I’ve been reading “Why we sleep” by Matthew Walker and it’s been quite an eye-opener. A good night’s sleep is now appearing to be so crucial to our wellbeing.
A relatively minor space in the book discussed the effects of caffeine, and has made me think more about how much caffeine I’m having.
Which lead to the question: How can I compare the caffeine in two products? Could there be an entry in the nutrition panel: XXmg per 100g?
The way this prominent sleep scientist talks about caffeine, it makes me think that labelling caffeine is really important, especially with caffeinated products marketed to adolescents.
I notice Food Standards have a page on caffeine, which mentions that they’ve just banned “pure caffeine powder” for safety reasons. They also give guidelines on how much caffeine a person should safely have.
I wondered if Choice had previously done any work in this area?