What is a caffeine pill? Is it safe?

What is a caffeine pill? Is it safe?

by Tina Sendin November 15, 2018

Considered as supplements, these are your caffeine fix taken in capsule form. They may have natural caffeine straight from the brewing process, while others may have synthetic or artificial caffeine.

Caffeine pills provide the same stimulating benefits as coffee and other caffeine beverages.

Note that caffeine pills aren’t exactly those caffeine powder you see in bulk from the retail stores. In fact, the US Food and Drug Administration or FDA considers caffeine powder as “potentially dangerous.” [1] Caffeine pills are generally safe, though there are some precautions to note, which we’ll talk about later.

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Caffeine sensitivity: all you need to know

Caffeine sensitivity: all you need to know

by Tina Sendin October 18, 2018

Have you been drinking coffee for years and starting to feel weird sensations after a cuppa? You’ve got to know something.

If you suddenly find yourself going through unusual post-caffeine effects such as anxiety, headache, faster heartbeat and tremors, you may be experiencing a shift in how your body metabolizes caffeine.

Two words: caffeine sensitivity.

Caffeine sensitivity is not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes, it’s all a matter of our body adapting to caffeine in our system.

However, if all of a sudden you start to feel things that didn’t use to happen after having your caffeine fix, then it’s time to watch that caffeine intake!

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Caffeine withdrawal symptoms and how to reduce them

Caffeine withdrawal symptoms and how to reduce them

by Tina Sendin September 26, 2018

This is a love story that most of us coffee lovers have with our cup of joe.

We can only love our java so much, and there will come a time when we have to have a little less than what we’ve been used to.

Parting ways is an arduous process filled with pain, pining, and pure anguish.

(Okay, that may be too much but you know what I mean.)

Romance calls this passion. Science calls this caffeine withdrawal.

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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

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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Anhydrous caffeine

Dry vs. wet caffeine: What’s the difference?

by Mark Miller August 31, 2017

Anhydrous caffeine is derived from coffee beans, guarana berries and tea leaves and other natural plant sources. It is prepared in a lab and is reduced to white crystals. Anhydrous caffeine dissolves in water and mixes easily with other substances. But this powder is powerful in minute doses. It is best to allow experts who make approved products, guided by people who know the chemistry and how much to administer in, say, a caffeine pill or mint.

There are many articles and blogs on the World Wide Web touting caffeine as a supplement for enhancing athletic performance and increasing gain from weightlifting and other types of workouts

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Is caffeine addictive? No, but it sure is habit forming

Is caffeine addictive? No, but it sure is habit forming

by Mark Miller July 28, 2016

Caffeine isn’t addictive, but it sure is habit-forming. You don’t hear about jonesing coffee addicts robbing stores and hijacking motorists to get money for a fix. That’s because while caffeine does cause dependence, it isn’t in the same category as opiates or alcohol.

That’s a good thing that caffeine, unlike alcohol and drugs, does not cause disease, crime, financial ruin, automobile and other types of accidents and a breakdown in social interactions because in the United States 90 percent of people take it in one form or another.

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Caffeine addiction and caffeine withdrawal are real problems

Caffeine addiction and caffeine withdrawal are real problems

by Mark Miller March 03, 2016

About 90 percent of American adults take caffeine daily. Half or more of them are subject to caffeine withdrawal symptoms when they don’t get a fix, including headaches, fatigue, drowsiness, depression and irritability.

This may not seem like much of a problem because caffeine and coffee users are like Charlton Heston and his guns: They’ll give up caffeine when someone takes their coffee from their cold, dead hands.

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