Caffeine has a range of benefits, but consuming too much caffeine can have negative effects.
Pepsi is one of the most popular soft drinks, and today I will explain how much caffeine is in Pepsi.
Pepsi contains 38.9mg of caffeine per 12 oz (350 mL) can, and Diet Pepsi contains 38.9mg of caffeine per 12 oz (350 mL) can.
The amount of caffeine in Pepsi is about ⅓ of that found in a 12 oz (350 mL) cup of coffee.
Pepsi also made Caffeine free Pepsi, which contains no caffeine.
There are around 7 different types of Pepsi, but it varies based on which city you are in.
Below, I will explain how much caffeine is in the different Pepsi flavors, such as Pepsi Wild Cherry, which Pepsi has the most caffeine, and how Pepsi’s amount compares to other caffeinated drinks and sodas.
Is Pepsi High in Caffeine?
Consuming too much caffeine can have some adverse effects, such as feeling nervous and jittery.
Therefore, it’s essential to know whether Pepsi is high in caffeine, that way you can make the best choice about which soda is best for you.
So, here is whether Pepsi is high in caffeine.
Pepsi is not high in caffeine. 1 can of Pepsi or diet Pepsi contains 9.7% of the recommended daily caffeine intake.
It also contains about ⅓ the caffeine that a cup of coffee has.
Pepsi also sells Pepsi caffeine free, which contains no caffeine at all.
Relative to other sodas, Pepsi contains roughly the same.
Therefore, there is no major difference in how much caffeine you consume if you drink Pepsi instead of another cola soda such as Coca-cola.
Interestingly, soda manufacturers like Coca-cola state that caffeine is added to colas to improve the taste.
It appears the increased energy caffeine provides is a secondary consideration.
How Much Caffeine Is in a Regular Pepsi?
Regular Pepsi is available almost everywhere, each type of Pepsi has a different amount of caffeine but quite a few flavors contain about the same amount of caffeine.
But how much caffeine is in regular Pepsi?
Regular Pepsi has 38.9mg of caffeine per 12 oz (350 mL) can.
Diet Pepsi flavors such as Regular Diet Pepsi and Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi also contain the same amount of caffeine.
The caffeine content of Pepsi is significantly lower than coffee.
A cup of coffee that is the same amount of a can of Pepsi contains 142 mg of caffeine.
So, the caffeine kick, and increased focus you will get from the caffeine in a Pepsi is much lower than what you will get from coffee.
Caffeine in energy drinks compared to Pepsi.
There is a range of different caffeinated beverages, an example that is similar to sodas is energy drinks.
Energy drinks, on average, have significantly more caffeine than Pepsi.
For example, Monster Energy drink contains 4 times the caffeine that Pepsi has and 25% more caffeine than a cup of coffee that is the same size as a can of Pepsi.
Caffeine in moderate amounts of about 4 cups per day is OK, according to Dr. David Coun, MD, as he explains in the video below:
Which Pepsi Has the Most Caffeine?
All Pepsi flavors have significantly less caffeine than coffee. Therefore, it’s perfectly fine to drink the Pepsi flavor that has the most caffeine.
So, here is which flavor of Pepsi has the most caffeine.
Pepsi Zero Sugar has the most caffeine with 68 mg per 12 fl oz can (355 mL).
It has 80% more caffeine than regular Pepsi.
But, overall has 17% of the recommended daily intake of caffeine and has half the caffeine of coffee.
There are quite a few different flavors of Pepsi.
So, below is a table that shows how much caffeine is in each flavor of Pepsi (source).
|Flavor of Pepsi||Amount of caffeine per 12 oz can (355mL)|
|Caffeine Free Pepsi||0.0 mg|
|Pepsi Real Lime||34.0 mg|
|Diet Pepsi||36.7 mg|
|Diet Pepsi Lime||38.0 mg|
|Diet Pepsi Wild Cherry||38.0 mg|
|Regular Pepsi||38.9 mg|
|Pepsi Wild Cherry||38.4 mg|
|Pepsi Zero Sugar||43.0 mg|
|Pepsi Max||42.6 mg|
|Pepsi Café||69.0 mg|
From the table, you can see that Pepsi Zero sugar and Pepsi Max have slightly more caffeine compared to the other flavors.
The other main thing that sticks out is that Pepsi Café has significantly more caffeine than the other flavors.
With nearly 50% more.
However, it is still about half of that found in a cup of coffee
One study showed overall, all the sodas on the market have very different caffeine levels.
They argued that this is a good reason to put the caffeine content on the product label.
Interestingly, if you look at product labels of the well-known sodas such as Pepsi, they state how much caffeine is in them.
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