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If you are a coffee addict or have ever procrastinated on a project until the night before it was due, you are probably familiar with the effects of caffeine. We are here to set the record straight - not all caffeine is created equal.
Your average energy drink can be filled with chemicals that wreak havoc on the mind and body! A cup of coffee to start the day, a pick-me-up energy drink at lunch, and vodka with an energy drink mixer at the bar is not the healthiest routine when using a conventional caffeine beverage.
You shouldn’t feel guilty about the caffeine intake when you need an extra boost. A busy schedule can be tiring at times and most of us are already hooked on caffeine. Marquis was created out of the need for a healthy energy drink with a responsible amount of caffeine.
But there are different types of caffeine, from black tea to espresso coffee to a caffeinated beverage. Keep reading for the ultimate comparison on caffeine sources - you’ll learn why our unique blend of caffeine should be an easy choice.
What is Caffeine?
Here is the textbook definition: caffeine is a drug that helps stimulate your brain and nervous system. Let’s dig a little bit deeper.
Caffeine is naturally found in the leaves and fruits of some plants. Caffeine is in your morning cup of joe and your chocolate midnight snack. Caffeine can increase the chemicals of cortisol and adrenaline in your body.
In reasonable dosage, caffeine can make you feel refreshed and focused. If you overload on caffeine you can end up feeling jittery, anxious and it can even carry over to your sleep too!
How Much Caffeine is Too Much?
After you finish sipping an energy drink, you should be able to feel the effects in about 5 to 30 minutes. How your body reacts to caffeine is unique to your body mass, health, and metabolism! It can also depend on how often you drink coffee or energy drinks.
Up to 400 milligrams of caffeine is safe for most healthy adults - that is about the amount in about four cups of coffee. Keep in mind the caffeine content in beverages varies widely - especially when it comes to energy drinks.
Different Types of Caffeine Sources
Not all caffeine is the same - it will affect your body differently! Here is a comparison of the most popular ways to caffeinate!
Caffeine in Coffee
When we say caffeine, coffee is probably one of the first things that come to mind. So how much caffeine is in coffee? The average cup of coffee contains almost 95 milligrams of caffeine. Although the caffeine level of coffee can vary by roast, coffee beans, and brewing methods.
Caffeine Powder or Liquid
Caffeine in a powder or liquid form can be toxic according to the Food and Drug Administration. One teaspoon of powdered caffeine is equivalent to about 28 cups of coffee.
Caffeine in Most Energy Drinks
Energy drinks promise an almost superhuman like effect, increasing alertness and energy levels. Most energy drinks contain significant amounts of caffeine and sugar. Energy drinks can contain up to 200 mg of caffeine. Caffeine isn’t the only stimulating ingredient in energy drinks. Most add other plant-based ingredients like guarana and ginseng.
After water, sugar is the main ingredient in some energy drinks! Due to their high amount of sugar and stimulant ingredients, there is concern that energy drinks can do more harm than good!
Your favorite iced tea or iced coffee on a hot day, a nice cup of dark roast coffee in the morning, and a caffeinated beverage for whenever are all different types of caffeine drinks that won't have the same effect.
Marquis: Plant-Based Caffeine
A can of Marquis contains a unique blend of sustainable plant-based natural caffeine including yerba mate, green coffee, and green tea. This balanced lift helps you get through the day without crashing. Plus it can transform your cocktail too - goodbye sugar-induced hangovers!
Let us show you why this blend is oh-so magical!
Yerba Mate Caffeine
Yerba Mate has been popping up in the refrigerators of many grocery stores and trendy coffee shops, but traditionally it was known as the “drink of the gods”. The caffeine experience of Yerba Mate is different from others.
Yerba Mate’s caffeine content can average at about 80 milligrams of caffeine! Yerba Mate is stimulating, but soothing all in one.
Green Coffee Caffeine
“Green Coffee” beans are coffee seeds (beans) of coffee fruits that have not yet been roasted. The roasting process reduces the amount of chemical chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant that is the root of coffee’s health properties.
Green coffee can be an amazing way to get your caffeine fix at a lower dose. A regular cup of coffee contains about 95 milligrams of caffeine where green coffee contains about 20 milligrams of caffeine.
Green Tea Caffeine
People have been drinking green tea for its health benefits and medicinal properties for thousands of years in China and Japan. Green tea is packed with antioxidants, making it a staple in any healthy routine.
How much caffeine is in green tea? A cup of green tea contains somewhere between 20 and 50 mg of caffeine, but this can vary on how it was brew and the type of tea. The health properties of green tea made it a must for every can of Marquis!
Our Marquis blend is naturally sweetened with Stevia - a plant that contains zero calories! We use Rebiana A 98% (a high-quality strain of stevia) so you don’t have to sacrifice that taste for sugar-free energy!
The Ultimate Caffeine Blend
Avoiding sugar-crashes and sleepless nights start with choosing the right caffeine blend. When deciding which caffeine route you want to embark on, your drink should check all the important boxes: sugar-free, yummy taste, and caffeinated of course.
Marquis meets all the high standards that you deserve to have. Marquis can give you an extra boost without making you regret it a few hours later!