FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 14, 2014

The science of caffeine, the world’s most popular drug (video)

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2014 — It seems there are new caffeine-infused products hitting the shelves every day. From energy drinks to gum and even jerky, our love affair with that little molecule shows no signs of slowing. In the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) latest Reactions video, we look at the science behind the world’s most popular drug, including why it keeps you awake and how much caffeine is too much. The video is available at http://youtu.be/YuJOhpNS0IY.

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