BHOPAL: Students swear by it and some even claim it helps them stay awake when they need it most. Going by sales of caffeinated and energy drinks during exams, there's no stopping these students.

Pune:The country’s food safety and standards regulator has allowed use of higher levels of caffeine in energy drinks. The set standard of 145 parts per million (ppm) of caffeine has been relaxed up to 320 ppm for energy drinks, said Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) officials on Thursday.

The regulator, however, has stipulated that manufacturers infusing energy drinks with higher amounts of caffeine will have to print warnings such as-—‘caffeinated beverage’, ‘use not more than two cans a day’, ‘ingredients of this product consumed through other sources may also be kept in view’, ‘not recommended for children, pregnant and lactating women’, ‘not for persons sensitive to caffeine,’ and ‘caffeine consumed through this and other sources not to exceed 160 mg per day’—prominently on the label of the energy drink products.

Washington: A high-caffeine energy drink which has propelled an Indian-American businessman to the billionaires club — and arguably to the top of the list of wealthiest NRIs in America — is under s

New York A popular energy drink, produced by a company founded by an Indian-American billionaire, has come under the scanner in the US after reports of 13 deaths possibly linked to the energy shots.

However, Lucknow-born CEO of '5-Hour Energy', Manoj Bhargava dismissed the allegations against his firm as "false" and "ridiculous". The popular energy drink is being investigated by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) after 13 deaths over the last four years were reported, citing the drink as probable cause.

Among the latest entrants in the energy industry’s caffeine race is a pocket-size squeeze bottle called Mio Energy.

Energy drinks in India will have to strip off their “energy” tag and instead be renamed as “caffeinated beverage”. According to new standards being laid down by the Food Safety and Standards of India (FSSAI), such beverages must also carry a safety warning for consumers stating that such drinks are not recommended for “children, pregnant or lactating women, persons sensitive to caffeine and sportspersons” as well as “no more than two cans to be consumed per day”.

FSSAI decided to tighten rules in the energy-drink sector after health concerns related to the high caffeine content of non-alchoholic, caffeinated drinks were raised almost two years ago. At their recent meeting, the FSSAI finalised the new standards for such drinks.

New Delhi/Mumbai Reigning cola brands Coke, Thums Up and Pepsi and energy drinks such as Red Bull are set to lose a bit of their fizz with the government planning to make it mandatory for caffeinated beverages to flash a statutory warning stating they are not the ‘the right thing’ for certain sections of the population.

The Union health ministry may soon ask manufacturers of caffeinated drinks to carry the warning ‘Not recommended for children, pregnant or lactating women, persons sensitive to caffeine’ on the principal display panel of their products in a typeface sufficiently large and bold so that the message doesn’t go unnoticed.

CONSUMPTION of sports and energy drinks, which is increasing especially among adolescents, is causing irreversible damage to teeth-specifically, the high acidity levels in the drinks erode tooth en

New Delhi: It’s the most common drink in the country after water.

GUWAHATI, April 26 – The declaration of tea as the National Drink of India is long overdue as no other drink can come even closer to tea in the country, observed the chairman of the Tea Board, MGVK