What Are the Caffeine Side Effects on Your Body When You’ve Had Too Much?

Caffeine is Loved for Its Wake-Up Power And Hated for its Addictive Nature. (Image Source: Shutterstock)
How Does Caffeine Keep Us Awake? — Hanan Qasim │ TED-Ed

Sides Effects of Caffeine

Caffeine is a natural plant derivative that works as a nervous system stimulant in the human body. It doesn’t take much time for it to be absorbed into the bloodstream, which accounts for its energy-boosting qualities. However, the side effects of caffeine extend beyond energy. It definitely has both pros and cons. From promoting weight loss to lowering the risk of depression and suicide, caffeine can prove to be a useful part of your diet. But don’t overdose on it if you don’t know how much caffeine is too much. Beyond certain limits, the benefits of this widely used drug can end as well as lead to problems instead.

Caffeine Keeps You Active, And Maintain a Healthy Weight. (Image Sources: Shutterstock)

How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?

Your body does not need black coffee every morning to function. You can maintain good energy levels by making healthier choices. However, sometimes a cup of coffee comes in handy. So where should you draw the line? According to the FDA, adults should not drink more than three or four cups a day, i.e., 400 milligrams of caffeine. However, some people are more sensitive to the side effects of caffeine than others, which means the average varies from person to person. As for children, the FDA has not set a standard yet, but it is discouraged.

Signs Of Caffeine Overdose Include Anxiety, Headaches, And Insomnia. (Image Source: Shutterstock)

National Caffeine Awareness Month

March is a time for caffeine fact checks. It’s National Caffeine Awareness Month, the perfect time to learn more about caffeine’s side effects. After all, nearly 85% of the U.S. population consumes caffeine every day. The purpose of National Caffeine Awareness Month is to reduce the harm associated with a caffeine addiction and abuse and teach people to adopt healthier consumption habits. So, use this month to your benefit. Remember, change starts with you.

March Is Time To Learn More About Caffeine’s Side Effects. (Image Sources: Shutterstock)


Caffeine is loved for its wake-up power and hated for its addictive nature. The negative side effects of caffeine can lead to serious disorders like anxiety, insomnia, high blood pressure, and rapid heartbeat. When consumed in small quantities, however, it can help with weight loss, give an energy boost, and reduce depression. In the end, it all comes down to understanding how much caffeine is too much and recognizing signs of addiction. If you need a push, National Caffeine Awareness is here — are you ready to be the change?



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