Nutrition Myths

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Caffeine intolerance

How do you develop caffeine tolerance?

Caffeine tolerance refers to how an individual adapts to the effects of an increased dose of caffeine. Tolerance to caffeine can be built with a regular use of the same dose of caffeine, but to achieve the same stimulatory effects the dose needs to...

Too much caffeine?

Are you having too much caffeine?

Since the maximum caffeine consumption varies greatly between individuals, every consumer should establish their own limit by basing it on the official recommendations and their sensitivity level to caffeine or their general health.

Is caffeine bad for you?

Is caffeine bad for you?

Caffeine containing foods or beverages can either be bad or good for you depending on your genetic predisposition, on your allergic reaction to it or on the amount of caffeine consumed. For most people 400mg (between 3-5 cups of coffee) of caffeine...

Is caffeine addictive?

Is caffeine addictive?

Caffeine is a drug that causes physical dependency, not addiction as other drugs. People feel mild withdraw symptoms, from physical dependency, when dropping or reducing the amount of caffeine because of its effects on the human brain.

Caffeine allergy

Caffeine allergy, or allergy to caffeinated beverages such as coffee, is very rare. The known symptoms are hives (urticaria) and anaphylaxis.

Adenosine

Adenosine is a molecule that plays an important role in various parts of the body. It also competes with caffeine for the adenosine receptors in the brain, producing some of the caffeine most common side-effects, like increased energy.