Side Effects of Caffeine
and The Side Effects of Coffee

Learn about the side effects of caffeine and/or the side effects of coffee because drinking coffee seems to be one of the most popular things to do these days!

Are you suffering from the side effects of coffee or caffeine?

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It's time to spill the beans on coffee!

The side effects of coffee can dehydrate you as caffeine will definitely promote an electrolyte imbalance in your body because that's what caffeine does.

Another big major side effect of coffee or caffeine is wearing out your adrenal glands.  After reading the following, you may seriously think about cutting down on your consumption of coffee or switching to a better alternative.

The Side Effects of Coffee

Coffee can affect your hormones as it's a chemically complex beverage that contains many compounds that can affect your estrogen levels. 

Estrogen dominance anyone?

How your coffee has been roasted and prepared can alter how much it contributes to estrogen dominance symptoms. 

Boiled coffee (espresso, French press, etc.) may be a better choice than filtered coffee from drip coffee machines. 

Be aware that Robusta coffee may contain more "estrogen" than say Arabica coffee. 

Organic coffee will be the better choice to cut down on herbicides and pesticides which are known to increase estrogen dominance.

Coffee can help people with certain breathing problems with its effect on respiration by increasing blood flow through the lungs and increasing the supply of air.

On the flip side, some people will experience tremors after drinking coffee...due to the over-stimulation of the central nervous system.

Too much coffee may not be good for complex reasoning tasks, but on the flip side can improve mental speed related tasks (especially the tasks you really don't want to do).

Most people know that coffee is a strong diuretic and it will make you urinate more than usual due to increasing the blood flow through your kidneys.

Coffee can dehydrate you too!  Coffee takes water and minerals out of your body's cells.  This addictive beverage can cause your body to lose minerals like magnesium and potassium.  

The Side Effects of Caffeine

Studies have shown that as little as 100 mg. or just 1 cup of coffee - can cause caffeine dependency.

Caffeine is a psycho-stimulant which means it speeds up the action of your brain and also makes you more alert.

The half life of caffeine in the human body is about 6 hours.


Which means that if you drink a cup at noon and it contains 100 mg of about 6:00 pm your body would have metabolized 50 mg and you would have 50 more to go.

Bottom line, the side effects of caffeine can produce insomnia when drank too late in the day.

So maybe have a cut off time for this stimulating beverage.

Also, lowering the amount of caffeine you consume by switching to a lower in caffeine type of coffee should be of great help!

Caffeine's Effect on Your Neurotransmitters

To a nerve cell, caffeine looks just like the brain chemical called adenosine.

The chemical adenosine is produced by your brain and is responsible for slowing down nerve cell activity.

When caffeine binds to the receptors instead of adenosine, problems will start to happen.

Especially if you want to sleep in the near future!

With caffeine blocking the adenosine receptors, you will have increased neuron firing in the brain.

Your pituitary gland sees all of this activity and thinks some sort of emergency must be occurring!

So adrenaline is produced by your body to take care of the emergency.

Caffeine Raises Your Adrenaline

Adrenaline is the "Fight or Flight" hormone!  And adrenaline will produce a number of effects on your body......

  • Glucose is Released into Your Bloodstream
  • Your Heart Rate Increases
  • Your Pupils Dilate
  • Cortisol Hormone Spikes
  • And You Can Forget About Digestion

I know it feels like you need that injection of adrenaline just to get going every morning, but that "cup of stress" will add up.

Every cup of coffee is like an injection of adrenaline!

Be aware that the side effects of caffeine will leave you feeling depressed and fatigued after the adrenaline rush wears off.

Caffeine is also big contributor of oxidative stress and inflammation.

Has Coffee Cast a Spell on You?

I read an article that someone wrote that referred to coffee as being a cup of black magic.

I think that's taking it a little bit too far, but it feels that way when you're actually trying to quit.

Coffee is a very addictive drink and it can feel like it has cast a spell on you.  Especially when there is a coffee shop around every corner these days luring you back in!

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in America and it appears to be one of the most popular drinks in the world. 

No wonder the world is so stressful!! 

Coffee Alternative to Help with The Side Effects of Caffeine

Reishi coffee can help with the over-stimulation and side effects of caffeine. 

I'd really look into the spiritual side effects and health benefits of this type of coffee.  Give it a try if you want to feel better when consuming coffee. 

You'll be able to find a variety of Reishi coffee drinks which is also called Ganoderma Lucidum coffee by clicking on this link.

Look for the Order Gano Coffee button to check out what they have to offerCheck out the Reishi 2 in 1 Low Caffeine coffee to cut down on the side effects of caffeine.

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