Effects Of Caffeine On The Consumption Of Caffeine

1511 Words Apr 30th, 2015 7 Pages
Caffeine, a popularly consumed central nervous system stimulant is consumed on a day to day basis around the globe. Caffeine can be ingested into the body by either eating it or drinking it. Caffeine comes in forms of many processed foods such as coffee, chocolate bars, candy, sodas, and energy drinks as well as tea. For example millions of people all around the world consume coffee on a daily basis. Due to the large consumption of caffeine, both the negative and positive side effects of consuming it have been well researched and documented. However the long term effects are much more significant, the short term side effects of caffeine may not appear to be as extreme. The regulation of caffeine consumption is crucial in order to guarantee that one does not become dependent on it, and to ensure that an individual’s body will not be damaged by doing so. The evidence that backed up the claim that coffee is best consumed in small amounts and not on a daily basis is overwhelming and clearly shows that coffee consumption must be carefully regulated and controlled.

Caffeine is absorbed rapidly into the bodies blood stream. The blood stream carries the caffeine to the bodies organs within minutes of caffeine consumption. The suggested safe amount of caffeine for a healthy adult is around three hundred milligrams per day. The standard dosage of caffeine in coffee is about 100 milligrams for every six-ounce cup. The amount of caffeine in tea is relatively smaller, at about…
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