How much caffeine will kill you?
For most people, caffeine is one of great stimulants to keep them alert. So if you are an individual who gets used with drinking coffee or caffeinated beverages to keep you wake up, you are not alone.
The challenge thing is when you should know that you drink it too much. Though it is commonly safe for most people (as noted before), but if you drink it excessively, there is a chance for this to put you at higher risk of having some serious symptoms.
The symptoms such as muscle tremors, increasing heart beat (higher than average), stomach upset, changes in mood particularly such as irritability or nervousness, restlessness, and insomnia can signal of when you consume caffeine too much.
Those symptoms are common in people who have habits of taking caffeine more than 500-600 mg a day – according to HealthClop.com. To keep safe, it’s better to drink it only in moderation or about 200-300 mg a day.
The respond of the body to the caffeine also can vary. If you get used drinking it, your body is more likely to be more powerful in preventing the bad effect of caffeine. But if you rarely drink it, your body tends to become more sensitive to caffeine.
So, the safe amounts of caffeine that should be consumed also can vary.
Furthermore, people with hypertension or cardiovascular diseases or other diseases that are crucial in managing blood pressure, can be recommended by doctor to end consuming caffeine.
In addition, since I also love tea a lot, I also remember all of you guys to also drink tea moderately. Though most teas are healthfully – remember that they also contain some caffeine!
I Love Tea … How About You?
Tea is one of great stimulants. It is rich in antioxidant and also great to improve your flavor. I can enjoy it anytime and anywhere – this is reasonable since it can be found easily anywhere.
And when I do care with the scale of my weight, I love drinking tea to help suppress my appetite. I don’t know whether there is a link between my appetite and tea. But in fact, the urge of eating extra food decreases with tea – my personal experience, how about you?
Whatever your experience, it’s undeniable that there are some health benefits from drinking tea – and experts have confirmed!
However, one thing you need to carefully concern that tea also contains some caffeine. So, it’s also important to drink it moderately – particularly true if you are a hypertensive individual.
As well we know, caffeine can cause a sudden impact on blood pressure. The effect is not permanent, and there is nothing to worry in healthy people (non-hypertensive people). But in hypertensive people, this may become harmful.
If you have hypertension and your doctor allows you to drink tea in moderation, it’s much better to choose tea with low in caffeine. Generally, there are 3 main types of tea; black tea, oolong tea, and green tea.
And if the caffeine content is your goal, green tea is more recommended because this type is lower in caffeine than other types. Actually, all of these teas are derived from the same plant of tea. But the mechanisms to make each type are different.