Caffeine belongs to a family of naturally occurring compounds known as xanthines. The xanthines, which come from plants, are possibly the oldest known stimulants. Caffeine is widely used in pharmaceuticals as free base and mixtures, such as 'Citrated Caffeine’s caffeine and sodium benzoate. Caffeine is very much used as a stimulant of the central nervous system and also as a diuretic, although its action as a diuretic is weaker than that of the ophyline.
There is about 10% demand growth increase per annum. Up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day appears to be safe for most healthy adults. That's roughly the amount of caffeine in four cups of brewed coffee, 10 cans of cola or two "energy shot" drinks. The global caffeine market is predicted to expand at a steady CAGR of around 2.5% by 2022.Entrepreneurs who invest in this project will be successful.
Few Indian major players are as under
· Aarti Drugs Ltd.
· Aarti Industries Ltd.
· Ankur Drugs &Pharma Ltd.
· Astec Lifesciences Ltd.
· Bajaj Healthcare Ltd.
· Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd.