Does caffeine help control ADHD?

Does caffeine help control ADHD?

by Tina Sendin January 13, 2020 4 min read

Certain studies show that caffeine can help ADHD treatment in various ways, including raising levels of dopamine (the hormone linked to pleasure, attention and movement), reducing blood flow in the brain (which calms overactivity in certain regions), and increases concentration. Caffeine can even complement certain ADHD medications. However, it's not applicable to everyone and certain precautions have to be observed when drinking caffeine in the context of ADHD.

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Does Caffeine Cure or Cause Migraines?

Does Caffeine Cure or Cause Migraines?

by Tina Sendin December 18, 2019 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 long does it take for caffeine to kick in?

How long does it take for caffeine to kick in?

by Tina Sendin September 07, 2019 6 min read

When’s the ideal time to drink coffee? How many minutes before caffeine kicks in Those are valid questions. In fact, caffeine takes some time before it goes into full gear. If you want to know how long does it take for caffeine to work, read more

 

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Why does caffeine make you feel tired?

Why does caffeine make you feel tired?

by Tina Sendin September 07, 2019 4 min read

If you often find yourself yawning after your cup of joe, then two things may be happening - caffeine crash or caffeine hangover. This article will introduce these two concepts, and how you can prevent them from happening.

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What coffee & caffeine do to you when fasting

What coffee & caffeine do to you when fasting

by Tina Sendin September 07, 2019 5 min read

Many people planning to go on fasting (and even those already are on it) want to know whether coffee and other forms of caffeine will influence it. Experts seem to say different things - some think caffeine won't break the fast while others say better to steer clear. Our conclusion? Read more

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Synthetic vs. natural caffeine: a primer

Synthetic vs. natural caffeine: a primer

by Tina Sendin March 15, 2019 5 min read

Is there a big difference between synthetic and natural caffeine? Which gives a stronger jolt? Does it even matter?

Natural caffeine in coffee, tea, and chocolate is much less common than the synthetic caffeine found in so many other products.

Caffeine is found in plant species such as the more popular ones like Coffea arabica and Coffea robusta, as well as tea leaves, kola nuts, cacao beans, Yerba mate and guarana berries.

Not only does naturally-occurring caffeine from said plants keep your cognitive functions at their peak, but it also contains antioxidants that help you fight illnesses like cancer and Alzheimer’s.

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These plants from around the world contain caffeine

These plants from around the world contain caffeine

by Tina Sendin March 13, 2019 4 min read

When people think of caffeine, they often think of the coffee beverage or coffee beans, which today are indeed the biggest source of the stimulating chemical in the world. But several popular plants worldwide – around 60 species of them – contain caffeine that have been made into delicious food and drinks from antiquity.

Many of the plants below not only contain caffeine but also are good sources of theophylline and theobromine, two other mild stimulants that scientists believe have some beneficial effects. (Theo means “god” in Latin.)

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Does tea have caffeine?

Does tea have caffeine?

by Tina Sendin November 19, 2018 4 min read

We’ve talked at length about coffee and how it can change your everyday life for the better (or worse, if you go overboard). But there’s another amazing drink that hasn’t been given much love here - tea.

Tea is such a healthy, delicious drink that many people swear by it. There are many ways to drink it (high or afternoon) and different types to try (traditional or herbal).

Regardless of how you want your tea, it has the same benefits as coffee, including getting your usual dose of caffeine.

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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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Anhydrous caffeine

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

by Mark Miller August 31, 2017 4 min read

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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caffeine and memory

Caffeine, a good diet and a drink a day: mental clarity

by Mark Miller August 24, 2017 4 min read

It seems caffeine may enhance memory and learning, but not if it is taken before the lesson is to be learned. Research from a few years ago says caffeine should be taken after that important business meeting, crucial college lecture or other knowledge-imparting event you need to recall.

Some studies show a benefit from caffeine on memory, some show none. Same with alcohol. But it seems scientists find with few exceptions that good diets promote healthy minds and bodies.

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Evidence shows that coffee is healthy for you

Evidence shows that coffee is healthy for you

by Mark Miller March 24, 2016 4 min read

A 2015 study of more than 1.2 million people found that folks who drink 3 to 5 cups of black coffee a day have fewer heart problems than those who drink none. People who drink 5 or more cups don’t have any more problems than anyone else.

Two other studies, meta-analyses that collated data from 11 other research articles, found that drinking 2 to 6 cups a day results in a lower risk of stroke disease. One of those meta-studies included data from more than 500,000 participants.

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