Caffeine

Idella

Well-known member
So, I've had this twitching in my eye after I started taking coffee to stay awake.
Okay, Mr Barnes.
This could be as a result of the amount of caffeine you've just recently introduced into your body system.
 

Idella

Well-known member
How do you mean, ma'am?
Hello there Green, okay well, Too much caffeine can certainly overexcite your nervous system and result in frequent eyelid twitching. If eyelid twitching is becoming something you experience frequently it might be time to cut down your caffeine intake.
 

Barnes

Active member
Hello there Green, okay well, Too much caffeine can certainly overexcite your nervous system and result in frequent eyelid twitching. If eyelid twitching is becoming something you experience frequently it might be time to cut down your caffeine intake.
Huh. Okay! But for the sake of knowledge, I'd like to know more about caffeine?
 

Roberts

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Huh. Okay! But for the sake of knowledge, I'd like to know more about caffeine?
Hi, Barnes.
So, caffeine is a natural stimulant most commonly found in tea, coffee, and cacao plants.
It works by stimulating the brain and central nervous system, helping you stay alert and prevent the onset of tiredness.
 

Barnes

Active member
Hi, Barnes.
So, caffeine is a natural stimulant most commonly found in tea, coffee, and cacao plants.
It works by stimulating the brain and central nervous system, helping you stay alert and prevent the onset of tiredness.
And how does this occur in the body?
 

Roberts

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And how does this occur in the body?
Okay! Well, once consumed, caffeine is quickly absorbed from the gut into the bloodstream.
From there, it travels to the liver and is broken down into compounds that can affect the function of various organs.
That said, caffeine’s main effect is on the brain.
It functions by blocking the effects of adenosine, which is a neurotransmitter that relaxes the brain and makes you feel tired.
Normally, adenosine levels build up over the day, making you increasingly more tired and causing you to want to go to sleep.
Caffeine helps you stay awake by connecting to adenosine receptors in the brain without activating them. This blocks the effects of adenosine, leading to reduced tiredness.. there.
 

Craige1985

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Hi, Barnes.
So, caffeine is a natural stimulant most commonly found in tea, coffee, and cacao plants.
It works by stimulating the brain and central nervous system, helping you stay alert and prevent the onset of tiredness.
Aside tea, coffee, and cacao plants, are there other products we consume that contain caffeine in them?
 

Anderson

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Aside tea, coffee, and cacao plants, are there other products we consume that contain caffeine in them?
Yes, Craige. As a matter of fact.
Some other products we consume that contain caffeine are well known to be affiliated with the aforementioned trio, some aren't. They include
- Chocolate,
- Energy drinks (carbonated drinks),
- Chewing gums (now, It’s not a natural source of caffeine, but manufacturers may include caffeine in their recipes. This has made chewing gum popular among some athletes and others looking for an energy boost),
- Guarana (this is a plant that’s native to the Amazon rainforest in Brazil and known for its antioxidant and stimulant properties),
- Kola nut (Native to West Africa, the kola nut is a staple food prized for its cultural symbolism and economic value. It was once a main flavoring agent and source of caffeine in commercial colas like Coca-Cola. However, some major cola brands no longer use it )... Etc
 

Barnes

Active member
Yes, Craige. As a matter of fact.
Some other products we consume that contain caffeine are well known to be affiliated with the aforementioned trio, some aren't. They include
- Chocolate,
- Energy drinks (carbonated drinks),
- Chewing gums (now, It’s not a natural source of caffeine, but manufacturers may include caffeine in their recipes. This has made chewing gum popular among some athletes and others looking for an energy boost),
- Guarana (this is a plant that’s native to the Amazon rainforest in Brazil and known for its antioxidant and stimulant properties),
- Kola nut (Native to West Africa, the kola nut is a staple food prized for its cultural symbolism and economic value. It was once a main flavoring agent and source of caffeine in commercial colas like Coca-Cola. However, some major cola brands no longer use it )... Etc
Wow.. okay, so aside acting as a stimulant to keep one awake, are there other advantages of caffeine and its consumption?
 

