How much caffeine can a 13-year-old drink?

How much caffeine can a 13-year-old drink?

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  1. Hi!
    According, to recommendations, a 12-year old should not consume more than 100mg of caffeine per day. So, you are a year older than that, you can consume a bit more. Do not overdo it, just have a non-black 8–12 ounce cup 2–3 times a week at most.
    Caffeine boosts heart rate, increases feelings of happiness, confidence and self-esteem throughout the duration of the effect, but after a few hours side effects may happen: headaches, severe anxiety, and more.
    So, drink lattes and frappucinos but don’t chug black coffee.

    How much caffeine can a 13-year-old drink?

  2. Caffeine Drink For 13 Year Old
    European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) establishes the following figures for how much caffeine can be consumed daily without fear of health risks?
    Children And Adolescents
    No more than 3 mg per kilo of weight.
    General Healthy Adult Population
    200 mg of caffeine in a single dose; 400 mg of caffeine throughout the day (about 5.7 mg / kg bw per day).
    Pregnant And Lactating
    Up to 200 mg of caffeine consumed throughout the day.
    For your reference, as a general guideline measure, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) indicates approximate amounts caffeine in coffee in types. More detailed info and datas can be obtained on pages like Caffeine informer.
    Espresso (60 ml): 80 mg.
    Filter coffee cup (200 ml): 90 mg.
    American coffee (354 ml): 154 mg.
    Instant coffee (236 ml): 57 mg.
    Hope this helps!!!

  3. It completely depends on the child. Some can drink a maximum of 80 without it being bad, while some can drink a lot. I am 13 years old and I can drink around 580 MG of caffeine in around 1 hour in the evening without any problems while also being able to fall asleep. It COMPLETELY depends on the person.

  4. It depends on how responsible (or mature) this 13-year-old is. My brother used to have 2–3 Mountain Dew’s in one sleep over with friends and he’d usually be fine, besides crashing at the end of the night. But his friends would get extremely hyper and more active with just one soda. Though it did eventually catch up to them in the form of weight gain and being inactive to the point of not wanting to leave the bed or chair. I guess that depends on how the child is in-taking the caffeine though. I’m no expert, but I would say caffeine is okay in small portions that are some what spread out from each other.

  5. How much caffeine should a teen be drinking?
    “Should” is the wrong word. There is no reason for a teen or anyone else to necessarily be drinking any caffeine. It’s a choice, not a nutrient.
    But I’ll bet you’re really asking something like how much caffeine is medically acceptable for a teen to consume. Even that answer is not clear cut.
    About 400 mg of caffeine daily is considered safe for average adults with no special medical concerns (like, for example, untreated high blood pressure or pregnancy). That’s about three to four cups of brewed coffee.
    But the American Academy of Pediatrics is more cautious, suggesting that adolescents ages 12 to 18 should cap daily caffeine intake at 100 mg. Below 12-years-old, the Academy advises not consuming any caffeine at all. And if you experience any adverse effects, like nervousness, headaches, sleep difficulties, etc,, you should stop or talk with your doctor. This is especially true if you are taking any prescription medications. That’s good advice for anyone.
    Younger teens seem to be more susceptible to sleep deprivation from caffeine. Every 10 milligrams of caffeine a 13-year-old boy consumes decreases his chances of getting the recommended 8.5 hours of sleep by about 12 percent.
    Caffeine can also cause the body to lose calcium. This can be an issue during bone development associated with teen growth and is aggravated if you substitute caffeine drinks for dairy products.
    And yes, there have been a few freakish cases of hospitalization and even death from caffeine overdose by teens (a 16-year-old collapsed and died after downing a cafe latte, a large Diet Mountain Dew and an energy drink over a span of two hours).
    So if you enjoy caffeinated beverages or at least the lift you get from caffeine, start with no more than 100 mg (that’s one cup of coffee or two cans of regular Mountain Dew). If you’re up around 18-years-old, you probably could increase that if you’d like.
    But watch out for hidden caffeine. Some energy drinks contain not only caffeine but other caffeine-related alkaloids as well. And never mix energy drinks with alcohol. That can leave you thinking you’re not drunk when you really are.

  6. I wish I could answer “next to none”, but because certain individuals are medicated with psychiatrics with drowsiness side effects… I wish I could provide a Better answer & such . . .

  7. A healthy, average adult can consume up to 400mg caffeine a day without any serious side effects.
    All drug dosage depend on the user’s weight, age, and present health conditions. They limit for a 14-year old should be 250mg just to be safe.

  8. Uh.. little to none!
    medically it can help in the early stages of migraines for adults and children. This is advised to me for my Son who has confirmed migraines via his neurologist. Other than that? There is no benefit but negative for the child’s health. The traces amounts in chocolate is not an issue. A can of Mountain Dew that has a large amount? NOT good for many reasons.
    I’d say read on it, Study up. Ask the pediatrician of kiddo. If it’s not migraine needs?
    Please know children globally are advised to have no caffeine under 12 years old. If they are older than 12? 85 milligrams min. There isn’t a purpose, no Benifits. But ask the child’s doctor.

