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Is Caffeine Safe for Your Child?

It is best for children and teens to avoid large amounts of caffeine. Caffeine is a stimulant that can be found in a number of products, including coffee, tea, soft drinks, energy drinks, energy supplements, and food. Caffeine is used to help make a person more alert and increase their energy. However, consuming too much caffeine could cause: nausea, nervousness, restlessness, increased blood pressure, abnormal heart beat, and seizures. 

Over recent years, caffeine use has grown in popularity with children and teens. The West Virginia Poison Center recommends monitoring children and teen's use of caffeine. Use of more then one type of caffeinated product in the same day or use of more than a single serving at a time is especially dangerous. 

For more information about cafffeine, view our Energy Enhancers brochure