11 Staggering Facts About Caffeine

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Coffee is a huge player in our day-to-day lives, but do know all the facts about caffeine?

Let’s be real, mornings without coffee just don’t be the same. How do you like your coffee is as common a question as how do you like your eggs. Caffeine fuels millions throughout their day. But, apparently that good stuff is a substance and it’s actually making you addicted. Lets take a closer look at 11 facts about caffeine!  ☕️

Caffeine withdrawal is classified as a mental disorder.

In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association listed caffeine withdrawal as mental condition in their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. If a caffeine addict goes without the substance for a period of time, not only will this person experience headaches, but also a lowering in their thinking capabilities. No not my latte!!

You can overdose on caffeine.

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AdobeStock by Jeff Siepman

Drinking 100 cups of caffeine within an hour can lead to death. I don’t think anyone in their right mind would purposefully drink 100 cups of a caffeinated beverage. A caffeine overdose is more likely to occur if a person gets carried away with drinking multiple cups of highly-caffeinated coffee or energy drinks. Stay away from vodka Redbulls!

We drink less caffeine than we did 50 years ago 

Despite the introduction of energy drinks, we still manage to imbibe less caffeine than people living 50 years ago. Today, we are still huge caffeine drinkers. However, instead of solely relying on caffeine for energy boosts as people did fifty years ago, we rely on more natural energy boosters such as vitamins. Work smarter not hard ????

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AdobeStock by Jon Tyson

Drinking just 100 milligrams of caffeine daily can lead to dependency.

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AdobeStock by Gian Cescon

Caffeine is a highly addictive substance. Drinking just 100 milligrams of the substance daily changes a person’s brain, making the person dependent on caffeine for emotional and physical reasons. There’s 94.8 mg in one cup of coffee ????

 

Caffeine isn’t as old as most would think.

A little known fact about caffeine is that different plants have contained caffeine for millenniums. Despite this, pure caffeine was not created until 1819. We need fuel for our fire!

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The substance can lower your chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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According to the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee, caffeine prevents the buildup of the brain protein linked to the debilitating memory disease. However, this buildup prevention only lasts for four years. Maybe taking tolerance breaks will help with this. What do you think?????

 

A person’s gender and race can determine the effect caffeine has on them.

Gender and race have been determined as factors in how a person handles caffeine. Men process caffeine more quickly than women. The substance affects the estrogen levels of younger women depending on the woman’s race. Caffeine lowers the estrogen level of white women while raising estrogen levels in Asian women.

 

Caffeine can improve your athletic efficiency.

Caffeine obviously provides an energy boost. However, a fact about caffeine is that might not be obvious, is that it has the ability to increase a person’s muscle strength, reaction time and concentrations.

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AdobeStock by Heather Ford

 

Some people are allergic to caffeine.

Unfortunately, some people cannot drink caffeine. Some people display a hypersensitivity to the substance when drunk, experiencing upset digestive system, the jitters, and anxiety. There are a rare few though who are actually allergic to the substance. They develop hives every time they come in contact with caffeine.

 

Caffeine gives you not only a physical boost, but also an emotional one.

Caffeine, let alone any substance that gives a person more energy, improves a person’s mental state.

 

the final fact about caffeine is that 1 latte has more caffeine than most energy drinks.

The average latte can contain up to 175 mg of caffeine, while the average energy drink contains up to 80 mg caffeine. Again, nooo not my latte!

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AdobeStock by Cynil Sawlnier

Despite its highly-addictive quality, caffeine likely will forever be a part of the typical person’s workday. Hopefully, these facts provide further insight into the substance you may drink on a daily basis.

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Author: Brianne A.