Many peo­ple like to start their morn­ing with a cup of aro­mat­ic, deli­cious cof­fee. And the telecom­muter taught some­one to add a lit­tle liquor to cof­fee to make the work seem a lit­tle sweet­er.

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Believe it or not, caf­feine is the most pop­u­lar drug on the plan­et. It is con­sumed by bil­lions of peo­ple every day, and even at this moment, while you are read­ing our arti­cle, some­one is pour­ing him­self a cup of fla­vored drink.

But how much do we know about caf­feine?

We have pre­pared 30 facts that every­one should know about caf­feine in order to use all its good­ies to their advan­tage.

1 Caffeine Mimics One Of The Vital Molecules In The Brain

Adeno­sine is a mol­e­cule that acts like a sub­stance that trans­mits nerve impuls­es in the brain. And the chem­i­cal struc­ture of caf­feine strong­ly resem­bles adeno­sine, so it mim­ics that mol­e­cule and binds to the same recep­tors in the brain.

If adeno­sine, when bound to recep­tors, caus­es fatigue and drowsi­ness, then when caf­feine is present, brain activ­i­ty is accel­er­at­ed. Caf­feine sim­ply takes the place of adeno­sine, which makes us think and do things a lot more active.

2. Espresso has the most caffeine.

A shot of espres­so con­tains more caf­feine than oth­er drinks. There­fore, for activ­i­ty, it is rec­om­mend­ed to drink espres­so.

3. Your body tolerates caffeine for the time being.

Healthy adults can tol­er­ate 400mg of caf­feine a day and noth­ing will. But just because you can do it does­n’t mean you have to. In addi­tion, you can drink cof­fee to death if you have prob­lems with your heart or health in gen­er­al.

4. Caffeine affects everyone differently.

Age, gen­der, and even race are all impor­tant fac­tors that indi­cate how caf­feine will affect a per­son. And it does­n’t end with these three.

So, for exam­ple, a lot depends on whether you smoke. Smok­ers metab­o­lize caf­feine twice as fast as non-smok­ers. And Asians are slow­er than peo­ple of oth­er races.

5. Most of us consume caffeine daily.

Yes, most of the world’s pop­u­la­tion drinks cof­fee every day! Are you a cof­fee drinker?

6. Caffeine takes 10 minutes to work.

Caf­feine begins to affect the body after an aver­age of 10 min­utes, with its peak reach­ing with­in 45 min­utes after the first sip. The effect is felt for about 3–5 hours.

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7. Don’t drink coffee first thing in the morning

Con­trary to pop­u­lar myth, we don’t need caf­feine when we wake up. Cor­ti­sol lev­els after wak­ing up are quite high, and the peak reach­es 20–30 min­utes after wak­ing up. If you drink cof­fee at this time, it will be less use­ful and effec­tive.

The best time to drink cof­fee is mid-morn­ing and mid-after­noon when your cor­ti­sol lev­els are low­est.

8. Energy drinks have more caffeine than they say on the package.

A 2012 study found that many ener­gy drinks do not list the exact amount of caf­feine on their labels and that they often con­tain more than adver­tised.

9. Caffeine is safe for pregnant women.

Expec­tant moth­ers can drink cof­fee, but in mod­er­a­tion. And not at all because the child will begin to kick more active­ly. The fact is that caf­feine is able to cross the pla­cen­ta and affect the heart­beat of the unborn child.

10 Powdered Caffeine Is Dangerous

The deaths of at least two young peo­ple have been linked to the inges­tion of pow­dered caf­feine, a sub­stance that is almost 100% caf­feine. One tea­spoon of this sub­stance is equiv­a­lent to 26 cups of cof­fee!

11. Too much caffeine can be toxic.

You can die from an over­dose of caf­feine. So don’t drink too much cof­fee!

12. Caffeine Addiction Exists

When caf­feine binds to adeno­sine recep­tors, the brain starts mak­ing more of them over time. And when there are more of them, we need more cof­fee, respec­tive­ly, in order to main­tain the same lev­el of vig­or.

13. There are over 60 other plants with caffeine.

Caf­feine is found nat­u­ral­ly in more than 60 plants. For exam­ple — in cocoa beans, mate, berries of guarana, guarus. Dark choco­late made from nat­ur­al cocoa beans con­tains more caf­feine than oth­er sweets.

14. Dark roasted coffee contains less caffeine.

Dark roast­ed cof­fees have much less caf­feine than light roast­ed cof­fees. But you won’t notice much of a dif­fer­ence.

15. Some coffee brands contain more caffeine than others.

Cof­fee is not the same every­where. There­fore, there is a rea­son to have a favorite cof­fee shop, not only for the sake of aes­thet­ics.

16. Energy drinks are the worst source of caffeine

And it’s not because there’s some­thing wrong with the caf­feine there. In fact, ener­gy drinks are high in sug­ar, arti­fi­cial col­ors, and oth­er ingre­di­ents that can harm your health.

17. The best caffeine is from coffee and green tea.

Most of the caf­feine in cof­fee, of course, is in green tea. These nat­ur­al drinks are also rich in antiox­i­dants, and green tea also con­tains cat­e­chins, which help fight bel­ly fat.

18. Giving up caffeine is very difficult.

Caf­feine is also a drug. There­fore, the rejec­tion of it can cause with­draw­al symp­toms. Caf­feine addic­tion is a com­plex dis­or­der that should­n’t be tak­en as a joke.

19. Caffeine will help stop hair loss.

Too much hair falling out? In this case, choose masks for the scalp with caf­feine in the com­po­si­tion.

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20. Lots of Foods Contain Caffeine

You may not even sus­pect that he is there! For exam­ple, in ice cream with cof­fee and choco­late fla­vors.

21. Caffeine is absorbed through the skin.

Yes Yes. A small amount of caf­feine can be absorbed through the skin, so caf­feinat­ed hair masks help.

22. Many children take caffeine every day.

Many chil­dren and school­child­ren con­sume caf­feine in one way or anoth­er. But do not pan­ic: the child’s body can eas­i­ly digest 100 mil­ligrams of caf­feine per day, with­out harm to health.

But it is not rec­om­mend­ed to exceed a dose of 300 mil­ligrams.

23. Caffeine Helps You Lose Weight

For exam­ple, green tea with prop­er nutri­tion per­fect­ly helps to lose weight faster than usu­al.

24. Not all decaffeinated drinks are truly decaffeinated.

Decaf­feinat­ed cof­fee is not always decaf­feinat­ed cof­fee. Many brands con­tain small amounts of caf­feine, there is no escape from it.

25. Caffeine speeds up metabolism

A small amount of caf­feine per day helps speed up the metab­o­lism and the absorp­tion of nutri­ents from food.

26. Caffeine Helps Fight Erectile Dysfunction

Yes, there is anoth­er rea­son to drink a lit­tle cof­fee every day.

27. Some painkillers contain caffeine.

Caf­feine helps relieve pain, which is why many pain reliev­ers con­tain it. These are usu­al­ly migraine med­ica­tions.

28. Soda has the least caffeine

Yes, soda is a so-so drink if you want to lose weight. How­ev­er, it does not con­tain caf­feine. Such is the irony.

29. Caffeine helps improve memory

A small amount of caf­feine every day will help you retain more infor­ma­tion in your mem­o­ry.

30. Caffeine improves mood

After a cup of cof­fee, you always feel a lit­tle more cheer­ful than usu­al. Caf­feine blocks adeno­sine, so you feel ener­gized and cheer­ful.

Do you like cof­fee?