How does caffeine keep you awake?

How does caffeine keep you awake?

by Tina Sendin September 22, 2018 5 min read

Caffeine. Sometimes, it’s a love-hate relationship. It keeps us awake when we need to (read: all-nighters), but it can also keep us more alert than we’re supposed to.

For something we consume regularly, caffeine tends to consume us back. We enjoy it so much to have one, two, three cups of our favorite caffeinated drink, only to realize the consequence when that 1 AM moment hits.

Caffeine can be a much-needed boost – that’s common knowledge – but we’ve never really paid much attention to how it works.  

That’s what this article’s for. We’re going to dive deep into caffeine and how it affects sleep.

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Benefits of a coffee scrub

Benefits of a coffee scrub

by Tina Sendin September 19, 2018 4 min read

Did you know that the benefits of coffee go beyond helping you get a second wind during that afternoon slump? It actually helps you get smooth, glowing skin!

Sounds like your typical skin care ad right? But here me out.

Coffee's properties give natural benefits for the skin. And no, not by drinking more cups of joe. It's when you actually apply it on your skin.

Say what?

Those innocuous-looking coffee ground can actually become a coffee scrub for your face and body!

This isn't the fad of the year - it's actually been done for years because of the things it can do for your skin.

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Here's how much caffeine you should have in a day

Here's how much caffeine you should have in a day

by Tina Sendin September 16, 2018 4 min read

Coffee, tea or (caffeine) mints.

So, which of these have you popped or downed today?

These products all contain varying amounts of caffeine, alongside others you wouldn't have thought to contain it. Ice cream, frozen yogurt, breakfast cereals, pudding, pain medications … even cocoa butter lotion apparently all have it! [1]

Do you like most (or all) of these products? Then you must be wondering how much caffeine you take in daily.

We've got you covered. 

Keep reading to find out the safe amount to consume and what might happen if you get too caffeine-happy.

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Does caffeine help control ADHD?

Does caffeine help control ADHD?

by Tina Sendin September 13, 2018 4 min read

Feeling antsy and hyperactive, being impulsive, and having short attention span are telltale signs of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD.

ADHD is usually thought of as a disorder in children, but people can have it even as an adult.

You might think the last thing you should take is caffeine, which is known to boost energy. But it may be just what the doctor could prescribe.

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How much caffeine is allowed in sports?

How much caffeine is allowed in sports?

by Tina Sendin September 09, 2018 3 min read

Some of our favorite athletes are just like us – they have their everyday caffeine regimenand love it.

But did you know that some athletes don’t just have it as part of their morning routine; they also use it to boost sports performance?

In fact, three-fourths of the world’s elite athletes take advantage of caffeine’s performance-enhancing properties. 

But have athletes always been allowed to drink coffee and other products with caffeine in them, especially right before the sport?

If so, how much are they allowed to consume?

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Does Caffeine Cure or Cause Migraines?

Does Caffeine Cure or Cause Migraines?

by Tina Sendin September 03, 2018 4 min read

Migraines can get so painful that people who suffer from them are often only able to do little, if none at all.

Migraine headaches are very common and are a major health problem globally. In the United States alone, there are about 38 million migraine patients - adults and children alike [1]. That's about 1 in 4 households with people prone to migraines.

But there’s a silver lining:

Caffeine, which is in so many delicious products, actually help relieve symptoms and boost the effectiveness of medications.

Sounds too good to be true? Not really!

It's all backed by science.

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How does caffeine affect your mood?

How does caffeine affect your mood?

by Tina Sendin August 29, 2018 5 min read

Feeling down? Going through mood swings? Having one of those days?

What if I told you that you can turn your day around as easy as getting a caffeine fix?

I'm not pulling this out of a hat. Science suggests that caffeine is not just a stimulant that keeps you alert, it can also improve your mood and help you become a walking ball of sunshine. This may seem like a tall order for caffeine but wait ‘til you order a tall cup of coffee and experience it yourself!

Based on a review conducted by A. Nehlig, having 75mg of caffeine (a cup of coffee) every 4 hours can lead to a “pattern of sustained improvement of mood over the day.” It can increase alertness and well-being, help concentration, improve mood and limit depression. [1]

Keep reading to find out more!

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When's the best time to drink coffee?

When's the best time to drink coffee?

by Tina Sendin August 23, 2018 4 min read

Want to hear something shocking? 

Having your caffeine fix first thing in the morning will NOT perk you up.

But the good news is, you no longer need to make that sluggish early morning trip to the coffee-maker daily, nor join that long rush hour queue in your go-to café.  

If you’re wondering whether we’re pulling some sick April Fool’s joke in the middle of August, there’s actually scientific evidence to all of this.

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3 ways caffeine boost your metabolism Viter Energy

3 ways caffeine boosts your metabolism

by Tina Sendin August 16, 2018 5 min read

Caffeine has been known for its several benefits – from something so simple as helping you get over that afternoon slump, to lowered risk of Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s and heart disease.

And for those wanting to lose weight, listen up!

Caffeine can also INCREASE METABOLISM.

Yes, you read that right. In fact, increased metabolism is observed for up to three hours after consuming 8 mg/kg of coffee (1).

So how exactly does the magic happen?

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caffeine and dehydration

Does too much coffee cause dehydration?

by Mark Miller October 17, 2017 4 min read

Scientists have been studying whether eight 8-ounce glasses are necessary, and whether moderate amounts of caffeine make you dehydrated. The answers: no and no.

It was claimed caffeine makes you urinate so much you become dehydrated. In fact, taken in moderate amounts, caffeinated beverages can contribute to your overall daily water needs. Drink up, but beware you might have to go to the bathroom a lot.

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does caffeine stunt growth

Great news: Caffeine doesn’t stunt growth

by Mark Miller October 10, 2017 4 min read

Does caffeine stunt growth? A lot of people may say that, but the science doesn't support the contention. It's an urban legend now. About 90 percent of Americans consume caffeine in one product or another.

Caffeine is the world's most popular stimulant. It and coffee are legal, and in moderate doses do no harm but actually may help people by decreasing the risk of several conditions.

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Discovery of caffeine

Who Discovered Caffeine?

by Mark Miller September 29, 2017 4 min read

U.S. National Public Radio published a February 2016 story titled "Caffeine for Sale: The Hidden Trade of the World's Favorite Stimulant" about how caffeine is removed from coffee beans and then where it goes after the decaf coffee is made.

Now there is a huge, worldwide trade in caffeine extracted from coffee beans. It is used in soda, energy drinks, medications and candies that have no natural caffeine content. And people wonder if synthetic caffeine is more dangerous than caffeine from natural sources. Scientists say there is no difference between the two.

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