Caffeine-Free Product Certification
VQS International offers caffeine-free product certification by certifying that the products have undergone proper decaffeination process. This private certification scheme is ideal for business owners who want to ensure their consumers will enjoy the taste and aroma of coffee and at the same time avoid the side effects of caffeine
Why choose caffeine-free products
Coffee is the most popular beverage in the world. It is not dangerous for a relatively healthy person. Still caffeine is a powerful drug and can negatively affect people in different ways. There are people of particular concern like those with cardio vascular problems with liver their kidney function and people with underlying heart diseases. Additionally amongst the consumers who are potentially vulnerable to the negative effects of caffeine are pregnant and lactating women, children and adolescent’s young adult’s people who suffer from chronic anxiety, hyperactivity and mental illness
Excessive caffeine intake can lead to potential downsides such as sleep deprivation, increased anxiety decreased oxygen flow to the brain, increased blood pressure etc. caffeine has also been linked to heart conditions like irregular palpitations, heart attacks and strokes. The symptoms mostly depend on different levels of caffeine intolerance and health problems.
What is decaffeination?
Decaffeination is the process of removing caffeine beans cocoa tea leaves and other caffeine containing materials. Decaf coffee is not completely caffeine free however the amount of caffeine is very small
There are three main methods of decaffeination Swiss water Process uses water (no chemicals) to decaffeinate the beans. Caffeine is extracted but not the flavor CO2 Process or liquid Carbon Dioxide Method technically known as supercritical fluid extraction. This process avoids the use of any harmful substances the caffeine is removed from CO2 using charcoal filters Methylene Chloride Process of Decaffeination is the old fashioned way to decaffeinate coffee using organic chemical solvents and its still how the vast majority of coffee is decaffeinated globally.
Caffeine Products & Caffeine Free Products
- Black tea – Decaffeinated Tea
- Green tea – Decaffeinated Tea
- Dark chocolate – Caffeine-free chocolate
- Coffee- decaf
- Energy Drinks – Decaffeinated Energy Drinks
- Sodas – mostly all dark colas have caffeine free version