Did you know? Energy drinks in Australia are strongly regulated and must comply with the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
Did you know? Energy drinks are a popular non-alcoholic caffeinated beverage in Australia. Learn the facts around what's in the product, and how to safely consume it.
Did you know? Energy drinks can contain no more than 80mg of caffeine per 250ml, that's the same as a 250ml cup of instant coffee.
Did you know? To inform consumers energy drinks have maximum recommended daily consumption statements on their labels.

What's in an energy drink

All of the ingredients used in energy drinks are approved for use in Australia by FSANZ. This includes:

  • Caffeine

  • Taurine

  • Inositol

  • Glucuronolactone

  • B Vitamins

  • Ginseng

  • Guarana

  • Water

  • Sugar

  • Sweeteners

  • Who are energy drinks for?

    Although energy drinks contain only as much caffeine as an instant coffee, energy drink manufacturers do not recommend they be consumed by children.

  • Energy drinks and alcohol

    Many findings have indicated that mixing energy drinks and moderate amounts of alcohol has no adverse effects and that energy drinks do not mask the feeling of being drunk.

  • Energy drinks safety

    Energy drinks are regulated under Standard 2.6.4 (Formulated Caffeinated Beverages) of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

  • Caffeine in energy drinks

    Caffeine is an ingredient in many beverages and has been consumed for hundreds of years. At low doses, positive associations such as increased energy, alertness, and concentration have been observed.

Resources

More information about energy drinks can be found on this website and at the following list of resources.