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Caffeine Addiction: Are You Ready To Quit Coffee?

woman drinks too much coffee and is addicted to caffeine

by Michele Ross, PhD


We all have this preconceived notion that only coffee contains caffeine but that is not the case. Sodas like Diet Coke and chocolate products contain caffeine. A hot cup of coffee with the morning sunshine sounds so tempting and revitalizing. 

Using caffeine daily is a double-edged sword

It has the ability to keep you awake and help burn that midnight oil in time of dire need. Coffee becomes a matter for social gathering. It helps you socialize by letting you bump into one of your colleagues in the office which otherwise wouldn’t have happened.

It is being considered as one of your friends as it has helped you sit up late at night and clear those grueling math papers. With all the usefulness one can think of we also happen to know that coffee contains caffeine which is not good for your health.

Having coffee can help you remain alert but it is the aftermath you should be worried about the ill effects it has on your health. It is a stimulus which does wonders to your central nervous system by stressing the hormones in the bloodstream and keeping you alert and awake whenever you have it.

This unnatural way of keeping your body alert takes a toll on your body. The normal way of functioning gets disrupted due to the intake of coffee or any other product which contains a good amount of caffeine. 

Signs of caffeine withdrawal

One sign of caffeine addiction is that if you suddenly stop taking coffee, you will face caffeine withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can be anything from a headache, irritability, fatigue, constipation, lack of appetite, lack of concentration to even forgetfulness. 

The withdrawal symptoms can be very harmful leading to stomach ulcers as the coffee can be acidic. This excess acid gets into your blood streams causing loss of calcium in urine. Caffeine which has been freely used in most of the beverages has led kids get addicted to it. The high content of sugar just makes it very popular among children which are the future generation with excess weight.

It is also the cause of abnormal fast, slow or irregular heartbeats. Caffeine is also known for increasing blood pressure which leads to constant stress and hypertension. There are increasing chances of heart disease; pancreas and bladder cancer which we all know can be very fatal. 

Are you ready to quit caffeine?

The idea to quit caffeine should be very strong and not one to be tampered with. The process should be slow and gradual. As we all know the withdrawal symptoms of caffeine is very bad. Avoid other caffeinated products which would just make matters worse. If you happen to drink 6 cups of coffee a day, cut it down. Try to have 2 cups green tea and 4 cups coffee and similarly as you go ahead you will completely stop til you got rid of caffeine from your life.

Better yet, try to swap for a healthy alternative to coffee, like raw cacao or kratom. AURA tea contains botanicals that increase energy and focus without the crash of coffee and energy drinks.

By Michele Ross, PhD

Dr. Michele Ross help women heal chronic pain with cannabis, kratom, and mushrooms. She is the author of Vitamin Weed, CBD Oil For Health, and Train Your Brain To Get Thin. Book a cannabis consultation with her today.


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