Hint has a mission to help people fall in love with water! Hint Caffeine Kick Water is fruit-flavored water with an energy kick and no sweeteners, preservatives, or calories. It is a quick and easy way to stay hydrated and energized without a crash. To add to its benefits, it’s vegan, kosher, gluten-free, and non─GMO.
As with most caffeinated beverages, once you acquire a thirst and love for the brand, you may start to question how much caffeine you are ultimately consuming just by drinking water.
Hint Caffeine Kick contains 60 milligrams (mg) of caffeine per 16-ounce bottle. In this article, we compare that amount to other caffeinated drinks and put the caffeine content of Hint into perspective for you.
How Much Caffeine Does Hint Caffeine Kick Contain?
All flavors of Hint Caffeine Kick have the same amount of caffeine. They are available in three great flavors: citrus, black raspberry, and blueberry grape. A 16-ounce bottle of Hint Caffeine Kick Water contains 60 mg of plant-based caffeine, equivalent to an espresso shot.
Hint Caffeine Kick vs Other Caffeinated Waters
There are various caffeinated waters available, so we have made a quick comparison of some of them to get some perspective on the caffeine content of Hint Caffeine Kick. Let’s have a look.
|Heroec Energy Water
|60 mg per 16.9 oz
|Ugly Energy Water
|160 mg per 16 oz can
|Rockstar Energy Water
|180 mg per 20 oz
|Blink Energy Water
|150 mg per 16.9 oz
|Zola Sparkling Energy Water
|100 mg per 12 oz
|Phocus Sparkling Water
|75 mg per 11.5 oz can
The bottle sizes vary greatly for each brand, so to help it make more sense, we calculated from a 16-ounce bottle of Hint that contains 60 mg of caffeine, an 8-ounce would contain 30 mg, a 20-ounce would contain 75 mg, and a 12-ounce bottle would contain 45 mg of caffeine. Compared to some popular brands, Hint Caffeine Kick generally contains a much lower caffeine content.
Hint Caffeine Kick vs Popular Sodas
Sometimes you need a sugar kick along with your caffeine kick, and we compared the caffeine content of some popular soda drinks with the caffeine content of Hint.
|34 mg per 12 oz
|38 mg per 12 oz
|42 mg per 12 oz
|37 mg 16 oz
Compared to a few popular soft drinks, Hint Caffeine Kick contains more caffeine than Snapple tea but less than Dr. Pepper.
What About Compared to Naturally Caffeinated Drinks?
Will drinking tea or coffee contain more caffeine than Hint Caffeine Kick? Let’s have a look.
|163 mg per 8oz
|5.6 mg per 8oz
|42 mg per 8oz
|18 mg per 8oz
As you can see, 16 ounces of brewed coffee is three times the amount of caffeine found in Hint, but decaf and green tea have significantly lower amounts. Interestingly enough, 16 ounces of black tea will contain more caffeine than Hint.
Hint Caffeine Kick vs Energy Drinks
Is it possible to get the same kick out of Hint as an energy drink? Energy drinks also contain sugar and other stimulants such as guarana and taurine.
|80 mg per 8.46 oz
|160 mg per 16 oz
|Amp Organic Energy Drink
|120 mg per 12 oz
|Rockstar Energy Drink
|160 mg per 16 oz
|Rip It Energy Drink
|160 mg per 16 oz
|SoBe Essential Energy
|96 mg per 16 oz
It is clear that no matter which energy drink you choose to enjoy, the caffeine content is significantly higher than Hint Caffeine Kick.
How Much Caffeine is Safe to Drink? Is it Good or Bad?
Every day, 80% of the world’s population consumes a caffeinated product. Caffeine is a naturally occurring stimulant in tea, coffee, and cacao plants. It stimulates the brain and central nervous system, allowing you to stay alert and prevent fatigue.
Caffeine keeps you awake by connecting to adenosine receptors in your brain but not activating them. This inhibits the effects of adenosine, resulting in less fatigue. It may also increase blood adrenaline levels and the brain’s production of dopamine and norepinephrine. This combination stimulates the brain even more, promoting alertness and focus.
Caffeine has some health benefits too! It has been shown to improve mood, lower the risk of depression, stimulate brain function, and protect against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. It may increase metabolism, promote fat loss, and lower the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, though this varies by individual. Caffeine may benefit the liver, skin, and digestive tract, and it may help prolong life and prevent certain diseases.
Caffeine consumption is generally considered safe; however, it can become addictive and cause some side effects. Anxiety, restlessness, tremors, irregular heartbeat, and difficulty sleeping are some side effects associated with excessive caffeine consumption. It may also cause headaches, migraines, and high blood pressure.
Hint Kick contains only 60 milligrams of caffeine per 16-ounce bottle, with the other ingredients being water and flavoring. This may be insufficient caffeine for some people and excessive caffeine for others. Compared to other caffeinated waters, energy drinks, and drinks that naturally contain caffeine, the amount of caffeine in Hint is much lower, but compared to popular soda drinks, the caffeine content is higher.
400 milligrams of caffeine a day is considered safe, so that would be equivalent to six 16-ounce bottles of Hint Caffeine Kick.