Are you a caffeine addict? Here are telltale signs you need to dial it down

by Tina Sendin September 15, 2020 8 min read

Do you find yourself heading to the coffee-maker straight from bed? Then you’re one of 62% Americans who drink coffee every single day. Call it a morning ritual or a habit that can’t be shaken, but it’s pure unadulterated java love. But are you addicted to it? Here's how you'll know if you are and how to dial it down.

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5 signs you may be “addicted” to coffee

by Tina Sendin May 19, 2020 4 min read

If you’re one of the coffee lovers wondering whether they may be having too much coffee, here are 5 signs that tell you it may be time to take it easy!
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Is caffeine addictive? No, but it sure is habit forming

by Tina Sendin May 14, 2020 5 min read

Caffeine is NOT addictive, but it sure is habit-forming. You don’t hear about 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.

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What is a caffeine pill? Is it safe?

by Tina Sendin May 12, 2020 5 min read

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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PART 1: So you think you know coffee? 3 myths about coffee... debunked!

by Tina Sendin May 12, 2020 4 min read

You have it every day. You know exactly what to tell the barista the moment you step into the café.

Coffee - it’s second nature to you.

You may have heard a lot about what it does to your body – its surprising benefits and side effects alike.

But can you really tell which is truth from #fakenews?

Today we’re going to do some myth busting.

Here are 3 things about coffee – and what the real score is.

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Is caffeine an appetite suppressant?

by Tina Sendin May 07, 2020 4 min read

The holidays are upon us. It’s only October but with the rate this year has gotten to the tail-end, we’ll all be wearing our favorite sweatshirts (forcibly or otherwise) and devouring the holiday away in no time.

The forward-looking you will already be starting to watch that *extra holiday weight* before the holiday even starts.

But one step at a time, right? After all, there’s a few weeks left before the celebrations and holiday parties officially kick in.

If the java lover in you has ever been curious whether caffeine can help curb the appetite, now is the perfect time to find some answers.

The word on the street is that caffeine is one of the best appetite suppressants.

Spoiler alert: researches tell us the jury’s still out on this one. 

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Caffeine and medication: can you combine them?

by Tina Sendin May 05, 2020 3 min read

Mixing up caffeine and antibiotics – yay or nay?

If you’re under medication, specifically antibiotics, but is yearning to reach for that cup of joe, then this is a very important question.

According to a report by the New York Times, coffee can prevent some of the medications from working. [1] Depending on the drug you’re taking, coffee – or any other caffeine source – can either amplify its effects, increase the side effects, or block the absorption.

Some interactions are even considered lethal, while others may only need a consultation with a medical professional.

Adverse effects include reduced absorption [2, 3], heightened side effects, and prolonging the drug's stay in your system.

With the help of rx.com, we’ve listed down a few drugs that may have direct impact in your system when mixed with caffeine. [4

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Does tea have caffeine?

by Tina Sendin April 21, 2020 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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What does caffeine do to your blood pressure?

by Tina Sendin April 16, 2020 5 min read

Caffeine appears to raise blood pressure, in some people in the short term and in others in the long term. This is an important question because 80 percent of Americans drink coffee every day and about 90 percent of people worldwide consume caffeine in one product or another.

It's also an important question because high blood pressure can cause strokes or heart attacks.

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Do coffee drinkers live longer?

by Tina Sendin April 09, 2020 4 min read

Much of what we know about coffee are its benefits: it perks us up, gives that much-needed boost during an afternoon slump, makes us do better in sports, helps us focus, makes our skin glow, speeds up our metabolism, and essentially gets us in a better mood!

But perhaps the magnitude of coffee’s benefits all boil down to what many coffee lovers and researchers believe:

Coffee drinkers live longer.

But is there scientific evidence behind this claim? This article will find out!

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Caffeine cycling for chronic users brings back that caffeine kick

by Tina Sendin April 07, 2020 4 min read

Caffeine cycling for chronic users brings back that old black magic. If you’re a regular or chronic caffeine user, you may have noticed the stimulating effects of the substance aren’t as strong as when you first started to take caffeine. If you want to experience that near-bliss you used to get from that first cup of java, you can do caffeine cycling where you stop taking it for a while and then start again.

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What happens when you stop drinking coffee?

by Tina Sendin March 31, 2020 4 min read

It’s common knowledge that coffee brings a whole range of benefits, the most popular being that instant kick in the morning. 

It’s not just coffee that can be habit-forming. The benefits of regular caffeine fix themselves can lead us to grab one cup of joe after another.

But what if one day you decide to take a break from your favorite cup? 

What happens when you stop drinking coffee?

Here are some of the interesting things that could occur.

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