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Do not consume too much caffeine.

Be careful not to consume too much caffeine

If you are a coffee lover, you may be worried about drinking too much coffee in a day because you love coffee so much.

Many people tend to drink too much coffee because it is used for a variety of purposes, such as to relieve oneself or to get pumped up before work.

In order to help coffee lovers enjoy their coffee more enjoyably and safely, we would like to introduce some of the symptoms of excessive coffee intake.

What is caffeine?

Caffeine contained in coffee and tea is widely known as an ingredient with the following effects.

Alleviation of alertness
Analgesic effects
Relief from fatigue
Diuretic effect
Improvement of basal metabolism
Improvement of basal metabolism ・Stomach acid secretion etc.

The most well-known effect of caffeine is its stimulant effect, and many energy drinks contain caffeine. Caffeine also has analgesic and fatigue-relieving effects, and is used in medicines such as headache and cold remedies.

Foods and drinks high in caffeine
Caffeine is found in coffee, tea, energy drinks, as well as cocoa, chocolate, and gum. Many soft drinks, including colas, also contain caffeine.

Health Benefits of Caffeine

The main components of coffee are "caffeine" and "polyphenols," both of which can be expected to have the following health benefits!

◾️Health effects of caffeine
Caffeine is a diuretic that promotes the elimination of waste products.
Stimulates the central nervous system and enhances the function of the autonomic nervous system.
・It stimulates the central nervous system and improves the function of autonomic nervous system.

◾Health effects of ️polyphenol
Inhibits the appearance of blemishes.
Suppresses the risk of elevated blood glucose levels and liver disease after eating
Alleviates allergy symptoms.
Promotes the elimination of cholesterol
Helps people fall asleep more smoothly.

Not only coffee beans, but instant coffee also contains caffeine and polyphenols. So you can get health benefits not only from ground coffee but also from instant coffee!

Beware of caffeine addiction

While caffeine has health benefits, there is a risk of "caffeine addiction" if taken in excess. First, let's check the standards for caffeine intake and the appropriate amount of coffee to consume!

◾Caffeine Intake Standards
International organizations such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have set a caffeine intake standard of "up to 400 mg per day for adults". It is also said that caffeine intake of up to 200 mg per serving does not increase health risks, but it should be noted that this figure assumes a 70 kg adult. One cup of coffee (about 150 ml) contains about 60 to 100 mg of caffeine. Therefore, it is recommended to limit coffee to 3-4 cups per day at most.

◾The amount of intake that can lead to️addiction or fatalities
varies from person to person, but be aware that if you drink more than 5 cups of coffee daily, you are approaching addiction. In addition, drinking about 10 cups in an hour will cause acute caffeine intoxication in most cases, and drinking about 40 cups in an hour is a lethal dose.

Symptoms of Caffeine Poisoning

Symptoms of caffeine intoxication due to excessive caffeine intake include the following

Numbness in the hands and feet
- Nausea and vomiting
- Chills
- Palpitations
- Loss of consciousness

When symptoms of caffeine intoxication appear, it is easy to become dangerously ill if not treated by emergency transport. In addition, even if symptoms of caffeine intoxication do not appear, if a person "feels sleepy or tired easily without caffeine" or "no longer feels much benefit from drinking caffeine," it is possible that he/she is dependent. If you are dependent, your caffeine intake will gradually increase, most likely leading to caffeine addiction.

◾How do I cure my️caffeine dependence?
When a person suddenly abstains from caffeine from a state of dependence, withdrawal symptoms such as drowsiness, fatigue, inability to concentrate, and headaches may occur. However, unless you endure the withdrawal symptoms and remove caffeine from your body, your addiction will not improve. Generally speaking, once caffeine is cut off, withdrawal symptoms will disappear within a few days to a week.



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