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FAQ

How much caffeine is in Wake-Ups?

Regular strength Wake-Ups contain 100mg of caffeine — about as much as an 8oz cup of coffee. If you need an extra boost, we have 200mg Wake-Ups tablets.

What is caffeine? 

Found in cocoa beans, coffee, tea, guarana, and kola nuts, caffeine is a stimulant that works on the central nervous system. After consumption, caffeine is absorbed into the bloodstream and other tissues. Caffeine takes between 30 and 60 minutes to reach peak concentration in the body.

Is caffeine safe?

Consumed in moderation, caffeine has been found to be safe in several research studies. Health Canada advises that adults limit their consumption of caffeine to 400mg / day. Health Canada advises that teens should follow the precautionary recommendations of 2.5 mg/kg body weight.

How are Wake-Ups different from coffee or energy drinks?

Side effects of daily coffee may include a full bladder, an empty wallet, and/or an annoying wait in line. Unlike Wake-Ups, it’s difficult to put a pot of coffee in your briefcase or gym bag, and don't even get us started on the filler and additives in sugary energy drinks! 

We're coffee without the frills. Precise amounts of caffeine, 100mg or 200mg — nothing less, nothing more.

What are the benefits of caffeine?

Caffeine can help temporarily restore mental awareness or wakefulness when experiencing fatigue or drowsiness. Caffeine can help promote alertness and increase endurance. Caffeine can also enhance motor performance and enhance cognitive performance. Caffeine ensures Drowsiness is not invited to your birthday party.

What are the ergogenic benefits of caffeine?

Several studies have been conducted on the ergogenic benefits of caffeine. It has been found to have a positive ergogenic effect in improving athletic performance. Supplementing with caffeine has been shown to delay fatigue and improve endurance.

When can I use Wake-Ups?

Whenever you need to stay alert. Like when Drowsiness shows up at your door unannounced and wants to crash on your couch. No, Drowsiness. Go away. We aren’t friends.

Are Wake-Ups organic?

Wake-Ups are not organic. That said, they’re not exposed to chemical fertilizers or pesticides... like 90% of the world’s coffee. Sad, but true.

Are Wake-Ups third-party tested?

Yes, Wake-Ups undergo third-party testing from Nucro-Technics lab to ensure each product complies with Health Canada standards.

Why are Wake-Ups better than other caffeine tablets?

Because we’ve been around since 1951, we’re made in Canada, and we have a stylish Rooster as our mascot.

Are Wake-Ups just for competitive athletes?

Cluck no! Drowsiness. It’s not your friend. Really, it’s not. We hear from Wake-Ups users all the time. Who are they? Besides athletes, they’re nurses, students, gamers, streamers, cubicle dwellers, long-haul truckers, soccer moms, pet store owners, salsa dance instructors (yes, seriously), 3D animators... the list goes on. Wake-Ups are the go-to for anyone looking for convenient, Canadian-made caffeine.

Can caffeine replace sleep?  

No. Caffeine should never be used as a replacement for sleep. While caffeine can help to restore wakefulness if you haven’t experienced enough sleep, it should not be used as a substitute for actual sleep.

Are there side effects to caffeine use?

At doses greater than 600mg per day, caffeine may cause anxiety, rapid heart rate, palpitations, insomnia, restlessness, nervousness, tremor, and headache. In the event of an allergic reaction, discontinue use.

Who can take Wake-Ups?

Wake-Ups caffeine tablets are for occasional use in adults only. Wake-Ups are not to be given to children. Consult a doctor prior to use if you have high blood pressure, glaucoma, or overactive bladder, or if you are taking lithium. Consumption of Wake-Ups with other caffeine-containing products (e.g. medications, coffee, tea, colas, cocoa, guarana, maté), or products that may increase blood pressure (e.g. bitter orange extract, synephrine, octopamine, ephedra, ephedrine) is not recommended. Consult your doctor if you intend to take more than 300 mg of caffeine per day, and are of childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding.

Are Wake-Ups grown on a farm?

We get this question a lot — maybe it’s the Rooster? The answer is no, Wake-Ups caffeine tablets are not grown on a farm. They’re made by a Health Canada-approved manufacturer.