How Much Caffeine Your Body Can Handle
There is a limit to the amount of caffeine your body can handle, each day too much caffeine will cause negative and adverse effects.
Caffeine is used by millions of people daily to increase wakefulness, alertness, and to remove fatigue. About 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day is said to be safe for a healthy adult. That amount of caffeine is found in four cups of coffee, Increasing the intake of caffeine may cause various side effects which may include a migraine headache, insomnia, nervousness, stomach upset, frequent urination, and restlessness.
The amount of caffeine that will start side effects vary from person to person, so be careful about how much caffeine you’re used to drinking and how much is toxic for you.
When you are having an occasional cup of coffee that is just ok for your body, but when you start having too much then your body starts showing negative effects.
Caffeine causes your body to produce more adrenaline, that is a famous “fight or flight” hormone of your body that makes you stay alert and active, but too much adrenaline in the body will cause you in a “fight-or-flight” mode and your adrenal glands start to burn out from overuse, which can lead to adrenal fatigue.
Caffeine affects your body functioning just like other drugs, a little bit is ok and your body will tolerate it, but if you overdo it your body will reach a point where it can’t do anything without it and you are addicted to it.
So you should be careful of how much of your favorite energy drink, soda, or coffee should you consume, you need to reduce the amount of coffee, tea, and sodas that you consume. Caffeine just gives you a temporary feeling of increased energy which quickly dissipates so better try to find a better way to get energy rather than sticking to caffeine habits.
The caffeine content of drinks and foods
Drinks/Foods Volume Caffeine (mg)Mean (range)
Filtered coffee 125 ml 85 (60-135)
Espresso 30 ml 60 (35-100)
Soluble instant coffee 125 ml 65 (35-105)
Decaffeinated coffee 125 ml 3 (1-5)
Tea (leaves or bag) 150 ml 32 (20-45)
Iced tea 330 ml 20 (10-50)
Hot chocolate 150 ml 4 (2-7)
Caffeinated soft drinks 330 ml 39 (30-48)
Sugar-free caffeinated 330 ml 41 (26-57)
Energy drinks 330 ml 80 (70-120)
Chocolate bar 30 g 20 (5-36)
Milk chocolate 30 g 6 (1-15)
Dark chocolate 30 g 60 (20-120)
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