Caffeine Fix Facts
Caffeine is one of the top most commonly consumed ingredients in the world. Whether it be from coffee, tea, soda, cocoa or other sources, it’s clear that Americans have an ongoing love affair with caffeine. On average, Americans consume 300 mgs (about 3 cups of coffee) per person per day. There are some positive and negative effects of caffeine to your daily brew. Please keep in mind that when you add sugar, sweeteners, and creamer to your coffee this does take it’s toll on your body and has significant negative impacts that are not mentioned below.
- Postmenopausal women who don’t get enough calcium in their diets may experience spinal bone loss if their caffeine intake exceeds 300 mg per day.
- Caffeine causes short-term blood pressure spikes and can be dangerous for people with hypertension.
- Women who consume high levels of caffeine (329 mg per day) are 70% more likely to have urinary incontinence than woman who don’t drink caffeine.
- A moderate dose of caffeine (about 2 cups of coffee) may reduce post workout pain by up to 48%.
- Athletes who ingested carbohydrates with caffeine had 66% more glycogen in their muscles 4 hours after exhaustive exercise than when they ingest carbohydrates alone.