Caffeine versus No Caffeine

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No Caffeine

Humans have used caffeine for the past hundred years to be active and get work done faster, but is caffeine really helping us do that? Caffeine has been demonstrated to improve reaction time, cognitive performances, and physical activities. Effect of caffeine has been studied in various research studies. Caffeine is used in many different activities to stay active or awake during the task. An example of this can be college students using caffeine while studying for their exams to be alert. Even though caffeine has some benefits to it, it does have drawbacks with it such as, headaches, anxiousness, irregular or fast heartbeat and sleeplessness. During the day, coffee is taken more for conviviality to improve performances and to cope with stress. Caffeine is the most widely consumed socially active substance in the world. Caffeine has often been studied in connection with reaction time. According to a study, it was founded that moderate doses of caffeine decreased the time it took subjects to find a target stimulus and to prepare a response for a complex reaction time task. (Lorist & Snel, 1997) In this experiment, a dose of 3 mg/kg body weight caffeine, dissolved in a cup of decaffeinated coffee, was administered double blind and deceptively to be overnight abstinence coffee drinkers. The effects of caffeine, especially caffeinated coffee, on human performance have been widely studied. Another study has been conducted to…
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