The Disadvantages of Caffeine

The Disadvantages of CaffeineCaffeine is a bitter substance that stimulates your central nervous system. This means it can help boost your alertness and eliminate your drowsiness, according to Chances are you consume some caffeine on a regular basis if you drink coffee or tea, drink soda or eat chocolate. And although caffeine is widely consumed, it still is considered a drug and it comes with some potential disadvantages.

Side Effects

The Disadvantages of Caffeine

You are at a higher risk of undesirable side effects from caffeine if you have more than 500 to 600 milligrams of caffeine per day, which is contained in more than 4 cups of brewed coffee. Some immediate side effects of high caffeine consumption are nervousness, restlessness, upset stomach, rapid heartbeat, muscle tremors and irritability, according to In the long term, drinking a lot of caffeine throughout the day might lead to a vicious cycle of insomnia and fatigue, wherein you consistently lose sleep because of caffeine’s effects, but then you need to drink caffeine to be alert during the day.


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