Heading for a massive caffeine overdose with all these caffeinated products?
It seems that there are a whole of added caffeine in everything - including alcohol - so you can be a wide awake drunk. Don't get me wrong - I drink coffee and like dark chocolate covered coffee beans. I'm wondering if all caffeine was taken away - we all fall flat on our faces?
Some of us would definitely suffer severe withdrawal symptoms if all caffeine were suddenly removed. However, the good news is that you can live without caffeine.
I've gotten away from caffeine over the years. When I meditate a lot, I'm hypersensitive, and two cups of light green tea can keep me up all night writing poetry.
The dangers of chronic caffeine, even at low levels, can be high, especially related to diabetes.
On the other hand, some people have conditions where caffeine can actually help. Adult (not child) ADD is one.
But one must be careful. Particularly be aware of the interactions between multiple substances, such as alcohol and caffeine or sugar and caffeine or artificial sweetener and caffeine. These are very bad for the hormonal and immune systems in the long run.
I would also recommend a periodic cold-turkey, complete, 3 week caffeine break. If you can't handle that, your body has become addicted, and disease is likely to develop over time.
That's what I was worried about, a triple dose of hidden caffeine from different sources that would create an ER visit.
Caffeine alone is dangerous only in the long term. Caffeine plus alcohol is likely to land you in the ER - or the local lockup. Caffeine dangers are: racing heart on overdose; or hypoglycemia/diabetic attack if you are prone, esp. if with sugar.
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