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What is the RDA for caffeine?

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There is no recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for caffeine, however, the Mayo Clinic states that up to 400 milligrams of caffeine should be safe in a healthy adult. That is about four cups of coffee or around 10 caffeinated soda beverages.

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What is the RDA for caffeine?
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Nutrition.gov states that RDA was set in place for vitamins, minerals and supplements. Caffeine is not a vitamin, mineral, or supplement and therefore is not regulated to have RDA limits.

Caffeine can increase heart rate which can be a negative effect in those with cardiovascular disease. Always limit caffeine intake, especially if under a doctor's care for a heart-related condition.

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