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 the Food and Drugs Act and Food and Drug Regulations.