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How Much Coffee Should You Consume Each Day?

Caffeine doses of up to 400 milligrammes (mg) per day appear to be safe for most healthy persons.

That's around the caffeine content of four cups of brewed coffee, ten cans of cola, or two "energy shot" beverages. Keep in mind that the caffeine amount of beverages varies greatly, particularly among energy drinks.

Caffeine in powder or liquid form can contain hazardous quantities of caffeine, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. A teaspoon of powdered caffeine is equivalent to around 28 cups of coffee. Caffeine levels this high can cause major health issues and even death. Caffeine use may be acceptable for adults, but it is not recommended for youngsters. Caffeine should be avoided by adolescents and young adults, as should the use of caffeine with alcohol and other narcotics. Women who are pregnant or attempting to get pregnant, as well as those who are breast-feeding, should see their doctors about reducing caffeine consumption to fewer than 200 mg per day.

Even in adults, excessive caffeine use might result in undesirable side effects. Caffeine may also be harmful to persons who are hypersensitive to it or who are taking certain drugs. Continue reading to find out if you should cut back on your coffee intake.

Caffeine sensitivity varies from person to person. If you are sensitive to caffeine's effects, even tiny doses may cause unpleasant side effects such as restlessness and sleep issues. The amount of caffeine you're used to ingesting may influence how you respond to it. People who do not use coffee on a daily basis are more susceptible to its effects.

Even in the afternoon, caffeine might disrupt your sleep. Even minor sleep deprivation can have a negative impact on your daily alertness and performance. Caffeine can create an uncomfortable loop by masking sleep deficiency. For example, if you have problems remaining awake during the day, you may consume caffeinated beverages. However, caffeine prevents you from falling asleep at night, reducing the amount of time you sleep.

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