    Victor Allen’s

  9. A 13 year old should not take caffeine but you can take one or maximum 2 cups of tea but never take coffee as it contains a large amount of caffeine.

  10. Greatly limiting caffeine to teen age group would be ideal, because of the increasing demands placed on teenagers in regards to school, sports, and even work; caffeine consumption is becoming more common with this age group.
    Developing teens should have no more than 100 mg of caffeine daily² due to the importance of sleep, brain development, inexperience with caffeine, and possibly unknown medical conditions.

  11. Less than 200 mg today. Caffeine causes your body to go into flight or fight money so just decide when you want to be in flight or fight mode


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  13. I can’t do better than refer you to the following article:
    The article includes: ‘For children older than 12 years, caffeine intake should fall in the range of no more than 85 to 100 milligrams per day. This is equivalent to an 8-ounce cup of home brewed coffee like Maxwell House. Popular coffee shop versions may exceed this amount of caffeine.’
    So I suggest that 100 mg of caffeine per day is the maximum safe dose for a child under 18 years of age.

  14. NO,
    More than 4 cups of coffee linked to an early death. A Mayo Clinic partnered study found that men who drank more than four 8 fl.oz. cups of coffee had a 21% increase in all-cause mortality. However, those that reported that they consumed excessive amounts of caffeine were also likely to smoke and have poor fitness. Dr. Nancy Snyderman from NBC said there were a few discrepancies with the study, but stresses that moderation is still key. See Her Interview Here . Another study showed that those who consume 6+ coffees per day have a greater risk of developing heart disease. Another study concluded that those that consume more than 6 cups of coffee daily are prone to poor health and possibly an earlier death and poor quality of life due to those diseases.
    Caffeine consumption may raise blood pressure. Especially in those already suffering from hypertension and those who don’t normally consume caffeine . People with hypertension were given 250 mg of caffeine (about 2 coffees) and the data revealed that their blood pressure was elevated for about 2-3 hours after the caffeine. Src . A second study performed by The Mayo Clinic found similar results from a 160 mg dose. All participants experienced a marked rise in blood pressure and it was the most pronounced in those that didn’t normally consume caffeine. Src .
    Increased risk of heart attacks among young adults . A study conducted by Dr. Lucio Mos found that young adults who were diagnosed with mild hypertension had 4 times the risk of having a heart attack if they consumed the amount of caffeine equivalent to 4 cups of coffee. More moderate consumption showed 3 times the risk

  15. Always be careful with caffeine. But when I was a teen I drank a lot of caffeine but I learned to slow it down! Many things have natural caffeine in them. If you need the energy I get mine from eating properly.

  16. Nothing or almost nothing.
    Personally, I do not recommend, or in some personal cases, contraindicate the drink anything with caffeine. Energy drinks are at the first point, coffee is at the second.
    Caffeine is an addictive drug. That’s all.

  17. I do not know. I have been drinking coffee since I was two, and never noticed I was drinking too much. I even remember my first taste of coffee (it was amazing!), but that’s another story.
    In my teens I usually drank about 3 or 4 cups a day – one with breakfast, perhaps two, and a couple in the evening.
    And her I am talking about coffee and you’re asking about caffeine.
    Never mind.

  18. You can have as much caffeine as your bodily systems can reasonably support. If you start getting the “jitters,” it is time to stop having caffeine for that period of time.

  19. Caffeine stunts growth my cousin she stopped growing at like 12 from drinking so much coffee. She could have been at least 5′6 instead of 5′3.5 or 5′4 her adult height.

  20. i used to drink a lot of coffee , to the point that my mother actually mentioned it to my doctor. he said that people of my age – 13 – should drink around 1 to 2 cups of coffee , hope this helps

  21. Adolescents ages 12 to 18 should cap daily caffeine intake at 100 mg (the equivalent of about one cup of coffee, one to two cups of tea, or two to three cans of soda ). For children under 12, there’s no designated safe threshold. Roughly 73 percent of kids consume caffeine each day, a 2014 study found.

  22. I don’t drink coffee, and at this age, most shouldn’t drink either. One cup of coffee in the morning is okay, but too much caffeine isn’t that great for younglings like me. Overall, I don’t suggest any 13 yo drinking coffee more than once maybe.

  23. How much caffeine should a teen be drinking?
    Ideally, none. Caffeine isn’t particularly good for you, and it’s especially not particularly good for teens whose brains are still developing. That said, if you’re going to do it anyway, I would, at the very least, try to limit myself to a maximum of two mildly-caffeinated beverages per day.


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