Idella

Well-known member
Wow.. okay, so aside acting as a stimulant to keep one awake, are there other advantages of caffeine and its consumption?
Certainly.
1. It may boost metabolism and fat burning.
2. It may enhance exercise performance.
3. It may protect against heart disease and diabetes.
4. Longevity, liver protection, decreased cancer risk, gout prevention, skin protection, gut health (Consuming 3 cups of coffee a day for as few as 3 weeks may increase the amount and activity of beneficial gut bacteria)...
 

Craige1985

Well-known member
Certainly.
1. It may boost metabolism and fat burning.
2. It may enhance exercise performance.
3. It may protect against heart disease and diabetes.
4. Longevity, liver protection, decreased cancer risk, gout prevention, skin protection, gut health (Consuming 3 cups of coffee a day for as few as 3 weeks may increase the amount and activity of beneficial gut bacteria)...
... And in excess consumption?
 

Roberts

Well-known member
... And in excess consumption?
Caffeine consumption is generally considered safe, although habit forming.
- Some side effects linked to excess intake include anxiety, restlessness, tremors, irregular heartbeat, and trouble sleeping.
- Too much caffeine may also promote headaches, migraine, and high blood pressure in some individuals.
- In addition, in cases of pregnancy, caffeine can easily cross the placenta, which can increase the risk of miscarriage or low birth weight. Pregnant women should limit their intake.
- Caffeine can also interact with some medications.
Also, it should be noted that individuals taking the muscle relaxant Zanaflex or the antidepressant Luvox should avoid caffeine because these drugs can increase their effects.
 

Barnes

Active member
Caffeine consumption is generally considered safe, although habit forming.
- Some side effects linked to excess intake include anxiety, restlessness, tremors, irregular heartbeat, and trouble sleeping.
- Too much caffeine may also promote headaches, migraine, and high blood pressure in some individuals.
- In addition, in cases of pregnancy, caffeine can easily cross the placenta, which can increase the risk of miscarriage or low birth weight. Pregnant women should limit their intake.
- Caffeine can also interact with some medications.
Also, it should be noted that individuals taking the muscle relaxant Zanaflex or the antidepressant Luvox should avoid caffeine because these drugs can increase their effects.
So, is there a healthy dosage of caffeine one can adhere to in order to avoid the negative side effects?
 

Anderson

Well-known member
So, is there a healthy dosage of caffeine one can adhere to in order to avoid the negative side effects?
Yes, a caffeine intake of 200 mg per dose, and up to 400 mg per day, is generally considered safe. Pregnant women should also limit their daily intake to 200 mg or less. This should be suitable for the body.
 

Barnes

Active member
Yes, a caffeine intake of 200 mg per dose, and up to 400 mg per day, is generally considered safe. Pregnant women should also limit their daily intake to 200 mg or less. This should be suitable for the body.
Okay. Thanks for the information, man.
 

Craige1985

Well-known member
Caffeine consumption is generally considered safe, although habit forming.
- Some side effects linked to excess intake include anxiety, restlessness, tremors, irregular heartbeat, and trouble sleeping.
- Too much caffeine may also promote headaches, migraine, and high blood pressure in some individuals.
- In addition, in cases of pregnancy, caffeine can easily cross the placenta, which can increase the risk of miscarriage or low birth weight. Pregnant women should limit their intake.
- Caffeine can also interact with some medications.
Also, it should be noted that individuals taking the muscle relaxant Zanaflex or the antidepressant Luvox should avoid caffeine because these drugs can increase their effects.
Noted. Thank you, Mr Roberts.
 

Green

Member
Hello there Green, okay well, Too much caffeine can certainly overexcite your nervous system and result in frequent eyelid twitching. If eyelid twitching is becoming something you experience frequently it might be time to cut down your caffeine intake.
Duly noted, Ma'am.
Thank you for the information.
 
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