Viter Energy Mints are breath mints the size of a standard mint. The mints come in multiple flavors with a touch of menthol for a strong kick. They're strong, so if you don't like strong mints then you'll probably not like our mints! They're round and they sit comfortably in your mouth.
Each mint is 900 milligrams by weight and contains 40 milligrams of caffeine. Each tin contains 20 mints. That's almost 10 cups of coffee's worth of caffeine in each tin of mints!
One mint has roughly 1/2 the amount of caffeine as a standard 8 ounce cup of brewed coffee. One mint also contains approximately 1/2 the amount of caffeine as in a standard sized energy drink.
When we started Viter Energy, we wanted to know: How much caffeine do we really need?
We did a lot of research on the optimal amount of caffeine for increased performance.
We made Viter Energy Mints with two things in mind: It had to give people energy & it had to taste good.
This is tough because caffeine is naturally bitter. So, the more caffeine per mint the harder it becomes to make the mint taste good.
So even though everyone has a different tolerance level for caffeine and different taste preferences, we aimed for one mint to have enough caffeine to provide a small amount of energy for the average person while still tasting good to most people.
With these mints, you need less caffeine than you think.
When you're eating a mint, it dissolves in your mouth. The caffeine then gets absorbed into your body via your mouth, and not through your stomach as it does when you consume a caffeinated beverage like coffee or tea.
This absorption is called sublingual, and because of this you'll feel the caffeine from the mints faster than you feel the caffeine from a beverage. Also, you'll find that you won't need as much caffeine as you think you need to feel a boost.
Depending on your caffeine tolerance, most people feel the caffeine from 1-3 mints eaten within an hour.
The effects of caffeine on one's mental state are an important area for scientists to explore because about 90 percent of the world's adults take the stimulating substance. Some prefer coffee, some tea, some soda pop and others take it in energy drinks. Caffeine is also in chocolate, some over-the-counter pain relievers and other products, including Viter Energy Mints.
As to depression and caffeine, some scientists say it helps alleviate symptoms, and some say it causes depression to worsen. Some claim caffeine's positive effects are so great that it can help prevent suicide.
Scientists have been studying whether eight 8-ounce glasses are necessary, and whether moderate amounts of caffeine make you dehydrated. The answers: no and no.
It was claimed caffeine makes you urinate so much you become dehydrated. In fact, taken in moderate amounts, caffeinated beverages can contribute to your overall daily water needs. Drink up, but beware you might have to go to the bathroom a lot.
Does caffeine stunt growth? A lot of people may say that, but the science doesn't support the contention. It's an urban legend now. About 90 percent of Americans consume caffeine in one product or another.
Caffeine is the world's most popular stimulant. It and coffee are legal, and in moderate doses do no harm but actually may help people by decreasing the risk of several conditions.
U.S. National Public Radio published a February 2016 story titled "Caffeine for Sale: The Hidden Trade of the World's Favorite Stimulant" about how caffeine is removed from coffee beans and then where it goes after the decaf coffee is made.
Now there is a huge, worldwide trade in caffeine extracted from coffee beans. It is used in soda, energy drinks, medications and candies that have no natural caffeine content. And people wonder if synthetic caffeine is more dangerous than caffeine from natural sources. Scientists say there is no difference between the two.