Effects of Caffeine on the Body

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Caffeine and the effects on the body The American Medical Association Council of Scientific, states that moderate tea or coffee drinking is not harmful to your health as long as you have other good health habits (NIH 1). Research shows that caffeine is a substance that is found in certain plants. It can also be manmade and added to foods. It’s a central nervous system stimulant and a diuretic (substance that helps rid the body of fluids) (NIH 2). Functions of caffeine, it’s absorbed and passes quickly into the brain. It does not collect in the bloodstream, or gets stored in the body; it leaves the body in the urine many hours after it has been consumed (NHI 3) WebMD research states that caffeine is most commonly used to improve mental alertness. Caffeine can be used by mouth or rectally or in combinations with pain killers, for simple headaches and after epidural anesthesia. Some people use caffeine for asthma, gallbladder disease, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, shortness of breath in newborns and decrease in blood pressure. Caffeine is also used for weight loss and type two diabetes. Taking caffeine within limits is allowed by the National Collegiate Association. Urine concentrations over 15mcg/ml are prohibited. It takes most people about 8 cups of coffee providing 100mg/cup to reach this urine concentrations. The bestselling book: The antioxidant prescription, How to use the power of Antioxidant to prevent diseases and stay healthy for life. By Bryce Wylde.

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