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How Much Caffeine Can I Have Per Day?

  1. Examples of 400 mg of caffeine: 5 cups of coffee 5 cans of energy drinks. Special advice applies for this 4 cups of coffee, 2 cups of tea 3 cups of coffee, 2 cups of tea and 2 glasses of cola 3 cups of coffee, 4 cups of tea 3 cups of coffee, 3 cups of tea and 1 glass of cola People who are sensitive can experience the following symptoms with large amounts of caffeine: Restlessness Trembling Dizziness Ringing ears Palpitations Sleep problems

For children and young people

  1. Children under the age of 13 should avoid taking energy drinks and other caffeine-rich products. Young people between 13 and 18 are advised not to have more than 1 caffeine-rich drink per day.

For pregnant and breastfeeding women

  1. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are advised not to take caffeine-rich products, or to strictly limit their use to less than 200 milligrams of caffeine per day. That equates to a maximum of 1 cup of coffee per day. This takes into account the average use of other sources of caffeine, such as tea and soft drinks.

For people with irritable bowel syndrome

  1. In people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), caffeine can make intestinal complaints worse. It is advisable to consult your doctor or dietician if the complaints persist, even if you no longer drink coffee.

  1. If you consume too much caffeine, you can develop health problems. What is too much differs greatly from person to person. Not everyone is equally sensitive to the effects of caffeine. On average, the Dutch man consumes about 600 mg of caffeine per day, and the Dutch woman about 500 mg. Most people have no problems with that. People who find themselves sensitive to caffeine should limit themselves to about 400 mg of caffeine per day. Caffeine is found in coffee, tea, energy drinks, cola and chocolate, among other things.

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