Consumption of 1,000 to 1,500 milligrams per day is associated with a condition known as caffeinism. Caffeinism usually combines caffeine dependency with a range of symptoms including nervousness, irritability, restlessness, insomnia, headaches, and palpitations after caffeine use. According to a research, “Caffeine overdose can result in a state of central nervous system over-stimulation called caffeine intoxication, typically occurs only after ingestion of large amounts of caffeine. The symptoms of caffeine intoxication are comparable to the symptoms of overdoses of other stimulants: they may include restlessness, fidgeting, and anxiety, and excitement, insomnia, flushing of the face, increased urination, gastrointestinal disturbance, muscle twitching, a rambling flow of thought and speech, irritability, irregular or rapid heartbeat, and psychomotor
Health scares similar to this are not recent. In fact, they have been going on for over 100 years. In 1911, the US Government sued the Coca-Cola company for making their drinks hazardous to other’s health (Lovett 2). Although the Coca-Cola company won, it proves that people worry about what they put into their bodies, even if it does help them stay up to finish their homework. Not everybody will experience the same effects from caffeine.
A huge number of people around the world consume enough caffeine to be diagnosed as dependent who have not been reassured that it is safe. Nor have they been given a good enough reason to stop their consumption or cut down to safer levels of caffeine intake. It would take a lot of negative findings to dissuade people from using the drug, but a better understanding on all properties could also find more uses for caffeine and could reassure those who are doubtful of the safety of caffeine consumption. Internet Sources: http://www.usa-gymnastics.org/publications/usa-gymnastics/1996/4/body-balance.html http://www.healthy.net/scr/article.asp?ID=800 http://www.healthy.net/scr/article.asp?ID=2046
The first scientific discovery of ca... ... middle of paper ... ...way since its discovery. It originally used for medicinal purposes that helped limit its intake. However, with increasing media portrayal shedding a positive light on caffeine, the consumption has dramatically increased in not only beverages but products as well. Although, not all the negative effects of caffeine have been proven various studies still demonstrate that there is an increase in anxiety, blood pressure, and heart murmurs. Protecting the youth from this drug’s addictive qualities and possible health effects should be America’s number one concern.
Caffeine, a very common stimulant amongst popular beverages, has stirred up some myths about how the human body reacts to its consumption. Despite the fact that many of Caffeine’s popular beliefs are myths, there is much truth to what society might think of this stimulant. Caffeine is believed to be addictive, a leading cause of insomnia, harmful to pregnant women, unbeneficial towards human health, and many other rumors to be expanded upon. Before we can understand how Caffeine impacts the human body’s functions we must understand what chemically Caffeine is. Caffeine (C8H10N4O2) belongs to the family of heterocyclic compounds known as purines.
It also highly addictive and there is a chance for the treatment to be abused and hinder treatment for narcotic addiction by swapping one addition for another. There are also many other treatments in other sources published around the same time that offer different alternatives and may be slightly more effective than the use of coffee or caffeine. Both sources state the same treatment for an opioid overdose with caffeine or coffee being the main substance. The two sources utilize caffeine as a stimulant to increase cognitive response and respiration. Coffee is also mentioned throughout both sources as being consumed daily by the general public and inform the chance of an overdose is very unlikely.
The longer people drink caffeine, the more they have to drink to have the same effect to stay awake. In Healing ADD, Daniel G. Amen, M.D., states: “In the short run caffeine makes you feel more focused” (211). But, consuming 250mg of caffeine in one day, which is more than one Rockstar energy drink or a venti from Starbucks, can cause some scary side effects. Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary states that caffeine intoxication side effects include “restlessness, nervousness, excitement, insomnia, flushed face” as well as irregular heart rhythms, twitching, stomach irritation, and even death (302). One teenager in particular died of cardiac arrest from having two twenty-four ounce Monster energy drinks in a 24-hour period.
Caffeine has many negative effects on humans, such as increased heart rate (Lane, J.D., 2002), depression (Goldstein, 2008), and addiction to this “drug.” You may be asking yourself, “What is caffeine?” Well, caffeine is actually a stimulant (Barone, Roberts, 2008) that is found in beverages such as tea, coffee, and soft drinks. In fact, caffeine is the highest grossing and most used stimulant in the United States (Barone, Roberts, 2008). It is estimated that 85% of adults living in the United States consume caffeine on a daily basis (Barone, Roberts, 2008). That means for every 100 adults, 85 of them have had a drink that contained caffeine on any given day. One reason caffeine is so widely available compared to other stimulants is because caffeine is socially acceptable (Brice, Smith, Sutherland, Chistopher, Childs, deWit, 2008).
Coffee and Energy Drinks both are common sources of a “caffeine buzz” in the early morning or late night to awaken the body and brain. The caffeine stimulates the central nerve system. Millions of Americans are looking to cut out about 90 minutes of sleep or more and compensate it with caffeine, therefore increasing the need for Coffee and Energy Drinks. Though drinking one cup of Joe after the other may seem like no big deal and easy to handle, the recommended intake of caffeine is approx. 400 mg. One 16 oz.
Coffee also contains a large dose of caffeine. There is three times more caffeine in one cup of coffee than in one can of pop. Caffeine is the most widely consumed stimulant. Caffeine can be addictive if used on a daily basis. Nic... ... middle of paper ... ...r to concentrate on a task.