Q: Where else, besides coffee, is caffeine found?

A: Many people don't realize that other than coffee and tea there are many of caffeine including:

  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Hot cocoa
  • Certain medications

The amount of caffeine differs significantly from one such source to another. Chocolate or cocoa generally has very low caffeine content. Medications containing caffeine include some formulations for pain relief, migraine, the common cold, diuretic purposes, and delaying sleep.

Unlike foods and beverages, FDA-approved medications carry labels that say how much caffeine they contain. Some “dietary supplements” may contain caffeine, but are not required to say how much.

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