What is Coffee Berry Fruit Extract?
The caffeine in Vega Sport® Premium Energizer is sourced from coffee fruit extract. This extract is from the fruit of the coffee plant. It comes from flesh of the berry that encapsulates the coffee bean and not the bean itself.
When coffee beans are produced, this fruit is discarded. For coffee fruit extract, the entire fruit is dried and ground. The next step is an extraction process in water. Then the extract is spray-dried into a fine powder to be used in our product.
The traditional coffee process uses only 25% of the coffee cherry (the bean), meaning 75% is discarded as waste. Coffee fruit extract derived from the entire cherry (bean excluded), saving this waste from making it to the landfill. The coffee cherry is hand-picked and then extracted using a patented processing method to create this ingredient. Any remaining byproduct is used as compost and biofuel within the local farming communities.
How does the caffeine compare to coffee?
There is 100 mg of caffeine in one serving from coffee berry and green tea. As reference, one 8 oz/250ml cup of coffee has approximately 95 mg of caffeine in it.
How many times a day can I take it?
Whether you work out a few times a day, or you occasionally swap Vega Sport® pre-workout products for your afternoon coffee, experts at the FDA and Health Canada say that adults should limit their intake to 400 mg of caffeine per day.1
1. Food and Drug Administration (2007). Caffeine and Your Body Accessed 4/25/13 from https://www.fda.gov/downloads/ucm200805.pdf Health Canada.(2012). Caffeine in Food. Accessed 4/25/13 from http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/securit/addit/caf/food-caf-aliments-eng.php