Mm... I feel so tired and sleepy. If you could wait for a sec and lemme quickly grab by Americano…I’ll just be back.
Wooh, hello again guys :D
How is my fam today??? All fresh and full of energy, isn’t it?
Okay, so let me see the topic of the day. It says “How to know you are addicted to Caffeine”. Hah, I think the title has a type. Instead of L O V E, I've typed this A word. Did you spot the glitch too?
I bet you did….. Hah, what did you say, you didn’t? Do you seriously think it is a valid question?
Alright alright, I’ll quit messing with you and keep my caffeine obsession aside. Let us address the question of the hour. Do you have your cappuccinos handy?
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Caffeine has shot its shot on my CNS and I’m all set to talk science first.
Caffeine is a CNS stimulant that is the most widely used psychoactive drug worldwide. It belongs to the methylxanthine family and has the chemical formula C8H10N4O2.
The basic function of caffeine is to attack the points that control our blood pressure directly and make us feel hyperactive. It is the best naturally obtained CNS activator that is available across the world legally.
The health federations and institutions across the world have specified certain amounts of caffeine that are considered safe for consumption on daily basis. Here’s a chart for the same.
4-6 years - 45 mg
7-9 years - 62.5 mg
10-12 years - 85 mg
2.5 mg per kilogram of body weight
400 mg (max)
Alright, let us talk about what are the foods other than your cup of freshly brewed arabica that can make your CNS hyperactive. The Sources of Caffeine in food and drink are even more abundant than your agitated senses can think. Let us categorize them on the basis of foods and drinks.
Pro Tip: Want instant energy but don’t want caffeine to tint your system? Hop on to Berries instead! Also, Vitamin C tablets and gummies are one of the best alternatives to give you a quick energy boost. And I don’t find the necessity to mention Glucose. Who doesn’t know about it, right?
We all unite on the fact that Coffee is Love. But, is it really as good for our system as it feels? Let us find out by seeing some health benefits and disadvantages of coffee. C’mon!
Okay, here are the positives lined up for you.
Now, let us see some of the side effects of caffeine. This is probably why you’re here, aren’t you?
Ahh… my stomach. I’ll be back in a moment.
Sorry, My Americano is the one to blame here. Alright moving forward…
Do you have this urge to run to your French Press first thing in the morning? Or is grabbing a coffee or a coffee wait line a non-negotiable part of your daily routine. Then, My friend, you are dependent on caffeine.
Some other signs of caffeine dependence are:
You are likely to encounter these symptoms in 24 to 48 hrs of your de-attachment with caffeine. But again, this time is tentative and depends from person to person.
Now, the gradual question that comes to mind is how to undo caffeine dependence. Here’s one of the best solutions that I came across while surfing the web one day. It said, start replacing one of your caffeinated drinks with a non-caffeinated alternative every week.
This will gradually help you to minimize your caffeine consumption without any signs of withdrawal.
I hope this works for you! See you soon.