Let’s get started by taking a look at how much 12 and 16 ounce cans contain along with the various size of bottles.
One can of Pepsi contains 37.5 milligrams of caffeine. Its 16-ounce counterpart will have 13 milligrams more of caffeine, topping it to around 50 milligrams. Now, let’s take a look at what you can get in bottles.
As you notice, the caffeine strength in Pepsi is considerably lower compared to Mountain Dew.
So if you are looking for an alternative that will give you slightly less caffeine, then there’s a good chance that Pepsi might be the better choice when comparing the two.
Is there a difference between regular Pepsi and Pepsi Zero when it comes to caffeine?
The answer actually might surprise you, so read on.
Believe it or not, Pepsi Zero has more caffeine compared to its regular counterpart. While a 12 ounce can of Pepsi has 38 milligrams of caffeine, a Pepsi Zero of the same size will nearly have double the caffeine at 69 milligrams. A 16 ounce can of Pepsi Zero comes in at 92 milligrams of caffeine. It should be noted that it has slightly more caffeine than a 20-ounce bottle of Mountain Dew.
Surprised? You probably are. But those are just the cans.
How much caffeine is there in 20-ounce and 2-liter bottles?
Let’s take a closer look:
There are two different sized bottles that Pepsi Zero comes in. A 20-ounce bottle will contain 115 milligrams of caffeine.
In a 2 liter bottle, you get well over triple the amount.
How crazy is it that Pepsi Zero in a 2-liter bottle has 100 milligrams more than Mountain Dew?
Sounds pretty crazy considering a lot of people assume that Mountain Dew is jam-packed with caffeine.
Believe it or not, 92 milligrams of caffeine doesn’t seem like a lot.
In fact, it’s exactly what you’ll get in an 8-ounce cup of coffee or a 16 ounce can of Pepsi Zero.
According to the Mayo Clinic, adults can contain 400mg of caffeine on a daily basis. That is considered a safe amount.
However, a safe amount of caffeine that adolescents can safely consume is around 100mg.
So at 92mg, it might be just enough per day for someone who is between the ages of 13 to 17. Depending on the age of the person, the safe amount of caffeine might vary. However, if you are sensitive to caffeine, then you may want to consider consuming low amounts or none at all.
As mentioned, a healthy adult can be able to consume 400mg of caffeine on a daily basis.
Persons that are aged 13 to 17, 100mg of caffeine is considered enough. But what if you consume too much caffeine.
There are some side effects that you may experience as a sign of going over the daily limit. Here’s what you might experience for side effects: anxiety, insomnia, muscle breakdown, digestion issues, fatigue, high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, and frequent urination.
It’s important to keep a close eye on how much caffeine you need to consume on a regular basis.
For example, if you are a healthy adult you can be able to consume multiple 12-ounce cans of soda in order to reach that amount. That depends on the kind of soda that you’ll be drinking, the size of the container, and the amount of caffeine it contains.
For example, to get near the daily limit an adult could drink six 12 ounces of Pepsi Zero.
For an adolescent, one can will likely be enough since it will reach their daily limit.
You may also go through some symptoms of caffeine withdrawal with a headache being one of the more common symptoms.
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