Energy drinks are functional beverages formulated for people looking for a product that provides additional mental and physical stimulation for a short period of time. While energy drinks are available in a wide range of flavours, formulations and formats in Canada, they generally share the following attributes:
- contain caffeine,
- are intended to supply temporary physical and/or mental stimulation restoring alertness and wakefulness when fatigued or drowsy
- are classified and regulated as conventional food products under Canada’s Food and Drugs Act and Food and Drug Regulations.
For more information on energy drinks, see Energy Drinks: Canadian Facts and Information
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