Learn about the side effects of caffeine and/or the side effects of coffee.
It's time to spill the beans on coffee!
Drinking coffee seems to be one of the most popular things to do these days. However, the side effects of coffee can dehydrate you as coffee will definitely promote an electrolyte imbalance in your body because that's what coffee does.
And one of the major side effects of caffeine is wearing out your adrenal glands, so you may want to cut down on your consumption of caffeine or switch to a better alternative.
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.
Therefore, it can dehydrate you too! And it takes water and minerals out of your body's cells. Coffee can cause your body to lose minerals like magnesium and potassium.
It's important to note that coffee can affect your hormones as coffee is a chemically complex beverage that contains many compounds that can affect your estrogen levels. Estrogen dominance anyone?
And how your coffee is roasted and prepared alters how much it may contribute to estrogen dominance symptoms. Boiled coffee may offer more protection than filtered. And Robusta coffees may contain more "estrogen" than Arabica coffees.
To a nerve cell, caffeine looks like 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!
Adrenaline has a number of effects on your body:
Caffeine is also big contributor of oxidative stress and inflammation.
Every cup of coffee is like an injection of adrenaline
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.
I read an article that someone wrote that referred to coffee as being a cup of black magic. I think that's taking it little 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!!
Reishi coffee can help with the over-stimulation and side effects of caffeine.
I'd give it a try if you want to feel better when consuming this drink. You'll be able to find Organic reishi coffee packets in most health food stores these days.