January 23, 2020 4 min read
Caffeine has been known to give a whole heap of benefits - from giving that first jolt in the morning to keeping high concentration and perky vibe throughout the day.
Coffee may be the most popular, but it can also come from caffeine mints and pills, chocolate (beverage and milk bars alike), cake, yogurt, and tea!
Yes - tea. That seemingly innocuous cup of tea can give you that much-needed boost.
It’s such a healthy, delicious drink and there are many ways to drink it. But just the same, tea can give you your daily caffeine fix without the jitters.
Let’s cut to the chase.
Like any other tea, green tea can be a good source of caffeine.
The level of caffeine may not be as high as that found in a tall cup of coffee. But it’s enough to get you out of your morning or afternoon slump.
Both coffee and tea can give you the caffeine fix that you need, but one eases into your system and the other hits you like a truck.
On average, a tall cup of coffee (8-oz serving) usually contains 100 mg to as much as 400 mg of caffeine, while a cup of green tea of the same size is anywhere between 30 and 50 mg. 
Related article: How much caffeine is in your favorite brand of coffee?
To give you an idea, here’s a table showing the various brands of green tea.
After consuming green tea, this is exactly what happens to you:
The benefits of green tea go on, even before hitting the hay. Let me count the ways:
If you’d like to know more about the benefits of green tea and how you should make it, here’s Dr. Mike telling us more!
February 25, 2021 5 min read
How bad is caffeine withdrawal? People who have a caffeine habit may empathize with a scene of the 1931 production of Frankenstein, in which the mad scientist exults over the animation of his monster, exclaiming “It’s alive! It’s a alive, it’s alive!” I know I get animated in the morning after drinking my first cup of the ichor we call coffee.
Caffeinated products are wildly popular worldwide, used by as much as 90 percent of the adult population. An estimated 80 percent of American adults take caffeine in one product or another, and it’s estimated half of those people are prone to headaches for one reason or another. If you are among the caffeine users who get caffeine withdrawal headaches from coffee, tea or energy drinks, there are a few things you can do to minimize the pain.
February 23, 2021 5 min read
Studies of caffeine show that it does not increase the risk of death, but it causes a habit or possibly a dependence that the American Psychiatric Association now lists in its diagnosis manual as a disorder that warrants more study.
Scientists study caffeine and its use by humans a lot, some say more than any other psychoactive substance in the world. Caffeine is the most widely used drug, and more scientists are saying now there should be yet more studies into dependence and other aspects of caffeine consumption.
February 18, 2021 4 min read
What is the chemistry of coffee? Caffeine is the most famous chemical compound in coffee, but roasted coffee beans contain more than 1,000 other compounds. Some of these chemicals are noxious but still are not unhealthy because they are present in such low amounts.
You never hear anybody wake up and say, “I need a big dose of putrescine and dimethyl disulfide in my morning cup.”