughly the daily limit for adults. Here’s a sampling of the caffeine dosage in five popular products.

1. AEROSHOT caffeine inhalant

100 mg per cartridge, good for 4-6 puffs.

2. STARBUCKS coffee

330 mg in a Grande cup (16 oz.) of medium roast, like Pike’s Place

3. 5-HOUR ENERGY shot

215 mg per shot (1.93 oz.).

4. RED BULL energy drink

164 mg per can (16 oz.)


184 mg per can (16 oz.).

Source: Consumer Reports


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