Caffeine is the world’s most widely known drink for energy. It is the holy grail for late night study sessions, early risers, big gym session, etc. Whether if its in your coffee, tea, or energy drink it can be a massive help in today’s 21st century lifestyle due to the constant workloads and the semi nocturnal lifestyle. But let’s make you fully aware of its effects and what it actually is.
What is Caffeine?
Caffeine is a stimulant drug that increases the speed of the messages between the brain and the body.
Effects of Caffeine
When you consume caffeine, your blood vessels contract and this causes the heart to go under stress as it has to work harder and faster to pump blood around the body. This is what causes a fastened heart rate and gives you the energetic and very awake feeling. Which can temporarily heighten energy, speed, reflexes, strength and general physical ability. But after the caffeine starts to wear off it can have a crashing effect, in which the consumer will become lethargic, sleepy and weak. For most people, the higher you go with the dosage of caffeine, the bigger the crash will be. Although this product can be an awesome tool to use in sports and study, it does unfortunately have its down sides such as Dehydration and irritability. But if you manage to take more than what your tolerance is it can cause lack of concentration, nausea, stomach pains, increase in body temperature, stress. So you have to be careful when taking caffeine because like any drug you can overdose on it. An effect of overdosing can be seizures, tremors, vomiting and panic attacks. But not to worry, in order for the average adult to overdoes on caffeine they would have to consume 5-12g (equivalent to 80 coffee’s) one after the other. And for children/teenagers they would have to consumer an average of 12 energy drinks one after the other. So there is a good and bad side to caffeine, but just like anything if you are careful with it and only have it in moderation you do not have to worry.
Caffeine vs Caffeine Anhydrous
A lot of people may become confused when talking about the different between normal caffeine and caffeine anhydrous. The only real difference is that caffeine anhydrous is dehydrated caffeine, this is typically found in pre workout supplements and energy bars as helps it to be flavorless and gets rid of any taste to it. Which in turn allows the company selling it to add any flavour to it as they wish. Caffeine anhydrous is essentially a powder that allows the caffeine content to be highly concentrated.
So with all of this taken into consideration, officials recommend that you do not take any more than 700mg a day at the absolute maximum. When is comes to the efficacious dose it really depends on the person age, weight, size, and experience. If you are someone that that is very new to the beautiful world of caffeine probably stick to your coffees to start off with.
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