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Does Caffeine Work For You?


Does Caffeine Work For You?

Caffeine is known as a stimulant. It is one of the most commonly used drugs in the world. Millions of people wake up and consume it every day. This helps them to feel more awake and even improve their concentration. However, some people question if it is beneficial.

Like anything you consume, there are probably going to be benefits and risks. Caffeine is no different.  Some benefits that have been linked to consuming it includes:

  • Weight loss- it is said that it can suppress your appetite. This is thought to promote weight loss for some people. While results may vary, this is only one of many benefits.
  • Alertness- this one is pretty self-explanatory. Caffeine is known to increase attention and alertness in people. It’s important to know that it’s not a substitute for sleep.
  • Type 2 Diabetes- a recent study that found that participants who increased their coffee intake over a 4-year period had a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Sadly, according to WebMD there are also some risks that come with consuming caffeine:

  • Insomnia- because it is used to keep you alert, it has been found that it can cause insomnia for some people when they aren’t able to fall asleep.
  • Headaches- it has been found that drinking too much of it can trigger chronic daily headaches.
  • Raises Heart Rate- it is a stimulant so it’s known to raise your heart eat as it wakes you up.

Caffeine is known to be very popular to students and people that are always working. If you are one of these then you understand the struggles of being tired. Sometimes you may need a small pick me up to get through the day or even long nights of studying.

Half of it lasts for about 5 hours in the body. To put it in perspective, if you take 40 mg of coffee, you’ll still have 20 mg left over after 5 hours. But the effect will be at its highest after only about 15-45 minutes. People say they get bursts of energy start while others feel jittery.

Unfortunately, the more you take caffeine, the more your body acquires a resistance to it. Those that have been taking it for a while may barely feel the effects. Those that have a sensitivity to it might feel a greater effect. Sadly, there really isn’t a way to predict when you would stop feeling effects. It all depends on your body type.

The interesting thing about caffeine is that you can find it in common foods and drinks you never suspected.  Some products that contain caffeine are:

  • Chocolate- one ounce of dark chocolate contains about 24 mg of caffeine.
  • Tea- one cup of black tea contains 47 mg of caffeine.
  • Espresso- one shot contains 67 mg of caffeine.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies- contains about 33.6 mg of caffeine

If caffeine isn’t really your thing, you’re in luck. The IV Lounge offers an injection for energy that can help beat the fatigue. It can also help you get back on your feet in no time to continue enjoying your day. Our Vitamin-D shot is designed to decrease fatigue and is known to have many other benefits that include helping with weight loss, decreasing the risk of heart disease, mood improvement, and stabilizing hormone levels.

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